Arlington Catholic High School

School Overview

Arlington Catholic High School, combined with Saint Agnes School, is a Pre-K through grade 12 Catholic School in Arlington, Massachusetts. Founded in 1960, Arlington Catholic joined forces with Saint Agnes School in 2017, combining the rich history of both schools. Arlington Catholic High School/Saint Agnes School fosters strong individual academic achievement and character development, centered on the Catholic faith. The co-educational Pre-K through Grade 12 school nurtures a community of critical thinkers dedicated to integrity, service, and living the Gospel message of Christ in the twenty-first century.

Mission Statement

Saint Agnes School was established in 1888 and is rich in history and tradition. For over 125 years, we have committed to teaching the Gospel message of Christ; to building a community of faculty, staff and students that is characterized by sharing, educating and believing; and to serving through prayer, worship and social action.

Arlington Catholic High School was founded in 1960 under the direction of Monsignor Oscar O’Gorman.  It was built by the parishioners of St. Agnes Parish in Arlington, and originally staffed by the congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.  Since its inaugural class of 1964, Arlington Catholic has graduated over 9,000 students. Our alumni share the common experience of excellent preparation for study beyond high school and for making a difference in the world.  This tradition remains strong today.

In 2017, Saint Agnes School and Arlington Catholic High School joined forces to take two strong schools and make one stronger school with a continuous, unified program for students in Pre-K through Grade 12.

There are currently over 800 students at the school, coming from more than 47 cities and towns near Arlington and representing more than 50 parishes in the archdiocese, as well as eight countries. 100% of students who apply to post-secondary programs are accepted and pursue higher education at prestigious Catholic and Ivy League colleges including Boston College, Columbia University, Fordham University, Providence College, St. John’s University, Salve Regina University, University of Notre Dame, and Case Western Reserve University. 

Program Highlights

At the high school level, Arlington Catholic provides an academic atmosphere in which students are challenged to think critically and creatively.  Whether working independently or collaboratively, students are inspired by a dedicated faculty to reach their fullest potential. Student participation in athletics also plays an integral part of school life.  We offer a comprehensive athletic program with 24 varsity sports to students in Grades 7-12. Students are also encouraged to develop new interests in all the various clubs and service organizations in the school.