Blessed Stephen Bellesini, O.S.A. Academy is an independent Catholic middle school dedicated to providing a quality scholarship education to boys and girls from limited financial means living in Lawrence. The mission of the school is to provide an academically challenging and highly structured environment that develops the potential for each student to succeed in competitive secondary schools and colleges.
Our goal is to graduate students at grade level or above, prepared for a college preparatory curriculum on scholarship.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 120 students
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 15 / rolling

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Blessed Stephen Bellesini OSA Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Year Founded
2002
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
120 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Blessed Stephen Bellesini OSA Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
15 students
Advanced Courses
Math
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition-Free School
Acceptance Rate
45%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Academic Bowl, Art, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Geography Club, Improv Club, Music, Science Club

Club or Organization:
Robotics

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 120 students
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, MA is $22,659 for elementary schools and $42,864 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, MA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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