LocationNeedham, MA
Founded1941 by William Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston
TypeCatholic, independent day school for boys in grades 7-12
Enrollment375 boys
Faculty55 (the majority hold advanced degrees)
Student/Faculty Ratio7:1
Average Class Size11
AP Courses20
Tuition & Fees$41,900
Financial Aid25% of students receive $2.7 million in need-based aid
College Matriculation

2015 St. Sebastian's graduates are enrolled at Boston College, Bowdoin, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Holy Cross, Middlebury, Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania, Wake Forest, Williams College, Yale and a number of other outstanding colleges and universities.

National MeritSt. Sebastian’s School was recognized with 9 Commended Students and 1 Semi Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program during the 2014-2015 school year.
AP ScholarsDuring the 2014-15 school year, 54 St. Sebastian’s students were recognized as AP Scholars, including 20 Scholars with Distinction (scoring 3 or higher on at least five exams, with an average score of at least 3.5), 14 Scholars with Honors (scoring 3 or higher on 4 or more exams, with an average score of at least 3.25), and 20 Scholars (scoring 3 or higher on three or more exams). Two students also were named National AP Scholars, granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Scholastic Art AwardsTwo St. Sebastian's students received honorable mention in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Both students were recognized for their photography. This prestigious program recognizes and supports student achievement in the arts by providing visibility and scholarships to deserving young artists.
Sports Achievements

In the 2014-2015 year, St. Sebastian's varsity football team was selected to play in the NEPSAC Kevin Fleming Bowl against New Hampton, winning 82-50 over the previously unbeaten team.

Noah Hanifin ’15 was selected 5th overall in the NHL draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. Noah put himself on the fast track to the NHL by accelerating his studies so he could play at Boston College a year earlier than expected. At just 18 years old, he has a bright future ahead of him as a professional hockey player.

Geoff Wade '15 received a National Scholar Athlete Award at the 40th Awards Dinner of the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Awards honor the best scholar athletes in the country. Wade had an outstanding football career at St. Sebastian's as one of the best quarterbacks to have ever played for the Arrows. 

Gabe Maxwell ’15 was selected to join the final roster of the 2015 United States Junior Indoor Lacrosse Team. Gabe played lacrosse at the varsity level for four years at St. Sebastian’s. 

Writing ProgramAll 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 ProgramDuring 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 Publications6
Clubs & Activities32
Varsity Sports13
Athletic ConferenceIndependent School League (ISL)
School NicknameArrows
School ColorsRed & Black
Campus26 acres
FacilitiesSix major buildings, including Academic Building & Church, Science, Math & Library Center, Art & Academic Center, Administration Building, Hockey Rink, and Gymnasium; four athletic turf and grass fields each season; and a six-court outdoor tennis facility
AffiliationsAccredited 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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