Our Lady of Nazareth Academy (Wakefield, Massachusetts)

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Our Lady of Nazareth Academy
14 Winship Drive

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United States
Coordinates42°29′50″N 71°5′15″W / 42.49722°N 71.08750°W / 42.49722; -71.08750Coordinates: 42°29′50″N 71°5′15″W / 42.49722°N 71.08750°W / 42.49722; -71.08750
TypePrivate, All-Girls
MottoCaritas Christi Urget Nos.
(The love of Christ urges us on.)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
FounderSisters of Charity of Nazareth
PrincipalSister Joanne Forker
Enrollment167 (2008)
Average class size21
Student to teacher ratio8:1
Campus size20 acres (81,000 m2)
Color(s)Navy Blue and White         
Athletics conferenceCatholic Conference - G
Team nameDragons
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
PublicationThe Nazorean (literary magazine)
Admissions DirectorJanelle Bonasera
Athletic DirectorChrista Gillis

Our Lady of Nazareth Academy was a private, all-girls, Roman Catholic high school in Wakefield, Massachusetts. It was located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston and operated from 1947 to 2009.


Our Lady of Nazareth Academy was established in 1947 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.[2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletic programs included volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, and tennis. Students performed in dramas such as Shakespeare's Hamlet and musicals such as Sweethearts. Several times drama students participated in the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild One-Act Festival.

Other extracurricular activities included Concert Choir, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Math Team, Environmental Club, Mock Trial, Hope Club, Model U.N and Diversity Club.


The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth closed the school at the end of the 2009 academic year.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  2. ^ a b Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (2009-01-30). "Our Lady of Nazareth Academy to Close after 61 Years, Economic Down Turn and Low Enrollment Cited". Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)