Brighton, MA is home to Saint John's Seminary. Brighton is a large city. Students select the school partly because it is a Roman Catholic school. Saint John's Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.
Students commonly pursue studies in religion and philosophy.
Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants.
Saint John's Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.
The school has 118 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at Saint John's Seminary are 40 years old or older.
The school has a residential or campus feel. Saint John's Seminary offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"The Primary Mission of St. John's Seminary is to prepare and recommend candidates for ordination to the diocesan priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. The Seminary enrolls candidates for the priesthood from institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life in its several degree programs of priestly formation. The Seminary also offers a program for other students who desire to serve the mission of the Church. The Seminary further provides opportunities for continuing education and spiritual renewal for clergy and laity. St John's Seminary is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston. It observes the applicable norms of The Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in defining and realizing its mission."
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