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Key Facts

Key Facts

  • Students at AC come from 47 different Cities and Towns

  • AC currently offers 18 different Advanced Placement Courses

  • 8,077 students have graduated from AC since the first graduating class in 1964

  • 90% of students are involved in at least one sport or activity

  • There are 7 Countries represented among AC’s international students

  • The average class size is 21 students

  • AC Alum Vicki Movsessian ’90 won a gold medal as part of the USA Womens' Ice Hockey Team at the 1998 Nagano Olympics

  • AC Alum Julia Marino ’10 was the first person to represent her home country of Paraguay in the winter Olympics at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

  • AC Alum Julianne Nicholson ’89 recently starred in the film Black Mass

  • The Cougars were originally called the Sparkies

    AC’s first football coach, Bill Formosi, used Cougar as a call signal during games.  It was used so often and so successfully, that everyone started calling the AC Football team the Cougars – and it stuck.
  • AC’s first student newspaper was called the AC Current, and was run by Mr. Murray

  • AC opened its doors in September of 1960 with only freshman

    making the Class of 1964 our first graduating class.
  • AC currently offers 46 sports teams

  • AC has won 124 Catholic Central Large Championships

  • 80% of faculty hold an advanced degree

  • The current faculty have a combined service of 767 years at AC

  • AC Alum Mark Sulllivan ’72 is the former Director of the US Secret Service

  • AC students have successfully completed countless mission trips

  • The AC Drama Club produces 3 performances each year

  • AC has school-wide Wi-Fi

    Each day, that Wi-Fi supports 150 PCs, 650 iPads, and 30 smartboards
  • Throughout the 60’s and 70’s, AC had a nationally recognized Oratory Club led by Sister Ruth Elizabeth Sylverius

  • 36 current students have parents who are also Cougar alumni

    13 students have both parents who were Cougars!
  • Over 100 couples met their soul mate here at AC

  • 100% of faculty and staff support AC by giving to the Annual Fund

  • 12 current faculty members have dedicated over 25 years to teaching at Arlington Catholic

  • When AC opened in 1960, the tuition was $100

  • 11 members of the faculty and staff are alums themselves

  • 17 Virtual Courses are available to meet the individual needs and interests of our students

  • 100% of students applying to college are accepted

  • AC Alum Gail Barringer ‘88 is a producer for the CBS hit show Person of Interest

  • Arlington Catholic has won 13 State Athletic Championships

  • When AC opened in 1960, it was staffed solely by the Sisters of Saint Joseph

    72 Sisters of Saint Joseph have ministered here at AC, as well as 9 additional nuns from different religious orders