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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1958

Student Body

Total Students478 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Cardinal Spellman High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 18
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,700
Admissions DirectorErika Higgins
Admissions AssociateEileen Brooks

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
GymnasticsIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Winter Track

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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Braintree
    Grades: 7-12 | 616 students
    9.2 miles
    40 Independence Ave
    Braintree, MA 02184
    (781) 535-6267
    9.2 7-12
    616
  • Braintree
    Grades: 6-12 | 688 students
    7.8 miles
    745 Washington Street
    Braintree, MA 02184
    (781) 843-3580
    7.8 6-12
    688
  • Hingham
    Notre Dame Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 410 students
    8.4 miles
    1073 Main Street
    Hingham, MA 02043
    (781) 749-5930
    8.4 7-12
    410
  • Dedham
    Grades: 7-12 | 590 students
    15.2 miles
    10 Campus Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 326-3700
    15.2 7-12
    590
  • Kingston
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 640 students
    16.7 miles
    399 Bishops Highway
    Kingston, MA 02364
    (781) 585-7511
    16.7 PK-12
    640

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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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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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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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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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