East Boston Central Catholic School conducts an
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.
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.
and parent tours can be given upon request.
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.
Noon Dismissal Rates:
a day per
$15 a day per child
$15 a day per two children $20
a day per two children
$20 a day per
$25 a day per
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
floor auditorium – complete restoration
roof and pointing of the entire building
New Computer Lab (2008)
State of the Art Technology (Smart Boards, wireless connectivity)
Newly Restored Front Entrance Area "Beautification Project"
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.
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:
integrate the Gospel message with the rest of learning and living;
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;
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.
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:
SPIRITUAL PERSON who
recognizes and responds to God and is committed to a Christian
WHOLE PERSON who is striving to become morally and physically
self-disciplined, self-confident, and self-motivated.
LOVING PERSON who values himself/herself as well as others.
RESPONSIBLE PERSON who responds to peace and justice issues,
personal rights, and environmental concerns.
HOPE-FILLED PERSON who through his/her Christian values can
positively look forward to tomorrow.