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 Advanced 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 learning (EL) program that includes literacy courses in Spanish
    • Student Support Team that provides academic assistance and counseling
    • Extensive extracurricular 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


  • Head of School
    Caitlin Murphy

    144 McBride Street
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Phone: 617-635-8979
    Fax: 617-635-8988
    School Hours
    7:20 am - 2:20 pm

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 11:50 a.m.

    Grades: 7-12
    Level: High
    School Type: Traditional