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State

Massachusetts

Number of Students

410 (13% international)

Accepting Students to Grades

9-11

IB Programs

Pope Francis High School

Private Day School – Springfield , Massachusetts

Cathedral High School and Holyoke Catholic High School recently merged to form the new school, Pope Francis High School. Currently they reside in Chicopee, MA, but will be moving to an entirely new campus due to open in 2019. Pope Francis High School’s academically distinguished program of study challenges and motivates students to reach their full potential. Faculty members are committed to each student’s academic, emotional, and spiritual growth; they are devoted to developing future leaders who will embrace responsible citizenship in the global community. With individual attention and the newly established rigor of the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Pope Francis High School offers students five different academic programs that can be blended to meet the individual needs of each student.

Facilities
The plans for the new campus will include a chapel, the necessary academic classrooms, media/resource rooms, specialized classrooms for science, the arts, and engineering, an auditorium, and a gymnasium. The plan also includes athletic facilities including a multipurpose field with press box and seating, a baseball and a softball field, and five tennis courts.

Sports and Arts
Pope Francis High School encourages students of all abilities to get involved in the athletic and art programs with opportunities such as ice hockey, golf, vocal ensemble, photography, and lighting and sound club.

Community Information
Chicopee, is an exciting community located halfway between New York and Boston. The city offers beautiful nature especially during the fall. Nearby, there is a large popular theme park that attracts many visitors from all over New England.

Special Note
Cathedral High School is undergoing a merger with Holyoke Catholic High School. From Fall 2016 Cathedral High School students will attend the current site of Holyoke Catholic High School until the new campus is complete in Springfield for Fall 2018.

Location
The city of Springfield is about one hour and forty minutes southwest of Boston.

Area Population: 155,000
City Website: City of Springfield

Dates
Estimated Fall Start Date: Late August
Estimated Fall End Date: Mid-January

Estimated Spring Start Date: Late January
Estimated Spring End Date: Early June

Cathedral High School is undergoing a merger with Holyoke Catholic High School. From Fall 2016 Cathedral High School students will attend the current site of Holyoke Catholic High School until the new campus is complete in Springfield for Fall 2018.

School Facts

Student Population

Co-Educational

Number of Students

410 (13% international)

Accepting Students to Grades

9-11

Teacher/Student Ratio

1:15

Average Class Size

15

ESL Programs

No

IB Programs

Yes

Offer Diploma

Yes

School Uniform

Yes

Religious Affiliation

Catholic

Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate

99%

Arts

  • Art
  • Band
  • Chorale
  • Color Guard
  • Concert Choir
  • Drama
  • Lighting and Sound
  • Photography
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Yearbook

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Latin Literature
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • US History

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Amnesty International
  • Art
  • Astronomy
  • Band
  • Book Club
  • Campus Ministry
  • Color Guard
  • Concert Choir
  • Chorale
  • Drama
  • Environmental
  • International
  • Irish Club
  • Mathletes
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Red Cross
  • Respect for Life Club
  • Sound and Lights Club for Drama Performances
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

American International College, Assumption College, Babson College, Boston University, Catholic University of America, College of the Holy Cross, Elms College, Fairfield University, LaSalle University, New York University, Northeastern University, Providence College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, St. Michael’s College, Siena College, Springfield College, University of Massachusetts, University of Vermont, Western New England University, Worchester Polytechnic Institute


University Acceptance Rate:

99%

University Scholarships:
The graduating class of 2012 received over $13 million in scholarships!

Closest International and Local Airports: Bradley International Airport (BDL)
For Details Visit Website: Cathedral High School

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