It should probably be mentioned that the school under discussion isn't an ordinary parochial (parish-based) school. It's run by a religious order called the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The order was founded by the somewhat notorious priest Father Feeney, an extreme fundamentalist Catholic, who preached that there was no salvation outside the Church. He ran afoul of the conventional Boston Catholic Archdiocese because of his extreme views, and sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, he was excommunicated. The Slaves continued to carry on though, acquired some property, and started a school, monastery, and convent. At some point they split up, with one group of them returning to the mainline Catholic Church, and joining the Benedictine Order. Shortly before Father Feeney's death in the early 1970s, he became reconciled with the mainline Church, and the excommunication was lifted. The Slaves of Mary has continued to operate along very, very traditional lines. They still celebrate the Latin Mass, and the little school that they run (which has an elementary school as well as a high-school) holds to a very strict, fundamentalist type of Catholicism.