Pope Francis Prep is a Catholic co-educational, college-preparatory school that instills Gospel values and fosters academic excellence in a diverse community of learners. Serving students in grades 9-12 from Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut, we nurture every student’s future as part of a community that needs their intelligence, compassion, and conviction.
The quality that truly distinguishes Pope Francis Preparatory School is our commitment to knowing our students. We believe it to be an honor to guide students toward a life of quality, persistence, compassion, and principle. This is the cornerstone of our superior academic preparation informed by the Catholic faith and what makes a Pope Francis Prep experience so personally enriching.
Students at Pope Francis Prep will find a challenging college preparatory curriculum – one that fosters inquiry, discovery, innovation, and collaboration. The integration of project-based instruction and contextual learning within every classroom further enhances a student’s college preparedness.
At Pope Francis Prep, students’ personal development goes hand in hand with their academic preparation. We give students the foundation to achieve their dreams through faith, community, and service.
Whether our athletes are planning to pursue competing at the college level, or are trying a sport for the first time, our athletic program is designed to support and challenge each student-athlete. Just as in or classrooms, Cardinal athletics seeks to support our mission of growing faith-based leaders who embody justice, peace, service, and mercy in the global community. Athletics at Pope Francis Prep include the following interscholastic teams competing under the regulations set forth by the MIAA: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, and Tennis.
Pope Francis Preparatory School is built on the strong foundations and traditions of our legacy schools. The Office of Advancement proudly serves the alumni of Pope Francis and our legacy schools.
Pope Francis Preparatory School’s annual fund, The Cardinal Fund, has a deep impact on our ability to fulfill the school’s mission. Established and maintained by your contributions, the Cardinal Fund fosters financial stability, and most importantly, unparalleled opportunity for today’s students and faculty.