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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
1191 Greendale Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
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
30%
Average Financial Aid
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.

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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
1340
99 responses
Average ACT
31
30 responses

A School of Academic Rigor

St.Sebastian’s provides opportunities for students to test and exceed their boundaries in all academic endeavors. Our curriculum is based on a clear philosophy that students are best served by courses that enable them to explore academic subjects in great depth.

Culture & Safety

Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
  • Hockey Games
    28%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Lunch
    16%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Chapel Speeches
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Ski trip
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    C+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    375
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    83%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $153,032
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,473
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $805,000
    National
    $184,700

    St. Sebastian's School Reviews

    40 reviews
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    My son was the one who told us he wanted to attend St. Seb's. At first, I didn't think it would be possible but we fell in love with the school after attending the open house. We learned about the academics, sports program, & after school activities. I attended parent coffee hour & learned how other parents truly loved & appreciated the safe and enriching environme. My son is performing well academically & if needs help in any subject, a teacher is always available. Jon, my son, is part of the rock band & in the fall, runs cross country. My family lives in a Boston neighborhood, so Jon takes the commuter rail to school & home. I have sent a couple of emails to teachers with questions and the response time, within 24 hours, is appreciated. The Headmaster, Mr. Burke, I just don't have the words to describe how he has made my family feel so welcomed. Overall, feeling blessed. Hope to see you soon.
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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.
    Here the teachers care for the students very much. The facilities are getting better by the year with knew courts and bigger fields. The technology that is being integrated into everyday life here and in clubs is outstanding. With many classes with small numbers of boys the teacher to student connections are phenomenol. With out a doubt St. Sebs will be one of the best schools for boys in the near future.