Pastor: Fr. James Mahoney

Principal: Mr. Matthew Collins 

 

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About Us


How can we prepare our children for the future and instill values that will last a lifetime?

 

The choice is yours.

Saint Bridget School is an NEASC accredited Catholic school, serving one hundred fifty families from seventeen communities south of Boston. Our experienced, compassionate teachers provide students from pre-kindergarten through grade eight with a complete education - academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. Saint Bridget School also offers a convenient after-school program. If you want a school that challenges your child academically and reinforces the values you teach at home, look no further.

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Faculty and Staff

 

Position

Fr. James Mahoney

Pastor

Mr. Matthew Collins

Principal

Mrs. Mary Johnson

School Secretary

Mrs. Patricia Condon

Teacher grade Pre-School (3 yr olds)

Mrs. Christine Robbins

Pre-School aide

 Mrs. Mary Sexton  Teacher grade Pre-K (4 yr olds)
 Mrs. Lisa Bertarelli  Pre-K aide

Ms. Bridget Hartley

Teacher grade K

Mrs. Elizabeth Brady

K aide

Mrs. Julie Cawley

Teacher grade 1

Mrs. AnnMarie Grimaldi

Aide grade 1

Mrs. Mary Flynn

Teacher grade 2

Mrs. Janet Cleary

Aide grade 2 + Pre-K Aide

Mrs. Carol Walls

Teacher grade 3

Mrs. Marion Torney

Teacher grade 4

Mrs. Julie Douglas

Teacher grade 5

Mrs. Cheryl Cordaro

Teacher grade 6

Mrs. Eileen Sullivan

Teacher grade 7

 Mrs. Pamela Read  Teacher grade 6, 7
 Ms. Carol A. Dwyer  Student Support Aide

Mr. William Smith

Curriculum Coordinator

Ms. Debra Cotter

Teacher grade K-8, Technology Coordinator

Mrs. Sarah Assiradoo

Spanish

Mrs. Karol McCarthy

Music

  Mrs. Mae Curran   Librarian

Mrs. Kate Moriarty

Physical Education Teacher

Mrs. Betty Gately

After School Program

Mr. William Brown

Maintenance

Mr. Joseph Cirigliano

Guidance Counselor

Mr. Steve Giberti

Webmaster

School History

One significant achievement in the history of Saint Bridget Parish is its parochial school - an illustration of the devotion and generosity of the parish members.  In 1958 Cardinal Richard J. Cushing gave permission to announce a School Building Fund.  Under the direction of Rev. Charles E. Riley, Pastor, members of the parish began their fundraising and pledge activities and achieved their goal of $425,000.00.  Construction of Saint Bridget School was begun in 1959 and completed in 1960.  The school, staffed by the Sisters of Divine Providence, opened in September 1961 with two first grade classes - numbering 92 students. 

With each successive year, a new grade was added until the full complement of eight grades was achieved.  Originally the school was organized to maintain two classrooms in each of the eight grades; however, the school presently has one classroom per grade level.  The classes held forty to fifty students in the early years; today the enrollment is limited to thirty in each grade level, including the full-day Kindergarten.  In 1996, a program for pre-schoolers was instituted. 

Sister Mary Patrick was the Principal for the first six years followed by Sister Helen, Sister Mary June, Sister Mary Louis, and Sister Sandra Napier.  The first lay principal was Mr. Paul Gosselin.  He was followed by Sister Mildred Morrissey, Mr. Thomas Levins and Mr. Joseph Cirigliano .  At present, Mr. Matthew Collins serves as principal of the school. 

Near the school is the Saint Lawrence Friary.  The building was originally built in 1965 as a convent for the Sisters of Divine Providence.  The sisters actually lived on the top floor of the school itself until 1966 when they moved into the new convent.  In 1980 the Sisters relocated to the campus of Saint Francis Xavier in South Weymouth, and the Capuchin Friars settled in to the former convent building.  Currently, this building is being used and maintained by the Saint Bridget chapter of Saint Vincent de Paul and houses their food bank.

