How to Apply

One of CM’s hallmarks is that each boy is known by name. This philosophy leads each boy to feel a sense of belonging on CM’s campus. We extend this philosophy to applicants. The Admissions staff is accessible and available to advise parents and students on both the logistics of the application and the opportunities CM offers your son. 




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  • Ravenna Account

    Ravenna serves as your home-base for applying to Catholic Memorial. Here, you will:
    • Complete online applications
    • Request teacher evaluations and school transcripts
    • View admissions decisions.

    Create your account here.

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  • Test Prep and Essay Writing

    Catholic Memorial offers a high-quality test prep course to prepare for the ISEE (Middle School) and an Application Essay Writing Workshop to assist prospective students in their application essays. These workshops will be taught by Catholic Memorial’s dynamic faculty beginning Mid-October.

    Our workshops are currently full.




Admissions Checklists



Middle School Applicants

Application Deadline – January 7, 2022

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  • Create Ravenna Account

    It is important to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admissions season, as this will be your primary email contact with Catholic Memorial.

    Ravenna enables families to complete online applications, request teacher evaluations and school transcripts, register for events, and view admissions decisions.


    Create your account here.

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  • Register for Exams

    We recognize that applicants to Catholic Memorial represent a diverse set of educational experiences and backgrounds. As a community, this is one of our greatest strengths and we do not believe access to testing should be a barrier for a qualified student. While we strongly recommend that boys take the ISEE, our admissions process also allows for families to submit recent (within the last calendar year) MCAS scores, MAP testing, and SSAT's.

    Middle School applicants may submit the any of the following tests:  ISEE, SSAT, MCAS or NWEA(MAP), as part of their admission to Catholic Memorial. The ISEE and SSAT offer multiple testing options, including at-home testing. We encourage you to visit the links below to learn more.

    ISEE: The ISEE code for Catholic Memorial is 222363.  Catholic Memorial will host the ISEE exam in person, on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Registration information can be found online at https://iseeonline.erblearn.org/ 

    SSAT: The SSAT member number for Catholic Memorial is 2227. Registration information can be found online at https://www.ssat.org/ .

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  • Parent Application Form

    The Parent Application form requires basic demographic information from the parents.

    This form may be completed through your Ravenna account.

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  • Student Application Form

    The Student Application Form consists of short answer questions and an essay. Applicants may choose from one of two topics to submit a 400-500 word essay.

    This form may be completed through your Ravenna account.

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  • Request School Records

    Transcript Release Form

    The Transcript Release Form is a printable form. Complete and sign the form, then send it to your son’s school as authorization to release his transcripts to Catholic Memorial.

    This form can be found in your Ravenna account.

    Upon receiving the Transcript Release Form, your son’s school will send his records directly to Catholic Memorial through Ravenna, email, or USPS.
     
    The school transcripts are comprised of the transcript of grades, standardized test scores, attendance record, and discipline record.

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  • Delegated Forms

    A. School Report
    The School Report is a delegated form* that is submitted to the person at your son’s school who is responsible for student records. This may be a guidance counselor or principal. The recipient will receive an email with a link to complete the form electronically and submit it to Catholic Memorial.

    B. English Teacher Evaluation
    The English Teacher Evaluation is a delegated form* that is submitted to your son’s current English Teacher. The recipient will receive an email with a link to complete the form electronically and submit it to Catholic Memorial.

    C. Math Teacher Evaluation
    The Math Teacher Evaluation is a delegated form* that is submitted to your son’s current Math Teacher. The recipient will receive an email with a link to complete the form electronically and submit it to Catholic Memorial.

    D. Personal Recommendation (optional)
    The personal recommendation is a delegated form* that is submitted to the person completing the recommendation. A personal recommendation may be submitted via USPS or sent via email to Admissions@CatholicMemorial.org.


    * Note
    To delegate a form, you must have the recipient’s name and email address. When the form has been received by Catholic Memorial, we will mark the corresponding step as complete in Ravenna.

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  • Financial Aid

    Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid (optional)

    Smart Aid - Applications are due January 7, 2022.

    Catholic Memorial’s ID code is 13274.

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  • Smart-Tuition / Enrollment Agreement

    Create an account in Smart-Tuition, sign the Enrollment Agreement, select your payment plan, and submit your Registration Fee and Tuition Deposit.

High School Applicants

Application Deadline - January 7, 2022

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  • Create Ravenna Account

    It is important to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admissions season, as this will be your primary email contact with Catholic Memorial.

    Ravenna enables families to complete online applications, request teacher evaluations and school transcripts, register for events, and view admissions decisions.


