Letter from the Principal


Welcome to Espirito Santo Parochial School! We hope that this website can serve as a starting point for you, as you learn more about our school family.

For over 100 years, our school has been in operation, as it officially opened on September 19th, 1910. Fast forward to today, and Espirito Santo Parochial School is still an important part of the community. We pride ourselves in being a community, filled with faith, love, and hope. As our mission states, we educate the whole child, morally, spiritually and intellectually, within a caring Christian environment.

As the Principal of our school, I strive to achieve our mission every day and continue to build our school into the future. Teaching our students to work hard, helping our brothers and sisters, and preserve our Portuguese heritage is a key to our school.

Espirito Santo Parochial School students come from Fall River, and surrounding communities, including Westport, Dartmouth, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea, and New Bedford. Our graduates are prepared for a successful high school transition, and have achieved great success.

You can follow our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with our events! Also, if you are alumni, we would love to hear from you.

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


Mr. Andrew J. Raposo, M.Ed
Principal & Director of Religious Education
Espirito Santo School & Espirito Santo Church