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Bourne High School Info

Are you looking for a student-centered high school with a wide variety of extracurricular, athletic, and unique academic programming?  Then consider the Bourne Advantage.

Bourne high school prides itself on providing students with real-world, hands-on learning opportunities that foster the development of both independent inquiry skills and collaboration. Student voice and choice are an integral part of the learning process at Bourne high school and opportunities to share learning experiences extend far beyond the classroom.  Inquiry-based learning opportunities are further enhanced through the use of our state-of-the-art Ambulance Simulator, Innovation Studio, aquaponics lab, and Business suite.

Bourne High School’s award-winning AP program engages students in college work while attending high school. Recognized as one of only 250 schools in the United States and Canada to earn the distinction of the College Board 2019 AP Honor Roll Status. Bourne High school’s open enrollment and “AP for all” philosophy help make advanced placement coursework accessible to all students, with AP options beginning as early as grade 9.   In addition, Bourne High School has enrolled all students in Pre-AP Algebra I,  English I, English II, Biology, and US History to ensure equity and access to high-quality grade-level work. 

This year, we are rolling out our new Innovation Pathways Program in Business and Marketing and Environmental and Life Science. Innovation Pathways are designed to provide students with coursework and internship experiences within a specific high-demand industry.   These pathways establish strong partnerships with employers and expose students to career options to help them develop the knowledge and skills related to their chosen field of study before they graduate high school.

Our Program of Studies offers students a myriad of elective opportunities to explore in the fine arts. The music department offers electives in band, chorus, music theory, guitar, and piano, and the fine arts department offers ceramics, graphics, advanced art, and even AP Studio Art - Bourne High School is home to an Award-Winning Drama Club, whose success has been recognized and celebrated throughout the State.  This program, which is a 15-time Massachusetts Educational theater Guild State semi-finalist and 6-time state finalist, offers something for everyone - from acting to costume and set design, to lighting and sound!  Our fine arts programming offers a variety of entry points for every type of musician and artist -  from the beginner to the advanced. 

So, what does it mean to be a Canalman, you may ask?  Whether you’re a student-athlete on the ice, on the field, or on the court - or a "super fan" cheering from the sidelines, our purple pride and strong school spirit help to unite us as one school community.  In fact, Bourne High School is proud to be recognized as a Unified Champion School which intentionally promotes meaningful social inclusion by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities to create an accepting school environment for all.

At Bourne High School, we love our students and it shows - and our BPS Core Values, Be respectful, be responsible, and be safe, are embedded in everything we do.  From the time you enter Bourne High school until the time you graduate, we are committed to supporting our students’ success every step of the way to ensure that they meet our Vision of a Graduate.

We take great pride in our students, our staff, and the exceptional learning opportunities available at Bourne High School and hope that YOU will seriously consider the Bourne Advantage when selecting your secondary option.

For more information about all that Bourne High School has to offer your student please contact:

Dr. Lisa Maguire, Principal - 508-759-0670 or

Mr. Nathan Dineen, Assistant Principal - 508-759-0670 or

Ms. Donna Cox, Guidance Registrar/Administrative Assistant - 508-759-0670