Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School is a Roman Catholic co-educational school of the Archdiocese of Miami, following the tradition of Catholic youth formation and the motto of the school’s namesake, “Manere in Dilectione Christi” – “To abide in the love of Christ.” It is the school’s sacred trust to provide a varied program of religious experiences, educational offerings, athletic programs, social and cultural opportunities and community service encounters that will provide a foundation upon which our students recognize their personal relationship with community and Church.
At Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School, we have a tradition of academic excellence with state of the art classrooms and numerous championship banners that hang from the walls of our athletic facilities.
Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School is dedicated to the formation of tomorrow’s leaders through a Roman Catholic experience that provides excellence in Atmosphere, Academics, Activities, the Arts, and Athletics.
Ground breaking for the new school on began on April 27, 1997. The initial phase included a 21-room classroom building, including offices for campus ministry and student activities, computer lab and three science labs, a 300-seat chapel, a gymnasium, locker rooms and three athletic fields to accommodate 800 students.
The second phase of construction completed in 2002 consisted of 2 new buildings including 19 additional classrooms, a state of the art media center, fine arts theatre, computer labs, offices for administration, student services, admissions, guidance and athletics. Recent additions to the campus are the iCatholicEd classroom used for Junior and Senior Theology classes, the newly built Varsity Locker Room, a new office for our College Counseling Team and a Broadcasting Studio.
Founded in 1997, the first freshman class of Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School chose the “Maverick” as the school mascot. Webster defines a maverick as an independent person who stands up for what he or she believes despite the ridicule of others, often an accurate description of a true believer in Christ.
Archbishop McCarthy is recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School, a program which recognizes high-performing Catholic High Schools nationwide. This recognition is bestowed on schools distinguishing themselves in the areas of Catholic identity and academic excellence.