Archbishop Williams High School

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Archbishop Williams School
Braintree, Massachusetts
United States
Coordinates 42°13′42″N 71°0′16″W / 42.22833°N 71.00444°W / 42.22833; -71.00444Coordinates: 42°13′42″N 71°0′16″W / 42.22833°N 71.00444°W / 42.22833; -71.00444
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto "The love of Christ drives us on"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1949
President Dennis Duggan
Dean Meryl Baxter
Principal Sister Mary Fitzpatrick (S.N.)
Vice principal Jean Marsten
Grades (7-8) (9-12)
Enrollment 560 (2014)
Average class size 23
Student to teacher ratio 14:1
Campus Suburban
Campus type Urban
Color(s) Blue and gold         
Slogan Caritus Christi Urget Nos
Fight song " Go Bishops!"
Athletics conference Catholic Central
Mascot Bishop
Nickname Archie's, Archie Bills, AWHS
Team name Bishops
Rival Cardinal Spellman High School
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper The Mitre
Yearbook The Crosier
Endowment $889,173
Tuition $11,300
Athletic Director Gordie McClay

Archbishop Williams High School is a co-educational Catholic school in Braintree, Massachusetts, USA. It was founded in 1949 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. "Archies" as it is known.

Archbishop Williams' school seal, originally that of the founding order of nuns, is the pelican, which was an early Christian symbol of Jesus. The school's motto is Caritas Christi Urget Nos, or "The Love of Christ Drives Us On." Blue and gold are the school's colors.

The school is named after John Joseph Williams, the first Archbishop of Boston. AWHS was dedicated on September 12, 1949 by Cardinal Richard Cushing.

Tuition is $11,300 for the 2014&2015 school year. The school principal is Dr. Michael Volonnino

Archie's underwent an expansion and added a 12 Million (US) Dollar Sporting facilities. The renovation also included more classrooms in a separate building. In The fall of 2014 Archbishop Williams added a 7th&8th grade program.


The theater department puts on two shows annually, a fall play and a spring musical.


The school's rival is Cardinal Spellman High School located in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Archbishop Williams High School put in a new all-purpose sports stadium on Storrs Ave.

The Mascot of Archies, The Bishop, is the mascot because Archbishop Williams is named after Archbishop Williams, who was also a bishop, and later became an Archbishop. When other teams play the Bishops they repeatedly chant, "BEAT THE BISHOP(s)"


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Indoor track
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer-2014 Eastern Mass. Champions/State Finalists
  • Swimming
  • Track and field


  • Basketball-2013 Mass state finalists
  • Cheerleading
  • Winter cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Indoor track
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

Noted Alumni[edit]

  • Steve Baker Former NHL goalie with the New York Rangers
  • Edward J. Collins, Jr. Government official
  • Matt Glennon Former NHL Player with the Boston Bruins
  • Pete Kendall Former NFL Offensive Lineman with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Washington Redskins and the Arizona Cardinals
  • Brian Noonan Former NHL Player with various teams, member of the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers
  • Mike O'Connell Former NHL Player with the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, and Detroit Red Wings

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 

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