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Pope Francis Preparatory School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Pope Francis Preparatory School is a Catholic co-educational, college-preparatory school that fosters academic excellence. Located in Springfield, MA, Pope Francis recently opened a new campus in the Fall of 2018. Distinguished for its challenging Advanced Placement/Honors curriculum, students can chose from six Academic Pathway programs to help their academic pursuits.
The brand new campus features media/resource rooms, specialized classrooms (for science, the arts and engineering), as well as an auditorium and a gymnasium. The campus also has athletic facilities, i.e., a multipurpose field with press box and seating, baseball and softball diamonds, locker rooms and five tennis courts.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Students are encouraged to get involved with one of the 12 sports offered at the school.
Pope Francis Preparatory School is proud of its fine art programs. International student can take courses in vocal ensemble, photography, drama, and more. Independent art studies are also available for students who have completed advanced art and want to work on building a portfolio for art schools.
Home to over 150,000 people, Springfield is located halfway between New York City and Boston. The city is home to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and is near the popular Six Flags New England theme park
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- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 38 acres Campus Size
- 13% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size16
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality Programs64 college prep, 51 honors level, 10 Advanced Placement, and 3 ELL course levels, plus Virtual High School and dual enrollment college classes; STREAM Program (Science, Technology, Religion, Arts, and Mathematics)
Accepting Students in Grades9, 10, 11
TOEFL Junior RequiredNot Accepted
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Max age of 20 at graduation; School is not accepting 12th grade internationals students; Can not be 21 at graduation. Diploma offered after 2+ years of attendance.
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