The Building Brighter Futures Construction Project is Underway!

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Bellesini opened its Girls’ School in September 2015.  By September 2018 our enrollment will double, requiring expansion of our current facility.  The Building Brighter Futures Construction Project will:

  • Remove the unused Rectory adjacent to the school building in order to maximize the instructional space available on the school’s property;
  • Create a dedicated “Girls’ School space,” including:
    • Four new classrooms that will be wired for future access to the Internet and library resources;
    • Girls’ community hallway connecting girls classrooms; and
    • Girls’ Cubbies Area for storing textbooks, supplies, and personal items.
  • STEAM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) that will include:
    • New Science Lab
    • Technology Center that incorporates not just computers but also space for robotics and engineering
    • Art Studio that will be used during school day and also to enhance after-school programs
    • Movement Studio that will provide space for yoga, dance, and other after-school activities
  • Alumni lounge to be used as a welcoming home base for returning Bellesini alumni;
  • Two additional office spaces for development and alumni support staff;
  • New, large signage located at the high point of the building, viewable from across the city; and
  • New fencing around the playground area and parking lot.

Now accepting applications for fall 2018!

Bellesini Academy seeks to admit boys and girls who aspire to go on to a competitive private high school and then to college.  For this reason, potential students should enjoy school and learning, and should have motivation to succeed in a rigorous academic environment.  In addition, qualified applicants must possess honesty, integrity, and self-control. The admissions process is designed to identify students and families who will benefit from our specialized instruction and programs.  Applicants must be eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch and be residents of Lawrence.

Online admissions applications are available for the 2018-19 school year starting on February 1st for:

  • Boys entering grade 5 in Fall 2018
  • Girls entering grades 5 or 6 in Fall 2018
  • Limited availability for boys entering grades 6 & 7 and girls entering grade 7

Priority Deadline for applications is April 6, 2018.  Regular admissions deadline is May 14, 2018.

To begin the application process in English, please click here.

Para comenzar el proceso de solicitud en español, haga clic aquí.

Hard copy of the application is available at our office at 94 Bradford Street in Lawrence between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

Questions regarding admissions may be directed to or to our office at (978) 989-0004.

Click here to schedule a time for your child to take our admissions test.  

Blessed Stephen Bellesini, O.S.A. Academy, Inc. admits students of any race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded and made available to students at the school. Bellesini Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin in administration of the educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Merrimack Valley Magazine Highlights Bellesini Academy’s Girls School

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Photo by Kevin Harkins

Read the whole Merrimack Valley Magazine Article here.

100% of Bellesini alumni have gone on to graduate from high school, compared to just 71% of their Lawrence peers.

Just 51% of low-income students attend college, but 88% of Bellesini students have gone on to college, and another 4% attend technical schools.


Bellesini students are in school for nearly twice as many hours as public schools students–more than 2,000 hours a year!

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100% of graduates have gone on to attend a private preparatory high school since 2006.

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Students gain an average of eight grade levels during their four years at Bellesini.


100% of Bellesini alumni have gone on to graduate from high school.