Arlington Catholic High School
|Arlington Catholic High School|
16 Medford Street
|Motto||"Accept the Challenge"|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Color(s)||Blue and gold|
|Athletics conference||Catholic Central League|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Publication||Imaginary Gardens (literary magazine)|
The members of St. Agnes Parish, a Catholic church in Arlington, established the school in 1960. Monsignor Oscar O’Gorman headed the school's development. Initially the school had 9th grade students. The rear of the school building includes a portion of the Russell School, a Victorian-style school building first built in 1873. In 1956 Russell School closed due to the opening of nearby Francis E. Thompson Elementary School, and the first and second floors of the building were built into the Arlington Catholic facility.
Arlington Catholic's first class graduated in 1964.
As of 2017[update] the school has about 650 students, including American students and students who were citizens of eight other countries. Students reside in over 47 communities in the area. Over 50 churches within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston had members who were students.
Athletics and student culture
In addition there are twenty-three activity programs and student clubs.
- Vicki Movsessian '90 - US Women's Hockey Team Olympic gold medalist in Nagano in 1998
- Julianne Nicholson '89 - actress (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
- Mark J. Sullivan '72 - former Director of the United States Secret Service
Notes and references
- NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- "Our Celebrated History." Arlington Catholic High School. Retrieved on May 2, 2017.
- "Key Facts." Arlington Catholic High School. Retrieved on May 2, 2017.
- Duffy, Richard A. Arlington. Arcadia Publishing, 2006. ISBN 0738545422, 9780738545424. p. 32.
- Duffy, Richard A. Arlington. Arcadia Publishing, August 1, 1997. ISBN 0738590436, 9780738590431. p. 30.
- Sweeney, Emily (2017-03-02). "Julianne Nicholson series 'Eyewitness' canceled after one season". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2017-05-02.