ATTLEBORO, MA – Bishop Feehan High School President Tim Sullivan announced today a new “Our City, Our Home” initiative from the local Catholic school, re-emphasizing the school’s long-term commitment to serving families from the school’s home city of Attleboro.
The program places a series of existing and new efforts from the school under a single umbrella, all focused on serving the city of Attleboro and its families. For 61 years now, Feehan has been Attleboro’s Catholic high school, starting as a faith-based option primarily for the families of Attleboro and North Attleboro and now serving students from more than 60 cities and towns annually.
But despite the impressive geographic growth and more than $1 million in financial aid awarded annually across all Feehan towns, the school has never wavered from its commitment to its home city. As admissions season for the class of 2027 begins, Feehan is excited to announce this new effort to enhance accessibility for city families specifically.
“Feehan always has been and always will be Attleboro’s Catholic high school,” points out Sullivan. “The families who built Feehan and the Sisters of Mercy who originally staffed our school shared a passion for keeping Feehan open and accessible to local families who desire a Catholic school education and for playing a leadership role in our city. Today we reaffirm that commitment.”
“Feehan is a great partner with the city,” added Attleboro mayor Paul Heroux. “The students, the families, the employees all contribute to the diversity of our community. Many graduates work in our city. Some are tradesmen and women. Others are small business owners. Feehan is an important part of the Attleboro community.”
The highlight of the Our City, Our Home initiative is a dedicated admissions path and – perhaps more importantly – dedicated financial aid dollars for economically challenged Attleboro families under Feehan’s Ignite, Support & Empower (ISE) program. The goal is to make a Feehan education accessible for all local families looking for a rigorous, faith-based, college preparatory high school.
Additionally, Feehan will build on its existing efforts to serve the local community in a variety of ways. We are combining the following efforts under the Our City, Our Home umbrella:
- Amigos – For nearly 25 years, Feehan Spanish National Honor Society members have tutored several dozen ELL students in Attleboro middle schools in a national award-winning, private-public partnership.
- Feehan Santa Shop – Thousands of Christmas toys collected and an inspiring shopping experience for hundreds of local families in conjunction with the Attleboro area St. Vincent de Paul Society.
- Thanksgiving Food Drive - Overflowing Thanksgiving baskets (and multiple grocery gift cards to go with) all blessed by our Bishop for our neighbors in need each November.
- Special Olympics - Growing effort with dozens and dozens of Feehan student volunteers serving local residents with physical and intellectual challenges.
- Volunteer Connections – Several dozen Feehan programs and teams support individual Attleboro causes including: La Salette Shrine, Empty Bowls, Hebron Food Pantry, Robbins Children’s Program, Abundant Hope, Jaguars Track, Sock Drive for Food ‘n Friends and many more.
Feehan is actively exploring additional opportunities to partner with Attleboro community organizations.
Feehan administrators, graduates and parents have long been community leaders in Attleboro – business owners, professionals and – as importantly – board members, volunteers and civic servants in virtually every key organization in the city. Likewise, Feehan has long welcomed students from all corners of the city.
Attleboro residents wishing to learn more about the Our City, Our Home admissions and scholarship opportunities should contact Feehan’s Director of Admissions, Dustin Demers at [email protected]. Feehan’s annual Open House this year is scheduled for October 23 at 1:00pm at the school.
Full details on Feehan’s Ignite, Support & Empower program serving aspiring first-generation college students and economically challenged families can be found at bishopfeehan.com/ignite.