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Mission & History

Mission Statement

Malden Catholic High School, a private Catholic school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers, creates a community of faith that promotes the dignity and respects the diversity of all through Gospel values and an environment that fosters the love of God, of self and of others. Dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual, creative, social, and physical development of its students, Malden Catholic offers a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, sensitive to individual needs. It prepares students for life in a Catholic, familial atmosphere.

History of MC

School History

In 1932, the Right Reverend Richard Neagle, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish of Malden and Medford, wrote to Brother Osmund, C.F.X., Provincial of the Xaverian Brothers, requesting Brothers to teach in the new Boys' Catholic High School he was establishing to complement the work already begun by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the grammar school and Girls' High School. In response to this request, two first year classes were opened by founding Principal, Brother Gilbert, assisted by Brother Baptist, and in 1936, the first commencement exercises were held. Over a thirty-five year period Boys' Catholic High School (or "Malden Catholic" as it was called) established a reputation for excellence in academics and athletics. The success of the small school on Highland Avenue can be attributed the dedication of the Xaverian Brothers and the lay teachers, the support of loving and sacrificing parents, and the efforts of the students themselves. When the parish school closed its doors in 1968, its Principal, Brother Robertus, was the seventh successor of Brother Gilbert.

Malden Catholic was re-dedicated in response to a request by Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, that the Xaverian Brothers establish this larger, regional high school to expand the mission that the Brothers had begun in 1932. On August 22, 1968, the new Malden Catholic High School, located at its present site on Crystal Street, was opened by the Xaverian Brothers of the St. Joseph Province. This new facility with thirty classrooms, a gymnasium, auditorium, cafeteria, three science laboratories, and two computer rooms provides for excellence in a college preparatory curriculum.

In January, 1999, Malden Catholic was named as one of the "Outstanding American High Schools" by U.S. News & World Report. In 2006, MC was named as the only high school in the state of Massachusetts to the 2006 Catholic HS Honor Roll.

Several improvements to the school's athletic facilities have been made in recent years. The Albert Coccoluto Weight Training Facility was dedicated in 2000. The Gerard and Marilyn Doherty Gymnasium was rededicated in 2001. In 2003, the famous Brother Gilbert Memorial Stadium and the Brother Myles McManus Track was totally reconstructed, and the state-of-the-art field was dedicated to the memory of alumnus James F. Donovan '37. In 2006, the school received a new, identifiable "face" as the front entrance, lobby and dining hall were renovated to improve the student experience.

In 2014, on the heels of the successful Essential Campaign, the academic facilities at Malden Catholic saw two substantial upgrades: the Joseph J. O'Donnell '62 Science Center and the Joseph J. O'Donnell '62 Learning Commons. As a result, today's Malden Catholic students now benefit from state-of-the-art facilities for STEM exploration and library research.

In April 2017, Malden Catholic announced the establishment of Malden Catholic School for Girls, the all-girls' division of Malden Catholic. In preparation for its launch, Malden Catholic commenced a 30,000 sq. ft. renovation of the former Bro. Gilbert Center, which was completed in February 2018. The School for Girls will welcome its inaugural ninth grade class of young women in September 2018.



Highland Avenue (1932-1968)



Crystal Street (1968-Present)



Donovan Field at Br. Gilbert Stadium (2015 Renovation)

Malden Catholic's Headmasters

Br. Gilbert, C.F.X. ..............................1932-1938

Br. Leonard Francis, C.F.X. ...............1938-1941

Br. Charles, C.F.X. .............................1941-1947

Br. John Edward, C.F.X. ....................1947-1953

Br. Lambert, C.F.X. ............................1953-1956

Br. Charles Borromeo, C.F.X. ............1956-1959

Br. Joseph, C.F.X. ..............................1959-1965

Br. Robertus Duffy, C.F.X. ..................1965-1977

Br. Frederick R. Codair, C.F.X. ...........1977-1980

Br. Thomas C. Mulloy, C.F.X. ...................1980-1986

Br. Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. ....................1986-1992

Br. Richard C. Cook, C.F.X. ......................1992-1999

Br. Robert J. Green, C.F.X. .......................1999-2005

Mr. Thomas Arria .......................................2005-2008

Br. Thomas Puccio, C.F.X. ........................2008-2009

Mr. Edward Tyrrell ....................................2009-2014

Mr. Thomas J. Doherty III .........................2014-2018

Br. Thomas Puccio, C.F.X. (Acting) .........................2018-present

Meet Our Xaverian Brothers

Br. Daniel Cremin C.F.X.

Br. Daniel Cremin C.F.X.

Freshmen Class Counselor
Br. Tom Fahey C.F.X. '54

Br. Tom Fahey C.F.X. '54

Campus Ministry
Br. Thomas Puccio C.F.X., Ed.D.

Br. Thomas Puccio C.F.X., Ed.D.

Acting Headmaster, Principal, School for Boys