Notes from Mr. Armistead, Principal and Academic Dean

ATTENTION ALL NEW STUDENTS! (freshmen and transfers) Thursday evening (August 24) at 6:30 pm, is our New Student and Parent Orientation Night.  You will have a chance to find our classrooms and lockers, and also receive important information around the start of school.  PLEASE PRINT AND BRING YOUR SCHEDULE WITH YOU.  Freshmen! There is a new facebook page for the John Bapst class of 2021 called (easily enough) John Bapst class of 2021. Follow it to keep up with your class events! Freshmen Advisory groups: We are rolling out a new advisor/advisee program this year!  All 9th graders will have a faculty member as … Continue reading…

Congratulations Ben Hale!

We are thrilled to announce that Ben Hale has been selected by the Teens To Trails selection committee as the 2017 Outing Club Advisor recipient of the Life Happens Outside Award. Ben is being recognized as an outstanding Outing Club Advisor and leader at John Bapst. The award ceremony is being held at the Life Happens Outside Festival on Friday August 25th at Thompson’s Point in Portland. The John Bapst community is very excited and thrilled that Ben has been recognized for all the hard work and dedication shown to our students. Congratulations! For more information on Teens to Trails, … Continue reading…

Join the Reunion Fun!

On Friday, August 25, join fellow John Bapst graduates at what has become our largest alumni event of the year. Enjoy Bangor’s annual American Folk Festival following the gathering. Here’s Friday’s schedule: 4 – 5 p.m. Tour of John Bapst, 100 Broadway 6 – 9 p.m. Annual Alumni Gathering, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 26 Front Street, Bangor 7 p.m. Alumni of the Year Award No need to respond; we look forward to seeing you. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres; cash bar. For additional information contact Eric Zelz at

Do You Want To Be Counted?

Don’t Wait. Just Donate! With a week to go, and at 80% of our goal, we can do this together! Please give today at By mail: Development Office, John Bapst Memorial High School, 100 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401 By phone: 207-947-0313, ext. 104 Thank you!

John Bapst Annual Golf Tournament 2017

Calling all golfers and sponsors, it’s time for the John Bapst Annual Golf Tournament! Join John Bapst alumni, friends, and families for a great day of golf to benefit John Bapst. All skill levels welcome. Penobscot Valley Country Club Monday, July 17 Registration begins at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Team scramble format Can’t make the tournament? Join us for a prime-rib dinner after the tournament starting at 5 p.m. For golf and sponsorship information, call Jennifer Tower at 947-0313 x115 or email Sign up online at This is a fun and important fundraiser for our school. Thank you … Continue reading…

Physics Teacher Scott Burgess is a published writer with the help of John Bapst Students

Physics teacher Scott Burgess is a published writer with the help of a few John Bapst students. Mr. Burgess co-authored a scientific paper, which is now in print in the latest volume of the Journal of the American Association of Variable Starr Observers (JAAVSO). Former student and Distinguished Graduate Eliza Costigan assisted in the work, calibrating the telescope system, which, allowed Mr. Burgess to make the measurements necessary for the research. Current students Riley Wheelock and David Fernandez will be working with Mr. Burgess this summer as he begins the next phase of research

Join the John Bapst Homestay Program

John Bapst Families, consider widening your family circle next year with participation in the John Bapst Homestay Program. We have homestay requests from current and new students from China, South Korea, and Vietnam. Opening your home to one or more students from overseas is a generous act on the part of a host family. It can be  fun for you and your family, and the program pays $6,000 per student hosted per year. Contact Angela Kearns ( or Mel MacKay ( in the Head of School’s office for more details.