Pope Francis Preparatory School

Pope Francis Preparatory School is a Catholic co-educational, college-preparatory school which instills Gospel values and fosters academic excellence in a diverse community of learners.
Our mission is to challenge students to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically to become critical thinkers and faith-based leaders who embody justice, peace, service and mercy in the global community.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded2016

Student Body

Total Students366 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Pope Francis Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,650
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter TrackAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldWinter Track,

School Notes

  • Pope Francis Preparatory School is a private, four-year co-educational, college preparatory high school of the Diocese of Springfield. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Massachusetts Department of Education. Pope Francis High School was established in July of 2016 as the result of the merger of two diocesan high schools, Holyoke Catholic High School and Cathedral High School and changed its name to Pope Francis Preparatory School uponarriving at its current state-of-the-art facility in Springfield, MA. It is a regional high school serving students from thirty-fourcities and towns. Students from all ethnic and religious backgrounds are accepted on the basis of standardized testing, grades, and interviews.

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