Pope John XXIII High School (Everett, Massachusetts)

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Pope John XXIII High School
Papa Ioannes XXIII High School
888 Broadway
Everett Massachusetts
Everett, (Middlesex County), Massachusetts 02149
United States
Coordinates 42°25′13″N 71°2′42″W / 42.42028°N 71.04500°W / 42.42028; -71.04500Coordinates: 42°25′13″N 71°2′42″W / 42.42028°N 71.04500°W / 42.42028; -71.04500
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto In necessariis unitas, in nonessentials libertas in omnibus caritas
(In essentials unity, in nonessentials liberty, in all things charity)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Saint John XXIII, Saint Joseph
Established 1965
Founder Richard Cardinal Cushing
Oversight Archdiocese of Boston
Superintendent Katy Mears
CEEB code 220 765
Principal Thomas J Mahoney '70
Head of school Carl DiMaiti
Teaching staff 30
Grades 812
Enrollment 352 (2017)
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Campus Urban
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Slogan Unlock Your Future
Song Pope John High Will Reign Supreme
Athletics Varsity/ Junior Varsity/ Club
Athletics conference Catholic Central League
Sports Football, Soccer (Boys & Girls), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Girls' Tennis, Softball, Baseball, Boys LAX Cheerleading.
Team name Tigers
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Average SAT scores 1550
Average ACT scores 28
Newspaper The Mercury
Tuition Domestic: $9500; International Home Stay $16,500
Communities served Everett, Malden, Melrose, Saugus, Lynn, Revere, Boston, Chelsea, Somerville, Medford, China, Korea, Angola, Brazil, Vietnam, Italy, Spain, Canada
Feeder schools Cheverus School (Malden); Sacred Heart (Lynn); Saint Rose (Chelsea)
Affiliation NEASC
Director of Admissions Stefanie McKanas '02
International Admissions Director Mary-Anne DiMarco
Director of Guidance Maria Ceddia
Registrar Janet Moccia'70
Roncalli Prep coordinator Forrest Tobie

Pope John XXIII High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Everett, Massachusetts, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. The school was established in 1965. It is an independent, coeducational, Catholic college preparatory school serving the metro Boston area. In 2016, Roncalli Prep, recognizing Pope John XXIII's name before taking John as his name ( Grade 8 ) was added to the student body. Roncalli Prep attracts Catholic students from the public school system seeking an advanced curriculum including STEM science, honors algebra, honors Spanish and the humanities. The Boston Shamrock Hockey Academy was also welcomed in 2016. This Tier 1 AAA national level team attracts students from across the United States and Canada as well as Israel. The Shamrock Hockey Academy plays an international schedule of over 80 games from September to mid March.


The curriculum at Pope John XXIII High School provides multiple pathways of distinct academic function - College Preparatory, Honors and Advanced Placement.

Performing arts[edit]

Students produce drama, musicals, talent shows, and summer productions. Recent shows include Godspell, A Christmas Carol, Guys and Dolls, and Hello, Dolly!. Visits are made to shows at Boston theatres; the Drama Club saw the production of War Horse at the Boston Opera House.

In the fall of 2016, students performed a timely rendition "The Election."


Sports teams include:

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Boys' Soccer
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Boys' Volleyball
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Boys' Basketball
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Boys Hockey (Boston Shamrocks)
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Girls' Tennis
  • Boys LAX

In 2016 the Pope John Tigers won the Catholic Central Small League after defeating second place, Matignon (Cambridge) 93-70 in Matignon's gym. The Tigers would go on to have one of the greatest seasons in the school's history by reaching the MIAA Division 4 North Final. The Tigers would fall to St Mary's (Lynn) 68-49 (who would go on to win the Division 4 State Championship a week later) after defeating St Clement (Medford) in the Division 4 North Quarter Finals, 52-49 at Pope John and defeating defending state champion Hamilton-Wenham 50-38 in the Division 4 North Semi-Finals at Wilmington High School. The Tigers would finish with a 20-3 record for the season. In 2018, the Tigers on the strength of a 49 point performance by Angel Price Espada would win the schools first State Championship in basketball. Pope John defeated the defending State Champion Maynard HS 89-57 at Springfield College. Seniors Mike Thompson, Marquis Bouyer and Juniors Mekhi Collins and Luis Velasquez started the game for the Tigers.

Clubs and organizations[edit]

  • Adventure Club
  • Ambassador Club
  • Campus Ministry
  • Chess Club
  • Culinary Club
  • Drama Club/Theatre Arts Program
  • Girls Who Code
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trial
  • National Honor Society
  • Poetry Club
  • Running Club
  • School Newspaper: The Mercury
  • School Yearbook Club
  • Special Effects Club
  • Student Government
  • World Travel Club
Student life

Extracurricular activities include campus ministry, drama and theatre Arts, the school newspaper The Mercury, the chess club, and student government.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 

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