Mater Dolorosa School is a Preschool through Grade 8 Catholic School located along the banks of the Connecticut River in Holyoke, Massachusetts. In September of 2005 Mater Dolorosa received accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Following the guidelines established by the Springfield Diocese, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and Massachusetts frameworks for each subject area, we strive to help all students develop to their full potential spiritually, academically and socially. Along with our strong academic curriculum, we provide our students with a Catholic religious education, cultural diversity and acceptance, and involvement in community service. Learning is an exciting life-long endeavor, and at Mater Dolorosa School we are proud to continually strive to create positive educational experiences for our students.

  • 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
  • Computer Class/On-Line Classroom Computers/iPads/Interactive SmartBoards
  • Intensive Reading and Math Support
  • Mission & Ministry of Our Lady of the Cross Church
  • Safe and Disciplined Environment
  • Full-Day Preschool Program for 3 & 4 Year-olds
  • Average Class Size of 16 Students
  • Emphasis on Moral Development/Service to Others/ Leadership Skills
  • Exceptional Faculty Who Help Students Reach Their Highest Potential
  • Individual Attention in a Caring Community
  • On Site Fresh & Nutritious Hot Lunch Program and Snacks Available
  • Active & Vibrant Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
  • Member of the National Junior Honor Society
  • A Dress Code That Strengthens the School’s Sense of Community and Encourages Academic Discipline
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Active Student Council Grades 5-8
  • Christmas Pageant, Easter Egg Hunt, Gingerbread Shop, Middle School Semiformal, Scholastic Book Fair, Dinner with Santa
  • CYO Basketball
  • Gymnasium/Auditorium Facility/Cafeteria