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 M. Duggan Jr. Esq.
Dean Meryl Baxter and Daniel Tarpey
Director Katie Frossard
Principal Michael R. Volonnino, Ph.D.
Grades (7-8) (9-12)
Enrollment 590 (2015)
Average class size 22
Student to teacher ratio 16:1
Campus Suburban
Campus type Urban
Color(s) Blue and gold         
Slogan Caritus Christi Urget Nos
Fight song " Go Bishops!"
Athletics conference Catholic Central League
Mascot Bishop
Nickname Archie's, Archie Bills, AWHS , Williams
Team name Bishops
Rival Cardinal Spellman High School, Cohasset High School (Soccer only)
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper The Mitre
Yearbook The Crosier
Endowment $889,173
Tuition $12,600
Athletic Director Gordie 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.

Tuition is $10,700 for grades 7 and 8 for the 2015 & 2016 school year. Tuition is $12,600 for grades 9–12 for the 2015 & 2016 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
  • 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 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
  • Anthony Chighisola – hockey player drafted first overall in the first-ever FHL Draft by the Daneville Dashers
  • 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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