Archbishop Williams High School

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Archbishop Williams High School
Braintree, Massachusetts
United States
Coordinates42°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
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Motto"The love of Christ drives us on"
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
PresidentDennis M. Duggan Jr. Esq.
DeanTravis Andrade
PrincipalMichael R. Volonnino, Ph.D.
Grades(7-8) (9-12)
Enrollment603 (2016)
Average class size22
Student to teacher ratio16:1
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)Blue and gold         
SloganCaritus Christi Urget Nos
Fight song" Go Bishops!"
Athletics conferenceCatholic Central League
NicknameArchie's, Archie Bills, AWHS , Williams, #rollbills, Bills
Team nameBishops
RivalCardinal Spellman High School, Saint Mary’s
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
NewspaperThe Mitre
YearbookThe Crosier
Assistant Principal/Academic DeanDr. Gina Mathews
Assistant Principal for Student LifeWilliam Kinsherf
Director of Grades 7 & 8Katie Folan
Athletic DirectorGordie McClay

Archbishop Williams High School is a co-educational Catholic school in Braintree, Massachusetts, United States. It was founded in 1949 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

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. Archbishop Williams High School was dedicated on September 12, 1949, by Cardinal Richard Cushing.

In the fall of 2014 Archbishop Williams added a 7th & 8th grade program. The 7th & 8th grade program was moved to Nazareth Hall for the 2016-2017 school year. This move was made possible because of renovations done to the building and the addition of the new fine arts center on the second floor.

In the fall of 2016 Archbishop Williams unveiled its new science lab located on the top floor of the school as well as its new training and workout center located underneath the gym. Along with these changes the school has added a walkway and amphitheater in accordance with the ongoing campus beautification project.[citation needed]

Tuition is $13,800 for grades 9–12 and $11,700 for grades 7-8 for the 2017 & 2018 school year.


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


The mascot of Archbishop Williams is The Bishop.


  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Swimming


  • Baseball
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Noted alumni[edit]

  • Steve Baker – former NHL goalie with the New York Rangers - Drafted 44th Overall in 1977 NHL Draft and played 7 years of professional hockey
  • Edward J. Collins, Jr. – government official
  • Matt Glennon – former NHL player with the Boston Bruins - Drafted 119th overall in the 1987 NHL Draft
  • 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 and former general manager of the Boston Bruins
  • Ralph Cox – hockey player, last cut on 1980 US Men's Olympic ice hockey team. He was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 7th round (122nd overall) of the 1977 NHL Entry Draft
  • Don Parsons - is a retired professional ice hockey player. Parsons is noted for being a prolific goal scorer who briefly held the modern minor league goal-scoring record from 2008 to 2010
  • Brian Eklund - hockey player who played 4 years of professional hockey in the ECHL, AHL, and NHL
  • Mike Ronan - hockey player who played 2 years of professional hockey in the FHL and SPHL
  • Kevin Truelson – hockey player who played 7 years of professional hockey in the ECHL, CHL and Italy
  • Jack Garrity – first athletic director at Archbishop Williams High School and teacher for 11 years

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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