In 1889, the Sisters of Providence were asked by the pastor to staff St. Rose School (grade and high) in Chelsea, Mass. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur had been teaching there, but the pastor wanted to include boys, and these sisters taught only girls. The high school closed in 1987 because of a great decrease in enrollment. The grade school is still open, with lay teachers. Learn more at


St. Rose School maintains an alumni office. We encourage all alumne/i to maintain ties with both the school alumni association and the Sisters of Providence Alumnae/i Associations. Please keep your information updated with both organization to ensure that you will receive information that pertains to all alumnae/i.

See our web page for more information about the October 2012 reunion and the September 2012 140th Anniversary Gala.


Connie Gualano is the alumnae/i relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. You may reach her at 812-535-2811 or email