Fontbonne

At Fontbonne, we are rooted by inclusion, a core value of our founding Sisters of St. Joseph and the Gospel message that "all may be one".
We promote a safe, diverse learning environment which welcomes students of all faiths, fosters intellectual openness and social connection, and prepares our young women to become active citizens of the world.
Through the values of respect, responsibility, reconciliation, and reverence, Fontbonne promotes growth in spirituality, scholarship, and leadership by teaching our young women the importance of seeing others for who they are individually, while engaging in courageous conversations that honor varying perspectives.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 230 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,900
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded
1954

Student Body

Total Students
230 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Fontbonne Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 2D Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP French, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP US History
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(khaki or plaid skirt with school polo shirt or button down; khaki pants also an option)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Students may apply for financial aid between Nov. 1 and December 31
Admissions Director
Ashley O'Donnell

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
42 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academy Tutors, Admission Ambassadors, Anime Club, Badminton Club, Book Club, Cooking Club, Dear Neighbor, Ducks in Action, Film Club, French Honor Society, Girls Who Code, Good Fountain Players Drama Club, Green Team, International Club, Latin Honor Society, Leadership Council, Medical Health Club, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Peer Education, Peer Mentors, Peer Ministry, PERIOD Chapter, Photography Club, Retreat Leaders, Scrapbooking Club, Sewing Club, Ski Club, Spirit Committee, STEM, Strong Links, Student Council, SUM Club, Tulip Club, Young Health Professionals

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Club, Gospel Choir, Select Chorus/Jazz Choir, Ukulele Club, Writing Club, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Through Fontbonne`s holistic approach to educating the whole person, our Early College (EC) program begins with 7th grade where our students are given essential skills, setting them up for success in high school. Our curriculum in 9th and 10th Grades focuses on enhancing this foundation with seminar style and independent learning... identified as necessary for success in our accelerated academic program. In Grades 11 and 12, students may take advantage of our dual enrollment relationships and college-level courses. Our EC emphasis enables each Fontbonne student the ability to attain transferable college credit while cultivating those distinct characteristics, attributes, and skills she would not have acquired until her first years in college.
  • But Early College means so much more than just acquiring college credits. Our EC is built upon a student-centered pedagogy, with experiential learning, interdisciplinary courses, and a curriculum taught through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Exposed to concepts like restorative justice and self advocacy, our students are able to lead genuine conversations about real world issues through our frequent Community Circles. Like so many opportunities at Fontbonne, these efforts are student-driven and student-led.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 230 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,900
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling

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