Cardinal Spellman High School

Cardinal Spellman High School, a Catholic, coed, college preparatory school in the Archdiocese of Boston, is dedicated to providing opportunities for our students to maximize their potential within a Catholic environment.
A Spellman education strives to prepare our young men and women to achieve academic success, to embrace Gospel values, to respect themselves and others and to be of service to their community, to their Church and to the world.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 478 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,700
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 18

Top Rankings

Cardinal Spellman High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1958

Student Body

Total Students
478 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Cardinal Spellman High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 18
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Erika Higgins
Admissions Associate
Eileen Brooks

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Appalachia Service Project, Book Club, Cardinals for Life, Courier, Creative Writing Club, Dance Team, Debate Club, Digital Photography, Drama Club, Field Hockey, Film Club, Internationa Trips, Media Club, Mission Trip, Mock Trial, Spellman After Hours

School Notes

  • Cardinal Spellman High School, a Catholic, coed, college preparatory school in the Archdiocese of Boston, is dedicated to providing opportunities for our students to maximize their potential within a Catholic environment.
  • A Spellman education strives to prepare our young men and women to achieve academic success, to embrace Gospel values, to respect themselves and others and to be of service to their community, to their Church and to the world.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
Cardinal Spellman works to create an inclusive environment for students. This is a college prep school so there are plenty of opportunities to be a well-rounded student. My daughter is a student-athlete who is fairly social and she did very well there with multiple college offers. They also did a great job at keeping in-class learning during the pandemic. This really helped these students continue to really learn. The staff does a great job.
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5  
The best decision I've ever made was to send my kids to this school. They loved their time here. When looking for a college, they picked one that had a reputation of being as close to Spellman as possible. The teachers are great, all the office employees, guidance, principal, and president are special people. They treat the kids great and are very considerate of the kids. My kids have gone to Catholic school all their life but Cardinal Spellman really got them more involved in their religion. The masses and choir are amazing. Everyone I have ever met that went there only has great things to say.
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5  
We could not have picked a better place for our daughter to attend high school! CSHS is home - the environment is so welcoming and spirit-filled and it is evident from the day you walk in the door for open house! There are so many opportunities to get involved at Spellman - our daughter has excelled academically and taken part in service projects and trips, athletics and extra-curricular activities. Teachers and administration take time to get to know the students and make them feel valued and heard. Simply the best!
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5  
I am a grandparent of a Cardinal Spellman HS student and I am so impressed with the quality of education my grandson is receiving. The most impressive piece of his education is the spiritual aspect. At some point in everyone's life we face challenges and to understand that God is reachable and real is the most powerful force on earth.
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5  
My daughter graduated 4 years ago received an education that prepared her for college. This was obvious to me when as a freshman in college, she noticed other students not as fully prepared as she was for their college academic experience. My son is now an incoming senior at CSHS and I feel confident that he will be fully prepared, academically, spiritually and emotionally when he graduates to continue on with his college education.
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5  
Cardinal Spellman High School gave the the educational foundation that I would not have been able to receive in any other school. The faculty challenged me academically, providing me with knowledge and confidence to carry with me to the collegiate level. I would not be where I am today without the education that I received at Spellman. Cardinal Spellman educates the whole student. They taught me the value of a great education, time management through sports and activities, and the importance of giving back to your community.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 478 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,700
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 18

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