A tradition of Catholic youth formation.

“Manere in Dilectione Christi” – “To abide in the love of Christ.”

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.


President Richard P. Jean

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 McCarthy is a Catholic high school of the Archdiocese of Miami recognized as a Catholic Honor Roll School of Excellence and an Apple Distinguished School. The school has a tradition of academic excellence offered in a faith-filled environment. We strive to empower our students with the confidence to succeed while developing the gifts that God granted to each and achieving their highest potential through Christ-centered educational excellence. Students are accepted from both Catholic and non-Catholic homes, as long as both they and the parents understand and agree to abide by the philosophy and mission of the school.

We are one of the first schools in South Florida to initiate a 1:1 iPad Program for all students and teachers, and are proud to be leading the way in incorporating technology in our curriculum. Innovative teaching and learning are part of every day as we help prepare the leaders of tomorrow. We continue to build an educational model that gives our students the skills and resources needed to excel in the future that awaits them.

As you browse through our website, you will get a sense of our beautiful, college-like campus, our rich academic and athletic programs, our extra-curricular offerings, and our great facilities. Our campus continues to change as we meet the needs of our students and always provide them with opportunities to grow.  We are especially proud of our Chapel, fitness center, athletic locker rooms, baseball and football stadiums, track, computer labs, interactive displays in all classrooms and a Broadcasting Studio. Our iCatholicEd room must be visited to be fully appreciated with its glass walls and flexible learning environment.

I look forward to seeing you on campus!

Yours in Catholic Education,
Richard P. Jean


Our pillars of excellence.











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.

Our History

Phase One - 1997

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.

Phase Two - 2002

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.

A tradition of Catholic youth formation.


The school crest & motto

Reflecting the heritage and tradition of our namesake.

In the right corner of the triangle is a stag trippant, which represents the McCarthy family and was used in Ireland as a symbol for centuries and is symbolic of Archbishop McCarthy’s patron saints, St. Edward the Confessor and St. Anthony.

The “M” and the three crosslets are from the Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, where Archbishop McCarthy was born, baptized, ordained to the priesthood and later received Episcopal ordination and is symbolic of the Blessed Mother. The palm and three waves are the symbols of the Archdiocese of Miami. The crown on the top of the triangle is the symbol for the special intentions granted to the school by the Blessed Mother.


Archbishop McCarthy, and the school’s motto is “Manere in Dilectione Christi”, translated as “To abide in the love of Christ”. It is derived from the words of Our Lord at the Last Supper (John 15:9) and expresses the Lord’s teaching, “He who abides in me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5); “If you keep my commandments you will abide in my love” (John 15:10); and “By this will all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). This motto is an ideal and program of life for the bearers of this shield.

Welcome To Maverick Country!

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.




  • Florida Catholic Conference
  • National Catholic Education Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Broward County Non-Public School Association
  • Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida Career Development Association
  • Florida Counseling Association
  • Florida High School Activities Association
  • Florida High School Athletic Association
  • Florida School counselors Association
  • International Association for K-12 Online Learning
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals

Honor Societies

  • Florida Law Honor Society of Secondary Schools
  • French Honor Society
  • International Quill & Scroll
  • International Thespian Honor Society
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • National Art Honor Society
  • National English Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • National Social Studies Honor Society
  • National Spanish Honor Society
  • National Speech & Debate Association
  • Science National Honor Society
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society


Catholic High School Honor Roll

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.

Apple Distinguished School

Archbishop McCarthy is an Apple Distinguished School; schools recognized by Apple as exemplary learning environments and centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that integrate Apple technology in education and meet criteria for the five best practices: visionary leadership, innovative teaching and learning, compelling evidence of success, and a flexible learning environment.

Innovations in Catholic Education

Today’s Catholic Teacher selected Archbishop McCarthy as one of the twelve recipients nationwide of the Innovations in Catholic Education Awards. The award honors twelve Catholic elementary and secondary schools that have led the way by implementing exemplary, innovative programs to improve the teaching and learning of their students, faculty and staff. Archbishop McCarthy’s award is in the area of innovative projects facilitated by technology.

Creating the leaders of tomorrow!

Reinforcing Christian values and community responsibilities, our wide range of extra-curricular, academic and athletic activities foster the development of critical leadership instincts in our students.