Malden Catholic Students had the benefit of a full curriculum for the entire school year without any disruption as MC seamlessly shifted to an exceptional full-day Distance Learning model in March 2020. The school provided interactive, academically challenging classes taught by veteran teachers on a secured Zoom platform after the onset of COVID-19 and continued with full curriculum throughout the academic year. Due to the success of the spring Distance Learning classes, MC offered over a dozen robust online Summer Program courses from June 29 to July 31 covering a wide variety of topics for students grades 7 – 11.
“Staying ahead of the curve and keeping students’ minds engaged was the objective of Malden Catholic’s Summer Distance Learning offering,” commented Headmaster John K. Thornburg. “We were thrilled when over 150 students enrolled in our Summer Program including MC students and young adults from the Boston metropolitan area.”
Students could choose from a broad course selection including: SAT Prep, Algebra I, Python Programming, STEM, 3D Printing, Girls Leadership, Bridging the Gap for Science, Public Speaking, College Application 101, 20th Century Fiction, a pre-course for AP Bio or Language Arts through Philosophy Texts.
In addition to the popular MC college ACT/SAT and HSPT prep courses, the STEM: Engineering Everywhere course was in high demand among high school students. The STEM: Engineering Everywhere elective introduced students to engineering with the curriculum created by the Museum of Science and facilitated by Doctor Diane Perito who holds a PhD from Tufts University in Chemistry and is the STEM Director at Malden Catholic. Doctor Perito, who has been with Malden Catholic for four years facilitating and planning the STEM curricular development stated, “The course encouraged teamwork and collaboration in an effort to understand and tackle real-life engineering issues. These ambitious students explored and broadened their knowledge in multiple disciplines in engineering that will help to move into their fall learning environment.”
Select courses will also be offered to middle school students beginning in September 2020.
Since 1932, Malden Catholic High School has shaped emerging leaders in our community, claiming a Nobel Laureate, a Senator, two ambassadors and countless community and business heads among its alumni. Annually, graduates attend some of the nation’s most renown universities including Harvard, Georgetown, Brown, Cornell, Tufts, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Amherst College. Foundational to student success is Malden Catholic’s codivisional model which offers the best of both worlds, single-gender academics during the day and integrated social and extracurricular opportunities after school. Malden Catholic is known in the community for its rigorous academics, SFX Scholars Program and award-winning STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with electives such as Robotics and Engineering Design. Malden Catholic curriculum is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles, success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal. https://www.maldencatholic.org/