Accreditation

Pope Francis is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Enrollment

For the 2016-2017 school year, total enrollment was 368 students in grades 9-12: 180 female, 188 male with 29% student diversity.

Location

Currently operating in Chicopee while a new facility is constructed on Wendover Road in the East Forest Park section of Springfield.

Geographic Distribution

Students attending Pope Francis hail from 30 Massachusetts and 6 Connecticut cities and towns, plus two countries: China and Vietnam.

Faculty

36 classroom teachers, 64 percent with advanced degrees
Average tenure: 18 years
Two guidance counselors, one college counselor.

Student/Teacher Ratio

10:1

Average Class Size

16

School Year

The academic year includes two semesters. Each semester is divided into two quarters.

Academics

PF offers College Preparation, Honors and Advanced Placement level courses, plus Virtual High School (VHS) offerings.

Athletics/Activities

Pope Francis is a member of the MIAA.
60% of PFHS students play 2 or more sports
25 competitive teams in 12 different sports
29 extracurricular clubs/activities available

Financial Aid

39 percent of students receive need-based financial aid.
Financial Aid is available through the Diocese of Springfield and through Pope Francis High School Financial Aid Grants