Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School

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Archbishop Curley Notre-Dame High School
Main Entrance to ACND Prep.jpg
Main entrance to ACND Prep
4949 NE 2nd Avenue

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United States
Coordinates25°49′15″N 80°11′29″W / 25.82083°N 80.19139°W / 25.82083; -80.19139Coordinates: 25°49′15″N 80°11′29″W / 25.82083°N 80.19139°W / 25.82083; -80.19139
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Christian
DenominationRoman Catholic
Established1953 (as two separate schools for boys and girls)
1981 (as Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School)
FounderEdmund Ignacious Rice
OversightCongregation of Christian Brothers
DeanTerry Williams
PrincipalDouglas Romanik
Head of schoolEdmund Rice
Campus size16 acres (65,000 m2)
Color(s)Orange, Yellow, Green, blue, and purple             
Team nameCurley Knights
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
USNWR ranking1
National ranking420
NewspaperKnight Times
YearbookThe Lance
Athletic DirectorCoach Dedee Pierre

Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School was a private, Roman Catholic high school in the Buena Vista neighborhood of Miami, Florida, United States. It was located in and operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.

On September, 27, 2016, the Archdiocese of Miami announced that, due to continued dwindling enrollment, the school would close in August 2017.[2] The school was merged with Monsignor Edward Pace High School, in Miami Gardens, at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.[3]


In 1953, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Augustine (which, on October 7, 1958, became the Roman Catholic Diocese of Miami, under Bishop Joseph Patrick Hurley) created two new Catholic high schools. Archbishop Curley High School (for boys) and Notre Dame Academy (for girls), were founded in 1953, in Miami, Florida. Archbishop Curley High School was initially administered by diocesan priests from 1953–59, followed by the Congregation of the Brothers of the Holy Cross from 1960–70, and again by diocesan priests from 1970 until 1985. Notre Dame Academy was originally administered by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint Augustine from 1953–59. From 1960-81 the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary administered Notre Dame Academy.

The two schools merged in 1981 onto the Archbishop Curley High School campus to form coeducational Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School. Since 1985 the school has been administered by the Congregation of Christian Brothers.[4]

At the start of the 1960-61 school year, five black students left all-black Holy Redeemer, encouraged to do so by nuns. Three male students enrolled at Archbishop Curley, and two female students enrolled at Notre Dame.


  • Anime Club
  • Art Club
  • Band/Orchestra - Troubadours
  • Book Club
  • Campus Ministry
  • Chess Team
  • Choir - Knightingales Concert & Show Choir
  • Cooking Club
  • Ecology Club
  • Edmund Rice Community
  • English Honor Society
  • Gamer Association
  • Knightly News - Morning Announcements
  • Knights for Life
  • Ladies of Distinction
  • Men of Honor
  • Mock Trial
  • Movie Critic Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper - Knight Times
  • Soldiers' Angels/Support Our Troops
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Speech and Debate
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook


Inside the Knights huddle.
Fall Season Winter Season Spring Season
Cheer Leading Basketball (boys) Baseball
Cross Country (coed) Basketball (girls) Softball
Football Cheer Leading Tennis (boys)
Golf Soccer (boys) Tennis (girls)
Volleyball Soccer (girls) Track & Field (coed)

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Bobby Allison - former NASCAR driver
  • Cecilia Altonaga - United States District Court Judge
  • Fran Curci - former head football coach of the University of Miami and the University of Kentucky
  • Charley Diamond - American Football League player
  • Jorge Gonzales - CEO and President of City National Bank of Florida
  • Dudley Hart - professional golfer
  • Mark Hurd - Co-CEO Oracle; former Chairman, CEO and President of Hewlett Packard
  • Luisa Madrid - Professional Photographer
  • Krystal Xiques-Luisa Madrid's best friend and professional assistant
  • Carroll Williams - American player of gridiron football; teacher and principal in Dade County Public School District
  • Betty Wright - Grammy winning Miami-based soul and R&B singer-songwriter

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Institution Summary
  2. ^ Beloved Catholic high school to shut down next year Kyra Gurney. Miami Herald. September 26, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2016
  3. ^ Archbishop Curley closing … why is this happening? Ana Rodriguez-Soto. The Florida Catholic. June 22, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017
  4. ^ ACNDHS. "About Archbishop Curley Notre-Dame High School". Archived from the original on 2007-04-03. Retrieved 2007-05-11.

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