The priority deadline for students living in Minuteman High School’s nine member communities to apply for admission for next school year is February 15, 2021.

Minuteman’s member towns: Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham, & Stow. Learn more.
Learn about Minuteman High School's Carpentry career major. Watch the video.

Minuteman's residential Carpentry program provides training in all aspects of residential construction, as well as energy-saving and super-insulation techniques. Students acquire a solid foundation in the areas of: safe use of hand and power tools, measuring and cutting, accuracy with levels, rulers, and squares, interpreting drawings and blueprints, and door, window, kitchen, and bath installations. Students also erect concrete forms, wood frame structures, floor joists, stud wall partitions, subflooring, sheathing, stairs, rafter installation, roofing, and siding.

This video was produced in the fall of 2020 by Minuteman Multimedia Engineering students Jack Bradbury, Aiden Moore, and Dieubeni Murray.
Layla Lubin, of Concord, is a junior Health Assisting major at Minuteman. She is a Student Ambassador, Peer Leader, Cheerleader, player on the Girls Softball Team and a member of the National Honors Society. Layla is following in the footsteps of her mother, who works in healthcare.

"Minuteman has a lot of things other schools don’t have, like really good technology, and you’re part of a community. It’s a great way to get a big first step in life and prepare you for opportunities after high school."

Kara Eliadis, a Bolton native from the Minuteman Class of 2005, was a Biotechnology career major, a member of the National Honor Society and cheerleading team, and SkillsUSA.

Kara graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a degree in biology. She was a cancer bioscience research intern for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; a scientist at Cyprotex U.S. in Watertown, a pharmaceutical research company; and a field service engineer for Agilent Technologies in Lexington, an analytical instrumentation company.

Like most of you, I am optimistic about 2021. There is a lot going on at Minuteman: Construction has begun on three synthetic turf athletic fields, we’re preparing for this fall’s new Animal Science/Veterinary Assisting career major, we are expanding the Robotics and Engineering majors, and priority deadline of February 15 for new student applications is fast approaching.

Pictured Above: Construction has begun on three synthetic turf athletic fields on the Minuteman High School campus in Lexington.
Melissa McLaughlin, a Cosmetology teacher, has worked at Minuteman High School for 18 years. Ms. McLaughlin and fellow teacher Cynthia DeMaio teach 26 students in the Cosmetology career major for the 2020-21 school year. When open to the public, students take clients in the full-service Salon @ Minuteman.

"Many of our graduates have become very successful hairstylists, and several have opened their own salons. They come back and do demonstrations for the students, and it opens their eyes to the possibilities, because they are endless."

George Protopopescu is an Environmental Science teacher at Minuteman High School, where he has worked since 2015. He worked for a decade at the Downeast Institute, a marine research laboratory and education center in Beals, Maine. Protopopescu has an extensive background in marine research and had always wanted to be a teacher.

"I’m a very hands-on person. I like going out into the field. I could explain something to you 10 different ways, but if you do it with your own hands ... a lightbulb comes on."

Minuteman has launched two new student clubs focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and female empowerment.
In the FIRST Robotics/STEM Club, students will build robots that will compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition. The school has also launched a chapter of Girl Up, a UN Foundation initiative focused on females in STEM and gender equality.

Join the Soup Group!

Minuteman High School's Culinary Arts students are selling a different soup and baked goods to the public every week! Place your order online by Tuesday and pick it up on Thursday outdoors and contactless at the school.

About Minuteman
Minuteman is an award-winning regional career and technical high school and continuing education institution that integrates robust academic and technical learning. As an accredited member of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), Minuteman challenges all students to aspire to their full potential, accelerate their learning, and achieve success in the 21st-century global community. Located in Lexington in a new state-of-the-art facility, Minuteman’s member towns are Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham, and Stow. Learn more at