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Promoted! New Director of Admissions

Promoted! New Director of Admissions

The Central Catholic High School community is excited to announce Ms. Taylor Sacco '16 as the new Director of Admissions, effective July 1, 2023.

Ms. Sacco is a seasoned Raider - graduating from Central Catholic in 2016, she then started working at the campus in November 2019 as an Admissions Associate. In June 2020, Taylor became the Assistant Director of Admissions, and in July 2022, she was promoted to Associate Director of Admissions.

As Director of Admissions, Ms. Sacco will lead Central Catholic’s overall student recruitment and enrollment management program. She is most looking forward to doing what she feels called to do - furthering the mission of CCHS.

"I believe in the value of a Marist, Catholic education with every fiber of my being," said Ms. Sacco. "At Central Catholic, we've been educating the whole person for college and for life for 89 years. As the Director of Admissions, I am eager to serve in this special role, securing the future of our school for many years to come. I can’t wait to take on this challenge with enthusiasm and pride."

Ms. Sacco is taking over for former Director of Admissions, Mr. Christopher Merrill '89, who will now be serving as Central Catholic’s Director of Strategic Communications.

In her new role, Ms. Sacco will be managing the CCHS application process beginning September 1, as well as planning, organizing and hosting a variety of Admissions events including Open House this October 29, and the Raider for a Day shadow program. She will work closely with the CCHS Administration, faculty, and staff to assist prospective families in coming to know the CCHS community.

Students in front of Main Entrance

"It’s incredibly rewarding to get to know our students through the application process, and to watch them grow and thrive as enthusiastic Central Catholic Raiders,” said Ms. Sacco.

In addition to her Admissions duties, Ms. Sacco serves as the moderator of the Student Ambassador program, which allows her to work closely with the dedicated CCHS students on a daily basis. She is also involved with Student Council, Camp Champagnat, Visions Coffeehouse, and Campus Ministry Retreats.

Performers on stage

"I am a huge supporter of the arts at Central Catholic, and as a Theatre Guild alum you can find me at every show," said Ms. Sacco. "Also, whether it’s cheering on our Raider athletes at games, matches, and meets, or participating in (and winning) the Faculty Fantasy Football League, I adore the spirit, competition, and connection that athletics bring to our community."

Two football players leap into the air

After graduating from CCHS, Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from the University of New Hampshire in 2019, but she soon returned to her high school Alma Mater.

Welcome Home banner in front of Memorial Gymnsium

"I can’t imagine who I would be without Central Catholic," said Ms. Sacco. "CCHS has completely shaped and transformed my life. After completing my undergraduate studies in three years, I longed to return to my Alma Mater, the place that felt most like home."

"I didn’t know how I could best contribute to the community, but I knew that if I could help at least one student have an experience like I did, I would be part of something special. Right from the start, Admissions felt like the perfect fit."

"We are excited to see Ms. Sacco move into this new role,” said Mr. Christopher Sullivan '81, CCHS President.

President at Bids & Bites

"Working alongside Christopher Merrill (former Director of Admissions) and the rest of the Admissions Team, she has used her creativity and vision to help countless families understand the value of a Central Catholic experience. Her love of our school, our students, and our mission are evident each time she assists a prospective student navigate his or her way to becoming a Raider."

Ms. Taylor Sacco

"The CCHS community is my family," said Ms. Sacco. "Over the course of my life, I have spent more time on 300 Hampshire Street than anywhere else. My colleagues are my mentors, friends, and some of the people I love most in the world."

"The students that fill our campus and walk our hallways are extraordinary, and I feel blessed to know them. I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and I look forward to this next chapter in my Central Catholic journey."

Students in lobby


Become a Raider - Apply Today

Are you interested in learning how you can become a Raider?

Click here to review the Six Steps to Becoming a Raider, which highlights how you can apply for the Class of 2028.

Our application process opens on September 1, 2023.

Be sure to save the date for our Fall Open House on Sunday, October 29, 2023.

Group of students smiling, with text: Open House

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit www.CentralCatholic.net, call 978-682-0260, or email website@centralcatholic.net.

Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.