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.).
Yes. Malden Catholic does offer bus transportation. We also belong to an online car-pooling service called School Pool. Public transportation is also an option, with shuttle bus service from Malden Station offered in 2013-14.
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.
We offer 15 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, Economics, Statistics, Spanish Language, European History, Biology, Computer Science.
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.
Malden Catholic graduates move on to a wide array of colleges and universities that meet their personal needs. Top graduates in 2013 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.
Malden Catholic has adopted a phased approach to the student use of iPads, beginning with the Class of 2017. We feature a wireless campus, which is optimal for effective use of e-textbooks. Our classrooms are equipped with Mimeo brand electronic whiteboards.
Malden Catholic offers 13 different sports, all of which have Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels that compete in the Division 1 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.
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.