Cheverus High School

  • 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)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supported instructional support
Year Founded1917

Student Body

Total Students444 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by GradeCheverus High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP: 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 score1230
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Boys: Khaki pants, suit jacket, button down shirt, tie Girls: Khaki pant/skirt, button down, blazer)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 17 / Aug. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,360
Tuition NotesStudents are responsible to purchase books. This cost is approximately $300-$500.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMrs. Ruth Summers
Admissions AssociateNancy Thomas


Total Sports Offered24 sports
SportsAlpine 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,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Campus Ministry, Chess, Debate, Drama, Homefront, International Club, Key Club, Math, Outdoor, Recycling, Spanish, Student Council, Student Life

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Jazz Band, Solstice

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Ice Hockey, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Outdoor Track, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Volleyball, Wrestling

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
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