Academics

Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School  is a Roman Catholic co-educational College preparatory school owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Miami.

The school is located in the town of Southwest Ranches on a 61-acre campus. Currently, there are over 1500 students in grades nine through twelve. Since 2005 Archbishop McCarthy has been named one of the Top 50 Catholic Schools in the nation by the Catholic High School Honor Roll. Archbishop McCarthy High School draws students from Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. The school has a professional teaching staff of 72. The average teaching experience is over 15 years. More than half hold master’s degrees or doctorates.

The entire teaching faculty holds state certification. Our mission as a Roman Catholic college-preparatory institution is to provide a safe, structured, diverse, creative and Christ-centered environment for all students that enables the development of their intellectual, spiritual and physical beings so they can become productive members of family, community and society.

Our school enthusiastically participates in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), competing interscholastically in baseball, volleyball, softball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track, swimming, dance, wrestling and football. In addition, Archbishop McCarthy students have the opportunity to serve their school and develop their talents by participating in some of our 49 clubs.