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When was Malden Catholic established and is it accredited?

Malden Catholic was founded in 1932 by the Xaverian Brothers and continues to be a Xaverian Brothers’ Sponsored Catholic school, with a ratio of approximately 84% lay faculty and 16% religious. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (N.E.A.S.C.).


How many students attend Malden Catholic?

There are approximately 600 boys at Malden Catholic.

What is the student-teacher ratio at MC?

The current student-teacher ratio is 13-1.

How many different towns/cities do the students travel from?

There are more than 40 towns and cities represented at Malden Catholic High School.

Is there a transportation program at Malden Catholic?

Yes.  Malden Catholic does offer bus transportation.  There are three routes, including starting points in Burlington, Cambridge and Danvers. Public transportation is also an option, with free shuttle bus service from Malden Station.

For more information on our transportation services, please contact Mr. Matt O'Neil, Associate Admissions Director at oneilm@maldencatholic.org.

How experienced are Malden Catholic teachers?

Malden Catholic teachers have an average of 18 years' experience.  Eighty-eight percent hold a Master's degree or higher in their discipline.

Are there different levels of learning at MC? If so, how are students placed?

Malden Catholic offers four different levels of learning: College Preparatory, Accelerated, Honors and Advanced Placement (AP). AP courses are reserved for the highest scoring Juniors and Seniors. Students are placed by their High School Placement Test scores and their 7th and 8th grade transcripts.

How many AP classes does Malden Catholic offer?

We offer 14 Advanced Placement courses beginning in the sophomore year, in the following areas: English Literature, English Language & Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, United States History, American Government, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Spanish Language, European History, Biology, Computer Science.

Does Malden Catholic offer any specialized academic programs?

Malden Catholic offers the Brother Kevin program, designed to meet the individual needs of 9th and 10th-grade students whose academic history indicates they would benefit from smaller classes size, individualized instruction and project-based learning. In addition, the school’s St. Francis Xavier Scholars Program addresses the needs of students in the top percentiles through a challenging program of lectures, portfolio development and special field trips.

What are the recent colleges and universities to which Malden Catholic students have been accepted?

Malden Catholic graduates move on to a wide array of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada that meet their personal needs.  Recent graduates are now attending Harvard, Brandeis, Georgetown, Boston University, the United States Naval Academy, the University of Massachusetts and Boston College.  Our complete college placement list is available on this website.

How well are Malden Catholic graduates recognized in terms of college scholarships?

Members of the Malden Catholic Class of 2016 received college scholarships with a four-year value of more than $18 million.

How Does Malden Catholic utilize technology in the classroom?

Malden Catholic students utilize iPads in a 1:1 program throughout the curriculum. All classrooms are equipped with Apple projectors, and we feature a wireless campus, which is optimal for effective use of e-textbooks.

Malden Catholic is an all boys school. Are there opportunities for the boys to socialize with girls?

Malden Catholic’s Student Council hosts dances and formals throughout the year. Young women are also present at Malden Catholic sporting and extra-curricular events.

Is it hard to make a sports team at Malden Catholic?

Malden Catholic offers 14 different interscholastic sports, all of which have Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels that compete in the Catholic Conference. There are some sports that are more competitive than others, however in each season (Fall, Winter and Spring), there is at least one non-cut sport that is open to all of our boys. We also offer intramural athletics.

What other after school activities does MC offer?

Malden Catholic offers approximately 30 extra-curricular activities and clubs. We provide something of interest for every young man, and we are also very open to the creation of new clubs.

Does my son have to take an entrance exam to apply to Malden Catholic?

Any eighth grade student, boy or girl,  who is considering a Catholic High School must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The test is offered at Malden Catholic High School  and other local, Catholic high schools.  Test dates are in November and December, as regulated by the Archdiocese of Boston.

May my son take the entrance test more than once? May he take the test in 7th grade?

The HSPT may only be taken once by eighth grade students.

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99 Crystal Street | Malden, MA 02148
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