At a Glance

The Cardinal Shehan School allows students to grow in a Catholic environment. empowering them to be critical thinkers ready for the world they are entering into. Our curriculum and practices allow students to develop in a healthy manner that is conducive to their learning. 

By the Numbers

  • There are currently 346 students enrolled for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
  • There is a 1:1 student-to-Chromebook ratio in our middle school

Positive School Environment

To foster a positive school environment where all students are educated in a safe and caring atmosphere, all Archdiocesan schools will follow established procedures for prevention and intervention for bullying, harassment or intimidation.

Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) has been implemented in every Archdiocesan elementary and high school to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.


The Cardinal Shehan School, having met the requirements established by the AdvancEd Accreditation Commission and Board of Trustees, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.

All Archdiocesan high schools and elementary schools are accredited as a system through Cognia. Every five years, the Department of Catholic Schools completes a system-wide accreditation review, which culminates in a visit by an Cognia External Review Team. Each school is evaluated based on the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Governance Model

The Cardinal Shehan School is an Archdiocesan Collaborative School (ACS), which is a model of shared governance developed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The ACS model utilizes a shared governance model that fosters unity through the collaboration of stakeholders in support of Catholic schools. The model allows decisions regarding day-to-day school operations to be made at the local level, while individual schools and school administrators are supported centrally from the Department of Catholic Schools and the Catholic Center's Central Services in areas such as academics, finance, development, enrollment management and marketing.