Catholic Education

UPDATE August 2020: The Catholic Schools Alliance has informed our parish that MV families are invited to virtual learning at all 3 Catholic schools on the Cape! We reached out to them for any options for island families that are seeking Catholic education for their children especially during covid. Currently we cannot offer the parish center, but if enough families were willing and able to participate remotely then perhaps the parish can be more involved in facilitating that school community. They now know our students cannot be expected to commute 3 hrs/day as there is no fast ferry to Hyannis outside of summer.

President Chris Keavy of the two Hyannis schools said on 8/21/2020: “I’d be happy to meet with you or a group to discuss this, either for middle school (Grades 5-8) or high school (Grades 9-12). We are offering a full day, synchronous remote option that will be more robust than the programs offered by other schools. Students would “attend” remotely the sessions taken in by other students who are in-person. It will be live. Feel free to contact me if this is of interest. For island families, we could make special arrangements.”  Call the school 508-862-6336 or email him at

  • Grades 5, 7, 9, and 10 students will attend classes on Tuesday, September 1. 
  • Grades 6, 8, 11, and 12 students will attend classes on Wednesday, September 2. 

For St. Pius X it is recommended to contact the principal Anne Dailey tel:+508-398-6112 or find more information at the links below.

  • Grades 5-8 students will attend classes on Tuesday, September 1. 
  • Grades 3-4 students will attend classes on Wednesday, September 2. 
  • Grades K-2 will attend classes on Thursday, September 3.

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

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

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

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

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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.