Catholic Urban Partnership

Cathedral High School Students outside Gymnasium in Boston's South End

Cathedral 7-12 High School is a proud partner with Saint Patrick School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar School in creating a seamless pathway from pre-K to college for inner-city Boston students. Formally known as the Catholic Urban Partnership, CUP was formed in 2014 and expanded with Saint Patrick’s in 2018. The partnership, rooted in gospel values, will better prepare Boston’s students for college and leadership for life. Together, the schools are aligning curriculum and instructional practices while increasing academic, social, and emotional supports for students.

Students in partner schools attend either Mission or Saint Patrick through the 6th grade and are granted guaranteed admission to Cathedral High School where 100% of students have graduated and earned college admission for 16 years.

The Catholic Schools Foundation supports the Catholic Urban Partnership with scholarships and enrollment support.

“We have great confidence in the partnership schools and their leaders and we are proud to support their vision in providing more opportunities for students and families,” said Mike Reardon, Executive Director of CSF. This initiative has also been supported by the Boston Schools Fund (BSF), an independent foundation focused on providing high-quality seats in district, charter or private schools.

This multi-million dollar collaboration between these schools and with the support of the Catholic Schools Office, CSF, BSF and other partners will strengthen high-quality educational opportunities in the Roxbury community and serve as a model of collaboration among Catholic Schools.

Read more about the Catholic Urban Partnership in The Boston Pilot.

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