Arlington Catholic Key Facts

Key Facts

Key Facts

  • AC currently offers 23 different Advanced Placement Courses

  • Students come from many different towns

    Students at the upper school  come from 47 different cities and towns

    Students at the lower school come from 21 different cities and towns 

  • 90% of the students in the lower school continue on to the upper school

  • Over 9,000 students have graduated from AC since the first graduating class in 1964

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

  • The average class sizes at the lower and upper school remain small

    The average class size at the upper school is 21 students

    The average class size at the lower school is 17 students 

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

  • Saint Agnes School has been forming hearts and minds since 1888! It was opened by the Sisters of Notre Dame, although the Sisters of Saint Joseph led the school since 1892

  • 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 has 63 TV and Film credits to her name. 2021 she won the Emmy for the Mare of Eastown

  • Arlington Catholic has 20 members of the 1000 Point Club

    The 1000 Point Club incudes both members of the Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams who have scored 1000 points in their high school career.  
  • 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 freshmen

    making the Class of 1964 our first graduating class.
  • AC currently offers 43 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

    There are 9 faculty members that have over 25 years of service
  • AC Alum Mark Sullivan ’72 is the former Director of the US Secret Service

  • AC students have successfully completed countless mission trips

  • The Drama Clubs produces 5 performances each year between the upper and lower school

    Drama (5) shows:
    Lower School -- Christmas Pageant and Spring Musical
    High School -- Fall Musical Revue, Drama Festival Play,  Spring Musical

  • Throughout the 60’s and 70’s, AC had a nationally recognized Oratory Club led by Sister Ruth Elizabeth Sylverius

  • 35 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

  • 10 % 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

  • Arlington Catholic has won 13 State Athletic Championships

  • Saint Agnes School is proud to offer a Learning Center with a full time special education teacher in order to meet the needs of students with Individualized Education Programs

  • 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