Helpful Information

AIRPORTS

Pope John XXIII High School (“Pope John”) is located approximately ten minutes from Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts. Our dormitory staff will provide students with transportation to and from Logan Airport upon the student’s arrival at the beginning of the school year and departure at the end of the school year, as well before and after Christmas vacation. On other occasions, the staff will assist the student in making transportation arrangements to/from the airport.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Pope John combines an excellent academic program with an outstanding college counseling program to fully prepare its students to compete at the next level of education. It has placed 100% of its graduating class into institutions of higher education, with recent graduates gaining acceptance at Bentley College, Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, George Washington University, Harvard University, John Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Smith College, Syracuse University, Tufts University, Wellesley College and many other fine schools.

COMPUTERS

Boarding students are encouraged to bring their own laptop and printer to campus. The residence hall has state of the art wireless Internet access. As a supplement to the student’s own computer, the Pope John library allows access to its bank of computers.

The school web site is www.popejohhhs.org. Parents and students are urged to check this site regularly for school information.

CAMPUS

Pope John is located in Everett, Massachusetts, which is less than five miles from downtown Boston and less than three miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The campus facilities include an auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria, nurse’s office, and a library/media center. The residence hall is on the top floor of the main school building.

CHORES

A sense of community is essential for a successful boarding experience. Residential students share in a variety of experiences, including household chores. Our staff will clean the common areas in the residence hall, to include the bathrooms and hallways. Students are expected to maintain those areas and to clean their personal areas, as well as to complete assigned rotating chores, such as cleaning the dishes after a meal.

DINING

Students dine family style in the residence hall’s dining room, with the exception of lunch on school days. On school days, students may pack a lunch, or purchase lunch from the school’s cafeteria.

DRESS CODE

Pope John mandates that its students wear uniforms, which are more fully described in the student handbook. United Schools Association defrays the cost of uniforms for residents of the hall and assists them in ordering their uniforms.

MAIL

Please address all correspondence and package delivery to Pope John XXIII High School, Residence Hall, 888 Broadway, Everett, Massachusetts, 02149, to the attention of the student.

NIGHTTIME HOURS

All students honor a nightly check in requirement: On weekdays, all students must be checked in by 9:00 pm; during the weekend, freshmen and sophomores must check in by 11:00 pm; juniors and seniors must check in by 11:30 pm.

Students must be in their beds with lights out by 10:30 pm on school nights. Students in need of more time to finish a homework assignment may ask permission for “late lights” in order to finish the assignment. This privilege is not to be used unnecessarily.

SCHEDULE

The residence hall will close the day after the start of the school Christmas vacation and reopen on the Sunday immediately prior to the resumption of classes. Students must vacate the residence hall during that time and make their own arrangements for housing.

The residence hall will close for the school year on the Saturday following the last day of classes.

The schedule for the school year will be posted this website.

WEEKENDS

Pope John is located in the heart of the greater Boston area, which offers as many attractions as any city in America. Museums, fine arts, professional sports, the Atlantic Ocean shoreline, mountain sports, historical attractions, and much more are nearby and easily accessible. Our staff leads students on outings so that they fully experience American culture.

With their guardian’s consent, students may also follow a sign out procedure to leave campus on their own during weekends to explore Boston. The area is served by subway, bus, and rail systems that are used extensively by its residents.

The sign out procedure also allows students to go on local weekend sleepovers at the homes of their new Pope John friends.