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President / Principal's Welcome

We had all hoped that Covid-19 would be behind us to start the 2021-22 school year.  With that said, we are prepared to face this challenge with great hope, compassion and dedication. Despite enormous challenges, since the start of this pandemic our school community has risen to the challenge of ensuring the health and safety of all and academic excellence.  This 2021-22 school year will be no different.

Inspired by Matthew 5:14-16, the 2021-22 school year theme is "Be the Light."

You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.

What a wonderful opportunity to be Christ's light reflected in the world through our words and actions! While challenges remain, with God, all things are possible!

As we begin the school year, cooperation, collaboration and communication will be critical to our success as a school community!  Maintaining a positive attitude and caring for one another are foundational.  Social-emotional wellbeing will be a priority for all of us.  And we are especially mindful of welcoming our newest Spartans, the Class of 2025 and transfers, to their new school family.

Our constant goal at Bishop Stang is to inspire our young people to excel in learning and life through dynamic, personalized education that rigorously prepares them for the academic demands of college and the moral challenges of life. Our Catholic mission is woven into every aspect of the student experience.  Faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students encounter Jesus Christ in a caring, safe and family-oriented environment.  We are so blessed to have so many outstanding faculty and staff!

Bishop Stang students come from throughout the Southcoast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to experience a rich tradition of academic and co-curricular excellence, growth in character and service. Stang graduates move on to the finest colleges and universities in New England and the country.

Our Stang alumni are an amazing group of people who make a profound difference in the world. If you are an alumnus, please visit our Facebook page to re-connect with classmates and learn about their personal milestones.

Thank you for visiting and please feel free to contact us with your questions or feedback.


Mr. Peter Shaughnessy

Mr. Shaughnessy earned his Bachelors degree from Canisius College in Political Science and English Literature. He holds a Masters of Arts in Theology and Masters of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University of Chicago and a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership & Administration from Benedictine University. Mr. Shaughnessy originally hails from Buffalo, NY and currently resides in Fairhaven, MA with his wife, Anabela Vasconcelos Shaughnessy (Class of ’94) and their four children: Luke (Class of ’24), Emilia (Class of ’25), Dominic (Class of ’27) and Clare (Class of '30).

Mr. Peter Shaughnessy


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