Our Mission

To educate the whole student in spirit, heart, mind and body, striving for excellence in these four pillars that form a strong foundation for life inside and outside of school.

Bishop Carroll is committed to making a Catholic education available to all students and families who seek this opportunity. Tuition is affordable and tuition assistance is available thanks to the generosity of the many alumni donors and friends of BC who believe in our mission. By offering several forms of financial aid and tuition assistance, we can help as many eligible students as possible achieve their goal of obtaining a high-quality, values-based education.

The gross tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $6,500. However, for the 2018-2019 school year, the parents/guardians of about 180 students applied for financial aid and the average award exceeded $2,600.

With flexible payment plans customized to accommodate individual circumstances, your child could earn a high-quality Catholic education.

Payment plan options can be discussed with Lynn Weber, CEO at 814.472.7500 ext. 107 or weber.lynn@bishopcarroll.org

Financial aid through Simple Tuition Solutions (STS) and Scholarship opportunities include:

Tuition Assistance
Tuition per student is $6,500. Over 80% of families applied and received financial aid, with the average award exceeding $2,700, leaving an average remaining tuition of $3,800.

The Second Century Scholarship Fund
The Second Century Scholarship Fund supports students with financial need who are enrolled in a Catholic pre-school, elementary school, or high school with the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for Second Century Scholarship funds (see next page for STS information).

Diocesan Scholarships
Another source of financial aid comes from funds provided by the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. The family must be a member of a parish in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese in order to be eligible for a Diocesan Scholarship. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for Diocesan Scholarships.

Named Scholarships
Beginning at $500, Alumni Scholarships from the Bishop Carroll Alumni Association are awarded annually, allowing BC Alumni to help continue the school’s tradition of high-quality Catholic education. A student need not belong to a Diocesan Parish to receive Alumni Scholarships. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for Alumni Scholarships.

Alumni Scholarships
Beginning at $500, Alumni Scholarships from the Bishop Carroll Alumni Association are awarded annually, allowing BC Alumni to help continue the school’s tradition of high-quality Catholic education. A student need not belong to a Diocesan Parish to receive Alumni Scholarships. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for Alumni Scholarships.

Endowments
Established through the generosity of several families, the annual proceeds from endowments provide financial assistance to motivated students, enabling them to choose a value-centered Catholic learning environment. Non-Catholic students are invited to apply. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for financial assistance from endowments.

Central PA Scholarship Fund
Similar to the Second Century Fund, this is also a needs-based support program that relies on the donations of individuals and businesses through the EITC program. The recipients do not have to be a member of an Altoona-Johnstown Parish. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for financial assistance from the Central PA Scholarship Fund.

The Financial Aid Process

Obtaining financial aid for a Bishop Carroll education can be done in 3 steps

Step 1: Attend the Open House/Financial Aid Info Night

A financial aid presentation is made every year at Open House in January. Parents of 8th grade students or any student new to Bishop Carroll in attendance will be entered in a special drawing for two $250 scholarships. Both registration information and financial aid information will be distributed, and additional school information and STS Financial Aid application info will be distributed.

Step 2: STS Financial Aid Application

In order to ensure a fair and impartial analysis, Bishop Carroll uses the STS Financial Aid to Determine Eligibility for Tuition Assistance for the upcoming school year. STS is the fastest and most direct method of submitting your application, and it can be reviewed electronically within minutes of submission. Qualifications are based on many factors, including but not limited to, household income, family size, number of children in college, or Catholic elementary and high schools, number of working parents, the value of parents’ assets, household expenses and others.

The STS submission deadline is March 15.

Specific instructions on how to apply are available online at https://simpletuitionsolutions.org/and will also be available at the Open House.The School or Scholarship Organization Code is 20460. Bishop Carroll will also hold one financial aid instructional seminar during February to assist you with the application.

The application process also requires the submission of tax data for the most current year. The tax data required includes W-2’s and all tax schedules supporting your most recent tax return. The tax data MUST be provided to Simple Tuition Solutions on or before April 15, unless the applicant has filed for an extension.

STEP 3: In May, financial aid awards will be mailed. Families who seek additional aid or personalized payment options may contact CEO Lynn Weber at weber.lynn@bishopcarroll.org or by phone at 814.472.7500 extension 107.

Bishop Carroll is committed to making a Catholic education available to all students and families who seek this opportunity. Tuition is affordable and tuition assistance is available thanks to the generosity of the many alumni donors and friends of BC who believe in our mission. By offering several forms of financial aid and tuition assistance, we can help as many eligible students as possible achieve their goal of obtaining a high-quality, values-based education.

The gross tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $6,500. However, for the 2018-2019 school year, the parents/guardians of about 180 students applied for financial aid and the average award exceeded $2,600.

With flexible payment plans customized to accommodate individual circumstances, your child could earn a high-quality Catholic education.

Payment plan options can be discussed with Lynn Weber, CEO at 814.472.7500 ext. 107 or weber.lynn@bishopcarroll.org

Financial aid through Simple Tuition Solutions (STS) and Scholarship opportunities include:

Tuition Assistance
Tuition per student is $6,500. Over 80% of families applied and received financial aid, with the average award exceeding $2,700, leaving an average remaining tuition of $3,800.

The Second Century Scholarship Fund
The Second Century Scholarship Fund supports students with financial need who are enrolled in a Catholic pre-school, elementary school, or high school with the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for Second Century Scholarship funds (see next page for STS information).

