Imparting the Best of Catholic Education to All

The academic growth of Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy students is continuous and a lifelong process. The school wishes to maintain the tradition of academic excellence within the Archdiocese of Miami. Therefore, regular attendance, good behavior, systematic preparation, homework, and parental involvement are essential to academic success.

Archbishop McCarthy High School employs or contracts teachers who hold baccalaureate or higher degrees, have at least 3 years of teaching experience in public or private schools, or have special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in subjects taught.


Catholic education is a creative and living process, which seeks to develop the individual wholly and fully. It is important for students to set high standards for themselves.


The curriculum is primarily designed for college preparation. Our Curriculum Guide includes guidelines for graduation as well as a description of all courses offered at Archbishop McCarthy High School.


The Guidance Department’s counselors work together for the good of each and every student at Archbishop McCarthy High School. The counselors work to meet the needs of each student and advocate the growth and development of all students.


Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School’s 21st Century Classroom and state-of-the-art technology provide students with the tools they need for the future. We are the first school in South Florida, to be part of a grade-wide 1: 1 iPad initiative.


The Excelsior Scholars Program is an advanced academic opportunity offered to select Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School students who have performed at an exceptional level.


Scholarships are awards given to help pay for college, usually based on something a student does well, such as academics, athletics, community service, activities, or writing an excellent essay. There are several sources of scholarship money.

Colleges – Colleges offer a huge amount of money to enroll students. Oftentimes, students are automatically awarded scholarships just by applying to the college. Sometimes there are other scholarship opportunities that students need to apply for separately. Always watch deadlines and apply on time.

Private – Many corporations and organizations award college scholarships. Information about many of these is available in the College Advisement Office and is listed on the Canvas Guidance page. Information is also available on many websites.

State of Florida – Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

NOTE – Beware of organizations that charge a fee to find you scholarships. While the ultimate decision is yours, the Guidance Department at Archbishop McCarthy does not endorse or recommend these services. All seniors are encouraged to register with one or all of the following search websites. These sites will match you with qualifying scholarships. It is then your responsibility to pursue the scholarship once it has been identified.


Archbishop McCarthy High School offers memberships in several Honor Societies that promote the values of education: foster excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.