Pope John XXIII High School

School Overview

Located just 15 minutes away from the heart of Boston, Pope John XXIII High School provides a safe and nurturing environment for academic success on an urban campus. International students enjoy the warm support of faculty living in the conveniently located dormitories. Students are easily connected to all the events and attractions that Boston has to offer. There are plenty of activities to keep international students engaged after school. Students can join the school soccer team, go to the movies, shop at Faneuil Market, or catch a baseball game at Fenway Park – home of the Boston Red Sox.

Highlights of the School

  • City campus just 15 minutes (subway) from Boston
  • Easy access to public transportation in Boston
  • On campus dormitory located on the 5th floor of the school
  • University Credit Courses with MIT
  • Roommates from America, Brazil, China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Location Details

  888 Broadway St, Everett MA

Pope John XXIII High School offers a co-educational college preparatory curriculum. Students benefit from 3 academic tracks – College Preparatory, Honors and Advanced Placement.

  • Year Established: 1965
  • School Accreditation/Certification: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Grades: 8 – 12
  • Number of students in School: 292
  • Number of students in High School: 280
  • Percentage of International Students: 25%
  • Average Class Size: 15
  • Campus Size: City campus
  • School Facilities: Auditorium, Science labs, Gymnasium, off campus Sports Fields
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • 24 Honors Courses: English 1 2 3 4, Algebra 1 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History, Cotemporary World History, US History, Contemporary Issues, Law in Society, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish 2 3 4
  • 8 AP Courses: English Language and Composition, Calculus AB, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, US History, European History
  • International Student SAT Average: 1800
  • Famous University/College Close to School: Harvard University, MIT, Boston University, Boston College, Tufts University, Northeastern University


  • Drama, Drawing, Music, Painting



  • Fall: Soccer
  • Winter: Basketball
  • Spring: Baseball, Tennis, Volleyball


  • Fall: Soccer, Volleyball
  • Winter: Basketball
  • Spring: Softball, Tennis

Chorus Club, Diversity Club, Creative Writing Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Yearbook, Multicultural Club, Student Government, Model UN, Science Club, Tiger Step Team, Drama Club

Pope John High School offers a safe and nurturing environment for international students in its dorms, conveniently located on the top floor of the school itself. The on-campus residence hall is split into separate areas for girls and boys with doubles and singles options. The residential staff pay special attention to international students’ needs, and many staff are also teachers who can provide additional academic support. Amenities feature furnished living rooms, wireless Internet and cable television, a recreation room where students can participate in a game of Ping-Pong or billiards, small classrooms where students can study and receive academic support from staff, a family style dining room, state-of-the-art kitchen, and free onsite laundry facilities.

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