St. Mary's High School (Lynn, Massachusetts)

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St. Mary's in Lynn
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St. Mary's High School
Address
35 Tremont Street
Lynn, Massachusetts (Essex County), 01902
Coordinates 42°27′46″N 70°57′4″W / 42.46278°N 70.95111°W / 42.46278; -70.95111Coordinates: 42°27′46″N 70°57′4″W / 42.46278°N 70.95111°W / 42.46278; -70.95111
Information
Type Private, Coeducational (formerly Parochial)
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Established 1881
Administrator Shane and Jesse Caufields Dog, Jenny
Principal Michael Melanson Jr.
Head of school John F. Foley IV
Chief custodian MY MAN BOB
Grades 612
Color(s) Navy Blue and Gold         
Slogan Catholic, Excellence, Integrity, Respect
Athletics conference Catholic Central
Mascot Spartan
Team name Spartans
Rival Lynn Tech
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper 'Spartan Times'
Tuition $9,950 (9-12), $7,350 (Marian Division 6-8)
Special Assistant to the Head of School Carl DiMaiti
Director of Enrollment Carole Frederick
Dean of Instructional Technology One man party artie
Liam Foley Katie Dearing
Director of Communications Sam Lipscomb
Website

St. Mary's High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.

Background[edit]

St. Mary's High School was established in 1881 as Saint Mary's Boys High School.[2] A Girl's High School was added later, followed by coeducation. In 1989 the school began a junior high school starting with a 7th grade class only, with an 8th grade class added the following year. The junior high school added a 6th grade class in 2011 after Massachusetts moved to a middle school education model.

In 2006, St. Mary's officially incorporated as a private school, independent from the Archdiocese of Boston and instituted a new governance structure with a head of school, principal, and twenty-member Board of Trustees, thus ending its period as a parochial school.

Extracurricular programs[edit]

Students at St. Mary's participate in a variety of sports, clubs and other extracurricular activities. Its various clubs include Chorus, College Bowl, Dance Team, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Science League,Anime Club, Student Admissions Team, Student Council and Yearbook. The Science League team found recent success in the 2007-2008 school year, with many first place finishes, their best and last year in school history. The Drama Club puts on two performances each year. They performed "The Eleventh" at this year's Massachusetts High School Drama Guild Festival, in addition to the an annual Spring Musical production of Seussical.

Athletics[edit]

St. Mary's has a long and storied athletic program, one of the most dominant and renowned on the North Shore. Its teams include:

- Baseball (1987, 1988 State Champions) - Boys Basketball (2000, 2001, 2002, 2012 State Champions)
- Girls Basketball (2001, 2002, 2011 State Champions) (2011 Co-CCL Champions)
- Cheerleading
- - Football (2005 State Champions, 2012 State Finalists)
- Boys Golf (2005, 2006 State Champions)
- Girls Golf
- Boys Ice Hockey
- Girls Ice Hockey (2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010 State Champions)
- Intramural Basketball (Co-ed)
- Boys Lacrosse
- Girls Lacrosse
- Boys Soccer (1988 State Champions)
- Girls Soccer
- Softball (2008 Co-CCL Champions)- 2008 State Champions
- Swimming (Co-ed) (2008 CCL Champions)
- Boys Tennis
- Girls Tennis
- Track
- Volleyball (2006 and 2007 ( Undefeated CCL Champions)

Of prominent note, the St. Mary's Girls Ice Hockey team went a perfect 25-0 in 2007/2008. The girls then repeated this feat plus one to go 26-0 in 2008/2009. In addition, they went through the 2009/2010 season undefeated with one tie. The result: 100 consecutive games without a loss over three years before a loss to Hingham in the state semi-finals, and three Massachusetts Division 1 State Titles.[3]

Logos[edit]

St. Mary's in Lynn academic logo
St. Mary's in Lynn athletic logo

Miscellaneous[edit]

The former Girls High School building was demolished in 2005 to make way for the state-of-the-art William F. Connell Center, which provides a new library, technology center, chapel, and classrooms.

Students are also encouraged to participate in Christian service activities, such as Rachel's Challenge, Sant' Edigio, and assisting at My Brother's Table, a local food pantry.

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

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