Pope Francis Preparatory School

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Pope Francis Preparatory School

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Competitiveness: Level 3- Above Average
Enrollment Type: Fall, Spring, Rolling
Grades available: 9 -11
Admission Requirements: Upload Documents, Online Interview, TOEFL, ITEP, ELTIS
Admission Deadline:
Waitlist?: Yes
Required Documents: Passport (image), Transcripts in English, Certificate of Deposit, Personal Essay, Teacher Recommendations, Copy of Test Scores, Immunization Records, Guardianship Forms
Minimum Test Scores: Grades Accepted: 9-11 • Minimum SLEP: Not Accepted • Minimum TOEFL: 80 • Minimum ELTiS: 232 • Minimum iTEP: 4.5
Seats by Grade:

  • 9th-11th

School Info

School: Pope Francis Preparatory School
Location: Springfield Massachusetts
School Type: Day School
Affiliation: Catholic School
Year Established: 1963
Memberships: • Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association • National Catholic Educational Association • New England Association of Schools and Colleges • National Association of Secondary School Principals
Gender: Co-ed
Grades Offered: 9-12
ESL Offered: Yes

Financial Section

About Our School: Pope Francis High School is located in Chicopee, Mass., but will be moving to an entirely new campus in Springfield, Mass., due to open in Fall 2018.New name will be Pope Francis Preparatory High School. We will have an academically distinguished program of study challenges and motivates students to reach their full potential. Faculty members are committed to each student’s academic, emotional, and spiritual growth; they are devoted to developing future leaders who will embrace responsible citizenship in the global community. With individual attention, Pope Francis Preparatory High School offers students four different academic programs that can be blended to meet the individual needs of each student.

The four-story school will be energy-efficient and will encourage high levels of student interaction, including “maker spaces” in science classrooms, which will allow students to work together on projects, and informal gathering areas where students can charge their electronic devices. The building’s design will create a sense of community among both students and staff. It features a chapel, 500-seat auditorium, gymnasium, art and science classrooms, athletic fields, and more.

Admission Special Requirements:Grades Accepted: 9-11
• Minimum SLEP: Not Accepted
• Minimum TOEFL: 80
• Minimum ELTiS: 232
• Minimum iTEP: 4.5
Students must be enrolled in an approved homestay support program!


Application Fee:
Tuition Deposit:
ESL Offered: Yes
ESL Fee (Included in package price): $0.00

Total Fees:
Total Fees include tuition and third-party homestay. Register agent account for more information.
How to pay application fee: We will send an invoice once enrollment season is over and our agencies send a check.
Refund Policy:Students who are expelled, or asked to withdraw from the school are not eligible for refunds. Registration deposits and fees (e.g. transportation fees, senior dues, etc.) are non-refundable. The school will consider requests for full or partial refunds upon receipt of a written notice of withdrawal stating the effective date and the name of the school the student will be attending subject to the following rules:
1. Fifty percent of the total annual tuition is non-refundable for students who withdraw after the first day of school.
2. No refunds will be made for students who withdraw after the start of the second semester.
3. A $500 withdrawal fee is retained by the school for administrative expenses associated with the enrollment/withdrawal process.
4. If financial obligations (i.e. tuition, fees, school equipment, etc.) are owed PFPS at the time a student withdraws, the official transcript will be held and only sent once the account is paid in full.
5. If a student withdraws from school any financial aid awarded will be pro-rated according to the time the student has attended.
It is understood that the undersigned jointly and severally agree to abide by the provisions of this Agreement and to assume financial responsibility on behalf of the student whose name appears above for all charges as set forth herein and in the student handbook
School Fee Description: 2018-2019 Academic Year
Application fee: $100.00 fee due with completed application and student profile
Tuition Fee: $19,900.00 estimated tuition for 2018-2019 paid as follows:
Tuition Deposit: $9,950.00 due before April 1, 2018 and before issuance of the 1-20
Tuition Balance: $9,950.00 due to school by June 15, 2018
Technology fee: $375.00 due to school by June 15, 2018

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AP Courses

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Biology Chemistry Lit Explorations
American Lit Calculus US History

Honors Courses

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English 9 English 10 American Lit
Brit Lit Chemistry Biology
Environmental Science Physics Calculus
Algebra Geometry

Clubs & Programs

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Arts Program Music Program Science Program
Math Program Language Arts Program Social Science Program
Social Science Program Athletic Program

Extra-curricular & Clubs

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International Club Quiz Team National Honors Society
Speech Club Outdoor Adventure Club Student Council


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First group of Chinese international students, Springfield, New England Area. In 1872, when 30 Chinese students arrived on America’s east coast as part of an educational program sponsored by the Chinese government, they attracted quite a bit of attention. Some of them studied in Springfield. Pope Francis boast a number of National Merit and Advance Placement Scholars every year. Pope Francis students can take advantage of dual enrollment at the Elms College, and take college level courses that will transfer to most College in the US.