Archdiocese Of Boston Opening New School For First Time In 50 Years


BRAINTREE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The archdiocese of Boston is opening a new catholic school in Braintree and it's their first new school in more than 50 years.

"We're very excited about the prospect of launching a new school," said Superintendent of Schools Tom Carroll.

He added, students will learn remotely and in person. "Classes are done virtually and we also have plenty of hours of in-person activities," said Carroll.

He added, there will be extensive field trips and clubs for students. The Lumen Verum Academy is set to open in September for grades six through eight.

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Carroll said because much of the instruction is virtual, it will allow them to accommodate all levels.

"Much of our American education it seems if you're in sixth grade then you should be in sixth grade for math, reading, English, art and music but most kids in reality are stronger in some subjects and weaker in others," said Carroll.

The school costs $15,000 a year but Caroll said they have a lot of scholarships and so far, no one has been turned away because they couldn't pay for it.

Carroll added there is no admissions exams.

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) Reports:

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