- About Us
- Student Life
School Seal: Our seal has a triple significance. The crossed arms of Christ and St. Francis surmounted by the cross are taken from the coat of arms of St. Francis. The open book and glowing lamp are symbols of knowledge, while the five-petalled rose is a tribute to His Excellency Archbishop Michael J. Curley.
In the center of the shield is engraved the motto, Lux Tua Luceat, an excerpt from St. Matthew 5:16,
"So let your light shine before all that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."
Affiliation: All women; Private; Catholic; sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Students from all religious backgrounds are welcome.
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Location: 2800 Edison Highway, Baltimore, MD 21213
Located in northeast Baltimore City between Erdman Avenue and Sinclair Lane on Edison Highway; Students come from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, and Howard Counties as well as Baltimore City and Pennsylvania.
Faculty: 60% hold advanced degrees; 11:1 student-to-teacher ratio; average class size: 16
Enrollment: 300 women in grades 9 - 12
Curriculum: Maryland State Department of Education Approved
Academic Programs: McCafferty Honors; STEM; College-Preparatory; Medical Exploration Program; McCafferty Visual and Performing Arts Program; Archangel.
College Credit Opportunities: Distance Learning; Advanced Placement Courses; On-Line Courses
Tuition (2013-2014): Grade 9 - $12,300 (fixed through 2017); Grade 10- $11,300 and Grades 11, & 12 - $11,000 (fixed through senior year)
Tuition Guarantee Program: The Catholic High School of Baltimore has implemented an unprecedented tuition model that will provide families a consistent tuition fee throughout their daughters’ tenure. In response to the current economic challenges faced by families today, the Catholic High Board of Trustees unanimously approved a Tuition Guarantee model for current and future students. This model is one of the first of its kind in the country providing a certainty for families in planning their daughters’ annual tuition without the expectations of rising cost.
Financial Aid: Financial Aid (need-based) and scholarships are available to qualified students through application.
Facility: Housed in one continuous building, The Catholic High School of Baltimore's facilities include:
- 18 general use classrooms
- Verizon Distance Learning Center
- 4 technology labs
- 3 science labs
- World language lab
- Fine Arts Wing (McCafferty Hall) with rooms designed for choral music, photography, studio art, and instrumental music
- Joanne Liberatore Kramer '59 Engineering Room
- Student publication center
- Electric keyboard lab in McCafferty Hall
- Dark Room for photography classes
- DeCarlo Library and media center
- Guidance center
- School chapel
- 700-seat auditorium and stage
- Charlie's Place (school store)
- Sr. Arnoldine O'Connell, OSF Dining Hall (full-service dining hall and kitchen)
- Automated entry with video surveillance at front and back entrances of the school
- Automated voice mail system with teacher mailboxes and school-wide messaging
Internet access, networked access to educational software, cable television, and telecommunications are school-wide to provide the necessary support for a technology-based curriculum.
An adjacent annex houses administration and faculty offices.
Eight-Acre campus is fenced, gated, and includes resurfaced parking lot for faculty, staff, students, and guests.
We are also a Green School.