From our Headmaster

Welcome to the Portsmouth Abbey School website!

As my family and I begin our 34th year at Portsmouth, it's easy to look back and realize how quickly the School became not just a job, but a home.  It's the same feeling a great number of our students have, as the School becomes their home away from home, sometimes to their surprise. As someone who left Portsmouth after three years, and then returned "for one more year" 30 years ago, I can say with assurance that Portsmouth has a way of growing on you.

One thing that has kept us here and certainly attracts new people every year is our Mission Statement.  The partnership between our lay and monastic communities provides a unique environment for students.  As you browse our website, or visit our campus, you will note our beautiful location and our rich offerings. I hope you will also get a sense of our commitment to a community characterized by friendship and joy, and the value we place upon it within our Mission to help young men and women grow in knowledge and grace.

I look forward to seeing you on campus sometime soon. Once you visit, don't be surprised to realize that you want to return.

Yours in Christ,

Daniel McDonough, Headmaster