St. Mary's High School (Lynn, Massachusetts)

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St. Mary's in Lynn
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St. Mary's High School
35 Tremont Street
Lynn, Massachusetts, (Essex County) 01902
United States
Coordinates 42°27′46″N 70°57′4″W / 42.46278°N 70.95111°W / 42.46278; -70.95111Coordinates: 42°27′46″N 70°57′4″W / 42.46278°N 70.95111°W / 42.46278; -70.95111
Type Private, Coeducational (formerly Parochial)
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Established 1881
Principal James Ridley
Head of school Grace Cotter Regan
Grades 612
Color(s) Navy Blue and Gold         
Slogan Catholic, Excellence, Integrity, Respect
Athletics conference Catholic Central League
Mascot Spartan
Team name Spartans
Rival Bishop Fenwick (Peabody, Massachusetts)
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper Spartan Times
Tuition $11,450 (9-12), $7,450 (Marian Division 6-8)
Assistant Principal for Academics and Student Life Jade Henne
Assistant Principal for Integrated Technology Artie Gribbins
Dean of Marian Division Jacqueline Foley '90

St. Mary's High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.


St. Mary's High School was established in 1881 as Saint Mary's Boys High School.[2] A Girl's High School was added later, followed by coeducation. In 1989 the school began a junior high school starting with a 7th grade class only, with an 8th grade class added the following year. The junior high school added a 6th grade class in 2011 after Massachusetts moved to a middle school education model.

St. Mary's incorporated in 2006 as a private school, independent from the Archdiocese of Boston, and instituted a new governance structure with a head of school, principal, and twenty-member Board of Trustees, thus ending its period as a parochial school.

Extracurricular programs[edit]

Students at St. Mary's participate in a variety of sports, clubs and other extracurricular activities. Its clubs include Chorus, College Bowl, Dance Team, Drama, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Science League, Anime Club, Student Admissions Team, Student Council, Robotics, and Yearbook. The Science League team found recent success in the 2007-2008 school year, with many first place finishes, their best year in school history to date. The Drama Club puts on two performances each year, a drama and a musical. They performed "The Last Nickel" at this year's Massachusetts High School Drama Guild Festival, advancing to the semi finals for only the 3rd time in school history.


St. Mary's has a long and storied athletic program, one of the most dominant and renowned on the North Shore. Its teams include:

- Baseball (1987, 1988, 2015 State Champions)
- Boys Basketball (2000, 2001, 2002, 2012, 2016 State Champions)
- Girls Basketball (2001, 2002, 2011, 2014 State Champions) (2011, 2014 Co-CCL Champions)
- Cheerleading
- Football (2005 State Champions, 2012, 2016 State Finalists)
- Boys Golf (2005, 2006 State Champions)
- Girls Golf
- Boys Ice Hockey (2017 State Champions)
- Girls Ice Hockey (2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013 State Champions)
- Intramural Basketball (Co-ed)
- Boys Lacrosse
- Girls Lacrosse
- Boys Soccer (1988 State Champions)
- Girls Soccer
- Softball (2008 Co-CCL Champions)- 2008 State Champions
- Swimming (Co-ed) (2008 CCL Champions)
- Boys Tennis
- Girls Tennis
- Track
- Volleyball (2006 and 2007 ( Undefeated CCL Champions)

The St. Mary's Girls Ice Hockey team went a perfect 25-0 in 2007/2008. The girls then repeated this feat plus one to go 26-0 in 2008/2009. In addition, they went through the 2009/2010 season undefeated with one tie. The result: 100 consecutive games without a loss over three years before a loss to Hingham in the state semi-finals, and three Massachusetts Division 1 State Titles.[3]


St. Mary's in Lynn academic logo


The former Girls High School building was demolished in 2005 to make way for the state-of-the-art William F. Connell Center, which provides a library, technology center, chapel, and classrooms.

Students are encouraged to participate in Christian service activities, such as Rachel's Challenge, Sant' Edigio, and assisting at My Brother's Table, a local food pantry.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  2. ^ SMHS. "St. Mary's High School Web site". Retrieved 11 May 2007. 
  3. ^

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