Construction Plans Announced For New Catholic High School

Aug 24, 2016

An artist's drawing of Pope Francis High School, which is to be built on the site of the former Cathedral High School in Springfield, MA. Cathedral was destroyed by a tornado on June 1, 2011
Credit Diocese of Springfield

The much anticipated plans have been announced for building a new regional Catholic high school in western Massachusetts.

Construction work is to start next month to build Pope Francis High School at the former location of Cathedral High School in Springfield.  Cathedral was destroyed by the June 1, 2011 tornado.

The new high school is the product of a merger between Cathedral and Holyoke Catholic High School.  

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke this morning with Paul Gagliarducci, executive director of the Pope Francis High School project.