With classes averaging 20 young men, and a student-faculty ratio of 13 to 1, the learning environment allows individualized attention from teachers. Archbishop Curley High School recognizes that every student has a unique educational background. With this in mind, Curley provides an individualized classroom experience designed to bring the most out of every student. The curriculum includes class levels that allow students to challenge themselves at all times, receive individualized attention when necessary, and prepare for college in a rigorous academic environment. Every student accepted at Archbishop Curley High School has the potential to achieve in this college-preparatory environment. The curriculum is structured to provide students with the skills to enter and the discipline to succeed in the college or university of their choice.
THE FRANCISCAN PROGRAM
The Franciscan Program is an interdisciplinary program available to students for their entire four year high school career. Students in the Franciscan Program participate in honors level courses, which emphasize effective speaking and writing skills. Course work includes intense student participation, regular classroom discussion, active listening, innovative and critical thought, and in-depth treatment of material. Students in the Franciscan Program must be prepared to grow as independent learners.
At the end of their freshman year, students in the Franciscan Program may be eligible to participate in the Franciscan Scholars, a separate program of high academic rigor.
For more information on the Franciscan Scholars program, click HERE.
For the Franciscan Program News, click HERE .
Ms. Cheryl Jose
Franciscan Scholars Program Coordinator
(410) 485-5000 #276
THE CUPERTINO PROGRAM
The Cupertino Program is a college-preparatory academic program for students working at or near grade level. A student’s placement within the program is evaluated on a regular basis to ensure a challenging and appropriate curriculum. The Cupertino Program, as with the entire academic program at Curley, provides a unique level of flexibility in a student’s course work when compared to other private schools. Students are encouraged to enroll in Honors courses for the subject areas in which they excel while remaining in the Cupertino Program for their other courses. An emphasis is placed in all Cupertino courses on obtaining mastery in the areas of Discovery, Expression, Collaboration, and Integration. A rigorous curriculum, which includes a strong focus on the 21st Century skills needed for success in the modern world, prepares students well for college and life beyond high school. For more information, click HERE.
Mr. Brian Kohler
Asst. Principal for Academics
(410) 485-5000 x204
THE ANTHONY PROGRAM
The Anthony Program is a multifaceted college preparatory program that addresses the needs of young men of diverse backgrounds who are at risk for academic difficulties due to a learning difference, lower self-esteem, and/or socio-emotional issues. The goals of the Anthony Program are to individualize learning, to assess progress, to build self-esteem and self-confidence, and to strengthen moral values. Maximum learning potential is achieved through the implementation of cross-curricular behavioral strategies, individualized assessments to measure academic performance, and most importantly, an integrated team-teaching approach. For more information, click HERE.
To see a video featuring a student in the Anthony Program, click on "The Impact of the Curley Experience."
Ms. Kathleen Maskell
Anthony Program Coordinator
(410) 485-5000 #377
Mr. Frank Romeo
Asst. Anthony Program Coordinator
(410) 485-5000 #390