Why BC?

Why Bishop Carroll?

Our students, families and alumni confirm that a Bishop Carroll education has a lasting and unique impact on future academic endeavors, career goals, and living a fulfilling life.

Choosing a faith-based education assures families that values and expectations taught at home will be reinforced in the classroom, in the hallways, on the playing field and in extracurricular activities. Students learn valuable life lessons in positive decision-making; personal responsibility; work ethic and discipline; and respect for oneself and others.

Our academic success is evident in the high percentage of students who go on to further their education at top colleges and universities both here in our region and across the country, as well as at our nation’s renowned military academies. Graduating seniors regularly receive collective scholarships exceeding $1 million.

Serving the church and the community is the privilege of all students throughout their high school experience at BC. The entire student body accumulates more than 5,000 service hours annually, including individual and group efforts such as teaching CCD, peer-ministry, regular personal and group visits to senior centers, blood drives, clothing drives, fundraising for local non-profit organizations, and much more.

Athletics and extracurricular activities are available to all students in many forms. In addition to thriving programs for student government, music, drama, art and service clubs, BC offers 10 junior varsity and varsity sports as a member of the Laurel Highland Athletic Conference. Coaches emphasis team work, personal best effort and accountability, and overall good sportsmanship. BC participates in the Positive Athletes program thanks to a generous sponsorship from First Student.

At Bishop Carroll, each student is valued as an individual, and teachers are personally invested in every student’s success.

  • Lifelong friendships are formed in classrooms, on athletic fields, and in a wide range of extracurricular activities.
  • Strong, loyal support from our alumni, the community and friends of Bishop Carroll is our greatest blessing… being part of the Bishop Carroll family is a lifelong commitment.
    • Advancing new technology and an innovative curriculum are top priorities.
    • Catholic education serves to reinforce the values that families and parents teach at home. Students gain respect for themselves and for others; and, they learn the value of a strong work ethic, personal responsibility, decision-making skills, and helping others.

    Our Doors are Always Open

    Our doors are always open for new students, including students of all faiths! Contact Jonathan Nagy, Admissions Director at (814) 472-7500, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    If you are seeking to transfer to Bishop Carroll, contact Principal Lorie Ratchford.

    Top 10 reasons To Choose Bishop Carroll

    1. Challenging Classes
    Recent graduating classes have earned from $1 million to over $2 million dollars yearly in academic scholarships. BCCHS currently offers 10 College in High School courses and 5 AP courses!

    2. Great Student to Teacher ratio
    School-wide average is 10:1.

    3. Excellent Teachers
    Two-thirds of BCCHS faculty members have master’s degrees in their subject areas.

    4. Competitive Technology
    Elective courses offered in Web Design, C++ programming, Java and more.

    5. Christ-Centered Environment
    Daily prayer. Required courses in Old and New Testament. Morality and more opportunities to grow and learn within the context of gospel values.

    6. Discipline
    High standards of behavior; traditional dress code.

    7. Traditions of Excellence
    90 percent of our graduates go on to higher education directly after high school.

    8. Family Atmosphere
    Small classes and Christian values combine to form tightly-knit bonds among the entire school community.

    9. Geographic Variety
    From Strongstown to Sankertown, from Carrolltown to China, friendships form across the entire Mainline area and the world.

    10. Affordable, top quality education

    Contact Us

    Whether you are a member of our alumni, a prospective student, or just have a question, we would love to hear from you!

    PHONE: 814.472.7500
    FAX: 814.472.8020

    ADDRESS:
    728 Ben Franklin Highway
    Ebensburg, Pa 15931

    Summer Office Hours:
    Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.to 2 p.m.

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