Bourne High School

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Bourne High School
Bourne High School, Bourne MA.jpg
75 Waterhouse Rd.,
Bourne, MA 02532
Type Public
Open enrollment[1]
Established 1951
Principal Ms. Amy Cetner
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 593
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Purple & White          
Mascot Canalmen
Rivals Wareham, Old Rochester, Sandwich
Average SAT scores 541 verbal
535 math
1076 total (2016-2017)[2]
Newspaper Bourne High School Dispatch
Map of Massachusetts towns with Bourne highlighted

Bourne High School is a public high school located in Bourne, Massachusetts. The school serves roughly 600 students in grades 9-12 that reside in the town of Bourne.


Bourne High School is located about 1 mile west of the famous Bourne Bridge and "Cape Cod" topiary at the Bourne Bridge rotary that welcomes people crossing the Cape Cod Canal. Bourne High School's mascot is the Canalman and the school colors are Purple and White.


Bourne is known for its strong boys' hockey teams which have won and participated in multiple state championship games. They play their home games at the John Gallo Arena, which hosts many of the state's post-season high school hockey games.

Hockey Accomplishments

  • State Champions - 2004
  • State Finalists - 1990, 2003
  • EMass Regional Champions - 1990, 2003, 2004

Also notable is the girls' Volleyball team, who won state championships in 2000 and 2004.

The football team went undefeated in 1965, 1980, 2004, and 2011. In 2011, they won the Division 3A State Championship for the first time in the school's history.

Bourne high school also offers programs such as Football, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Winter track, Lacrosse, Spring Track, Softball, and Baseball.

School song[edit]

The school song was written by the author of "God bless America" and speaks of "Elm trees tall, soft shadows fall" but that was the old school building (before 1964) with the Elm trees.

Coordinates: 41°44′19″N 70°35′27″W / 41.7385°N 70.5908°W / 41.7385; -70.5908