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Cheverus 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.
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Cheverus 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 365 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,270
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cheverus ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Instructional Support
Year Founded
1917
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
365 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
Cheverus Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP: 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 score
1230
Average ACT score
25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Boys: Khaki pants, button down shirt, polo shirt Girls: Khaki pant/skirt, button down, polo

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Students are responsible to purchase books. This cost is approximately $300-$500.
% on Financial Aid
70%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kate O'Brion
Admissions Associate
Sean Sova
Endowment Size
$10.5 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
45 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Best Buddies, Campus Ministry, Chess, Civil Rights Team, Debate, Drama, Environmental Action Club, Homefront, International Club, Investment and Finance Club, Key Club, Math, National Honor Society, Outdoor, Recycling, Robotics Team, Spanish, Stag Alliance, 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

  • At Cheverus, we prepare young men and women to be people for and with others. Jesuit education seeks todevelop 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cheverus cost?
Cheverus's tuition is approximately $23,270 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Cheverus?
The acceptance rate of Cheverus is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 73%.
Does Cheverus offer a summer program?
Yes, Cheverus offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Cheverus offer?
Cheverus offers 23 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Cheverus is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maine for most sports offered.
What is Cheverus's ranking?
Cheverus ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Cheverus?
The application deadline for Cheverus is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
My daughter just graduated in the class of '23 from Cheverus. The Cheverus experience was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Yes, it was a lot of work (she took all honors and AP level courses so to be expected), but it has thoroughly prepared and motivated her to be successful in college. The administration and teachers are absolutely phenomenal. The extracurricular offerings are many - there's something for everyone. The location is stunning. The culture is kind and respectful. Best decision we ever made!
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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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5  
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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This is an amazing school!!!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 365 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,270
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cumberland County, ME is $18,388 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cumberland County, ME is 70% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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