Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School is a Roman Catholic co-educational school of the Archdiocese of Miami, following the tradition of Catholic youth formation and the motto of the school’s namesake, “Manere in Dilectione Christi” – “To abide in the love of Christ.” It is the school’s sacred trust to provide a varied program of religious experiences, educational offerings, athletic programs, social and cultural opportunities and community service encounters that will provide a foundation upon which the individual recognizes one’s personal relationship with community and Church.

School At a Glance

  • Year founded: 1997
  • Location: Southwest Ranches, FL
  • Principal: Richard P. Jean
  • Enrollment: 1586
  • Type: Roman Catholic College Prep
  • # of AP courses offered: 17
  • Dual enrollment program: credit granted by St. Thomas Univ. and Univ. of Florida (Online courses)
  • % of 2013 graduates attending college: 99.9%
  • College Scholarships offered to 2013 graduates: Over $28,000,000 awarded.
  • Athletic Association: Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA)
  • Accreditation: AdvancED
  • Ranked 6th in the top 25 Private Schools by South Florida Business Journal
  • Recognized as a Top 50 Catholic High School in the Nation
  • Apple Distinguished School
  • Received Innovations in Catholic Ed Award from Today’s Catholic Teacher