Cheverus High School

Cheverus High School Photo #1 - High School is a time of growth, change, and discovery. At Cheverus, we accompany students and families through this exciting and sometimes challenging time in their lives. Our goal is to educate students in a deep and meaningful way. Our approach to education is meant to prepare students for college -- and for life.
Cheverus High School Photo #2 - Here at Cheverus, we prepare young men and women to be people for and with others. Jesuit education seeks to develop the whole student - mind, body and spirit. Not only are Cheverus students challenged academically, but they are also encouraged to honor their own unique passions and gifts.
Cheverus High School Photo #3 - Ask any alum what the best part of attending Cheverus was and they will tell you about the community and lifelong friendships they developed here. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, but they all share something very important -- a sense of belonging to the Cheverus community. Cheverus is a welcoming and safe place for students to grow academically, socially.
Cheverus High School Photo #4 - Grounded in Catholic and Jesuit Tradition, Campus Ministry accompanies our students in their faith development offering them tools for their spiritual journey. Through experiences of prayer, reflection, leadership, and service, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, we guide them toward a deeper love of self, others and God.
Cheverus High School Photo #5 - With nearly 100% of our students going on to post-secondary school, the Cheverus experience provides the right balance of academic rigor and support. Students build the academic foundation critical to continued academic success after graduation. All courses are taught at the college prep level, and we also offer honors courses and 16 Advanced Placement subjects.
Cheverus High School Photo #6 - Cheverus High School`s athletic and activities program is designed to further the educational development of young men and women through participation. We at Cheverus believe that the competition, camaraderie, loyalty, and respect for others experienced in athletics and activities will serve as a foundation for each student`s continued growth and life-long learning experience.
  • Our goal at Cheverus is to educate students in a deep and meaningful way.
  • Our approach to education is meant to prepare students for college -- and for life.
  • At Cheverus, this means academic rigor balanced with personal development.
  • We want our students to reach their fullest potential academically, spiritually, and personally.Intellectual engagement is our foundation.
  • Connection with the larger Portland community and emphasis on service reflect our purpose: to give our students the courage to discover their gifts and the confidence to share them for the common good.

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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
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supported instructional support
Year Founded1917
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students400 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Cheverus High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP: Calculus, AP: US History, Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry, English I, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French II, Geometry, History II, Honors: Algebra I, II, II, III, III, III, III, IV, IV, IV, Latin, Latin II, Physical Science, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Spanish, Spanish IV, Statistics, V, V
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. 20 / Aug. 20 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,340
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 DirectorBeth Hanley
Admissions AssociateLisa Merrill
Endowment Size$9 million


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

  • Here at Cheverus, we prepare young men and women to be people for and with others. Jesuit education seeks to develop the whole student - mind, body and spirit.Not only are Cheverus students challenged academically, but they are also encouraged to honor their own unique passions and gifts. Cheverus is committed to cultivating excellence and forming young people into competent, intellectually curious and socially conscious adults.

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  • Portland
    Grades: PK-8 | 149 students
    1.8 miles
    856 Brighton Ave
    Portland, ME 04102
    (207) 772-8689
    1.8 PK-8
  • Cumberland Foreside
    Grades: NS-8 | 109 students
    2.8 miles
    11 U.S. Route One
    Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
    (207) 781-6321
    2.8 NS-8
  • Hebron
    Grades: 6-12 | 262 students
    38 miles
    339 Paris Rd
    Hebron, ME 04238
    (207) 966-5225
    38 6-12

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  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
The teachers, staff and school community hold high expectations in all manner (behavior, respect, academics, involvement, courage) for the students. The children feel supported and loved in the climate Cheverus provides, thus find the way to rise to the challenges afforded to them with happiness. We are delighted and grateful to have found Cheverus High School to help us build such good citizens for our world.
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Amazing school! My children are here and we couldn't be happier , them and my husband and I. It's an amazing community/school. Everyone treats each other with respect. It's a lot of work, but because of the community, my kids are OK with harder classes and more homework, therefore making them well prepared for college.
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There are so many things I love about this school for all my children. The first thing my children noticed when shadowing is was how friendly the entire community is. Holding doors for each other, even just saying hello in the hallways. The curriculum is challenging, but that is what a college prep school is supposed to be like.So many things that Cheverus should share, like certain colleges give financial aid to any student that gets in from Cheverus, minimum of $10k, up to full cost. I LOVE the dress code, everyone is the same, not low cut shirts to distract others, no short shorts, etc etc.. My Children have all been happy here, and a happy teenager is priceless. Thank you Cheverus!!!
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The average private school tuition in Maine is $8,094 for elementary schools and $30,731 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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