POPE FRANCIS
PREP SCHOOL
MISSION + VISION

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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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DID YOU KNOW

Pope Francis Preparatory School offers a rigorous academic curriculum, including Honors, Advanced Placement, and Virtual High School classes.

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COMMITMENT TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

With a commitment to academic excellence, we proudly serve students of various cultural, academic and religious backgrounds from over thirty surrounding communities.

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STUDENT LIFE

We offer 25 competitive teams in 12 sports including hockey and basketball. More than 20 clubs including fencing, creative writing, key club, a cappella singers, outdoor adventure club, National Honor society, Model UN, student council, and more.

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Our
History

Building on a strong foundation of excellence, Pope Francis Preparatory School in Springfield, MA offers its students the best of what its legacy schools, Cathedral High School and Holyoke Catholic High School, had to offer.

Pope Francis was established by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield through the merger of Cathedral and Holyoke Catholic in 2016. The regional Catholic high school provides a beautiful, safe environment for students to worship, learn and succeed.

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Cathedral

Cathedral High School was a Catholic, college preparatory community of learners committed to spiritual development, moral integrity, and academic excellence.

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Holyoke

Holyoke Catholic High School was a community of parents, students and faculty dedicated to gospel values within a nurturing Catholic environment.

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“It’s from your roots that you will get the strength to continue. None of us – neither you nor me – were manufactured in a laboratory; we have a history, we have roots. And everything we do, the results we achieve, the beauty we create in the future, all comes from those roots” -Pope Francis

We are forever grateful for the roots established by our legacy schools. The future is bright for Pope Francis Prep!

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