The Catholic High School of Baltimore

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Basic Information

Address: 2800 Edison Highway, Baltimore, MD 21213
County: Baltimore City
Phone Number: 410-732-6200
Fax Number: 410-732-7639
President: Dr. Barbara D. Nazelrod '68
Principal: Mrs. Sharon Johnston
School Type: Private, Catholic, Independent

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The Catholic High School of Baltimore
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Additional Information

Accreditation: Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools
Founded: 1939
Organization Affiliation: The Catholic High School of Baltimore is sponsored by The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.
Ages/Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
School Setting:


School Schedule: 7:50 am - 2:35 pm
School Size: 330
Financial Aid:



Our curriculum includes an honors program, AP courses, and dual college credit distance learning courses, in addition to a college preparatory program. We offer specialty programs in: Law and Leadership, STEM, Biomedical, and Visual and Performing Arts, in addition to the Archangel Program which is an academic support program.

Support Services:

Archangel Program, Guidance, Library/Media Services, Health Services, Food Services, Campus Ministry

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

1:1 iPad or Chromebook program; Apple iMAC fine arts lab with access to several Apple and Adobe multi-media and graphics software applications; Portable mini-computer labs available on each floor; the Joanne Liberatore Kramer Engineering Classroom equipped with student laptops and interactive devices for hands-on project development, including Robotics;Music Composition Lab that allows students to create their own music using music composition software and to reinforce skills such as aural and music theory

School Clubs:

More than 26 Clubs, Organizations, and Honor Societies, including: Book Club, Forensics Team, Robotics Team, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, It's Academic, Green School Club, Ukulele Club, Step Team, Nurse's Club, and more!

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Parking Lot

Uniform Guidelines:

Green plaid kilt, white blouse or polo with school logo, green pullover sweater with school logo or white National Honor Society cardigan, green wool blazer with school logo for formal occasions, green knee-high socks or green tights, tan suede buck shoes

Mission Statement:

Empowered by Gospel values and rooted in the spirit and tradition of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, The Catholic High School of Baltimore, a sponsored institution of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, is dedicated to the education of young women in an environment that fosters Christian attitudes of dignity and respect for the human person and all of creation.

In our mission, we recognize that through education the empowerment of women can effect the transformation of our society. Therefore, we challenge our school community to academic excellence, to responsible leadership, and to Christian community service.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: We believe a Catholic education rooted in the spirit and tradition of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi prepares young women to joyfully live the Gospel message. We believe in celebrating what makes each of us unique. We believe our diverse school community affords our students exposure to and understanding of cultural uniqueness. We believe in fostering Christian attitudes of dignity and respect for humankind and all of creation. We believe each student has God-given gifts of the mind, body, and soul which must be nurtured to ensure her success. We believe education is creative and innovative, providing authentic and experiential learning for the diverse needs of our 21st century students. We believe cooperation between home and the school community enhances student success. We believe in developing independent thinkers who are moral, responsible leaders. We believe in challenging our students to be advocates for peace, justice and reconciliation. We believe service to others is a vital part of our Franciscan mission and we challenge our students to serve all God’s people compassionately, justly, and responsibly. We believe that through learning, leading, and serving, the empowerment of women can positively effect the transformation of society.
School History: With the permission of the Most Reverend Michael J. Curley, Archbishop of Baltimore from 1921 to 1947, and through the efforts of Mother Mary Generosa McCafferty, Provincial Superior of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, a new Catholic high school was erected during the period of 1938 to 1939. The property was known as the Raming Estate, located in northeast Baltimore on the west side of Edison Highway. The name of the institution as presented to the Archbishop read: "The Curley High School of Baltimore." Not wishing the school named after himself, Archbishop Curley substituted the word "Catholic" for "Curley," thus the title was incorporated. Classes began September 6, 1939, with a student body of 254 freshmen. The faculty consisted of the Sisters of St. Francis of Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania. The Class of 1943 had the responsibility and privilege of laying the foundation upon which Catholic High's traditions would rest. The Catholic High School of Baltimore continues today under the sponsorship of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.
Programs and Services:

The school offers services for students and their parents that support the educational programs, such as the Guidance Department, Library/Media Services, Health Services, and Food Services.

Notes/School Information:

The Catholic High School of Baltimore participates in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) during the fall, winter, and spring. Athletic teams at TCHS include: Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Field Hockey, Varsity Soccer, Varsity and Junior Varsity Volleyball, Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball, Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleading, Varsity Dance, Varsity Indoor Track and Field, Varsity Swimming, Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Outdoor Track and Field, Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball, and Varsity Golf. The school mascot is the Cub, and the school colors are green and gold.