Our History and Mission
Cheverus High School is an inclusive co-educational independent, college preparatory school sponsored by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), whose mission is to prepare young men and women to be people for others by fostering intellectual, spiritual, physical, and personal excellence. With a rich history deeply rooted in Jesuit philosophy spanning more than 460 years, Cheverus has grown to include qualified young men and women as students, and remains committed to its founding principles of superior educational and spiritual growth of the individual. Click here to read more about the School’s almost 100-year history.
Why Choose Cheverus?
Cheverus High School is one of only three independent Jesuit secondary schools in New England, and is one of a few co-educational Jesuit secondary schools on the east coast. Cheverus has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as a college preparatory secondary school since 1963 and holds memberships in the Jesuit Schools Network of North America, Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, New England and National Association for College Admission Counseling, and The College Board.
Cheverus attracts students from 30 communities in southern Maine and around the world. More than $2 million in financial aid is awarded each year assisting approximately 70% of the student body. More than 95% of graduates go on to matriculate at some of the finest post-secondary institutions in the nation.
At the heart of the Cheverus Jesuit education is fides et pietas—faithfulness and character. Cheverus provides a curriculum and culture where students are exposed to educational and social opportunities designed to cultivate and expand upon five interrelated moral principles, commonly referred to as the “Grad at Grad." Click here to read the full “Grad at Grad” profile.