Head Of School Message

Caitlin Murphy, Head of School

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”--Mary Oliver

Dear Students and Families of The English High School, 

Welcome to the start of the 2022 school year!  We are very excited to reconnect with our returning students and welcome our new students into the English High School family for what we hope will be one of the best years in our 200 year history. There is much to be excited about this year at English. We are welcoming 7th and 8th grade students to our school community and launching our 7-12 experience. We look forward to watching these students grow over the next six years in their journey at EHS. 

Across the school we have exciting programs for this school year. Our Arts Team continues to grow, with a full time theater teacher this year, new equipment in our Music Production program, a kiln and new materials for ceramics in our Studio Art program, and expanded offerings in our Physical Education program. We have also added a full time Robotics and Computer Science teacher and will be launching an EHS Robotics Team. 

PIE Period continues this year with some exciting enrichment and club opportunities for students. We also continue to offer semesterised courses,  allowing students to have more choice in the courses that they take, while also allowing us to make sure that teachers are able to provide students with the support and challenges that they need. 

Our CVTE Pathways Programs continue to grow with offerings in Business Technology, Computer Programming and Web Design, Health Assisting, Protective Services, and Design and Visual Communications.. Pathways students participate in internships and our Health Assisting students get hands-on experiences through a clinical rotation in a local nursing home and through a partnership with Harvard Medical School. 

Our athletic teams are prepared to try for a repeat of last year’s success with our Football team eyeing a repeat of our Thanksgiving Day victory over Latin, and Volleyball and Softball hoping to return to the State Tournament. 

We are deeply committed to our roots as the nation’s first public high school, serving all students in the City of Boston and helping each student who enters our doors to become an intellectual, a passionate debater, a driven and motivated citizen of the world, and an empathetic friend. What will you do with your one life? We will help you find the answers.

We look forward to a great year ahead!   

Caitlin Murphy, Head of School