The Future of Pope Francis High School

Choosing a high school is one of the most important decisions in a young person’s life. At Pope Francis High School, we hold firmly to the mission of our legacy schools, Cathedral High School and Holyoke Catholic High School, to educate students with strong academics, faith, values and service. These pillars of excellence form the foundation of life for Pope Francis High School students, both inside and outside of school.

As students start their futures at Pope Francis High School, the school itself is looking ahead to its future. With the support of Cathedral and Holyoke Catholic alumni, faculty and staff, the Transitional Advisory Committee and Building Committee of Pope Francis High School worked diligently to ensure a smooth transition for Pope Francis High School students. We are committed to cultivating and growing this community of support so we can increase and improve our academic and extracurricular offerings, enhance our technologies and construct our new facility.


Groundbreaking Ceremony

Community leaders and state and local officials joined Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski and the administration, faculty and staff of Pope Francis High School on Sept. 18, 2016 to celebrate the start of construction on a state-of-the-art regional Catholic high school in the East Forest Park section of Springfield.

Diocesan representatives and local dignitaries who took part in the groundbreaking included Sr. M. Andrea Ciszewski, FSSJ, superintendent of schools; Sr. Maxyne Schneider, SSJ, president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield; Michele D’Amour, chairperson of the school’s board of directors; Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno; Congressman Richard E. Neal; Sen. Eric Lesser; Michael Knapik, representing Gov. Charlie Baker; Timothy Allen, Ward 7 Springfield City Councilor, and Bud Williams, Springfield City Councilor At Large.

Construction: Photos

Site Sneak Peek

On the one-year anniversary of the PFHS groundbreaking, a special “Site Sneak Peek” tour was scheduled to allow supporters to view the construction progress. Special thanks to RE Photography for the  event photos.