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 homebase for applying to Catholic Memorial. Here, you may:

    • Complete online applications
    • Request teacher evaluations and school transcripts
    • Register for events
    • View admissions decisions.

    Create your account here.

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  • Prep Courses

    Catholic Memorial offers courses to assist prospective students with both exam strategies and essay-writing.

    HSPT Prep Course

    This fall, CM is offering a five-class prep course for 8th grade boys planning to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). This course will be held on October 8, 15, 22, 29, and November 5, 2019 from 3:30-6:00 pm.

    Click here to register.

    Free Essay-Writin
    g Workshop

    CM conducts a writing workshop to help applicants complete the application essay. In addition to receiving support with the writing process, applicants have the chance to meet CM teachers and experience a classroom environment on campus.

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  • Knight for a Day

    Catholic Memorial strongly recommends all prospective students participate in our Knight for a Day program to experience the energy and enthusiasm that fills our classrooms and hallways each day.  Your son will be matched with a Catholic Memorial student based on academic and extracurricular interests. 
     
    Being a Knight for a Day provides your son the opportunity to see our campus, attend classes, meet CM students and teachers, enjoy a complimentary lunch in our newstudent commons, and construct a project in our Innovation Lab.

    To learn more, and see which days are available this fall, click here.







Important Dates & Deadlines



Middle School Applicants

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High School Applicants

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Admissions Checklist



Middle School Applicants

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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 ISEE Exam

    Middle School applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).

    The ISEE is administered at Catholic Memorial on Saturday, October 26 and Saturday, November 16, 2019, but applicants may sit for the ISEE at any school in the Boston Area Consortium.

    Catholic Memorial's code is 222363.

    Click here to register.

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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.

    Once you submit the Parent Application Form, you will be able to schedule a Knight for a Day Visit.

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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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  • Schedule a Knight for a Day Visit

    Being a Knight for a Day provides your son the opportunity to see our campus, attend classes, meet CM students and teachers, enjoy a complimentary lunch in our newstudent commons, and construct a project in our Innovation Lab.

    Please schedule a date for your visit as soon as possible since dates fill quickly.

    To learn more, and see which days are available this fall, click here.

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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)

    The financial aid application (smartaidforparents.com) opens October 1, 2019. Applications are due by January 15, 2020.

    Catholic Memorial’s ID code is 13274.

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High School Applicants

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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 HSPT Exam

    High School applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).

    Applicants may sit for the test at any high school in the Archdiocese of Boston. Test scores may be sent to a maximum of five different high schools. 
     
    The test is administered at Catholic Memorial on Saturday, October 26, 2019 and Saturday, November 16, 2019.

    Click here to register.

    Catholic Memorial’s code is 13.

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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.

    Once you submit the Parent Application Form, you will be able to schedule a Knight for a Day Visit.

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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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  • Schedule a Knight for a Day Visit

    Being a Knight for a Day provides your son the opportunity to see our campus, attend classes, meet CM students and teachers, enjoy a complimentary lunch in our newstudent commons, and construct a project in our Innovation Lab.

    Please schedule a date for your visit as soon as possible since dates fill quickly.

    To learn more, and see which days are available this fall, click here.

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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)

    The financial aid application (smartaidforparents.com) opens October 1, 2019. Applications are due by December 15, 2019.

    Catholic Memorial’s ID code is 13274.

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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.   Since transfer admission is space dependent, the application process opens on January 15, 2020. However, parents can create a Ravenna account now to register for events including Academic Info Night, Extracurricular Night, and the student interview. Catholic Memorial does not accept transfer students into grade 12.

Create an Account in Ravenna
Transfer applications are completed in Ravenna.  A completed transfer application should include:
  • Student and Parent Application (Opens 1/15/20)
  • School Report
  • English Teacher Evaluation
  • Math Teacher Evaluation
  • Personal Recommendation (optional)
  • Standardized Test Results (ISEE - Upper Level or SSAT)
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 1, 2020.

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: 617-325-0888