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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 243 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,800
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Fontbonne ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded
1954

Student Body

Total Students
243 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Fontbonne Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
12 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
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
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
Kathryn Meschino

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
AAPI Affinity Club, Academy Tutors, Admission Ambassadors, Astronomy Club, Badminton Club, Community Circle Leaders, Creative Writing, Dear Neighborhood Service Club, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Duck 2 Duck New Student Mentors, Entertainment and Media Club, French Honor Society, Good Fountain Players Drama Club, Green Team, Harvard Vision Club, International Club, K-Pop Club, Latin Honor Society, Latinas Unidas, National Honor Society, Newspaper Club, Peer Mediators, PERIOD Chapter, Photography Club, Retreat Leaders, Spirit Committee, Step Team, Student Council, Students Demand Action, SUM Club, Tulip Club, Women in Business/DECA

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Club, Select Chorus/Jazz Choir, 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fontbonne cost?

Fontbonne's tuition is approximately $20,800 for private students.

What sports does Fontbonne offer?

Fontbonne offers 12 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track.

What is Fontbonne's ranking?

Fontbonne ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for Fontbonne?

The application deadline for Fontbonne is Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 243 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,800
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $25,331 for elementary schools and $33,764 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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