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November 13, 2023
Jack Chandler (Senior)

A Home Away from Home

For the past three years leading up to my senior year, John Carroll has been so much more than just a school to me. It has been a place where I have found warmth, support, and guidance from the teachers and coaches who have become a part of my life along the way. It has been a place where I have learned, grown, and developed into the person I am today. But most importantly, it has been a place that has offered me a sense of belonging, a 'second home' where I feel loved and value

More than Just Education

Being a student at John Carroll is not just about academic learning. It's about personal growth, about developing character, and about understanding the importance of community and family. I am just one of six kids in my family to attend John Carroll, and the school has played a significant role in all our lives, shaping us into responsible and compassionate individuals. Seven years ago, when we lost our father to heart disease, it was the John Carroll family that stood by us, supporting us through the challenging times. Without their support, I don't know how we could have navigated through the immense los

Financial Support and Opportunities

Coming from a one-income household, financial constraints could have been a major obstacle to my education. But, thanks to John Carroll's tuition assistance, I have had the opportunity to make the most of my high school years. This financial aid has allowed me to focus on my studies, participate in sports like football, and engage in various school events. It has given me the chance to grow as an individual, not just academically but in many other ways.

Personal Growth and Faith

John Carroll is not just about academics and extracurricular activities. It's also a place where spiritual growth is encouraged. My faith has grown tremendously since I've been here, and it continues to grow each day. It is this spiritual foundation that has helped me remain resilient in the face of life's challenges and be grateful for the opportunities that have come my way.

Gratitude and Looking Forward

I am incredibly grateful for the support I have received over the past three years and as I embark on my senior year. The opportunity to study at John Carroll and the support I have received has allowed me to better myself in every possible way. It is my hope that others like me, are given the same opportunity to grow and flourish in this nurturing environment.

John Carroll has indeed been a blessing in my life and the lives of my siblings. It is more than just a school; it is a community, a family, a 'second home'. And as I prepare to graduate and embark on the next phase of my life, I am confident that the values and lessons I have learned here will guide me through the journey ahead.  Thank you to all the alumni and friends of the school who remember John Carroll on Giving Tuesday.  It truly is #becauseofyou. 



October 5, 2023

John Carroll Catholic High School (JCCHS) is a flourishing educational institution dedicated to forming young individuals who are passionate about learning and aspire to lead significant lives in service to God and others. As a Catholic high school, we invite you to our CAVALIER PREVIEW DAY 2023 to discover more about our community and our commitment to excellence.

Event Details

The Cavalier Preview Day will take place on Sunday, November 5th from 1pm-3pm at JCCHS, 300 Lakeshore Parkway. This event is particularly suitable for families of current 5th grade students and older who are considering future education opportunities, current 8th grade students & families (Class of 2028), and potential Transfer Students (January 2024 and August 2024 transfers).

John Carroll is Flourishing...

Our ethos of "LEARN | LEAD | SERVE" is reflected in our outstanding academic and service records. For instance, the Class of 2023 recorded over 11,100+ hours of service during their four years of high school. Moreover, we take pride in our AP Language arts Exam Pass Rate, and our students have been recognized at a national level with distinctions such as the U.S. Presidential Scholar, 'AP Scholars with Distinction', National Merit Semifinalists and National Merit Finalists.

By The Numbers

We are proud to report that 12 of our students from the Class of 2023 are collegiate student-athletes. Moreover, 100% of our graduates (Class of 2023) are attending college or serving our country. Our students come from a diverse range of Birmingham neighborhoods, municipalities in Jefferson County, and counties in Alabama.

Our Graduates

Our Cavalier graduates have proceeded to join some of the most prestigious universities around the country. They are attending Auburn University, Birmingham-Southern College, Boston University, Columbia University, Florida State University, Hampton University, Jacksonville State University, Louisiana State University, Ohio State University, Samford University, Spring Hill College, Princeton University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, University of Montevallo, University of Notre Dame, and the University of Texas.

Contact Us

For any inquiries or further information, please contact our Admissions Director, Tina Wos ('94) at or call us at 205-940-2400. You can also visit our websites at and