In 1986 Cardinal Bernard Law celebrated Mass at the parish church to recognize the school’s twenty-fifth anniversary.  Over the years Saint Bridget School has graduated hundreds of students from Abington and surrounding area towns. 

All former and present parishioners can view with joy their accomplishment of providing education in a religious atmosphere for the children of Saint Bridget and neighboring parishes for more than four decades.  In addition to the classes offered in the parochial school, religious education classes are also held in the building.  The school at Saint Bridget Parish is in place to provide an atmosphere of positive education for many years to come.

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DID YOU KNOW?

·  There are more than 200 students enrolled in Saint Bridget School.

·  Our Pre-school and Pre-K programs offer half-day and full-day, 2 to 5 day options.

·  Students reside in 15 different towns.

·  Saint Bridget students attend many Enrichment Programs during the school year.

·  Our PTO raises funds for student programs and family events through:

·  Box Tops for Education

·  Scholastic Book Fair

·  Wendy’s Nights

·  Calendar Sale

·  In addition to classroom book collections, the Saint Bridget School Library has more than 10,000 volumes!

·  Saint Bridget School’s computer lab has 31 computers, most teachers have access to a laptop for their rooms, and our Pre-School, Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade One classrooms each have three computers.  We also have a mobile laptop cart up and running. 

Also, there is Apple Tv Technology and IPads within each classroom, and two sets of IPad Minis for student to work with one-on-one.

·  Our Values Recognition Program catches the kids red-handed… in the act of being good!

·  Most months, our students celebrate the life of a special saint.

·  Boys and girls in grades 3,4, and 5 participate in intramural basketball.

·  Boys and girls in grades 6,7, and 8 participate in junior varsity and varsity basketball in the South Shore Parochial School League.

·  Saint Bridget School bingo is parent-run and supports capital expenditures and ensures a strong financial future for our school.

·  Catholic Schools Week is packed with events including our annual Variety Show featuring students and parents!

·  Our P.T.O. sponsors a Welcome Back Ice Cream Social in September.

·  Our faculty is first-rate!

·  Our children are challenged and nurtured to become the best Catholic young adults that they can be.

·  Our After-School Program is convenient for working parents.   Students are given compassionate care, play and enrichment activities and homework assistance.

· We have a dinosaur, Stoney, who can travel on vacation with our students.

·  Our graduating students attend top Catholic Schools in the area.

·  Monthly Masses are prepared and led by students.  Students are lectors, altar servers and sing in the choir.

·  Saint Bridget students live their faith daily!

·  Kindergarten students prepare a fabulous End-of-Year celebration for their families.

·  Grade eight students have a Dinner Dance and a formal graduation ceremony at a special Mass.

·  Our end-of-school Mass traditionally has grade eight students process into the church in their caps and gowns so all students can see them.

·  Entering students will be invited to a Welcome Tea Party!

·  Students will meet teachers and classmates, while parents socialize and get to know Saint Bridget School better.

·  Abington Police and Fire departments, as well as the MBTA, have sponsored safety training for our students.

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Click on map for MSN map and directions to St. Bridget School

455 Plymouth St, Abington, MA 02351

Office telephone: (781) 878-8482


From the North:

Take Route 18 South to Route 139. 

Take a left onto Route 139 West (.3 miles).

Turn right onto Route 58 South.

Follow Route 58 South (.9 miles).  St. Bridget School on right.

 

From the South:

 

Take Route 18 North to Route 123.

Take a right onto Route 123 West (.1 mile).

Turn left onto Washington Street.

Follow Washington Street (.7 miles) to Central Street.

Take a right onto Central Street.  Follow for (.3 miles).

Take a right onto Route 58 North (.1 mile).  St. Bridget School on left.

 

 

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