Massachusetts High Schools

Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton

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Location

  • Population: 14,925
  • Located 45 Minutes Southwest of Boston
  • Weather: Summer/Fall: Warm and Humid Winter/Spring: Cool and Humid

Eligibility

  • Enrolment Restrictions: None

School Facts

  • Grades at School: 9-12
  • Total Students in School: 1,050
  • Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:20
  • Estimated Fall Start: Late August
  • Estimated Fall End: Late January
  • Estimated Spring Start: Early February
  • Estimated Spring End: Late June

Academics

  • Diploma Year Offered: YES

School Profile

Hopkinton High School is a public school located in New England, one of the most beautiful regions in the US. The school excels academically with an impressive average SAT score of 1230 and plenty of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Hopkinton High School encourages students to volunteer in programs that make a difference in their school and communities.

Facilities

Located on a beautiful suburban campus, Hopkinton High has expansive sports facilities to accommodate an array of sports options and state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.

Sports and Arts

Students have a wide range of sports, clubs and activities to participate in for an enhanced high school experience. The competitive sports program has resulted in winning many playoff and championship games in sports like field hockey, swimming and tennis. The arts program includes the Gold Musicians program, a prestigious and exciting opportunity for students with musical interests.

Awards and Accomplishments

In 2017, Hopkinton High School was recognized as the 3rd best school in Massachusetts, achieving Gold ranking from the U.S. News and World Report. Over 150 students are members of the prestigious National Honour Society.

Community Information

Hopkinton is best known for being the starting point of the famous Boston Marathon. A charming suburban village with large open spaces, picturesque lakes and scenic vistas. Hopkinton features a large number of historic homes and a vibrant town centre with shops, a library, and restaurants.

Options Available

Foreign Languages:

Chinese, French, Latin (for beginners, Online-only), Spanish

Advanced Placement Courses:

Art History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language and Culture, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History

Arts:

Animation, Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Computer Art, Digital Imaging, Fashion Textile Design, Flash Animation, Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, Photography

Athletics*:

Boys:

Fall: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer

Winter: Basketball, Ice Hockey, Swimming, Track, Wrestling

Spring: Baseball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track

Girls:

Fall: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball

Winter: Basketball, Cheerleading, Swimming, Track

Spring: Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Track

*State regulations may restrict sports in isolated cases

Extracurricular Activities:

Art, Arts Magazine, Book Club, Community Service, Environmental, French, Italian/Latin, Jazz Ensemble, Math Competition, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Ping Pong, Robotics, Student Council, Spanish, Theatre, TV Production, Yearbook.

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Ipswich High School, Ipswich

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Location

  • Population: 14,000
  • Located 1 Hour Northeast of Boston
  • Weather: Summer/Fall: Warm and Humid Winter/Spring: Cool and Humid

Eligibility

  • Enrolment Restrictions: None

School Facts

  • Grades at School: 9-12
  • Total Students in School: 560
  • Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:11
  • Estimated Fall Start: Early September
  • Estimated Fall End: Late January
  • Estimated Spring Start: Late January
  • Estimated Spring End: Late June

Academics

  • Diploma Year Offered: NO 

School Profile

Ipswich High School is proud of its rigorous academics and outstanding fine arts programs. All the teachers at Ipswich High School have advanced degrees and participate in regular professional development. Each year, the school welcomes a small and select group of international students to experience an authentic American high school life.

Facilities

The campus encompasses state-of-the-art classrooms with a performing arts centre, new Astroturf stadium, tennis courts, a community garden, a project adventure facility and more.

Sports and Arts

A variety of enriching interscholastic sports opportunities are available. International students can take part in exciting sports competitions in Ice Hockey, Sailing, Lacrosse and more. The school offers unique fine arts programs and clubs. They are renowned throughout the region for their instrumental, choral and drama performing arts.

Awards and Accomplishments

Ipswich High School was ranked among the top 50 high schools in the State of Massachusetts by Boston Magazine. In 2005, the school was named a Blue Ribbon School by the Ministry of Education and received a Vanguard award for national excellence. In 2014, the school was ranked by Newsweek one of the top 300 Best Public High Schools.

