Letter from the Principal

A Note from Principal Ratchford

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School has a tradition of excellence dating back to 1961. This tradition of excellence has come from the classrooms, extra-curricular arenas, and our athletic fields, and continued into our communities. Our professional staff is dedicated to the mission of Bishop Carroll—to educate students in spirit, heart, mind, and body by educating the total person in an atmosphere of acceptance, discipline, and honor.

Providing our students with a strong academic background that makes them lifelong learners is important to us at Bishop Carroll. Encouraging students to see the talent within them and to foster a sense of value and acceptance in the differences among us is important to us as educators as well. In a Catholic school, the faith-based atmosphere provides the foundation to these values and allows our students a strong educational environment where learning thrives. Through our students’ obligation of service, they are encouraged to grow in their faith while also understanding the importance of community and parish involvement.

Our tradition of excellence has been established because of a strong dedication to learning and to our school by many stakeholders. Our board of trustees, administration, faculty, and staff are dedicated and ready to help your child succeed. A strong collaboration among the parents, community, and our school also assists our students in the educational process. Our ‘Bishop Carroll family’s’ commitment to the success we’ve seen through this strong tradition of excellence has kept our school going, and allowed us to move forward without losing the many strong traditions of the past.

Bishop Carroll’s academic curriculum is rigorous, and allows our students the opportunity to be challenged in the traditional coursework as well as to explore educational opportunities in journalism, computer programming, politics, and advanced placement courses. Our teachers are making a commitment to remain current in their fields, and our school is vigilant in the societal trends and changes in education. Although our values remain the same, our school keeps current with educational opportunities and trends.

Outside of the classroom, a plethora of opportunities awaits our students. Providing dozens of varsity and junior high athletic opportunities along with dozens of extra-curricular club opportunities for your student to be involved in, there is sure to be something to assist your adolescent’s growth during this transitional time in his or her life.

Be assured that Bishop Carroll Catholic High School will provide your child with a strong academic education in an environment structured to have lasting value. Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me directly with any questions or concerns you may have.

You’ve made a strong commitment to success for your child already. Open the doors of opportunity available at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.

Lorie Ratchford Principal

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PHONE: 814.472.7500
FAX: 814.472.8020

ADDRESS:
728 Ben Franklin Highway
Ebensburg, Pa 15931

Summer Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.to 2 p.m.

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