Pope Francis High School

Pope Francis building

High Quality Faculty

  • 100% of teachers have a Bachelor’s Degree and certification by Massachusetts for secondary education in for their discipline
  • 2/3 of teachers hold advanced degrees

Small Classes, Big Thinking

  • Student:faculty ratio of 10:1
  • Average class size of 18
  • Can take classes at local colleges and universities for college credit

Superb Facilities

  • New school campus starting August 2018
  • Multi-purpose learning common, STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math) facilities, Makerspace, Theater, Chapel, Gymnasium, audio-visual capabilities, and flexible classrooms
  • Athletic fields with stadium seating, outdoor restroom facilities, fan snack shack, and open outdoor space

Students at Pope Francis High School receive the best possible education rooted in the Catholic traditions that formed the foundation of our legacy schools.

We offer a comprehensive curriculum that includes both Advanced Placement and Honors courses, with a focus on preparing students for college. We foster students’ intellect with a robust selection of rigorous courses that follow the STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math) program. Students are supported by the fundamentals of the program and receive a foundation in religious studies, history, math, science, English, languages and the arts.

The commitment to academic excellence remains a key component of the Pope Francis High School mission to challenge students to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically to become critical thinkers and faith-based leaders. We develop students who can think analytically and demonstrate a mastery of oral and written communication; are leaders, but can work effectively as part of a team; have a global perspective; form a unique relationship with God and develop an authentic prayer life; and, above all, act with integrity and self-discipline, demonstrating ethical decision-making skills and embracing a commitment to selfless service.

FALL SPORTS

  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Golf

WINTER SPORTS

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Swimming
  • Girls Swimming
  • Boys Indoor Track
  • Girls Indoor Track
  • Ice Hockey

SPRING SPORTS

  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Boys Track
  • Girls Track
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse

Fine Arts – From pottery to drawing, sculpting to illustration, and photography, you’ll explore your creativity in art classes.

Music Program – Run by the Community Music School of Springfield. Lessons include voice, percussion, brass, strings, and piano.

Clubs & Activities

  • A Cappella Choir
  • Anime & Art Clubs
  • Chess Club
  • Creative Writing
  • Current Event/Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Dude, Be Nice!
  • Fencing
  • French Club
  • Future Leaders of America
  • Green Team
  • International Club
  • Key Club
  • Mathletes
  • Matthew 25
  • Clubs & Activities
  • Model Senate
  • Model U.N.
  • National Honor Society
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Photography
  • Programming Club
  • Quiz Team
  • Rocketeering
  • Science Club
  • Sewing Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Speech Club
  • Special Olympics Support
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook

Fun Traditions – Prom, Hat Day, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, Sports Rallies and Spirit Week, Halloween Costume Contest, Twin Day, and semi-formals are among some of the fun events at Pope Francis!

Community Service – Dakin Animal Shelter, Canned Food Drives, Blood Drives, Christmas Giving

Mission Trips – Appalachia, North Carolina, Africa, Belize

Location

134 Springfield St, Chicopee, MA 01013

School Details

School Type:Private, Co-ed
Grades:9-12
Grades For International Students:9-12
Campus Size:38 Acres
Total Enrollment:368