Fontbonne

Fontbonne is a Catholic, college preparatory high school and early college for remarkable young women in grades 7-12 that embraces diversity in many forms, while fostering Gospel values and educational excellence.
Today, Fontbonne educates over 300 girls from more than 40 cities and towns across Greater Boston and the South Shore.
Our inclusive community is our strength and the reason our students and alumnae are confident, courageous women. Fontbonne's scholar-centered education and diverse student population prepare girls for the collegiate experience and cultivate an environment to grow in self-confidence, develop problem solving skills, and forge a unique academic path, while forming lifelong relationships with peers, mentors, and educators. Our students take advantage of comprehensive offerings within our programs through athletics, internships, dual enrollment, and co-curricular activities.
Our rich history and commitment to the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph is evident in all programs at Fontbonne, as we strive to provide an excellent education that is accessible to all young women.
We are thrilled to welcome new families into our community and our hallways.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,900
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10 / 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
320 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
47%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Fontbonne Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
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
Average SAT score
1210
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Plaid skort, khaki pants, or navy pants. Navy or white polo shirt. Navy blazer.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial aid applications must be submitted by December 31, 2023.
% on Financial Aid
72%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$11,195
Admissions Director
Kathryn Meschino
Admissions Associate
Devan Murphy

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
AAPI Affinity Club, Admission Ambassadors, Community Circle Leaders, Creative Art, Dear Neighborhood Service Club, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, French Honor Society, Heritage and Genealogy Club, Latin Honor Society, Latinas Unidas, Law and Debate Club, Media and Photography Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper & Creative Writing Club, Peer Education, Peer Mediators, Positivi-Team, Public Health Club, Queer Straight Alliance, Retreat Leaders, Science & Astronomy Club, Spanish Honor Society, Spirit Committee, Step Team, Student Council, Student Union of Minorities, Tulip Club, Women in Business

Arts and Music Programs:
Good Fountain Players Drama Club, Music & K-Pop 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 exposure to seminar style discussions, independent learning,and other methods necessary for success in our accelerated academic program. In 11th and 12th grade, students may take advantage of our dual enrollment relationships and college-levelcourses thanks to our established partnerships with local institutions like Regis College, Stonehill College, and UMASS Boston. Our EC emphasis enables each Fontbonne student theability 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 acurriculum 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 aboutreal world issues through our frequent Community Circles. Like so many opportunities at Fontbonne, these efforts are student-driven and student-led. With EC, our highly-educated faculty empower young women to be architects of their ownlearning. Within and beyond the classroom, students can engage in ways that encompass allaspects of the EC experience. We are especially proud of our World Language programs. Through this initiative, our Spanish students can participate in a week-long service program in Puerto Rico. Our French students can travel to Annecy, France and explore the beautiful region. In both programs, students live with students at the host school, immersing themselves in the language and culture. Our French students host their French sisters as part of the exchange. These are just a few of the distinct ways that Fontbonne is the only Early College of Boston.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fontbonne cost?
Fontbonne's tuition is approximately $21,900 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, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Fontbonne?
The application deadline for Fontbonne is Jan. 10 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 10 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,900
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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