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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
1191 Greendale Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Telephone
(781) 449-5200
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$48,625
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
$35,000
From St. Sebastian's School

Committed to the pursuit of truth through faith and reason, St. Sebastian's is a Catholic independent day school for 375 young men in grades seven through twelve. With an average class size of 11 and a student/faculty ratio of 7:1, St. Sebastian's offers a program of academic rigor and spiritual depth with excellence in the arts and athletics.

St. Sebastian's School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1350
87 responses
Average ACT
31
29 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Hockey Games
    32%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Lunch
    16%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Chapel Speeches
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Ski trip
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    C
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    375
    89%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    80%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Area Feel
    Dense Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $141,690
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,457
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $752,000
    National
    $184,700

    St. Sebastian's School Reviews

    37 reviews
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    Attending St. Sebastian's was one of the best decisions of my life. The faculty, students, and administration are the most genuine group of people that I have ever met in any academic atmosphere. Because the classes are so small, you are able to develop real relationships with your instructors and fellow Arrows. Getting involved in athletics or any after-school clubs will allow you to meet some of the best friends of your lifetime. St. Seb's is a truly unique place that shaped me and prepared me to be a hard working student and a respectable man for the rest of my life. I would do it over again a hundred times.
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    St. Sebastian’s developed me in to a better student, and man. With a big focus on public speaking, St. Sebastian’s really worked with me to develop my writing skills. The teachers are eager to see their students succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. Built on a strong athletic reputation, St. Sebastian’s teams all compete on a high competitive level. Sportsmanship is heavily influenced. The biggest part about St. Sebastian’s is the community. Everyone is extremely friendly and always willing to help out. Starting from the younger grades up, students support each other both inside the classroom and on the fields.
    Simply the best place imaginable. The environment created by all of the faculty is marvelous. A huge benefit is the small student body and the great student to teacher ratio: 7:1. With such a small enrollment, everybody knows everybody. Teachers are always available for extra help, all the sports team compete and regularly win championships in the tough ISL league, and the arts program is exceptional, including everything from music to drama to ceramics. A terrific place to send your son for Junior High and High School.