B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
16 Medford St
Arlington, MA 02474
Telephone
(781) 646-7770
Website
Organization Memberships
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition

Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1150
92 responses
Average ACT
28
13 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Football, hockey and basketball games!
    18%
  • Senior cruise
    18%
  • Senior teacher basketball game!
    18%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
675
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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I am a freshman in Arlington Catholic High School and I am an international student. I already spent 4 months in AC. But I had the real connection with this school. All the staff and teachers are really kind. They're helpful. We often have the shadow day so student from middle schools in the area can go to have a day with us in the class. Besides the good education, AC also has a lot of clubs. We have AC drama, AC photography, math club, hiking club, world language club,etc. AC has a wonderful cafeteria. You can get a delicious lunch from our cafeteria. They also have really good bagels. Next January 28th, we have a international festival to celebrate the Lunar New Year. I am so happy because we have that festival so I will not feel lonely in the Lunar New Year day.
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I have really enjoyed my time at Arlington Catholic. However, I would say that a lot of the kids are encouraged to take higher level classes than they are ready for, and while they pass and do okay, they end up bringing down the difficulty of those classes. For example, the AP level classes are larger than at many other schools, and sometimes have kids in them who might be better off in an honors level course.
Student involvement : Most students are genuinely involved with one or more after school activity offered (clubs or sports)

Peer pressure : Most students participate in drug use (marijuana and alcohol), but would not force someone to participate if it is outside of their comfort zone.

Acceptance: Students are very judgmental at Arlington Catholic. It is hard to be accepted by others if you aren't "cool" (wearing expensive clothes, have a loud personality, always look perfect).

Challenges: There are many students that come from Asian countries that attend Arlington Catholic. They travel overseas, alone, and live with a host family during the school year. Students generally do not associate with the international students. As a result, international students usually eat lunch together, talk with one another during class, and hang out with one another after school. They also talk to one another in their native language - to avoid having students overhear their conversations or gossip.

Sexual orientation is also a challenge at Arlington Catholic. However, the problem is located within the faculty. Students generally support one another's sexual orientation. For example, there is an openly gay student who wanted to start a LGBT Alliance Club within the school - the principal refused. He stated that Arlington Catholic is a Catholic school, and will only participate in activities that are accepted by the Church. I, myself, am a Christian and actively go to Church. However, the principal's refusal angers me because as humans, we are supposed to accept one another.