We are excited to announce that the schools of the Diocese of Springfield will be open FULL-TIME for in-class instruction in the fall. We are thrilled to welcome our current families back and look forward to seeing many new faces this upcoming year. Space is limited, so please reach out to your local Catholic school to register today.


We are proud to announce that three former Mater Dolorosa School students who attend Holyoke High School were recently named Rising Stars by the Holyoke Public Schools.  This recognition is one of the highest and most important given by the Holyoke Public Schools.  It is awarded to those students who consistently demonstrate scholarship, leadership, and are actively involved in school activities.  They are graduating senior, Ravi Patel, who plans to be a physician; junior, Kara McGuiness; and freshman, Patrick Sweeney. These three students are involved in an amazing number of activities, while showing leadership amongst their peers, and maintaining high academic levels.  Congratulations to all three students!

MD Strong, Pass It Along!

At this time, the school is operating on summer hours as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 - 1:00.  Please call the office first to make sure a staff member will be there.




"Mater Dolorosa School, following the spirit of St. Francis, fosters and encourages a concern for peace and justice daily. We endeavor to nurture this spirit in our students from Pre-School through Grade 8 through prayer and service to God and others. 
Within a multicultural, ethnic, and racially diverse environment, we strive to maintain academic excellence and to keep pace with technological advances in an ever changing world."


  • Academic Excellence in a Community Grounded in Catholic Faith
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Before and After School Program
  • Kindergarten Registrations can be 5 Years of Age by September 1