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Saint Agnes School has been forming hearts and minds since 1888! It was opened by the Sisters of Notre Dame, although the Sisters of Saint Joseph led the school from 1892.


Please note that all events are subject to change...

We know that these are uncertain times. Listed below are events scheduled to celebrate the Class of 2020. We will keep families updated as circumstances evolve. 




Spirit Tassel Challenge

All seniors are encouraged to begin their tradition of giving back to Arlington Catholic by contributing ($20.20 or more) to the Annual Fund. In return, each senior will receive a Spirit Tassel to be worn in addition to their class tassel on their graduation cap. Click here for more information!


This is a reminder that seniors are strongly encouraged to pass in a copy of scholarship award letters from ALL colleges and/or organizations that awarded scholarships to them.  These merit scholarships are printed in the Commencement Program. A student does not have to use the scholarship to be recognized for earning it.

Copies of the scholarship letters can be e-mailed to Betty Lally at or brought to her in the Guidance Office by Friday, May 1, 2020.  Those received after May 1 will not be included.

Senior Breakfast and Yearbook Ceremony - Wednesday May 13, 2020

Breakfast for Seniors will be served at 7:00am

The Yearbook Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in the Gym at 1:10pm

Senior Prom

We regret to inform you that, given the uncertain times, we have made the very tough decision to cancel the Senior Prom as originally planned. This is based mainly on the timeline of CDC guidelines limiting large gatherings that will bump right against the planned prom date.

We did not make this decision lightly and understand that many students will be devastated by this news. 

Our hope is that some other significant social event can be put in place when we come back together.


Senior Class Day - Monday, May 18, 2020

As of now, this event is still ON as planned.

Senior Class Day will be held at the AC Turf Field from 9:30am-1:00pm on Monday, May 20, 2020. Students are not allowed to leave the field area during these times. A variety of activities and contests will be available. Lunch and water will be provided.

A permission slip is here.

We hope that you plan to join us for a fun day as we celebrate one of the last informal get-togethers for the Class of 2020 before Graduation.

Mr. John Balliro and the Senior Class Officers

Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony - Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:30pm in Saint Agnes Upper Church. Due to limited seating, only parents are invited to this evening. Our expectation is that every student attend this special evening. Students are expected to dress up - boys in shirts and ties, dress pants and dress shoes, girls in dresses and dress shoes.  Please complete the form that will be sent closer to the date to indicate whether or not you will attend. Students should gather in the Gym no later than 6:00 in order to process to Church. Immediately following the ceremony, students should return to their homerooms to pick up their National Honor Society Stoles, Spanish and French Honor Society Cords, Legacy Cords, Scholarship Letters and all other awards.

Commencement - Thursday, May 21, 2020

The ceremony will be held in the Dana Athletic Center at Bentley University and will begin at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Students are expected to dress up - boys in shirts and ties, dress pants and dress shoes, girls in dresses and dress shoes. The ceremony generally takes 2 hours. A photographer from Geskus Photo will be taking professional photos of each student receiving their diploma.  Those pictures will be made available after graduation to all families via email.  Students should arrive by 1:15 to line up and prepare for the procession.

Baccalaureate & Commencement Practices - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 & Wednesday, May 20, 2020

To make these events special and memorable, a great deal of time and planning takes place. Both scheduled practices are mandatory. Students are expected to be punctual, cooperative, and dressed properly. It is likely that practices will end before listed times if students are on time and cooperate. Please call Mr. Graceffa on the day of practice if your child is ill and cannot attend. Please note the dates and times:

Tuesday, May 19, 2020: 11:30am-2:00pm.  Please report to the Gym. Caps and gowns will be distributed during practice. Caps and gowns will not be distributed to students with outstanding balances, including unpaid AP fees, transcript fees, or cafeteria balances.  Newspaper pictures will be taken as part of practice, students should wait to be dismissed. There are no picture retakes for missing students.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020: 9:30-1:00. This practice will be held at Bentley University. All students will be bussed from AC to Bentley. Students may not drive themselves to Bentley.