St. Mary High School to become diocesan school

Hampden County

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Bishop Rozanski held a news conference following St. Mary High School becoming a diocesan school in Westfield Wednesday morning.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Mark Dupont told 22News, the news conference took place at St. Mary High School on 27 Barlett Street in Westfield.

Bishop Rozanski said he is grateful for everyone who has served on the board and those who will be serving in the Bishops Commission on Catholic Schools.

Superintendent of Catholic Schools Dr. Daniel Baillargeon stated the goal of this change is to grow and eventually be financially stable.

“What the families are doing out there, what the teachers are doing out there, what the administrators are doing out there, what the board has done is protecting this gift so that more and more students can benefit from a Catholic education,” said Dr. Baillargeon.

Baillargeon wants to make sure the students are provided with high-quality catholic education regardless of St. Mary being a small school.

The high school will have an enrollment of 77 students this fall.

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