At A Glance

  • Year Established: 1947
  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Type of School: Private HS. CO-ED
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  • Grades: 9-12
  • Total Enrollment: 450
  • Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:18
  • ESL Program: Yes
  • AP Classes: 9
  • College Matriculation: 99%
  • Accreditation: NEASC
  • Religious Affiliation: No
  • Admission: Interview


Matignon High School is a co-educational, independent Catholic high school committed to teaching & promoting the message of Jesus Christ, academic excellence, respect for one’s self and others, and service to church and community. As a college preparatory school serving a diverse student population, Matignon High School is dedicated to educating the whole person spiritually, academically, and socially so as to inspire compassionate and confident advocates for the greater good.

Students are urged to follow as rigorous and challenging a program as possible to develop their talents to the fullest, increase their chances for admission to the college of their choice, and expand and enhance their options and potential for success in college and life.

Matignon High School students are taught to become critical thinkers and are encouraged to cultivate habits of sound decision-making and of social responses based on Christian values. Matignon High School encourages students to develop the skills to be active, life-long learners.


* Father Matignon Honors Program created to academically challenge students with unique academic skills

* Partnerships with local colleges such as Harvard University, Boston College, MIT and Emmanuel College


Graduation Requirements

Theology, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Business and Technology, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Senior Internship

Honors Courses

English, Geometry, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Introduction to Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, World History, U.S. History, French, Latin, Spanish

AP Courses

English, Biology, Calculus, French, Latin, Psychology, Spanish, U.S. History, and World History

Sports and Athletics

Basketball, Hockey, Swimming, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field


Academic Decathlon, Art Club, Art Fair, Dance Team, Drama Club, Exchange Travel Programs, Explore Historical Boston Club, French Club, International Club, International Fair, Key Club, Latin Club, Model UN, Music Program, Photography Club, SADD, Science Club, Science Fair, Spanish Club, Step Team, Yearbook Committee, Yoga Club. (Clubs may be subject to change based on annual participation)

Where Our Graduates Go

Harvard University, Babson College, Bentley University, Boston College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, New York University, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Syracuse University, Tufts University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts, and more.