Why Matignon?

Matignon High School is an environment that celebrates individual achievement, where students learn and grow while developing their ability to appreciate and understand the perspectives of others. Matignon students thrive because they are both challenged and supported by a faculty and staff whose mission is to cultivate talent, curiosity, and ambition in each and every student.

We are committed to academic excellence

With a graduation rate of 100%, Matignon students are prepared for college and beyond. Our students are accepted to and attend top tier institutions. Click here to see our college acceptance profile.

Our rigorous college preparatory curriculum prepares students for excellence in college and life, through an emphasis on STREAM education, which includes science, technology, religion engineering, arts, and mathematics, and real life application of knowledge. Students customize their academic experience by choosing from over 39 Honors and Advanced Placement courses, as well as dozens of STREAM couses. Our experienced and qualified faculty teach dynamic classes, equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their chosen path.

We are leaders in classroom innovation

Providing a 21st-century curriculum calls for using creative and innovative ways for our students to learn. As the receipient of a 2017 Visionary Award by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, Matignon is "an innovator and visionary in our community." With the help of a visionary Strategic Plan and LiFT program, students are at the center of their education.


What is LiFT? | LiFT is a platform that enhances student-centered, competency based learning. The program tracks students’ likes, goals and achievements through the “Like,” “Look,” and “Learn” levels.

Why use LiFT at Matignon? | By implementing the use of LiFT with the Class of 2021, we hope to engage students in and outside of the classroom by forming a learning experience that puts the student at the center of his/her education, opening up a dialogue between students, teachers and administrators, and creating opportunities for further exploration outside the walls of Matignon High School. As Matignon’s mission states, we are committed to educating the whole person. By incorporating LiFT we will come to know our students more personally in order to help them achieve their spiritual, academic and social goal. We will be promoting academic excellence as students will become goal setters, reflective learners, and active participants in the community.

Theory of Action in the Classroom | Using LiFT in the classroom will provide diverse learners with achievable standards, thereby focusing their learning, and it will cultivate reflective practices to encourage students to think about how they learn and show evidence of their learning.  LiFT will also aid teachers in creating personalized learning plans to help students achieve academic excellence.

Theory of Action Outside the Classroom | The use of LiFT as a way to guide student’s interests beyond academic achievement will help students, teachers, administrators, and parents set goals to help guide and prepare students for opportunities in and beyond school walls.

We believe in the power of faith formation & service

The setting of a Catholic, college preparatory high school provides a unique opportunity where intellect, faith, and service can interact for the enrichment of the whole community.  Remembering the two greatest commands given in our tradition, “to love God” and “to love our neighbor,” we find the foundation of Christian service.  While we are called to love and care for those closest to us, Christ loved those who were difficult to love. At Matignon, the call to Christian service is a challenge to look beyond our own small worlds and to engage in work that is transformative and places us in direct contact with others.

We value the well-rounded student

At Matignon, we are focused on education the whole student. Your classmates will be artists, athletes, dancers, academics, people of faith, musicians, scientists, filmmakers, and so much more. In and out of the classroom, Matignon students cultivate their talent and develop as leaders in a wide array of extracurricular activities, including athletics. They learn teamwork and problem solving, as well as moral and ethical decision making. When our students graduate, they possess the confidence and character required to be successful.