School Records

The archive maintains a collection of closed Catholic school records comprised of various record types, such as permanent record cards, high school transcripts, attendance registers, administrative files, and school memorabilia. 

The collection includes records from over fifty archdiocesan primary and high schools (listed below), however, not every school represented in the collection has each of the record types. 

Archive staff offer support to school staff, graduates, prospective employers and employment agencies who seek to verify an individual’s education. 

Where are my school records?

If your school is open, please contact the school directly for assistance.  You can find a current list of schools and contact information in the Boston Catholic Directory by clicking here

The following is a list of school records held by the archive.  If your school is not listed in the Boston Catholic Directory or below, please contact us and we may be able to direct you to the appropriate institution to obtain records. 

High Schools  

Boston Proper
Christopher Columbus High School
Julie Billiart Central High School

East Boston
Savio Preparatory High School

Roslindale
Saint Clare Central High School

Roxbury
Saint Joseph Academy, Boston

South Boston
Cardinal Cushing Central High School
Saint Augustine High School

Belmont
Mount Trinity Academy

Brookline
Saint Aidan High School

Cambridge
Our Lady of Pity High School
Saint Mary of the Annunciation High School

Concord
Rose Hawthorne High School

Everett
Pope John XXIII High School

Framingham
Marian High School

Haverhill
Saint James Central High School

Malborough
Saint Viator High School

Salem
Saint Joseph Academy

Somerville
Saint Clement High School
Saint Joseph High School

Watertown
Mount Trinity Academy
Rosary Academy

Elementary Schools

Boston Proper
Saint Mary School
Saint Rita School

Charlestown
Charlestown Catholic School
Saint Catherine of Siena School
Saint Francis de Sales School

Forest Hills
Saint Andrew the Apostle School

Jamaica Plain
Our Lady of Lourdes School
Saint Thomas Aquinas

Roxbury
Saint Joseph School

South Boston
Monsignor Patterson School
Saint Augustine School
Saints Peter and Paul School

Andover
Saint Augustine School

Arlington
Saint James the Apostle School

Belmont
Mount Trinity Academy
Saint Dominic Boys Academy

Brookline
Saint Aidan School

Cambridge
Blessed Sacrament School
Immaculate Conception School
Our Lady of Pity School
Saint Hedwig School
Saint John the Evangelist School
Saint Mary School

Concord
Rose Hawthorne Central Catholic School

Groton
Country Day School of the Holy Union

Haverhill
Saint James School

Lawrence
Holy Rosary School
Holy Trinity School
Saint Ann School
Saint Augustine School

Lowell
Sacred Heart School
Saint Peter School
Saint Stanislaus School

Lynn
Saint Michael School

Methuen
Saint Therese School

Natick
Saint Patrick School

Plainville
Dominican Academy

Reading
Saint Agnes School

Rockland
Holy Family School

Salem
Saint John the Baptist School
Saint Joseph School
Saint Mary Immaculate Conception

Somerville
Saint Ann School
Saint Benedict’s Little Flower School
Saint Clement School                  
Saint Polycarp School

Waltham
Saint Jude School
Mount Trinity Academy
Rosary Academy

Wellesley
Saint Paul School

What do I need to request my transcript?

If you are an individual requesting your own transcript, or a parent requesting your child’s transcript, you will be asked to complete a written consent form, provide a copy of a valid government-issued photograph identification, and submit a processing fee. 

Employment agencies, potential employers, etc. may contact the archive directly on behalf of an individual by sending a written request and signed release form to [email protected] 

FAQs

Does the archive keep, or can it provide, a high school diploma?

No, the archive does not maintain diplomas nor can they provide a new one. 

Diplomas are considered ceremonial documents and are not retained in perpetuity.  Rather, your high school transcript is considered your official student record and includes your date of graduation.

Who can access closed Catholic school records? 

High school transcripts, permanent record cards, and other individual records are considered confidential and are only released for the circumstances described above. 

When available, yearbooks, photographs and other such records are considered non-confidential can be made available for alumni reunions, genealogy or other purposes at the discretion of archive staff.

Of course, please contact the archive staff with any additional questions regarding Catholic school records and we will be glad to assist you.