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As a Catholic high school, John Carroll forms young people who are inspired by a passion for learning and seek to lead lives of significance in service to God and others.  


We look forward to celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the opening of JCCHS on September 8, 1947 and the recognition of our 30th year at our 'Lakeshore' campus, which opened in 1992.Father Bob Sullivan


Mr. John Amos Carroll

  Mr. John Carroll

"It is with a profound feeling of gratitude that I announce with pleasure the name of the proposed Catholic high school for Birmingham.  The fact that we will break ground and begin construction this fall is due almost solely to the efforts that my late friend and staunch Catholic layman, John A. Carroll, made in its behalf.  The Catholic high school was John Carroll's heart and utmost material desire.  He gave generously of his time and money. 

Unfortunately, John did not live to see the fruition of his dreams.  Therefore, in due honor to a stanuch defender of the Church, our homes, and our country,  I shall name the new school John Carroll Catholic High School."

- Archbishop Thomas J. Toolen, D.D. (1946)


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JCCHS opened on Highland Ave. on September 8, 1947, with 280 students.  


We have built something great for God - something great for our children.

- Archbishop Thomas J. Toolen, D.D.