Fenwick Facts

Founded

1959, by Richard Cardinal Cushing and staffed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Religious on Staff

1 De La Salle Christian Brother, 1 Fraternity of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo Priest, 1 Sister of Notre Dame de Namur.

Campus Size

59 acres of athletic fields and campus grounds.

School and Athletic Colors

Black and Gold.

Student/Faculty Ratio

13:1

Athletic Facilities

On Campus

Turf Field Stadium for lacrosse, soccer, football and field hockey

All-Weather Surface 400M track

Cross Country course

2 Baseball Fields

2 Softball Fields

1 Grass Soccer Field

1 Grass Field Hockey Field

5 Tennis Courts

LeDuc Center Training Facility


Off Campus

James E. McVann-Louis F. O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink
Ice Hockey teams use the James E. McVann-Louis F. O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink as home ice.

The Meadows at Peabody
The Golf Team’s home course is The Meadows at Peabody.

Baker’s School of Gymnastics
The Gymnastics Team competes at Baker’s School of Gymnastics.

Salem YMCA
The Swim Team competes at the Salem YMCA

Technology

  • All students at Bishop Fenwick High School utilize ACER tablets. This one-to-one initiative provides students with a more dynamic curricular experience while focusing on exploration and interaction using relevant educational content.
  • Wireless access is available in all classrooms and common areas.
  • In addition, computer stations available in the library and several labs provide additional opportunities for students. Promethean/SMART Board technology is equipped in many classrooms.
  • The science department utilizes a mobile technology station.
  • The art department features a Design Lab with 20 iMacs.
  • In addition, Fenwick participates in the Virtual High School, a collaborative that provides student access to over 100 courses of all academic disciplines and levels, including honors and Advanced Placement, to enhance the educational experience at Fenwick.

Extra-Curricular

Nearly 40 clubs, organizations and extra-curricular programs are available to students in all grade levels with offerings as varied as Campus Outreach (Service), Mock Trial, Select Choir, Robotics, Book Club, Current Events, Environmental Club, Math Team, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Pep Band, SAC (Student Leadership), Technology, Theater, and Yearbook.

MAscot

Crusader

Athletics

Bishop Fenwick offers 26 interscholastic sports at a variety of levels which participate primarily in the Catholic Central League. Nearly 80% of the student body participates in at least one sport. Each year Fenwick sees numerous students continue their athletic careers at various Division I, II and III colleges and universities across the country.

For our Male Student Athletes:

  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Indoor Track
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track

For our Female Student Athletes

  • Gymnastics
  • Field Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading
  • Basketball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Indoor Track
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track

Community Service

Bishop Fenwick is committed to fostering in its students a special love and concern for those in need in the world. Each grade level has its own service expectations, culminating in a Senior Service project of 40 hours which is an opportunity for students to understand, reflect, develop, and recognize the value and dignity of every person. Senior Service is a graduation requirement. Fenwick students as a whole average over 8,500 hours of community service each year.

College Acceptances

Recently, Bishop Fenwick seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities across the country including Harvard, Brown, Penn, MIT, Boston College, RIT, Middlebury, Babson, Georgetown, Holy Cross, Clemson, Wellesley, Tulane, Savannah College of Art and Design, Boston University, Bowdoin, Notre Dame, University of California, and Villanova. The Class of 2018 was offered more than $15,500,000 in college merit Scholarships (not including financial aid) from colleges and universities across the country and internationally.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For the 2017-2018 academic year, close to $2,000,000 was awarded in scholarships and financial aid. Over 60% of all students receive some form of financial assistance.

Auditorium

Bishop Fenwick’s on-campus auditorium, one of the largest on the North Shore, has a seating capacity of nearly 1,000 and a recently updated sound system and staging.

Students

580, from nearly 50 communities in the greater Boston area plus international students. The male to female student ratio is 43% male, 57% female.

Advanced Placement and Honors Courses

Honors level courses are offered in English, Calculus AB and BC, Science, Social Studies, Art, Chorus and Foreign Language. Advanced Placement course offerings include English Language, English Literature, European History, US History, US Government & Politics, Psychology, Spanish Language, French Language, Calculus AB, Biology, and Chemistry. Other Advanced Placement offerings such as Art History, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Macro and Micro Economics, Music Theory, Statistics are available through Virtual High School, an online collaborative. Advanced Placement Endicott College currently offers credit college level dual enrollment courses that are held on Fenwick’s campus and available to juniors and seniors.

Fenwick ALumni

Fenwick has over 9,000 alumni living in every state (with the exception of the Dakotas!) as well as in numerous countries including Canada, China, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand and Sweden. Fenwick alums serve their country, communities, neighbors and families in a myriad of ways. They are educators, entrepreneurs, members of religious orders, firefighters, police officers, and members of the military. Just a few notable alumni achievements include a Pulitzer prize nomination for photography, a Fulbright Scholar, designing outfits for celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, being selected as a cast member of the hit TV show Glee, appearing on Broadway, starting a foundation in Africa to help children, being nominated for NCAA woman of the year, and serving as superintendents of schools from Peabody to Baltimore.