From the Head of School



Since arriving at Pope Francis Preparatory School, there has been a tangible feeling of a learning community coming into its own. An important part of this transformation is largely due to the awareness of our unique history. The rich histories of our legacy schools span more than 130 years, and the traditions established over the past century will continue to shape our future as the premier Catholic high school in Western Massachusetts.


When I meet with prospective families, I share that today we are a school focused on faith formation, intellectual stimulation, innovation, wellness, and the development of the whole child. Our graduates will take this preparation as a foundation for their next educational steps and it will undoubtedly serve to remind them of the incredible impact their Catholic education will have on their future.


At Pope Francis Prep, we provide our students with a competitive edge within a state-of-the-art facility designed to encourage collaboration and exploration. I am confident that you will find the level of engagement among our students and faculty will continue to create rigor in our programs. Rigor, complemented by faith formation, will propel our students to channel their passions and explore new ideas as part of an exciting and fulfilling academic and personal journey.


In short, let me encourage you to get to know us further. Browse our website, attend an Open House program, join us at an athletic competition or theatre production, or reach out to schedule a personal visit – you will see an engaged and supportive learning community that reflects on our past, embraces the work of today and honors our faith-based mission as the foundation for our future.


I look forward to meeting you soon!


Dr. Paul Harrington

Head of School