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October 2017

Well, the first month of the school year certainly flew by quickly!  During the past month, the AC Admissions team has been extremely busy.  We’ve visited three local high school fairs, all of which were full of families interested in Catholic education.  I have been invited to speak with 8th graders at a dozen area Catholic grammar schools, and I have come away impressed with the enthusiasm of those students in looking at Catholic high schools for their future!

One thing I have noticed in all our stops is that for many, the admissions process can be overwhelming.  Here are three key suggestions for alleviating some of the stress, and helping parents and students navigate their way through the admissions process this month:

Step 1:  Visit Open Houses

Arlington Catholic’s Open House this month will be Thursday, October 19th from 5:30-7:30pm.  This night provides families a chance to talk with our teachers, administrators, and counselors, and take a personalized tour with one of our Student Ambassadors.  Families can pre-register from our Admissions page.  If you cannot make the October 19th Open House, we will host our second event on Sunday, November 5th from 1-3pm.

Step 2:  Register for the High School Placement Test

Arlington Catholic will offer the HSPT on three different Saturday mornings- November 4th and 18th, and December 2nd.  The HSPT is required for Catholic high school admission, and spaces do fill up, so select the date that works best for your student and sign up today!

Step 3:  Register for a Shadow Day

The best way for a student to determine if a school is the right fit is to do a shadow day.  At Arlington Catholic, we host our “Cougar For A Day” programs on Wednesdays throughout November and December.  Spaces are limited for this program, so if AC is a choice for your student, go to the Shadow Day link on our website and register for a date today!

Three simple steps- and a few deep breaths- will hopefully help your family find the right school for your student.  And, we believe that school is Arlington Catholic!  If we can be of help in any way, don’t hesitate to contact me at, or by phone at (781)777-7014.



Steve Barrett, Director of Enrollment