Pope Francis High School to hold open house for prospective students Sunday

Gallery: Groundbreaking ceremony held for Pope Francis High School in Springfield, September 2017.

SPRINGFIELD — Pope Francis High School will show off its new facility and highlight its academic programs and activities Sunday, as the faith-based college preparatory institution holds an open house for prospective students.

The event, which is set to take place between noon and 4 p.m., will include a tour of the school’s new facility on Wendover Road in Springfield and a presentation at St. Michael’s Academy, according to officials.

The open house will further provide families information “about the benefits of a Pope Francis High School education” and financial assistance; allow attendees to meet with faculty, staff and current students; and highlight the clubs, sports teams and activities offered at the school.

Ann Rivers, the school’s director of admissions, said Pope Francis is “challenging the expectations of what a faith-based education should be” as it prepares to move into its new facility for the 2018-2019 academic year.

“Our new, state-of-the-art home will offer students plenty of open space, in which to collaborate and learn,” she said in a statement. “We’re excited to offer our prospective families the opportunity to tour the building and learn about the exciting educational opportunities that await their children at Pope Francis.”

Head of School Paul Harrington added that school officials “look forward to welcoming a new generation of students and families when Pope Francis Preparatory School opens next August.”

Prospective students looking to attend the open house and tour were asked to register for one of three available two-hour time slots, which will respectively be held from 12 to 2 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

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