Fontbonne Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, is a Catholic, college preparatory high school for young women.
Mission: Fontbonne 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.

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School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students258 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Fontbonne Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki skirt or pants with school polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,900
Tuition NotesStudents may apply for financial aid between Nov. 1 and December 31
Admissions DirectorMrs. Christin Schow '01
Admissions AssociateMrs. Christina Maggio '11


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.30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Ambassadors, Cooking Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, French Honor Society, Gospel Choir, International Club, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Peer Education, Peer Mentors, Select Chorus/Jazz Choir, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Academy Tutors, Anime Club, Creative Writing Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Film Club, Latin Honor Society, Medical Health Club, Peer Ministry, Photography Club, Retreat Leaders, Sewing Club, Spirit Committee, STEM, Student Union of Minorities

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club

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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