Fontbonne Academy

As rigorous as the studies at Fontbonne can be, students never miss an opportunity for a good-natured laugh.  Campus is alive with peace and joy.
As rigorous as the studies at Fontbonne can be, students never miss an opportunity for a good-natured laugh.  Campus is alive with peace and joy.
  • Fontbonne Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, is a Catholic, college preparatory high school for young women.
  • Mission Fontbonne Academy fosters Gospel values and educational excellence.
  • This inclusive community embraces diversity in many forms.  Through the values of respect, responsibility, reconciliation and reverence, Fontbonne Academy promotes growth in spirituality, scholarship, and leadership of young women in the changing world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1954

Student Body

Total Students335 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeFontbonne Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki skirt or pants with school polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,600
Tuition NotesStudents may apply for financial aid between Nov. 1 and December 31
Admissions DirectorMrs. Christin Schow '01
Admissions AssociateMs. Christina Ferrera


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Ambassadors, Association for Diversity in Action, Cooking Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Equestrian Service Club, French Honor Society, Game Club, Gospel Choir, International Club, Literary Magazine, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Peer Education, Peer Mentors, S.A.D.D., Select Chorus/Jazz Choir, Service Club, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, Stylus, Technology Club, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Creative Writing Club, Peer Ministry, Retreat Leaders, Sewing Club, Spirit Committee, STEM

School Notes

  • One hundred percent of Fontbonne graduates are accepted to college. Twenty percent of the student population is eligible for National Honor Society.
  • Our fine arts program allows students to express themselves through music, drama, and art. A Wellness Center provides personal training, nutrition counseling and stress management tools to students, and provides access to workout equipment before, during and after school. In addition to Fontbonne's strong curriculum, tailored curriculum offerings are available to students through the Virtual High School program run through the school. Eight-five percent of the student population is engaged in extra-curricular activities. A popular service program attracts many students.
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