Twelve Students in the Archdiocese of Boston Receive Full-Tuition Scholarships to Boston University
The students were chosen based on academic achievements and character
BRAINTREE (May 2016) - Twelve students from the Archdiocese of Boston were recently awarded the 2016 Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship; Cardinal Medeiros Scholars receive a full-tuition scholarship to Boston University. The Scholars are chosen for their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership skills, and contributions to their schools and communities.

The 2016 Cardinal Medeiros Scholars are:

William Barnard – Xaverian Brothers High School
Ishrat Chowdhury – Bishop Fenwick High School
Aidan Coia – Xaverian Brothers High School
Erin Condon – Marian High School
Samantha Curley – Lowell Catholic High School
Anna Daher – Saint Joseph Preparatory High School
Sarah Golden – Archbishop Williams High School
Brian Harrington – Catholic Memorial School
Carina Imbornone – Central Catholic High School
Emily Masse – Academy of Notre Dame
Nicholas McCool – Central Catholic High School
Meaghan Walsh – Fontbonne Academy

The scholarships were presented by the Provost of Boston University, Dr. Jean Morrison, and Cardinal Seán O’Malley. By the time the 2016 Cardinal Medeiros Scholars graduate from B.U., the program will have enrolled 420 scholars and contributed more than $49 million from the university to the greater Boston area and students of the Archdiocese.

Full news release available here.

Ursuline Academy Breaks Ground for New Athletic and Convocation Center

The new building will house classrooms and an innovation lab, a regulation-size gymnasium, a fitness room, gathering space, and more.

DEDHAM (May 2016) - Ursuline 

Academy broke ground on May 16 for the construction of a new 40,000 square foot Athletic and Convocation Center. The ACC is the first major enhancement to the Lowder Street camp

us since the addition of a Science Wing in 2002. The new building will house classrooms and an innovation lab, a regulation-size gymnasium, a 

fitness room, gathering space, and more. It is strategically located overlooking the academic building, the playing fields, and the Convent that was formerly home to the Ursuline Sisters, connecting to the schools’ objective of helping students to grow in mind, body and spirit. It is expected to be completed by the fall of 2017. Read more...



Five Students from the Archdiocese of Boston Selected as Candidates for Presidential Scholars Program

The five students were part of a group of 180 students chosen from Massachusetts

BRAINTREE (April 2016) – Five students from the Archdiocese of Boston were recently named as candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program. The Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of the nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors, and they are selected based on exemplary SAT or ACT scores.
Congratulations to:
Emma Cho - Notre Dame Academy, Hingham                                                  Laura Caron, Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington
Christina Zoldak, Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody                                  Christopher Potvin, St. Sebastian's School, Needham
Katelyn Benson, Central Catholic High School, Lawrence


St. Benedict Elementary SchoolSouth Natick's Newly Recognized Independent Catholic School

New Headmaster Jay Boren is leading school to a strong future
SOUTH NATICK (October 7, 2015) – St. Benedict Elementary School in South Natick was recently approved by Cardinal Seán O’Malley as an independent Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Boston. Prior to this declaration, St. Benedict Elementary School was an independent school that educated students “in the Catholic tradition.” ...Read more.


Mount Alvernia Academy Named Blue Ribbon School

Mount Alvernia Academy is one of five schools named in Massachusetts

CHESTNUT HILL - Mount Alvernia Academy (, a Catholic coeducational school in Chestnut Hill, has been named a Blue Ribbon School for 2015 by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. Mount Alvernia Academy, which educates students Preschool-Grade 6, is one of five schools in Massachusetts and the only private school in the Northeast to achieve this honor ...Read more.


Yawkey Award for Teaching Excellence Bestowed Upon St. John Paul II Catholic Academy Educators
DORCHESTER/MATTAPAN (September 25, 2015) – On Thursday, September 25th, eight educators from Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy were presented with the annual Yawkey Award for Teaching Excellence ...Read more.

13 Students From Eight Schools in the Archdiocese of Boston Named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists
Students are among the highest-scoring entrants in Massachusetts
BRAINTREE (September 9, 2015) -- Thirteen students from eight schools in the Archdiocese of Boston were announced today as National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists. Approximately 1.5 million students applied for the program ...Read more.

I am a Catholic School Nurse
by Elizabeth Paquette, RN, Malden Catholic High School, National Chair of the Private & Parochial School Nurses
My name is Elizabeth Paquette and I am a Catholic School Nurse. I began to write school nurse but a realization quickly became apparent, I am a Catholic School Nurse. It is my own Catholicity, as well as the school’s identity that is reflected in my own nursing practice. It is my faith that influences my every interaction and decision ...Read more.