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Massachusetts Catholic Schools

Data and information on Roman Catholic schools in Massachusetts.

Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Archbishop Williams High School offers a full college preparatory program. AWHS has AP and Honors courses as well as a Virtual High School.

Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Arlington Catholic High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It offers a college preparatory program with 97% of its graduates going on to college.

Austin Preparatory School, Reading
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Austin Preparatory School is an independent Roman Catholic school in the Augustinian Fathers tradition. The school serves the northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire area.

Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Bishop Feehan High School serves over 40 towns in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The curriculum offers AP courses as well as general educational courses.

Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Bishop Fenwick High School serves the North Shore of Boston with college preparatory and other academic programs. The school was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1959.

Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Bishop Stang High School offers college preparatory and other academic courses. 95% of its graduates went on to college in 2007.

Boston College High School, Boston
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: Boston College High has offered a Jesuit education since 1863. This is a large school (1500 boys) with a wide range of athletics and extracurricular activities. The academics are high quality as you would expect from the Jesuits.

Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Cardinal Spellman High is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It offers strong college preparatory courses taught in a school which upholds traditional Catholic values and traditions.

Cathedral High School, Boston
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Cathedral High School is multi-cultural, private Catholic, college-preparatory high school. The student body reflects the diversity of the neighborhoods CHS serves.

Catholic Memorial High, West Roxbury
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: The Christian Brothers operate Catholic Memorial High. With that imprimatur you know that your son will benefit from the high academic standards, traditional Catholic teaching and a warm, caring community of students and teachers. CMH graduates matriculate to top colleges and universities.

Cushing Academy, Ashburnham
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-12, PG
School Type: Coeducational, boarding/day school
Comments: Cushing Academy was one man's dream and gift. The school continues to blaze new trails with a rich curriculum as well as all the sports and extracurricular activities which you'd expect from a school of this standing. 86% of Cushing's students board.

Fontbonne Academy, Milton
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: A strong academic program and 100 hours of community service are hallmarks of Fontbonne Academy's program. The school has been in operation since 1954.

Franco American School, Lowell
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: While Franco American School got its start as a school for the French Canadian community in 1909, the Sisters of Charity of Quebec now run the school for a diverse, multi-ethnic population.

Holyoke Catholic High School, Holyoke
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Holyoke Catholic High School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum combined with traditional Catholic values and teachings. 95% of the school's graduates go on to college.

Immaculate Conception School, Newburyport
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Immaculate Conception School offers a traditional Catholic education. It is a feeder school for several regional high schools.

Lowell Catholic High School, Lowell
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Lowell Catholic is a small college preparatory high school. It is fully accredited and offers 7 AP courses.

Malden Catholic High School, Malden
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: Malden Catholic High School is a large college preparatory institution run by the Xaverian Brothers. The school offers a full range of academics, sports and extracurricular activities.

Matignon High School, Cambridge
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Founded in 1945 by Cardinal Cushing, Matignon High School offers a rigorous college prep curriculum rooted in traditional Catholic teachings and values.

Mother Caroline Academy, Dorchester
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 5-8
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Mother Caroline Academy serves about 60 girls from families of limited means in the Dorchester area of greater Boston.

Mount Alvernia High School, Newton
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Mount Alvernia High School was founded in 1927. It offers a solid college preparatory curriculum in the Franciscan tradition.

Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Mount Saint Joseph Academy is operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph. High academic standards and a host of extracurricular and sports activities are features of this selective school.

The Newman School, Boston
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-PG
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Newman School enjoys a superb city setting on the Back Bay in Boston. A small school with superb college preparatory courses enriched by all the amenities Boston affords, The Newman School was named in honor of Cardinal John Henry Newman and embraces Judeo-Christian values.

Newton Country Day School, Newton
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 5-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic girls' school affiliated with the Sacred Heart worldwide schools network. It has been educating girls in the Boston area since 1880.

North Cambridge Catholic High School, Cambridge
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: North Cambridge Catholic High School is a member of the Cristo del Rey Network of schools. Students do work-study to partially offset the cost of their schooling.

Notre Dame Academy, Hingham
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur founded Notre Dame Academy in 1854. It offers a fine academic program rooted in traditional Catholic teachings and values.

Notre Dame Academy, Worcester
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Notre Dame Academy is the only private girls prep school in central Massachusetts. It offers college preparatory courses combined with Catholic traditions and values.

Our Lady of Nazareth Academy, Wakefield
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Our Lady of Nazareth Academy offers a rigorous academic preparation for college. Your daughter will have plenty of sports and other activities to select from as well.

Presentation of Mary Academy, Methuen
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary operate the Academy for young women which bears their name. Rigorous college preparatory programs, sports and extracurricular activities combined with traditional Catholic values are hallmarks of the Academy.

Saint Agnes School, Dalton
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Saint Agnes School offers a traditional Catholic education. Its graduates attend high schools in the region.

Saint Augustine's School, Andover
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Saint Augustine's School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It offers a traditional Catholic primary education feeding high schools in the area.

Saint John's Preparatory High School, Danvers
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: Saint John's Preparatory High School is a prep school operated by the Xaverian Brothers. Rigorous academics combined with sports and extracurricular activities make for a first-rate educational experience.

Saint Joseph's Central High School, Pittsfield
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Saint Joseph's Central High School offers a Virtual High School Program, Honors and AP courses as part of its academic program.

Saint Mark's School, Southborough
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, boarding/day school
Comments: St. Mark's offers instruction featuring AP courses, honors courses, independent study, study abroad and term-away projects. 80% of St. Mark's students are boarders.

Saint Mary of the Hills, Milton
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
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Saint Michael School, Hudson
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, dayschool
Comments: Saint Michael School is in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. It offers a traditional primary grade education combined with Catholic teaching.

Saint Michael School, Lowell
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Dominican Sisters founded Saint Michael Parish School in 1889. It offers traditional Catholic teaching.

Saint Michael School, North Andover
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Saint Michael School is fully accredited by the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges. It offers a traditional Catholic education.

Saint Pius V School, Lynn
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Saint Pius V School has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges since 1995. It offers traditional Catholic teaching.

Saint Sebastian School, Needham
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: Saint Sebastian Schools has been educating young men since 1941 when it was founded by the Archbishop of Boston. The school offers rigorous academics and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Saint Stanislaus School, Chicopee
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Saint Stanislaus School offers a Catholic education in the Franciscan tradition. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Saint Theresa School, West Roxbury
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Saint Theresa School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It offers a traditional Catholic education for primary and middle school students.

Trinity Catholic High School, Newton
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Trinity Catholic High School offers college prep, honors and advanced placement courses. The school serves the Newton area with traditional Catholic values and teaching.

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