Headmaster Update
John Thornburg
Headmaster
thornburgj@maldencatholic.org
Dear Families,

I hope you are enjoying the last week of summer. Our campus has been very busy with orientations for our faculty, staff and new teachers. It has been wonderful to be able gather together again at Malden Catholic in a socially distanced format. We shared the Re-entry Booklet with our families last week and I strongly encourage everyone to read the content carefully. As we reopen for classes we will strictly adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Booklet to make sure our school and our community remain safe and well.

On an very exciting note, we have had a very strong uptake in admissions at Malden Catholic and we could not be more thrilled! This is due to the hard work of our faculty and staff and the support provided by our families who have made MC such a special place!

My Reflection this week focuses on practicing our faith by celebrating the little things in life. It is important to appreciate and even relish the small tasks, because they serve to prepare us for the larger tasks ahead. I hope you enjoy a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Thank you for your support,

John K. Thornburg
Headmaster

What's New?
Important Dates for September 8 - 11
September 8 - Grade 12 Orientation
Please enter through Door 11
Blue Cohort will meet from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gold Cohort will be from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.  

September 9 - Grade Orientation
Boys should enter through Door 11
Girls should enter through Door 1
Blue Cohort will meet from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gold Cohort will be from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

September 10 - Grade Orientation
Boys should enter through Door 11
Girls should enter through Door 1
Blue Cohort will meet from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gold Cohort will be from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

September 11 - Grade Orientation
Boys should enter through Door 11
Girls should enter through Door 1
Blue Cohort will meet from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gold Cohort will be from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  

September 11 - Webinar will be held at 6:30 pm for Full Remote Learners
MC's Exceptional Distance Learning Creates Demand for Fall Admissions
Malden Catholic provided interactive, academically challenging classes taught by veteran teachers on a secured Zoom platform after the onset of COVID-19, closing for only a single transition day on March 13. As a result, the school has seen a tripling of the normal transfer demand since June, with a record-high number of applications and growing waitlist. Currently, Malden Catholic expects to open the school year with nearly 655 students across four classes of boys and three classes of girls. Only a few seats remain available for transfer students in specific classes.

Faculty and Staff Orientation
This week, Malden Catholic officially began the 2020-2021 school year by holding orientation for new teachers, faculty and staff members. Led by Headmaster Thornburg and Principal Redman, the in-service events focused on health and safety protocols, the Hybrid Model educational system and training on the modern technology system.

The entire faculty is very excited about having the student cohorts back in the building on September 14!

Golf For Malden Catholic - 9.25
Please join us for the 35th Annual MC Golf Classic on
Friday, September 25 at the Black Swan Country Club.

  • Sign up today for a reserved tee time, your own cart and a delicious boxed lunch for $150 per person
  • Space is limited to 80 golfers/20 groups
  • Slots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis
  • Payment is required to reserve your spot
  • Registration will end on September 14 or when slots are filled, whichever comes first
  • Sponsor opportunities are available. 

Space is very limited this year, so don't delay and feel free to contact John McCormack '15 at mccormackj@maldencatholic.org with any questions.

Congratulations to our National Spanish Exam Medalists
Honor students worked hard over April vacation taking the National Spanish Exams on Zoom. Malden Catholic students received 30 awards for excellent performance in the following categories: 11 students received a Gold Medal- Oro with a score of 95% or higher, 13 students received a Silver Medal- Plata with a score of 85%-94% and 6 students received a Bronze Medal- Bronce with a score of 75% -84%.

Congratulations to everyone to participated in the National Spanish Examinations!
Significant MC Facility Upgrades
Malden Catholic made significant improvements to the building and classrooms over the summer to provide more space, heath and safety equipment and greater ventilation throughout the facility. Here are just a few of the recent upgrades:

  • Extra classrooms added to the Girls Division
  • LED lighting conversion in 7 classrooms
  • Improved auditorium house lighting
  • New doors and window shades in 6 classrooms
  • New hallway carpet
  • Enhanced Health Suite ventilation
  • Upgraded building-wide ventilation filters
  • Electrostatic disinfecting sprayers for deep cleaning
  • Additional cameras for improved safety & security
  • Thermal imaging cameras for temperature screening
  • Upgraded IT infrastructure to accommodate new classroom technology