Catholic Memorial

Catholic Memorial prepares its graduates for a world that promises fast-paced change and complex challenges.
We teach our students to appreciate difference, think critically and creatively, ask important questions, and communicate with clarity.
We understand that boys learn and grow when their experiences are rooted in strong relationships.
Students who build durable connections serve their communities with empathy and compassion.
At CM, we strive to prepare boys to engage fully and meaningfully in each of their communities.
As a school that understands boys, we engage in hands-on learning, solve real world problems, promote moral conviction, and imbue them with the confidence to live authentic lives.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 597 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,725
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 16
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Catholic Memorial ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
597 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Catholic Memorial Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
19 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government & Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Spanish Language & Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History, AP World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki pants and shirt-and-tie

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial aid and scholarships are available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Brian Palm
Admissions Associate
Al Murphy



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
Art Club, Bookstore, Chess Club, Choir, Drama Club, Forensics, Latin Club, Latin Honor Society, Math Club, National Honor Society, Robotics Club, Spanish Honor Society, Student Government, Weightlifting

Club or Organization:
Speech and Debate Team

School Notes

  • Catholic Memorial is an academic faith community for young men in grades 7-12. We endeavor to instill in our students a mature commitment to the demands of Catholic Christian witness and a lifelong love of learning. Catholic Memorial serves a range of socioeconomic backgrounds and academic abilities. We embrace the diversity of the neighborhoods and surrounding towns of Boston by providing young men with a challenging college preparatory experience rooted in Gospel values. We want our students to explore their academic, athletic, creative, and spiritual potential as educated gentlemen and citizens. And we want their faith and ideals to find expression in service to God, neighbor, and the Church. With a dedicated faculty, staff, and supportive parents we create within our program an ethic of caring for the needs of each student. In keeping with the tradition of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice and the Congregation of Christian Brothers, we foster a passion for social justice and respect for the dignity of those treated least, lost, and last.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Catholic Memorial cost?
Catholic Memorial's tuition is approximately $26,725 for private students.
What sports does Catholic Memorial offer?
Catholic Memorial offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Catholic Memorial is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is Catholic Memorial's ranking?
Catholic Memorial ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Catholic Memorial?
The application deadline for Catholic Memorial is Jan. 16.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 597 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,725
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 16
  • Source: Verified school update

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