Open House at Catholic High

Join Us at Open House!

The Catholic High School of Baltimore is pleased to invite you to Open House 2024 on Saturday, October 26, 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. Tour our beautiful campus and building and speak with faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumnae to learn how a Catholic High education transforms young women into responsible leaders. 

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Open House Details

When: Saturday, October 26, 2024  from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Catholic High School of Baltimore, 2800 Edison Highway, Baltimore, MD 21213
Map & Directions (The parking lot entrance is located on Elmley Ave.)

Life at TCHS

Catholic High is dedicated to the empowerment of our young women through education. We provide many opportunities for our students to pursue leadership in athletics, clubs, student organizations, performances, school publications, and participation in school traditions. At Catholic High, there is something for every student, if not more!


At Catholic High, I am encouraged to be the best version of myself. I am able to try new things thanks to the many opportunities at Catholic High and the support my mentors provide!

— Rachel Roane '25

Mission Statement

Empowered by Gospel values and rooted in the spirit and tradition of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, The Catholic High School of Baltimore, a sponsored institution of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, is dedicated to the education of young women in an environment that fosters Christian attitudes of dignity and respect for the human person and all of creation.

In our mission, we recognize that through education the empowerment of women can effect the transformation of our society. Therefore, we challenge our school community to academic excellence, to responsible leadership, and to Christian community service.

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Our Community

Starting with the first graduating class in 1943, Catholic High alumnae have continued to let their light shine by going on to become doctors, lawyers, accountants, teachers, mothers, scientists, artists, executives and entrepreneurs, living all over the country and all over the world. More than 12,000 alumnae call Catholic High home, and those women are diverse and dynamic.


Catholic High is the place where I met friends and mentors who are always there for you. I know I’ll still be a part of this amazing family after graduating.

— Sofia Schisler '25



With the permission of the Most Reverend Michael J. Curley, Archbishop of Baltimore from 1921 to 1947, and through the efforts of Mother Mary Generosa McCafferty, Provincial Superior of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, a new Catholic high school was erected during the period of 1938 to 1939. The property was known as the Raming Estate, located in northeast Baltimore on the west side of Edison Highway. The name of the institution as presented to the Archbishop read: "The Curley High School of Baltimore." Not wishing the school named after himself, Archbishop Curley substituted the word "Catholic" for "Curley," thus the title was incorporated.

Classes began September 6, 1939, with a student body of 254 freshmen. The faculty consisted of the Sisters of St. Francis of Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania. The Class of 1943 had the responsibility and privilege of laying the foundation upon which Catholic High's traditions would rest.

The Catholic High School of Baltimore continues today under the sponsorship of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.

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