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    Bishop Connolly High School ::: Fall River, Massachusetts ::: Northeast U.S.

    Bishop Connolly High School

    • Located one hour from Boston
    • 251 students (grades 9-12); 10% international, average class size 16 students; student/faculty ratio 12:1
    • Coeducational day school, religious affiliation - Catholic
    • Community service an integral ingredient of the Connolly experience
    • University placement including , Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame University among others
    • ESL not available





    4 seasons, snow in winter

    Student Body

    251 students (grades 9-12), 10% International students

    Average Class Size

    16 students


    36 Faculty and Staff; 50% faculty with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    College Placement

    100% university placements include Bentley University, Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame University, Providence College, Quinnipiac University among others.

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, European History, French Language & Culture, Psychology, Spanish Language & Culture, Studio Art-Drawing, Studio Art-2D Design, US Government & Politics, US History, World History

    Honors: Algebra I & II, American Civilization, American Government, Anatomy & Physiology, Bioethics, Biology, Biotechnology & Microbiology, Calculus, Chemistry,  English-American Literature & Composition, English-British Literature & Composition, English-Senior Literature & Composition, English-World Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French II, III, IV, Geometry, Physics, Portuguese II, III, IV, Pre-Calculus, Spanish II, III & IV, Studio Art, US History-20th Century America, World Civilizations

    Special Programs

    Service is an integral part of the Bishop Connolly experience.  It is the core of who we are as a community and why we exist as a school.  From the beginning, students have been introduced to the needs of the Greater Fall River area.  The goal of the program is not merely to convey information; it is to create a culture of service and awareness of social needs, develop an ability to work effectively and sympathetically with others, and to foster knowledge of one's own character and behavior through working with and serving others.

    Marking System

    Each student has progress reports with quarterly report cards.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9-12 are as follows.

    English - 4 credits
    Theology - 4 credits
    Mathematics - 4 credits
    Social Studies - 3 credits
    Science - 3 credits
    World Language - 2 credits
    Fine Art - 1 credit
    Physical Education - 1 credit
    Electives -3 credits

    World Language offered: French, Spanish, Portuguese

    Christian Service Hours: Grade 9 - 20 hrs to family; Grade 10 - 20 hours to school; Grade 11 - 20 hours to larger community; Grade 12 - 60 hours to larger community

    SAT/ACT Scores:  Average SAT = 1556; Average ACT = 24 


    Bishop Connolly High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming,Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball


    Studio Arts, Band, Chorus, Film, Performing Arts, Theater Arts

    Extracurricular Activities

    Activities and Clubs: Ambassadors, Campus Ministry, Chorus, Debate Team, Food Pantry, Math Team, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Recycle Club, Student Council, Theater Company, Van Gogh Club, World Language Honor Society, Yearbook


    Academic achievement center, Academic building, 5 athletic fields, Auditorium, Cafeteria, Chapel, Gymnasium, Outdoor track, Tennis courts


    ESL is not available