Our History

Monsignor GadouryThe Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School System was founded in 1972 by the pastors of twelve Northern Rhode Island parishes. The original system was comprised of six schools including five elementary schools (Monsignor Gadoury, Our Lady of Victories, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph, and St. Ann) and one junior high school (Holy Family).

Over the years, the system responded to the changing of the times by restructuring schools to meet students' educational needs. Holy Family, Sacred Heart, and St. Ann Schools were the first to close. Eventually, the system added a Pre-K and Grade 9 program; while the Pre-K program still exists, the Grade 9 program was abandoned 20 years later. In 1977, the system added four parishes from Northwestern Rhode Island and was renamed the Northwest Catholic Regional School. In 1993, Fr. Holland Elementary School was incorporated into the system until it was closed in 2008. Recently in November 2019, the system announced Monsignor Gadoury School will merge in August 2020 with Good Shepherd School Catholic Regional School. For the first time in our history, the entire system will be located within one building.Rainbow Over Good Shepherd
Today, the Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School System is comprised of our Lower Campus (Pre-K - Grade 3) and Upper Campus (Grades 4 - 8).  Both campuses are located at Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School.

Our school now serves Catholic and non-Catholic students and their families in fifteen communities throughout northern Rhode Island and south-central Massachusetts.  Our school offers before and after school care to accommodate our working families with different dismissal times for easier pickup.