English High School

Students entering grade 9 at English High School will embark on a journey to understand their unique interests, perspectives, and learning styles with each student developing an individual educational and career plan. They will have the opportunity to explore careers in: Business/Finance/Entrepreneurship, Computer Programming/Robotics, Graphic Communications/Broadcasting and the Arts, and Health and Wellness/Fitness.

Rising 10th grade students will have the opportunity to hone their skills and build valuable knowledge while earning rigorous and in-demand industry-recognized credentials as they earn their high school diploma and prepare for post-secondary options.

We offer students a wide selection of Advance Placement and Media Arts courses, a championship winner baseball and volleyball teams, and a strong alumni association that gives scholarships to students.

Our wonderful staff and faculty are committed to student development and academic success.

Special Features:
  • The oldest public high school in the United States, founded in 1821
  • Four technical pathways where students earn industry recognized credentials and certifications: Business, Finance & Entrepreneurship; Design & Visual Communications; Health Assisting & Wellness; and Programming & Web Development
  • Advanced Placement courses in English, Spanish, and chemistry
  • Comprehensive English language learning (ELL) program that includes literacy courses in Spanish
  • Student Support Team that provides academic assistance and counseling
  • Extensive extra curricular programs, musical productions, sports, Boston Debate League, homework help and many others.
  • Walking distance to Forest Hills and Green Street MBTA stations and to bus #42
School Partners:
  • Boston Scholar Athletes, Private Industry Council, City Year, Communities in School, Write Boston, Passport to College, uAspire, Summer Search and Upward Bound.

Ligia Noriega-Murphy

144 McBride Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Phone: 617-635-8979
Fax: 617-635-8988
School Hours
7:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Early Dismissal, day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 12:20 p.m.

Grades: 9-12
Level: High
School Type: Traditional