Matignon High School
Founded in 1947, Matignon High School is a private, coeducational Catholic school en- rolling domestic and international students in grades 9-12. Matignon High School has a long tradition of offering rigorous academics, championship sports and small class sizes that fosters a lifelong love of learning. Matignon High School’s curriculum includes college preparatory courses at the Honors and Advanced Placement levels to ensure every student is college-ready. Matignon High School has also recently added more extra-curricular activities and athletic opportunities for all students to participate in.
The school’s picturesque campus saw a recent renovation of the science labs, library-media center, locker rooms, fitness room and athletic fields. Installation of innovative SMART-board technology to all classrooms was also included in the school’s remodel.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Matignon High School competes in one the best athletic leagues, the Catholic Central League, and offers 22 varsity sports, such as lacrosse, track and ice hockey. The goal of the arts program is to make art available to all and to get students engaged in the arts. Many students participate in art classes and extracurricular activities alike, including graphic design class and drama club.
Located just across the river from Boston, Cambridge offers an exciting multicultural setting in the backyard of two of the world’s premier educational institutions: Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Teeming with cafes, book- stores, and boutiques, Cambridge is often referred to as “Boston’s Left Bank”.
Jack Concannon/ Niko Dimitrakos/ Art Graham/ Steve Leach/ Shawn McEachern/Tom O'Regan- Former National Hockey League players
Joseph Xavier Grant- Land force soldier, rewarded military medal
- 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size17
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in GradesYes
TOEFL Junior RequiredAccepted
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Does not accept students starting in January; Skype interview important for final decision in addition to the English test. Interviews may require 2-4 weeks to schedule once application has been submitted; 11th grade students are not able to access to the ESL/ELL program.
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