Academics

Summer Assignments

All-School Summer Read - Road to Valor

The inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II Gino Bartali is best known as an Italian cycling legend who not only won the Tour de France twice but also holds the record for the longest time span between victories. In Road to Valor, Aili and Andres McConnon chronicle Bartali's journey, from an impoverished childhood in rural Tuscany to his first triumph at the 1938 Tour de France. As World War II ravaged Europe, Bartali undertook dangerous activities to help those being targeted in Italy, including sheltering a family of Jews and smuggling counterfeit identity documents in the frame of his bicycle. After the grueling wartime years, the chain-smoking, Chianti-loving, 34-year-old underdog came back to win the 1948 Tour de France, an exhilarating performance that helped unite his fractured homeland.

Based on nearly ten years of research, Road to Valor is the first book ever written about Bartali in English and the only book written in any language to explore the full scope of Bartali's wartime work. An epic tale of courage, resilience, and redemption, it is the untold story of one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century.

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Middle School Teambuilding and Freshmen Experience

Middle School Teambuilding Day is a mandatory one-day program that will take place on Catholic Memorial’s campus on Tuesday, August 30. The program is designed by Campus Ministry to foster a welcoming and open environment to warmly receive all of our middle school students into CM's community and culture.  

Click here to register and click here to download the waiver.

Waivers are due by August 12 and can be mailed to:
Attn: Middle School Teambuilding Day
Catholic Memorial School
235 Baker Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
The Freshman Experience is a mandatory two-day overnight program at Catholic Memorial and Great Blue Hill that takes place on August 29 and 30. It's designed by Campus Ministry to foster a welcoming and open environment to warmly receive all our incoming ninth grade students into CM's community and culture.  

Click here to register and click here to download the waiver.

Waivers are due by August 12 and should be mailed to
Attn: Freshmen Experience
Catholic Memorial School
235 Baker Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Become a Man of Action at Catholic Memorial

CM prepares students for the rigors of college and beyond. While here, boys embark on service-learning opportunities, leadership development, and character formation programs inspiring them to become confident, courageous young men motivated to do good in the world. 

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Catholic Memorial, the Christian Brothers School of Boston, prepares boys for college, manhood and a world full of unknown challenges, ambiguity and complex problems and the importance of relationships.