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Though each production here at Archbishop Carroll goes above and beyond in achieving extraordinary levels of both realism and fun, this year’s fall production of Once On This Island is set to stun audiences with performances unlike any seen before. Written by Tony Award winning team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty comes a coming of age story like no other. Revolving around themes of the power of love and its triumph over deat...

The music program was well-represented when the Harry Potter Festival came to Chestnut Hill on the weekend of October 20th and 21st. Donning all-black attire, the chorus and band students were able to fill two buses on Friday morning, and set off from Carroll to Chestnut Hill College. Once there, brief rehearsals took place, where the band was joined by some of Chestnut Hill’s student and professor instrumentalists. Finally, t...

September 23, 2017

The Archbishop John Carroll High School Community kicked off the 2017-2018 academic year with a reminder of our faith-based values. On Friday, September 22, Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, offered Mass. This marked the beginning of the 50th anniversary celebrations that will continue throughout this year. This visit to campus was the first by His Excellency since his installment as Archbishop in 2012. Th...

Archbishop Carroll's own Band Director, Zachary Larimer, will be getting married this upcoming Saturday, October 1! The students of the Carroll Music Department came together to congratulate him and throw a surprise party this past Wednesday, September 28, during eighth period. The party, planned by seniors Jennifer Estright and Brittany Young, was complete with a sheet cake, streamers, flowers, ring pops, and balloons. (The p...

The Archbishop Carroll Theater society joins us this fall to tell the epic stories of several fairy tales all rolled up into one with its production of "Into the Woods." In "Into the Woods," many well-known fairytales coincide including the story of Little Red Riding Hood (Portrayed by Molly Dorsey, Class of 2018), Cinderella ( Julia Straface, Class of 2019), Rapunzel (Caroline Dempsey, Class of 2018), and Jack and the Beansta...

To kick off Memorial Day Weekend, the Archbishop Carroll Concert Band attended the High Note Festival Competition in Hershey, PA. First, they played in the Elizabethtown College auditorium, and performed two pieces,  titled “Sundance” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The judges awarded the band with the “Superior Rating” award, receiving a 93 out of 100 points. The band excelled in categories such as intonation, balance, and rep...

On the evening of March 22, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia hosted a Concert of Excellence in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. Carroll students performed in multiple All Catholic groups, including the concert band, jazz band, chorus, and orchestra. The night opened with several performances in the lobby outside of the concert hall by the Archdiocesan elementary and high school jazz bands, as well as a show choir. Soon afterw...

Make your next trip into Philadelphia a memorable experience! A ballet, a play, or a symphony is perfect to see with family and friends and can really enhance a city outing. Instead of wandering around department stores and restaurants, give these three venues on The Avenue of the Arts a try:

 

The Wilma Theater

https://www.wilmatheater.org/season

 

 

The Walnut Street Theatre

https://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/season/

 

The...

Angela Alquiros, Class of 2018, will star in the Archbishop Carroll adaption of the classic movie, "The Sound of Music." Angela plays Maria Rainer, an aspiring nun who may not be called to the religious life after all. Maria's youthful spirit drives her to take a break from the convent, and become the governess of an Austrian family, the von Trapps. Belonging to this family are seven motherless children, who have been trained...

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