Competitiveness: Level 3- Above Average
Enrollment Type: Fall, Spring, Rolling
Grades available: 9 -11
Admission Requirements: Upload Documents, Online Interview, TOEFL, ITEP, ELTIS
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
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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
Grades Offered: 9-12
ESL Offered: Yes
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!
ESL Offered: Yes
ESL Fee (Included in package price): $0.00
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|American Lit||Calculus||US History|
|English 9||English 10||American Lit|
|Arts Program||Music Program||Science Program|
|Math Program||Language Arts Program||Social Science Program|
|Social Science Program||Athletic Program|
|International Club||Quiz Team||National Honors Society|
|Speech Club||Outdoor Adventure Club||Student Council|
|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.|
|Nursing homes||Hospitals||Food Pantries|
|Soup Kitchens||The Possibilities for meaningful service are endless!|
Freshmen: five (5) hours
Sophomores: ten (10) hours
Juniors: fifteen (15) hours
Seniors: twenty (20) hours,
Senior Internship 50 Hours (required)
|indoor track||outdoor track||tennis|
Boys- Khaki or black dress pants. Oxford short or long sleeve white or light blue shirts. Polos- Short/long sleeve navy, short/long sleeve white. Girls- Khaki or Grey box pleat kilt. Khaki or black dress pants. Oxford short or long sleeve white or light blue shirts. Polos- Short/long sleeve navy, short/long sleeve white.
School Day is From 7:40 am. – 2:07 pm.
2017-Our orientation is August 23rd and the first day of school for freshmen and sophomores is September 1st. Freshmen only on the 30th.
|We have our own library and computer labs and students have access to Elms College library as well.|
Springfield is an exciting community located halfway between New York and Boston. The city offers beautiful nature, especially during the fall. Springfield is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame, several museums, amusement parks and fairs, off-Broadway plays, and an 8,000 seat arena/convention center. Nearby, there is a large popular theme park that attracts many visitors from all over New England, as well as several large shopping malls and outlets.
Bradley International Airport: (28 Minutes) Boston Logan International Airport: (1 hour 35 minutes)
Massachusetts has four distinct seasons and is truly a year-round destination. Temperatures in the Winter go below freezing and occasionally snow will accumulate. Spring and Fall temperatures are between 40-60 degress.
School bus, Car pool
|Elms College||Westfield University||New England University|
|UMASS Amherst||Springfield College||Holyoke College|
|Six Flags New England||Basketball Hall of Fame||Lupa Zoo|
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Pawel Binczyk, Brigade Trial Counsel for US Army JAG Corps.
Wilmina Landford, M.D. Candidate.
Navigating the application, financial aid and enrollment process
Assisting with writing essays, forms, and financial aid