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Brief History

In December of 2019, Bishop Robert J. McManus announced the merger of the two Worcester diocesan junior/senior high schools, St. Peter-Marian CCHS (founded in 1976) and Holy Name CCHS (founded in 1945), in forming a newly constituted diocesan junior/senior high school.  After a careful consultative review, Bishop McManus announced in March of 2020 that the new school would be named in honor of the patron saint of the Diocese of Worcester, and that Saint Paul Diocesan Jr/Sr High School would be sited at the former Holy Name campus on Granite Street.

Legacy Timeline

(1901)   Holy Name of Jesus School founded on Illinois Street, Worcester staffed by the Sisters of Saint Anne (SSA)

(1922)  Saint Peter’s School founded on Main Street, Worcester staffed by the Sisters of Saint Joseph (SSJ)

(1923)  Saint Peter’s School expands and establishes a High School on Main Street, Worcester

(1945)   Holy Name of Jesus School expands and establishes a High School on Illinois Street, Worcester

(1963)    Marian High School founded on Grove Street, Worcester staffed by the Sisters of Mercy (RSM)

(1967)    Holy Name Central Catholic High School opens a new campus on Granite Street, Worcester

(1976)    Saint Peter’s High School and Marian High School merge and form St. Peter-Marian Central Catholic High School located at the former Marian High campus

(2020)    St. Peter-Marian Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School and Holy Name Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School merge and form the newly established Saint Paul Diocesan Jr/Sr High School at the former Holy Name campus on Granite Street

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