For families living on Martha’s Vineyard interested in a Catholic school education for their children, they would have to travel off island, as some families do for their students to attend Falmouth Academy.

For the Cape and Islands, the Fall River Diocese offers these closest options:

For Pre-K through 8th grade–St. Pius X School, So. Yarmouth (31 miles NE of Woods Hole)

For Pre-K through 4th grade– St. Margaret Regional School, Buzzards Bay (20 miles north of Woods Hole) (Closing June, 2020)

For 5th through 8th grade– St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, Hyannis (25 miles NE of Woods Hole)

For high school– St. John Paul II High School, Hyannis (25 miles NE of Woods Hole)

For college–  Stonehill College, No. Easton (57 miles north of Woods Hole)

For more information, please visit the diocesan website at

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Dear Friends,

This is a very exciting time for Catholic school education in the Diocese of Fall River. We are developing an audacious and innovative educational model for the nation’s Catholic schools – The Academy!  I invite and encourage you to take the time to watch this video on The Academy. Please feel free to share the video with your friends, relatives and neighbors.

Thank you for your support of Catholic education!

Yours in Christ,

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.