Discover & Explore CM

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

This evening is a chance for prospective parents and students to explore the curriculum, programs, and community that make Catholic Memorial one-of-a-kind. The evening will begin at 6:30pm in the Ronald S. Perry Gymnasium. Following the opening program, there will be a variety of 10-minute and 20-minute presentations and panel discussions. Student-led campus tours will be available and the admissions staff will be available for individual question-and-answer sessions.

You may register for Info Night on November 14 or pre-register using your Ravenna account. If you do not yet have a Ravenna account, you may create one here.


Presentation Schedule

List of 22 items.

  • 6:30-6:55pm - Welcome | Gymnasium

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  • 7:00-7:20pm - The Middle School Experience - Middle School Applicants | Kennedy Commons

    Mr. Thomas Ryan, Head of Middle School, Ms. Mary Concannon, Middle School Counselor, and Mrs. Michelle Pappas P’24, CM Admissions
    Discover how the middle school years at CM are an integral time when confidence and an excitement for learning are sparked within each boy. Learn about day-to-day student life while being introduced to signature middle school programs like our Critical Making course, the 8th grade Boat Launch, and the annual overnight adventure to Acadia National Park.
  • 7:00-7:20pm - Path to High School Student Success - High School Applicants | Seminar Room

    Mr. Jack O’Keefe, Assistant Director of Counseling Services, Mr. Andrew O’Brien, Vice Principal, Ms. Deborah Rooney, Director of CM’s Academic Resource Center (CMARC)

    See how CM’s talented and experienced team of counselors, teachers and advisors motivate students who have not yet achieved their full potential and push the top students to the next level through personalized guidance and mentoring through programs like the Freshman Advisory, Beyond CM’s college counseling experience and the Scholars Program.
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  • 7:20-7:30pm - Learning at the Speed of Science | Biology Lab (9)

    Mr. Brian Palm, Science Department Chair, Mr. Brian Mulcahey, Science teacher

    Find out how CM’s science curriculum encourages and cultivates inquiry, creativity, and collaboration. Our science classrooms are organized around the belief that students should roll up their sleeves and become actively involved in the material. Come learn how we activate traditional coursework and offer innovative and cutting-edge initiatives like CM’s Freight Farm hydroponic system and courses like Design thinking, Biotechnology, and Critical Making.
  • 7:20-7:30pm - How Students “Do” History || CMARC

    Mr. Vin Bradley, Social Studies Department Chair, Mrs. Barbara Flynn, Social Studies teacher, and students

    Join a lively discussion highlighting the many ways CM’s dynamic social studies curriculum in grades 7-12 is helping our students grasp the major events, economic developments, ideas and cultural patterns that have contributed to the shaping of the modern world, while becoming thoughtful, conscientious and engaged citizens.
  • 7:20-7:30pm - Teaching Math Skills for Today and Tomorrow || Math Lab (15)

    Teaching Math Skills for Today and Tomorrow
    Mr. John Aversa, Vice Principal for Technology and Chair of the Math and Computer Science Department
    Participate in a conversation on how CM’s forward-thinking math program is giving students the critical core math skills and emerging data literacy skills needed for success in all areas of future college studies and for solving tomorrow’s environmental, economic, and societal challenges.
  • 7:20-7:30pm - Innovation at Catholic Memorial || Innovation Lab

    Mr. Patrick Murray, Director of the Innovation, & Mr. Shawn Cusson, Science Program Coordinator and Freight Farm Director

    Dive into CM’s interdisciplinary approach to integrating technology and a design thinking philosophy throughout our academic program.  Mr. Murray and Mr. Cusson will discuss how CM’s forward-thinking curriculum promotes strong student-teacher relationships while ensuring that our Knights’ problem-solving abilities and understanding of the technology that surrounds them separate them from their peers.
  • 7:20-7:30pm - Importance of Interdisciplinary Studies || English Room 11

    Dr. Michael Corso, Theology Department Chair, and Mrs. Caitlin Corsano, English teacher

    Hear how CM’s liberal arts program and commitment to learning across the curriculum cultivates critical thinking, strengthens communication skills, promotes creative problem solving and teaches students lasting lessons about the human experience.
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  • 7:30-7:40pm - Learning at the Speed of Science || Biology Lab (9)

    Mr. Brian Palm, Science Department Chair, Mr. Brian Mulcahey, Science teacher

    Find out how CM’s science curriculum encourages and cultivates inquiry, creativity, and collaboration. Our science classrooms are organized around the belief that students should roll up their sleeves and become actively involved in the material. Come learn how we activate traditional coursework and offer innovative and cutting-edge initiatives like CM’s Freight Farm hydroponic system and courses like Design thinking, Biotechnology, and Critical Making.
  • 7:30-7:40pm - How Students “Do” History || CMARC

    Mr. Vin Bradley, Social Studies Department Chair, Mrs. Barbara Flynn, Social Studies teacher, and students

    Join a lively discussion highlighting the many ways CM’s dynamic social studies curriculum in grades 7-12 is helping our students grasp the major events, economic developments, ideas and cultural patterns that have contributed to the shaping of the modern world, while becoming thoughtful, conscientious and engaged citizens.
  • 7:30-7:40pm - Teaching Math Skills for Today and Tomorrow || Math Lab (15)

    Teaching Math Skills for Today and Tomorrow
    Mr. John Aversa, Vice Principal for Technology and Chair of the Math and Computer Science Department
    Participate in a conversation on how CM’s forward-thinking math program is giving students the critical core math skills and emerging data literacy skills needed for success in all areas of future college studies and for solving tomorrow’s environmental, economic, and societal challenges.
  • 7:30-7:40pm - Innovation at Catholic Memorial || Innovation Lab

    Mr. Patrick Murray, Director of the Innovation, & Mr. Shawn Cusson, Science Program Coordinator and Freight Farm Director

    Dive into CM’s interdisciplinary approach to integrating technology and a design thinking philosophy throughout our academic program.  Mr. Murray and Mr. Cusson will discuss how CM’s forward-thinking curriculum promotes strong student-teacher relationships while ensuring that our Knights’ problem-solving abilities and understanding of the technology that surrounds them separate them from their peers.
  • 7:30-7:40pm - Importance of Interdisciplinary Studies || English Room 11

    Dr. Michael Corso, Theology Department Chair, and Mrs. Caitlin Corsano, English teacher

    Hear how CM’s liberal arts program and commitment to learning across the curriculum cultivates critical thinking, strengthens communication skills, promotes creative problem solving and teaches students lasting lessons about the human experience.
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  • 7:40-8:00pm - Why Character Matters: In the Classroom and On the Field || Gymnasium

    Dr. Peter Folan, President, President, Dr. Michael Corso, Theology Department Chair, Mr. Matt Callahan, History teacher and Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach, and students from the Class of 2019

    Dr. Folan will lead a panel discussion focused on CM teachers’ and coaches’ shared mission to transform lives, ignite passions, build self-worth, deepen confidence and inspire our Knights to become men of action who care for those on the margins of our city and world.
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  • 8:00-8:30pm - Admissions Staff Q & A || Gymnasium

  • 8:00-8:30pm - Signature Program Displays || Gymnasium

  • 8:00-8:30pm - Student Led Tours || Main Lobby

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