    Create your account here.

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  • Register for Exams

    We recognize that applicants to Catholic Memorial represent a diverse set of educational experiences and backgrounds. As a community, this is one of our greatest strengths and we do not believe access to testing should be a barrier for a qualified student. While we strongly recommend that boys take the HSPT, our admissions process also allows for families to submit recent (within the last calendar year) MCAS scores, MAP testing, ISEE Upper and SSAT's.
     
    Grade 9 applicants may submit any of the following tests:  HSPT, ISEE Upper, MCAS, MAP or the SSAT Upper, as part of their admission to Catholic Memorial.  The SSAT, HSPT, and ISEE all offer multiple testing options, including at-home testing. We encourage you to visit the links below to learn more.

    HSPT: The HSPT member number for Catholic Memorial is 13.  Catholic Memorial will host the HSPT in person, on Saturday, November 6, 2021 and Saturday, December 4, 2021. Registration information can be found online at https://stsusers.com/stsusers/registration/static/boston.php

    SSAT Upper:
     The SSAT member number for Catholic Memorial is 2227. Registration information can be found online at https://www.ssat.org/.

    ISEE Upper:
     The ISEE code for Catholic Memorial is 222363. Registration information can be found online at https://iseeonline.erblearn.org/

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  • Parent Application Form

    The Parent Application form requires basic demographic information from the parents.

    This form may be completed through your Ravenna account.

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  • Student Application Form

    The Student Application Form consists of short answer questions and an essay. Applicants may choose from one of two topics to submit a 400-500 word essay.

    This form may be completed through your Ravenna account.

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  • Request School Records

    Transcript Release Form

    The Transcript Release Form is a printable form. Complete and sign the form, then send it to your son’s school as authorization to release his transcripts to Catholic Memorial.

    This form can be found in your Ravenna account.

    Upon receiving the Transcript Release Form, your son’s school will send his records directly to Catholic Memorial through Ravenna, email, or USPS.
     
    The school transcripts are comprised of the transcript of grades, standardized test scores, attendance record, and discipline record.

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  • Delegated Forms

    A. School Report
    The School Report is a delegated form* that is submitted to the person at your son’s school who is responsible for student records. This may be a guidance counselor or principal. The recipient will receive an email with a link to complete the form electronically and submit it to Catholic Memorial.

    B. English Teacher Evaluation
    The English Teacher Evaluation is a delegated form* that is submitted to your son’s current English Teacher. The recipient will receive an email with a link to complete the form electronically and submit it to Catholic Memorial.

    C. Math Teacher Evaluation
    The Math Teacher Evaluation is a delegated form* that is submitted to your son’s current Math Teacher. The recipient will receive an email with a link to complete the form electronically and submit it to Catholic Memorial.

    D. Personal Recommendation (optional)
    The personal recommendation is a delegated form* that is submitted to the person completing the recommendation. A personal recommendation may be submitted via USPS or sent via email to Admissions@CatholicMemorial.org.


    * Note
    To delegate a form, you must have the recipient’s name and email address. When the form has been received by Catholic Memorial, we will mark the corresponding step as complete in Ravenna.

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  • Financial Aid

    Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid (optional)

    Smart Aid - Applications are due by January 7, 2022.

    Catholic Memorial’s ID code is 13274.

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  • Smart-Tuition / Enrollment Agreement

    Create an account in Smart-Tuition, sign the Enrollment Agreement, select your payment plan, and submit your Registration Fee and Tuition Deposit.




Transfer Admissions

Providing space is available, Catholic Memorial welcomes transfer applicants into Grades 10 and 11 who are in good academic and disciplinary standing at their current school. Catholic Memorial does not accept transfer students into Grade 12. 

Create an Account in Ravenna
Applications will be reviewed as they are completed, after February 1, 2022.

Transfer applications are completed in Ravenna.  A completed transfer application should include:
  • Student and Parent Application
  • School Report
  • English Teacher Evaluation
  • Math Teacher Evaluation
  • Report Cards for 1 full year, and at least 1st semester of current year.
  • Testing - We accept any of the following: ISEE Upper, SSAT, PSAT, MCAS, MAP, PARC
  • Personal Recommendation (optional)
Apply for Financial Aid (optional)
Students who intend to apply for financial aid should be sure to complete the separate financial aid application through Smart Aid. Please note the deadline to complete the financial aid application is January 7, 2022.

About Us

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.

CATHOLIC MEMORIAL SCHOOL

235 Baker Street
West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132
Phone: 617-469-8000
Fax: 617-977-5689