Matignon High School
|Matignon High School|
|Matignon High School
|One Matignon Road
Cambridge, Massachusetts, (Middlesex County), 02140
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Vice principal||Patricia D'Angelo|
|Headmaster||Thomas F. Galligani|
|Student to teacher ratio||17:1|
|Color(s)||Green & Gold|
|Athletics conference||Catholic Central|
|Rival||Arlington Catholic High School|
|Accreditation(s)||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Athletic Director||Jessica Depolito|
Its campus on Matignon Road, Cambridge, consists of two school buildings: the main school building and a smaller alumni building containing development offices and art classrooms. The campus is adjacent to a church and a rectory. This church used to be the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston's Immaculate Conception church, but was reopened in January 2006 as the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox church. The school also resides next to the International School of Boston. Over the summer of '07 Matignon High School underwent many changes to its appearance. It now has a new athletic field, fitness room, and science labs. Smartboards were also placed in every classroom to optimize the learning experience.
Matignon High School is named after Father Francis Anthony Matignon. Father Matignon was born in Paris, France on November 10, 1753, and came to America after being ordained into the priesthood. His dream was to establish a Catholic high school in the city of Boston. Father Matignon was not alive to see this happen, as he died in 1818. In 1945, the high school was established by Richard J. Cardinal Cushing (who was then the Archbishop of Boston). Known as a hockey school for many years and has seen many of its alumni earn division 1 scholarships and careers in the National Hockey League. The hockey team won 10 state championships from the mid-1970s through the 1980s and were selected as the best high school hockey team in the nation 5 times. The 1984 squad had 4 seniors taken in the 84 NHL entry draft, while 9 other players earned division 1 hockey scholarships.
- Girls' Basketball - League Champions 2006 & 2007
- Boys Soccer - League Champions 2006, 2007, 2009 & 2011
- Girls Soccer - League Champions 2009 & 2010
- Boys Basketball- League Champions 2010-2011
- Boys Golf - League Champions 2011 & 2012
- Boys Baseball - League Champions 2009 & 2012
- Jack Concannon - former NFL player. (teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions).
- Niko Dimitrakos - former NHL player. (teams: San Jose Sharks and Philadelphia Flyers) Ottawa Senators.
- Art Graham - former NFL player. (New England Patriots).
- Steve Leach - former NHL player. (teams: Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Pittsburg Penguins).
- Richard Lennon - Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
- Shawn McEachern - former NHL player. (teams: Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators and Atlanta Thrashers).
- Tom O'Regan - former NHL player (team: Pittsburgh Penguins).
- Joseph Xavier Grant - was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.
- Jack Kelly - formerly served as the Charlestown Liaison for Boston Mayor Tom Menino and was elected as a delegate for President Obama at the democratic Convention in Denver. Currently is a published writer who writes about social issues for websites such as Sativa Academy, and breakfastwithceasar.com ECT..Part owner of Main St. Market located in Charlestown.
- Matignon High School website
- Matignon Alumni website
- Garber Travel - executive listing
- Article On Matignon from August 2007
Notes and references
- NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28.