Catholic Urban Partnership

A PreK-12 Catholic Pathway to college in the City of Boston

Cathedral 7-12 High School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar School in Roxbury are proud to collaborate together on a Catholic, urban education partnership to create a scholar support and success model for students beginning at 3 months old through college.  The partnership, rooted in Gospel values, will better prepare Boston’s students for college and leadership in life. St. Patrick’s School was welcomed into the OLPH Mission community beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.

Together, the schools align curriculum and instructional practices while increasing academic, social, and emotional supports for students. The partnership started in the 2014-2015 academic year when Mission Grammar concentrated on an enhanced pre-K through 6th grade education while Cathedral continued to build an academically rigorous 7th through 12th grade college preparatory program. Partnered with Cathedral’s guidance support for students all the way through college graduation, the Catholic Urban Partnership creates a seamless pathway from pre-K through college diploma for Boston students.

The partnership generates positive changes for both schools which have been offering Catholic, urban education for a combined 215+ years. Both schools increased professional development and training for faculty while simultaneously reducing overall class size for a more scholar-centered learning environment. Through the generosity of the Catholic Schools Foundation, scholars from Mission Grammar School graduating 6th grade are able to lock in a special continuum scholarship at Cathedral High School.

Supported by the Catholic Schools Foundation

The Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) is the premier non-profit institution for granting aid to low-income students to attend Catholic elementary and high school in the Archdiocese of Boston. CSF’s tax exempt 501(c)(3) status is separate from the diocese, allowing companies and individuals to support disadvantaged youth in the Archdiocese, even if they are unable to donate to religious organizations. Over the past three decades, CSF has distributed more than $100 million in scholarship aid to over 50,000 students in the Greater Boston community. With an astounding 100% high school graduation rate, these scholarships are changing lives. CSF has earned the highest possible rating (4-stars) through Charity Navigator based on financial health, accountability and transparency.

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