Student Life

Building Community

Educating the mind, the heart, and the soul

Students in all grades participate in the All-School Read as a shared academic and communal experience. The All-School Read inspires year-long programming that inspires curiosity, cultivates strong character, and creates intersections through the entire student experience.

Last summer, students read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba. This memoir provides a compelling study of a young man who overcomes great adversity by building a windmill to harness electricity to support his family through incredible hardships in Malawi, Africa.

The All-School Read is one of many initiatives and programs that builds community and a sense of brotherhood on Baker Street.

Community Time

Once a week, CM pauses the regular routine and holds a period known as community time designed to celebrate our achievements and explore topics that may not fit in the regular class schedule.

The CM community celebrates all the successes of CM students in arts, athletics, and service. Over the course of the school year, CM pauses the regular routine to celebrate an area of student life.

Students have the opportunity to work with peers whom they don’t regularly see during the academic day, interact with faculty in new ways, and show their talents to the entire school.

See a brief description of community time activities below:

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  • Activity Block

    Activity Block
    Students are encouraged to sign up for classes that may not fit into the framework of a traditional school day. Offerings include “Music as Culture” and “Consuming News Journalism Objectively.”

    Many of our co-curricular clubs also meet during this period in lieu of gathering after school.
  • Arts

    On this day, CM celebrates the work of students in music and theater. The session includes performances from the honors jazz band, a selection of songs from the a capella group the Baker Street Boys, and a preview of the spring musical.
  • Class Cup

    Class Cup
    The Class Cup is a
    monthly, year-long contest in which grade-level homerooms compete against each other in competitions that span athletics and academics.

    The Class Cup promotes community and brotherhood through spirited engagement, sportsmanship, and competition. At the end of the year, one homeroom per grade level will be awarded the Class Cup Championship.
  • Olympic Day

    Olympic Day
    Olympic Day is one of the longest-running CM traditions. It is a day of community building and healthy competition.

    The day includes dodgeball, knockout, push-up contests, and other fun games. This team-building day concludes with a senior versus faculty volleyball game.

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

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    West Roxbury, MA 02132
    P. (617) 469-8000
    F. (617) 977-5689

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.