Bishop Fenwick High School was founded in 1959 by the late Richard Cardinal Cushing and was named for the second Bishop of Boston, Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J. The school was the first co-educational Catholic high school on the North Shore and was staffed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Bishop Fenwick continues to celebrate the diversity of a coeducation with the singular focus on the four vital college preparatory years of grades nine through twelve.
Bishop Fenwick High School is recognized as one of the finest college prep high schools in the area. Students travel to the 59-acre campus, located 20 miles north of Boston, from nearly 50 communities in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Parents seek the Fenwick experience for their sons and daughters because they desire a school that offers strong academic, spiritual, and athletic programs, emphasizes self-discipline, and supports the development of moral character.
Bishop Fenwick, remains committed to its original mission: nurturing in young men and women the development of academic skills, the formation of spiritual values, the awakening of creative powers, and the development of cultural awareness through a comprehensive college preparatory program.
In 1956 the Archdiocese of Boston acquired the property known as the Peabody Country Club and plans were revealed for the building of a 3 million dollar Catholic, co-educational High School named for the second Bishop of Boston, Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick. Since that time Fenwick has come to represent the very highest of Catholic educational standards.