Welcome from Head of School, Dr. John F. Dolan

Dear St. Mary’s Community,

Welcome to St. Mary’s!  We are glad you are here. St. Mary’s is on the move, and I hope you will consider joining us.

St. Mary’s opened in 1881 as a strong academic and Catholic institution in the heart of Lynn. Our surging enrollment, increased philanthropy, and ability to attract one of the most academically talented ninth-grade classes in many years are clear evidence that we continue to successfully fulfill our mission.

Our vision is for students to leave St. Mary’s prepared to make distinctively Christian contributions that advance the common good and help our country and Church aspire to our highest ideals. Our STEM focus is designed to send these graduates into higher education and help develop innovative solutions to today’s most complex challenges.

Our Building Futures campus expansion is well underway, adding the new Gateway and STEM facilities, which include more than 30,000 square feet of new classroom space to open in fall 2020. Starting next year our students will live and learn on our new campus green space. Our science classes will be responsible for the horticulture scapes that are part of our new campus quad. Our theology classes will gather, pray and worship at the Grotto to the Holy Mother that is part of the campus redesign. Our theater groups will perform in an outdoor amphitheater.  Lunch is served in our new outdoor dining area.

St. Mary’s is home to students from diverse backgrounds who share a common desire for excellence. They want to study in a modern facility with a modern faculty; make scientific discoveries; win athletic championships; sing, act, write and reflect; and serve our community through our vibrant Campus Ministry program. 

At St. Mary’s you can count on a supportive academic and faith-filled community that will help you discover how you can maximizeyour talents in the service of others. A St. Mary’s education will help our students aim higher. 

St. Mary’s is experiencing significant momentum because of the dedicated leadership of our board of trustees, our Pastor, our parents, faculty and staff.  I hope you will join us!

Sincerely,

Dr. John F. Dolan
Head of School


 

About

Dr. John F. Dolan

Head of School Dr. John F. Dolan has an extensive background in strategic planning, enrollment management, and advancement, having worked at a variety of universities throughout the country since 1982. 

Dolan earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Benedictine College, a master’s from the University of Denver, and a doctorate from Drexel University.

He lives in East Boston with his wife, Marilyn. They have four children and five grandchildren.