Pope Francis High placement test Feb. 6

CHICOPEE – Pope Francis High School today announced that the placement test for prospective ninth grade students interested in attending the new Catholic high school in September 2016 will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. (Snow date is Saturday, Feb. 13). The test will take place at Holyoke Catholic High School, 134 Springfield St., Chicopee.
The creation of Pope Francis High School was announced in the spring of 2015 when Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski revealed that Cathedral High School and Holyoke Catholic High School would be merging into a new school, named in honor of the current Pope. The official merger will take place to coincide with the next academic year, 2016-2017, during which all Pope Francis students will attend school at the current Holyoke Catholic location in Chicopee until the new facility is built at the former Cathedral site on Wendover Road in Springfield.
“We have received positive feedback from the community so far and look forward to welcoming our prospective ninth grade students during the placement test in February,” said Pope Francis Director of Admissions, Ann Rivers. “We understand that students flourish in an environment of academic enrichment, faith and service. Pope Francis High School builds on the excellence of our legacy schools and prepares students for a successful college experience.”
For more information about the placement test, contact Ann Rivers at 413-331-2480 ext. 1132 or email To learn more about Pope Francis High School, visit