Location Needham, MA
Founded 1941 by William Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston
Type Catholic, independent day school for boys in grades 7-12
Enrollment 375 boys
Faculty 55 (the majority hold advanced degrees)
Student/Faculty Ratio 7:1
Average Class Size 11
AP Courses 21
Tuition & Fees $40,650
Financial Aid 25% of students receive $2.3 million in need-based aid
College Matriculation 2014 St. Sebastian's graduates are enrolled at Boston College, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Holy Cross, Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania, Wake Forest, West Point, and a number of other outstanding colleges and universities.
National Merit St. Sebastian’s School was recognized with 4 National Merit Scholars and 1 National Merit Finalist during the 2013-2014 school year.
AP Scholars During the 2013-14 school year, 43 St. Sebastian’s students were recognized as AP Scholars, including 11 Scholars with Distinction (scoring 3 or higher on at least five exams, with an average score of at least 3.5), 11 Scholars with Honors (scoring 3 or higher on 4 or more exams, with an average score of at least 3.25), and 21 Scholars (scoring 3 or higher on three or more exams). In all, 85% of the School’s juniors and seniors took 278 AP exams.
Scholastic Art Awards Four St. Sebastian's students earned recognition out hundreds of regional submissions at the Annual Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. This prestigious program recognizes and supports student achievement in the arts by providing visibility and scholarships to deserving young artists.
Sports Achievements 2013-2014 saw two firsts for St. Sebastian's athletics. The St. Sebastian’s varsity football team had two players named to All-American bowls — Connor Strachan '14 was selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, and Blake Gallagher '17 was selected to play in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl. During the winter season, the varsity ski team won its first-ever NEPSAC Championship.

Last spring, Justin Bellinger '14 was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals after a stellar four years with the Arrows varsity baseball team. He chose instead to play college baseball at Duke University.
Writing Program All freshmen take a required daily writing course in addition to traditional English courses. The benefits of this intensive focus are immediate and dramatic.
Chapel Speaking Program During the course of an academic year, every student in the school writes and delivers a speech before a group of his peers. Students in the lower grades address their classmates in weekly Chapel services. Seniors present their speeches to the entire School community on Monday mornings.
Student Publications 6
Clubs & Activities 32
Varsity Sports 13
Athletic Conference Independent School League (ISL)
School Nickname Arrows
School Colors Red & Black
Campus 26 acres
Facilities Six major buildings, including Academic Building & Church, Science, Math & Library Center, Art & Academic Center, Administration Building, Hockey Rink, and Gymnasium; four athletic fields each season; and a six-court outdoor tennis facility
Affiliations accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England
College Entrance Examination Board
Education Records Bureau
Independent School League
International Boys' School Coalition
National Association of Independent Schools
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston
Secondary School Admission Test Board

St. Sebastian’s School

Committed to the pursuit of truth through faith and reason,
St. Sebastian's is a Catholic  independent day school for 375
young men in grades seven through twelve.

1191 Greendale Avenue, Needham, MA 02492    |    781.449.5200
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