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East Boston Central Catholic School conducts an ongoing registration for the next school year starting in the month of January. Students new to our school will be required to take an entrance test.  The testing fee is $10 and is due at the time of registration.  Registration is not finalized until we have the results of our screening test and the most recent report card from the child's current school.

Follow the following link for the most current registration and tuition costs:                         



Grades  K1 (4 year olds)  through grade 8.

The recommended age for K1 is 4 by September 1st.  However, provisions will be considered for younger children who turn 4 on or before October 31st.  Special requirements must be met and a statement of understanding signed before enrollment is possible.  K2 must be 5 years old on or before September 1st.

Brochures and parent tours can be given upon request.


All Grades:            8:10 - 2:20


East Boston Central Catholic's Extended Day Program is open Monday through Friday when school is in session and provides after school care for EBCCS students in all grades.  The program is not offered on school holidays.

2:20 Dismissal Rates:                     Noon Dismissal Rates:

$10 a day per child                            $15 a day per child

$15 a day per  two children              $20 a day per  two children

$20 a day per 3+ children                $25 a day per 3+ children




Financial aid is made available each year for families who qualify. This aid is meant to help defray tuition costs for families whose financial circumstances make it impossible for them to meet the full tuition fee charged.



All East Boston Central Catholic School families may apply for financial assistance. Financial need must be clearly demonstrated by filling out the request for financial aid form that is available.

Financial aid applications are available each year.  The Financial Aid is administered through the FACTS Program.



Students who live in East Boston and are more than 2.5 miles from the school are entitled to the Boston Public School bus transportation to and from school each day. Parents interested in this service should request a bus transportation form from the school office.


From the North:  US Rt. 1 South / Take the Carter Street Exit toward Chelsea - E. Boston / Right at end of ramp / Left onto Everett Ave. / Right onto Pearl St. / Pearl St. becomes Andrew McArdle Bridge / Stay straight on Meridian St. for .7 mi. / Bear Right onto London Street / School is up two blocks on the left side.

From the South:  MA - 3 North toward Boston / Take the Rt. 1a Exit # 24 Callahan Tunnel - Logan Airport / Take sharp right after tunnel onto Paris St. / Next right onto Gove St. / Left onto Meridian and immediate right onto Decatur St. / First left on London St. / School is up ahead on the left hand side.


  East Boston Central Catholic School is committed to strong basic skills development within a solid Christian Framework.  The curriculum at all times is geared to foster the growth of individual self-worth;  to develop a love and commitment to our faith;  to encourage knowledge and pride in one’s heritage;  to develop an appreciation and respect for cultural diversities; and to develop a commitment of service to others.  



In the spring of 1892 a new school was dedicated on the property of the Most Holy Redeemer Parish.  The new school was appropriately named in honor of  Father James Fitton.  Father Fitton, the pastor of Most Holy Redeemer during the mid-1800’s, was a man who truly believed in evangelization through Catholic schools.  Thus, in 1892 in memory of his strong commitment to quality Catholic education the Fitton School building was dedicated.  Today over 100 years later the Fitton building still serves the educational needs of our  community as the collaborative school East Boston Central Catholic. Father Fitton’s goal of excellence in Catholic education not only continues, but has grown far beyond the boundaries of his parish.

East Boston Central Catholic School was established in September of 1974 as a multi-parish, collaborative elementary school serving Our Lady of the Assumption, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Most Holy Redeemer and Sacred Heart Parishes. 

Nowhere else in the Archdiocese of Boston is there currently an elementary parochial school that is jointly sponsored by several parishes and governed by a school board representing all the “stockholders”.  East Boston Central Catholic’s merger marked the first successful school collaboration that has withstood the test of time.

The building, although over 100 years old, is in exceptional condition.   The following major renovations and projects have been accomplished over the years through fund raising efforts and grants:

  • Top floor auditorium – complete restoration 

  • New roof and pointing of the entire building 

  • Renovated Science Lab  

  • New Computer Lab (2008)

  • State of the Art Technology (Smart Boards, wireless connectivity)

  • Newly Restored Front Entrance Area "Beautification Project"




East Boston Central Catholic School rests on a foundation of Christian beliefs.  The philosophy of the school reflects the values and ideals of all those who have a vital part in the growth, development, and life of the school.  The effectiveness of its philosophy is measured by the attitudes, behavior, and daily living of the students, parents, and faculty who have assimilated it.  The philosophy of the school stresses the need for “community among people” as a basic strategy for students and faculty to value in coping with the perplexities and decisions of an ever-changing society.

Therefore, the staff commits itself to implement, uphold, and support the guidelines on Christian education in its three-fold purpose as set down by the Bishops’ Pastoral Message on Catholic schools.  Specifically the staff strives:  

  • to integrate the Gospel message with the rest of learning and living;

  • to provide a contemporary understanding and experience of Christian community that will enable students to address with sensitivity the multiple problems which face individuals and society today;

  • to foster and encourage in students an orientation toward Christian values by helping them acquire the skills, virtues, and habits of heart and mind required for effective service to themselves and others. 

In light of this three-fold mission, all those involved in the school (students, teachers, staff, parents, clergy, and administration) are encouraged to work earnestly to make the school a community of faith that is indeed “living, conscious, and active.



We, the staff of East Boston Central Catholic School, advocate a student who responds to Gospel Values by being:

...A SPIRITUAL PERSON who recognizes and responds to God and is committed to a Christian lifestyle.

...A WHOLE PERSON who is striving to become morally and physically self-disciplined, self-confident, and self-motivated.

...A LOVING PERSON who values himself/herself as well as others.

 ...A RESPONSIBLE PERSON who responds to peace and justice issues, personal rights, and environmental concerns.

 ...A HOPE-FILLED PERSON who through his/her Christian values can positively look forward to tomorrow.