John Carroll School

  • Located on 72 acres in Bel Air, Maryland, The John Carroll School is the only private, coeducational, Catholic independent high school in northeastern Maryland and the only Catholic school in Maryland approved by the College Board to offer the AP Capstone Diploma.
  • With an 11:1 student to teacher ratio, students get the personal attention needed to succeed, and with the support of dedicated college counselors, 94% of graduating seniors were admitted to their first-choice college.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
AIMSMDDC (Assoc. of independent Maryland and DC Schools)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1964
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students649 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeJohn Carroll School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size19 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(winter & spring dress codes)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,200
Tuition NotesTuition for international students is $22,200.
Admissions DirectorEddie Maynard
Admissions AssociateLaura Ward-Moran


Total Sports Offered23 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBadmintonBaseball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWinter Track,

School Notes

  • Every Patriot Has a Story.
  • At The John Carroll School, each student is known, valued and prepared. From the time they arrive for freshman orientation to the moment they walk confidently across the graduation stage, our students are both nurtured and challenged by our stellar faculty and staff to become the best possible versions of themselves. On the grounds of our beautiful, 72-acre campus, they will receive a world-class education close to home, at the only coeducational, independent Catholic high school in northeastern Maryland.
  • But what really sets John Carroll apart are the stories of each and every Patriotstudents, alumni, parents, faculty and staffthat are written every day, both inside and far beyond the classroom walls. John Carroll provides transformative experiences that not only provide a lifetime of memories, but prepare tomorrow`s leaders today to make a tremendous impact on their communities, and on the world. Start your own business in the Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurial Exploration (FLEX) Program.  Build a robot or pilot a drone in the STEAM Academy.  Express yourself on the stage in the College Preparatory Dance Program. Explore future careers for your Senior Project or go on a life-changing mission trip. Bond with teammates on the athletic field, or on the Academic team.  Whatever your passion, John Carroll has a class or extracurricular activity to help you develop it. We invite you to come visit and start your Patriot story today.
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The average private school tuition in Bel Air, MD is $16,930 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).