Nine Catholic Schools Unite to Present Central Suburban Education Expo

Students from St. Mary's School in Brookline, courtesy image
Students from St. Mary's School in Brookline, courtesy image
St. Mary’s students in class, image courtesy of St. Mary of the Assumption School

Families invited to peruse opportunities in Greater Boston faith-based early and primary education under one roof – A collective of nine metro Boston Catholic schools have collaboratively organized an opportunity to peruse programs, meet faculty and staff, and compare educational curriculum for students in faith-based learning.  Families are invited to attend the “Central Suburban Catholic School Education Expo” on Saturday, April 1, 9 am to 12 noon, hosted at the Cambridge Matignon School, 1 Matignon Road, Cambridge.  Attendance is free, free parking is available on site.  Additional details are available at

St. Mary’s students in conversation, image courtesy of
St. Mary of the Assumption School

The “Central Suburban Catholic School Education Expo” is inspired by the nation’s Catholic schools’ largest jump in enrollment in five decades, currently tallied at six percent growth (source: National Catholic Education Association). Catholic schools are demonstrating their enduring value through student achievement, a commitment to higher standards, the benefits of the Mass, family support systems, and parish community.  In the Archdiocese of Boston, Catholic school families overwhelmingly state that they choose Catholic schools because of their ability to meet the needs of their children (source: study, The Lynch Foundation).


“A Catholic school was essential for us in the education of our child. We wanted an environment for him that would support and emphasize the Catholic values that he is taught at home.”

~ Asuncion Etcheverry, parent to a chorister student educated at Saint Paul’s Choir School

These valuable attributes are notably present it each school appearing at the Expo, including St. Agnes School, Arlington, St. Columbkille Partnership School, Brighton, St. Mary of the Assumption School, Brookline, St. Paul’s Choir School, Cambridge, St. Peter School, Cambridge, St. Joseph School, Medford, Jackson Walnut Park School, Newton, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus School, Somerville, and St. Theresa of Avila School, West Roxbury.  The institutions offer a variety of programs serving students in early childhood and primary education through grade 8. 

Catholic schools currently score as the highest performers on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Superintendent of Partnership Schools Kathleen Porter McGee, adjunct fellow of the Manhattan Institute, states, “If Catholic schools were a state, they would be the highest performing in the nation on all four NAEP tests.”

Registration, curriculum, tuition, tuition assistance, scholarship and more information for each school participating in the “Central Suburban Catholic School Education Expo” will be available on site.  For more details, visit

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