Cheverus High School

Tel: (207)774-6238
Grades: 9-12 | 454 students
Cheverus High School is a private, Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Society of Jesus.
The school exists to educate the students of Maine according to the 460-year-old Jesuit tradition of excellence in education.
The purposes and objectives of the school find their inspiration in the insights of the founder of the Jesuits, Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
The Ignatian vision of the "magis" challenges the entire Cheverus community to seek the "greater good" and to embody this vision by becoming men and women for others.
Cheverus High School strives to develop the potential of each student, preparing the young person for further education. The faculty structures each course according to disciplined, rigorous standards, requiring serious effort from each student.
To challenge gifted students, Cheverus maintains both advanced placement and honors sections in most academic disciplines.
For the student of demonstrated need, the school provides study skill development through courses in fundamental college preparatory skills.
Cheverus encourages achievement by all its students through a variety of incentives and honors.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported some instructional support
Year Founded 1917

Student Body

Total Students 454 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Cheverus High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP: Calculus, Statistics, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Latin, Spanish, AP: US History, European History, Honors: Algebra I, II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, English I, II, III, IV, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, French II, III, IV, V, Latin II, III, IV, Spanish IV, V, History II, III
Average SAT score 1720
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Boys: Khaki pants, suit jacket, button down shirt, tie Girls: Khaki pant/skirt, button down, blazer)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 17 / Aug. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,070
Tuition Notes Students are responsible to purchase books. This cost is approximately $500.
% on Financial Aid
78%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,500
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Ruth Summers
Admissions Associate Nancy Thomas

Sports

Total Sports Offered 24 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Field Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Swimming & Diving, Sailing, Volleyball, Football, Wrestling, Soccer, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Alpine Skiing, Chess, Homefront, Recycling, Spanish, Math, Outdoor, Drama, Debate, Key Club, International Club, Campus Ministry, Student Council, Student Life, Academic Decathlon, Girls Ice Hockey, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Solstice, Jazz Band, Choir Girls Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Field Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Swimming & Diving, Sailing, Volleyball, Football, Wrestling, Soccer, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Alpine Skiing,
Chess, Homefront, Recycling, Spanish, Math, Outdoor, Drama, Debate, Key Club, International Club, Campus Ministry, Student Council, Student Life, Academic Decathlon,
Girls Ice Hockey,
Solstice, Jazz Band, Choir,

School Notes

  • Current 8, 9, 10 grade students Good standing academically/behaviorally at current school Application Application fee Transcripts School reccomendation Student essay Parent essay(opt)
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