Good Shepherd School was featured in The Pilot on December 2, 2016

Informational fact sheet about Good Shepherd School


Our mission is to serve the diverse range of families that comprise our community by providing a Catholic education to children aged 2.9 to 5 years in a nurturing environment. Our goal is to cultivate the intellectual, physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of each child through comprehensive, developmentally appropriate programs that strengthen the school-family partnership and enrich the lives and learning experiences of the children.


We believe that a supportive community is essential to help all children realize their potential. We follow the practices subscribed to by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and offer a safe and stimulating atmosphere in which preschool-aged children can thrive. Our faith-based program is designed to provide a variety of experiences and activities that will arouse curiosity, encourage exploration, and develop healthy, rewarding relationships with both teachers and peers, grounded in our Catholic values.


The Good Shepherd was formed through the leadership of Father James Ronan Ph.D., Pastor of St. Mary-St Catherine of Siena parish in Charlestown, Massachusetts and a Board of parents, citizens, and friends who saw a great need for a Catholic preschool in its Charlestown neighborhood. The Good Shepherd School officially opened its doors in October of 2009.


We provide children the opportunity to learn about the Catholic religion and faith through regular lessons, prayers, and rituals in the church and classroom.


"Michelle and Theo are amazing teachers. We have had the best experience with them so far this year. They are thoughtful, responsive, full of energy, have great feedback, provide great ideas and handouts, etc. I can’t say enough good things about them and what they have done with Sam."

- Katie DeMont (Parent)

“Our son has been attending the Good Shepherd School for the past 2 years, my wife and I have watched him grow from a curious and rambunctious 2.9 year old into a much more curious, more thoughtful and helpful little boy.  With the guidance of the GSS and its staff he not only counts and reads, he enjoys and wants to count and read everything when he’s not at school too.  More importantly, he is aware of the environment around him and has been taught and nurtured by a loving and caring staff.  The changes we have seen in him as a result of sending him to the GSS are immeasurable. If we could do it again, we would not have changed a thing."

- Derek and Alison Silveira





Good Shepherd School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.