WE ARE ARCHBISHOP CURLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Archbishop Curley High School, a Roman Catholic educational institution of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is a community of people identified with the Franciscan tradition, forming one Family that seeks the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the educational enlightenment of its members, character formation, religious growth of young men through course work and worship, and the promotion of service to the larger community.
Dedication to Christ in the Church
St. Francis of Assisi was dedicated to a perfect following of Christ that would rebuild the Church from within.
We commit ourselves to embracing Christ and witnessing that within our Church communities.
Strong Community Relations
St. Francis of Assisi was overjoyed that God gave him brothers to share his life.
We commit ourselves to creating a brotherhood amongst our classmates and a sense of Family within our school.
Outreach to the Marginalized
St. Francis of Assisi saw Christ in the poor and those abandoned by society, desiring to serve them by being in solidarity with them.
We commit ourselves to thinking first of those who are less fortunate than we are.
Concern for the Environment
St. Francis of Assisi saw all of creation as a holy gift from God to be cherished.
We commit ourselves to being grateful stewards of all that God has given us.
Peaceful Resolution of Conflict
St. Francis of Assisi recognized that it is better to understand than to be understood.
We commit ourselves to appreciating our differences by seeking first to understand others.
We believe that:
Each individual is a reflection of Our Lord and deserves respect, love, support, and encouragement.
The charism of the Conventual Franciscan Friars, in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi,
provides a culture of dedication to Christ in the Church,
strong community relations,
outreach to the marginalized,
concern for the environment,
and peaceful resolution of conflict.
Single sex education empowers men for team building, camaraderie, and leadership in society.
The unique gifts of each individual serve the community on and off campus.
Students and staff have the opportunity to develop and embrace the responsibility of service and stewardship.
Diversity in our school community enriches our community and challenges us to embrace the ideals of justice.
Individuals thrive in a community of responsible freedom where they are encouraged to act with integrity, honor, and respect.
Faculty and staff, both in and out of the classroom, are important role models of the school’s mission for our students.
The school provides programs and resources that prepare our young men for a world of change.
Our stratified curriculum challenges our young men and allows them to be successful in their academic course work.
Our co-curricular program enhances the development of our students.
The school provides necessary support services for the total development of our young men.
The Seal of Archbishop Curley High School consists of a shield divided by a horizontal line. The upper part shows the crossed arms of Christ and St. Francis of Assisi, thus incorporating the crest of the Order of Friars Minor. The lower section is the personal coat-of-arms of Archbishop Curley himself. The motto Quis ut Deus? ("Who is like unto God?") found on the bottom of the coat-of-arms, is Latin for the Hebrew Mi-cha-el, the name of the Archangel St. Michael, Archbishop Curley's patron saint.