Diocesan Scholarships
Another source of financial aid comes from funds provided by the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. The family must be a member of a parish in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese in order to be eligible for a Diocesan Scholarship. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for Diocesan Scholarships.

Named Scholarships
Beginning at $500, Alumni Scholarships from the Bishop Carroll Alumni Association are awarded annually, allowing BC Alumni to help continue the school’s tradition of high-quality Catholic education. A student need not belong to a Diocesan Parish to receive Alumni Scholarships. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for Alumni Scholarships.

Alumni Scholarships
Beginning at $500, Alumni Scholarships from the Bishop Carroll Alumni Association are awarded annually, allowing BC Alumni to help continue the school’s tradition of high-quality Catholic education. A student need not belong to a Diocesan Parish to receive Alumni Scholarships. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for Alumni Scholarships.

Endowments
Established through the generosity of several families, the annual proceeds from endowments provide financial assistance to motivated students, enabling them to choose a value-centered Catholic learning environment. Non-Catholic students are invited to apply. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for financial assistance from endowments.

Central PA Scholarship Fund
Similar to the Second Century Fund, this is also a needs-based support program that relies on the donations of individuals and businesses through the EITC program. The recipients do not have to be a member of an Altoona-Johnstown Parish. A STS application must be completed to be eligible for financial assistance from the Central PA Scholarship Fund.

The Financial Aid Process

Obtaining financial aid for a Bishop Carroll education can be done in 3 steps

Step 1: Attend the Open House/Financial Aid Info Night

A financial aid presentation is made every year at Open House in January. Parents of 8th grade students or any student new to Bishop Carroll in attendance will be entered in a special drawing for two $250 scholarships. Both registration information and financial aid information will be distributed, and additional school information and STS Financial Aid application info will be distributed.

Step 2: STS Financial Aid Application

In order to ensure a fair and impartial analysis, Bishop Carroll uses the STS Financial Aid to Determine Eligibility for Tuition Assistance for the upcoming school year. STS is the fastest and most direct method of submitting your application, and it can be reviewed electronically within minutes of submission. Qualifications are based on many factors, including but not limited to, household income, family size, number of children in college, or Catholic elementary and high schools, number of working parents, the value of parents’ assets, household expenses and others.

The STS submission deadline is March 15.

Specific instructions on how to apply are available online at https://app.simpletuitionsolutions.org/register?sc+20460 and will also be available at the Open House.The School or Scholarship Organization Code is 20460. Bishop Carroll will also hold one financial aid instructional seminar during February to assist you with the application.

The application process also requires the submission of tax data for the most current year. The tax data required includes W-2’s and all tax schedules supporting your most recent tax return. The tax data MUST be provided to Simple Tuition Solutions on or before April 15, unless the applicant has filed for an extension.

STEP 3: In May, financial aid awards will be mailed. Families who seek additional aid or personalized payment options may contact CEO Lynn Weber at weber.lynn@bishopcarroll.org or by phone at 814.472.7500 extension 107.

We Believe

…that each student is a unique creation of God.

…that each student is graced with dignity and individual talents.

…that each student has the ability and responsibility to learn.

…that all students learn best in an atmosphere of love, discipline and honor.

…that each student should grow in the knowledge of our Catholic faith and virtue.

…that a complete education addresses issues of spirit, heart, mind and body.

…that the education of students requires the cooperation of family, church, school and community.

…that our teachers must be role models of the Catholic faith and life-long learning.

…that our students should become role models of our Catholic faith.

History

Through the efforts of the Most Reverend J. Carroll McCormick, D.D., Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, plans were made for the expansion of facilities to serve secondary Catholic education in central and northern Cambria County in late 1960 and early 1961. Prior to this point, Bishop Howard J. Carroll had established St. Joseph Academy for Girls and Aquinas Hall for Boys, both in Ebensburg, in September 1959.

St. Joseph Academy, on Horner Street, welcomed its first class in September 1959 in the building that was the former St. Joseph Infant Home. One hundred forty-seven girls registered for the first school year. The building has since been converted into an apartment property.

Aquinas Hall, formerly the Ebensburg Inn, was built by David E. Park, head of the Crucible Steel Company, in 1900. Aquinas Hall stands on the 34 acre tract of land that is home to Bishop Carroll’s campus. Registration for the fall of 1959 showed an enrollment of one hundred fifty-one boys. Aquinas Hall is now home to Bishop Carroll’s growing International Students’ Program.

The new facility was named in honor of the fourth Bishop of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, Howard J. Carroll. Ground breaking ceremonies took place on March 8, 1961. Dedication was held on June 10, 1962, with the most Reverend John J. Krol, Archbishop of Philadelphia present. Bishop Carroll High School became the new identity for the merger of Aquinas Hall and St. Joseph’s Academy.

The campus includes playing fields and seven buildings. Six of these, an art area and band room, a science wing with biology, chemistry, and physics labs, three classroom wings with a home-ec department, and a chapel-library-computer room-main office area, are all inter-connected and arranged around a central courtyard. The seventh building, a gymnasium, is connected to the main building by two underground halls. Situated atop “Husky Hill,” the red brick and glass structures are designed to provide students and faculty with as many perspectives as possible to the surrounding countryside. The scenic splendor cannot help but inspire thoughts of the beauty and grandeur of God’s world.

Contact

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

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