Community Information

Ipswich is located on the northern coast of Massachusetts, only 28 miles from the city of Boston. Settled in 1633, the town is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the United States. New England is famous for majestic beaches, marshes, historic colonial architecture, rural farms and fresh seafood (especially lobster and crab).

Options Available

Foreign Languages:

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement Courses:

Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Programming, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, US History, World History

Arts:

Bel Canto, Chamber Singers, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Drama, Fine Arts, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Improv, Orchestra, Pep Band, Visual Arts

Athletics*:

Boys:

Fall: Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming

Winter: Basketball, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Wrestling

Spring: Baseball, Lacrosse, Sailing, Track, Tennis

Girls:

Fall: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Volleyball

Winter: Basketball, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Swimming

Spring: Lacrosse, Sailing, Softball, Tennis, Track

*State regulations may restrict sports in isolated cases

Extracurricular Activities:

Art, Book Club, Computer, Cooking, Debate, Drama, Environmental, Gay/ Straight Alliance, Jeopardy, Literary Magazine, Math, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, National Honour Society, Photography, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Sailing, Science, Student Government, Trial National Forensic League, Video Production, Yearbook.

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Marblehead High School, Marblehead

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Location

  • Population: 19,810
  • Located 50 Minutes Northeast of Boston
  • Weather: Summer/Fall: Warm and Humid Winter/Spring: Cool and Humid

Eligibility

  • Enrolment Restrictions: None

School Facts

  • Grades at School: 9-12
  • Total Students in School: 996
  • Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:11
  • Estimated Fall Start: Late August
  • Estimated Fall End: Late January
  • Estimated Spring Start: Late January
  • Estimated Spring End: Late June

Academics

  • Diploma Year Offered: YES

School Profile

Ranked as one of the top 25 best public schools in the state of Massachusetts, Marblehead High School is a New England high school with just under 1,000 students. Proud of its average SAT score of 1220, the school offers its domestic and international students a wide variety of academic courses, programs, and activities.

Facilities

Marblehead High School’s campus has a three-story building on a 30-acre hilltop location. Opened in 2003, the campus includes an auditorium, gym, cafeteria and workshop spaces for cultural and technology programs. The academic spaces are separated from community and after-school activity areas - featuring a field house with indoor track, basketball and volleyball courts, baseball, football and soccer fields and tennis courts.

Sports and Arts

Marblehead encourages its students to participate in their comprehensive sports program. They even have a ski team that competes during the winter making good use of the local mountains and snow. Their arts program enables students to express ideas and emotions in new ways. Students have previously won awards for their artwork in the Alliance for Community Media’s Northeast Region Video Festival, Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and more.

Community Information

Founded in 1629 and settled by Mayflower Pilgrims, the town of Marblehead is a coastal fishing community. Located only 18 miles north of Boston, its set on a harbor with a lighthouse and quaint streets lined with historic 17th and 18th century homes that reflect the town’s rich history.

Options Available:

Foreign Languages:

French, Latin, Spanish

Advanced Placement Courses:

Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language and Culture, Latin Language, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government, US History, World History

Arts:

Art, Choir, Concert Band, Marching Band, Strings Ensemble

Athletics*:

Boys:

Fall: Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer

Winter: Basketball, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Skiing, Swimming, Wrestling

Spring: Baseball, Lacrosse, Sailing, Tennis, Track

Girls:

Fall: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer

Winter: Basketball, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Skiing, Swimming

Spring: Lacrosse, Sailing, Softball, Tennis, Track

*State regulations may restrict sports in isolated cases

Extracurricular Activities:

A Cappella, Anime, Art, Best Buddies, Choir, Computer, Dance Team, Drama, Engineering, Fashion, Gay/ Straight Alliance, Guitar, Newspaper, Jazz Band, Math Team, Mock Trial, National Art Honour Society, National Honour Society, Peer Mentors, Science Team, Shakespeare, Spanish, Student Government, Ukulele, UNICEF, Women’s Rights Awareness, Yearbook, Young Entrepreneurs.

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