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When your family chooses Bishop Guertin, you are choosing to become part of a tight-knit community focused on your child’s success. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our parents have to say:

 

 

“One of the best decisions we have ever made.”

-Joe and Jo Lupo, parents of Katherine ’18, Joseph ’20, and Lauren ’20

"Bishop Guertin isn't just a high school, its a sanctuary...."

“My feeling is that if your student attends Bishop Guertin High School, you’re not just paying for your child to go to another school, you are truly making an investment in their future. I can’t emphasize enough that the school, faculty, and the Brothers are dedicated to the whole formation of your child. If you’re considering another school, it’s important for you to know that it is this ‘formation’ that sits at the heart of the ‘BG difference’. Bishop Guertin isn’t just a high school, it is a sanctuary; it’s a place of spiritual and cultural diversity where it’s cool to be smart and students of all faiths and backgrounds can develop their individual talents…and a place where those talents are respected.”

 

-Rick Smith, parent of Emma ’15 and Noah ’18

"We will be forever engaged with BG, as we became part of [its] family 10 years ago, and BG became part of ours."

“We’ve had a scholar, and struggling students, athletes, and an artist. Each one had a very different experience, but they all had the same caring support system behind them! When BG speaks of the “whole person formation” of the student, they live by it. They encourage growth of the student inside the classroom, and through school athletics, clubs, activities, and community opportunities, but it goes even further. BG encourages the students’ academic, physical, mental, and spiritual growth as well. They focus on the teaching of information, life lessons, involvement with community, and reflection, while providing support to their students whenever it is needed, on all fronts. They care about every student and their well-being and growth as a person. …I was always confident that BG had my child’s best interest at heart, and they had their back. …We will be forever engaged with BG, as we became part of [its] family 10 years ago, and BG became part of ours.”

 

-Ellen Dipasquale, parent of Quinn ’14, Morgan ’16, Aidan ’18, and Maeve ’20

"BG nurtures maturity, leadership, character, integrity, [and] strong values...."

“Bishop Guertin has exceeded our greatest expectations in what an impact a high school could have on a young teenager. Throughout the four years, BG has supported our son day in and day out. Our son’s work ethic was developed at BG and has resulted in numerous academic and athletic accomplishments. BG nurtures maturity, leadership, character, integrity, strong values and deserves much credit for helping develop our son into the fine young man he has become. Moreover, our son has developed great connections and friendships during his time at BG and what we are most grateful for is the sincere and personal interest shown to our son and the students at BG by its faculty, advisory team, employees, and athletic coaching staff. It’s difficult to sum up the deep gratitude we have for everyone who’s played such a vital role in the development of our son.”

 

-Brian Moses, parent of Hayden ’20

"Thank you BG for your unwavering and enthusiastic support for a great STEM education!"

“As a STEM professional and advocate, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of studying physics, computer science, and advanced mathematics. Bishop Guertin leads the way in this regard – physics and computer science as requirements, calculus based physics for advanced students and three years of calculus taught at the school. Our family chose BG for these very reasons and its an investment that has definitely paid off as evidenced by our children’s college acceptances and also the fact that all three of our children have had paid technical summer internships before graduating from high school. Thank you BG for your unwavering and enthusiastic support for a great STEM education!”

 

-Catherine Crawford, parent of Isabelle ’18, Henry ’19, and George ’23

"The BG staff and faculty have been amazing through this whole transition to online learning."

“The BG staff and faculty have been amazing through this whole transition to online learning. They were one of the first schools to do so without even a blip in the in the whole process. And I love that the teachers reach out to the students every day, even during class, to ask them how they are doing.”

 

-Deb Cote, parent of Julia ’21

"[T]he Bishop Guertin leadership and teachers have set a great example for their students about resiliency and adaptability in the face of adversity."

“Our family has particularly appreciated the consistency and normalcy provided by Bishop Guertin during this pandemic crisis. It is reassuring that our children have class every day and that they are able to interact with their teachers and their classmates in real time. …[T]he Bishop Guertin leadership and teachers have set a great example for their students about resiliency and adaptability in the face of adversity. Go BG!”

 

-Kimberly Peicker, wife of Mark ’82 and parent of Mark ’15, Matthew ’21, and Andrew ’23

What does it mean to be a Bishop Guertin parent? It’s all about partnership.

 

Bishop Guertin High School’s identity as a Brothers of the Sacred Heart school calls us to the formation of our students as whole people. We hope that they will enter the world as “tolerant, just, and involved men and women of faith who accept the task of building the Kingdom of God and of transforming, for the better, the world in which they live.”

Adolescence can be a turbulent time. Raising young adults who are educated and prepared for college but also compassionate, involved, ethical, and faithful is counter-cultural in today’s world. At a time when both families and schools find themselves subjected to many pressures, the only path to success in this endeavor is a strong two-way partnership between the school and the parent. As Br. John Collignon, early Principal of Bishop Guertin, pointed out to the parents of his time, “we must work together.” The culture has changed, but the need still exists.

 

Each student is up to the challenges that he or she will face. In the words of our founder Fr. André Coindre, “…hope for their transformation must never be lost.” Through our partnership as parents and educators, this transformation will be achieved.