Former Marian President Resigns from Catholic High School in Boston

FRAMINGHAM – The trustees at a Catholic High School in Boston voted last month to hire the former President of Marian High School John Ermilio.

But on August 10, Ermilio  informed Cathedral High School in Boston of “his decision to resign.”

Cathedral parents and staff were informed on July 27 Cathedral’s Board of Trustees made a decision to name “Ermilio to the position of Principal.

But on August 10, Cathedral wrote to families and staff, that the school will be ready to open in September, and that the news of Ermilio’s resignation will in “no way impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students.”

Cathedral said it planned to name “interim leadership,” while it conducts the “search process for a permanent principal.”

Cathedral High School, located in the South End section of Boston, was founded in 1926. The grade 7-12 secondary school has about 400 students. The Archdiocese of Boston has oversight over the school.

Ermilio was hired as Principal at Marian High School in 2014.

He became President of the Catholic 9-12 co-ed high school in Framingham in 2017.

Earlier this year, Ermilio announced that the Board of Trustees at Marian High voted to close the school, due to dwindling enrollment.

Parents, students, and staff tried to save Marian High School with a #SaveMarian campign, but it failed.

The school closed at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

Prior to arriving in Framingham, Ermilio worked as an English teacher in the Worcester Public Schools from 2009-2014.

Ermilio worked at Saint John’s High School from 1998 to 2007. He was the Director of Advancement at the school from 2007-09.


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