FAQ

Where is Spellman located?

Spellman is located on a 42-acre campus in a residential section of Brockton. Our address is 738 Court Street, Brockton, MA 02302.

Why should I choose Cardinal Spellman?

Our students can probably answer that for you. Click here to see their stories.

Do I have to be Catholic to apply?

Spellman looks for students of sound character and academic promise who want to maximize their potential within a Catholic environment. Applicants are not required to be Catholic; we value diversity and respect a variety of religious beliefs. Rooted in our Catholic tradition, we welcome all people seeking an understanding of faith.

Archdiocese of Boston ~ Catholic Schools Admission Policy

The goal of our Catholic Schools is to present Catholic faith and Catholic teaching to our students in a rigorous academic, spiritual and moral education program. Catholic school students strive for high academic achievement, are taught to love and worship God, and live the Gospel teachings. Catholic school students work together, build community and give service to others. Our schools welcome and do not discriminate against or exclude any categories of students. Admission is dependent both on academic qualifications and the desire to promote what is in the best interest of the student. Students are considered “academically qualified” if they meet a school’s written academic criteria for admission. Academically qualified Catholic students may be given priority for admission to Catholic Schools. Parent(s)/guardian(s) of students in Catholic schools must accept and understand that the teachings of the Catholic Church are an essential and required part of the curriculum.


Do I have to take an entrance exam to apply?

There is an entrance exam required as part of your application to Cardinal Spellman High School. All students entering the 9th grade are required to take the HSPT exam (Archdiocesan Catholic School Entrance Exam). Using the results of this exam, students will be considered for a Merit Scholarship. This exam is given at many locations throughout the Archdiocese, including here at Spellman. The fee is $30.00

Test dates and registration is available in the fall. We also offer a prep course for this exam.

The entrance exam makes up only one part of a student’s application. Visit the Admissions page for more information on admissions requirements.

Do you offer a prep course for the entrance exam?

Yes we do! It will be held at Cardinal Spellman High School on Saturdays in October. Classes are from 9:00a.m.-11:00 a.m. and the cost is $75 per student.

Where do students from Spellman come from?

Our students come from over 40 different cities and towns: Abington, Acushnet, Avon, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Cambridge, Canton, Carver, Dennis, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxboro, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Kingston, Lakeville, Mansfield, Marshfield, Middleboro, Milton, Norton, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Quincy, Randolph, Raynham, Rockland, Scituate, Sharon, Stoughton, Taunton, Walpole, Wareham, West Bridgewater, Weymouth, Whitman, and Wrentham.

Is there a tutoring program?

Teachers are always available after school for student’s needs, as well as National Honor Society students who offer tutoring for students in all subjects. There is also the opportunity for additional assistance from the Academic Support Specialist, Ms Melissa Brown, in the new Library Learning Commons.

What athletic offerings do you have at Spellman?

A wide variety of interscholastic athletic activities are available for students. All Spellman students are urged to participate in the regularly scheduled athletic events; as either athletes or as spectators. All students are expected to conduct themselves in a positive and responsible manner at all athletic events. Christian sportsmanship and enthusiasm are essential ingredients to all of Cardinal Spellman High School's activities and sporting events. Visit our Athletics home page for more information.

What will my son/daughter's transition be like at Spellman?

Each incoming freshman will be assigned a Big Brother or Big Sister to personally welcome them to Spellman. Through this program all incoming students will have at least one upperclassman that they directly know to help them with any questions they should have throughout their freshmen year. Learn more about this part of your Spellman experience here.

What is the tuition cost?

Everyone who attends Spellman is the recipient of a scholarship since the actual cost of educating each student is significantly more than the tuition established by the Board of Trustees. Fundraising makes up the difference and Spellman is fortunate to have loyal alumni and parents who generously support the school.

Cardinal Spellman High School's basic tuition rate for the 2017 - 2018 academic year is $12,950.

We offer three convenient payment plans.

We also offer need-based financial aid and merit scholarships for those who qualify. To be considered for tuition aid, families must file a Grant & Aid Assessment Application each year. All grants are based on need as determined by analysis of the applications. It is through corporate grants, the generosity of the Catholic Schools Foundation, and alumni that we are able to provide tuition assistance to our families.

When can I visit?

Shadow Days are a wonderful way to learn more about Spellman, to meet students and teachers, and to get a "feel" for the school. On these mornings, we usually welcome twenty-five eighth graders who meet in small groups with a current student to talk about students' high school life. The students then attend at least three classes, tour the school and enjoy a complimentary lunch. The program begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at noon.

If you are currently in the eighth grade and are interested in attending a Shadow Day, please register below.

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