“I will say that in many parts of the Commonwealth, what’s happening here in Marlborough doesn’t exist yet. So, you’re in a very special and good place. When you graduate with the right skills, whether it’s from this high school and you go directly into employment or you go on to college, you are part of a workforce that will continue to allow Massachusetts to hold the title of the most innovative state.”
— Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Lt. Gov. (Speaking at Marlborough High School in March 2016)
In 2016, a Stanford University study showed that Marlborough students perform at a level that is 1.3 grade levels higher than the national average. In the same year, the Marlborough Public School system was recognized as a “District of Distinction” by District Administration magazine for its efforts to build an advanced STEM Early College High School program for grades 6-12. Since the STEM program’s launch, 98% of Marlborough’s early college high school students have tested proficient or advanced on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exams.
Aside from a strong public school system, Marlborough is also home to a number of private and specialty schools, including the Advanced Math and Sciences Academy, which U.S. News currently ranks as the 3rd best high school in Massachusetts.
Marlborough Public Schools serve more than 4,500 students each year. The district includes an early childhood center, three K-4 elementary schools, one 5-8 middle school, a high school of grades 9-12, and an additional alternative program for high school students.
STEM EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Launched in 2011, Marlborough’s STEM ECHS (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Early College High School) is a Massachusetts Advanced Pathways Program (MAPP) focused on strengthening the STEM pipeline by exposing students to a rigorous 21st century learning experience and providing them with the skills essential for college and career. Students work with advanced classroom technology, tools and resources, engage in a project- and problem-based curriculum, and choose career pathways that incorporate dual enrollment during their junior and senior years. The STEM ECHS program is offered for grades 6-8 at Whitcomb Middle School and grades 9-12 at Marlborough High School.
Marlborough High School
431 Bolton Street • 508-460-3500
Marlborough High School (MHS) is a grade 9-12 public school that follows the Massachusetts High School Program of Studies (MassCore). MassCore is the state recommended course of study, which puts emphasis on mathematics, English, science, and foreign languages. MHS also blends a traditional school schedule with Extended Learning Blocks (ELB) that provide time for support services and student activities.
1st LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School
25 Union Street • 508-460-3502
Whitcomb School for grades 5-8 is aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and offers a comprehensive academic program, complemented by a wealth of extracurricular activities. The core curriculum (literacy, mathematics, social studies and science) is well supported by art, music, health/wellness, physical education, library/media and integrated technology classes. Special Education (SPED) inclusion teachers and English Language Learner (ELL) specialists and support staff are also available for all Whitcomb students.
Sgt. Charles J. Jaworek Elementary School
444 Hosmer Street • 508-460-3506
Francis J. Kane Elementary School
520 Farm Road • 508-460-3507
Raymond Richer Elementary School
80 Foley Road • 508-460-3504
Marlborough’s three elementary schools enroll students from kindergarten to grade 4. The curriculum is focused on a balanced literacy model, enriched by art, music, health/wellness, physical education, library/media and technology. Support services include remedial reading, therapies, ELL and SPED.
Marlborough Early Childhood Center
17 Washington Street • 508-460-3503
Marlborough Early Childhood Center (ECC) is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and offers a comprehensive, child-centered, integrated preschool program for students aged 3-5. Instruction is driven by a standards-based core curriculum aligned to the Massachusetts State Frameworks, and includes language, arts, mathematics, science, social studies, music and movement. ECC also provides a full array of therapies and SPED services, as well as transition services for families involved in early intervention.
215 Fitchburg Street • 508-485-9430
Assabet Valley offers a dynamic and supportive school system that prepares students to meet the challenges of the future by providing rigorous and relevant education in a safe and secure environment, resulting in academic, career and technical proficiency. Students attain skills that not only translate well into post-secondary education, but also prepare them to directly enter the workforce, either through cooperative employment while attending Assabet, or immediately upon graduation.
Immaculate Conception Elementary School
25 Washington Court • 508-460-3401
Established in September 1911, Immaculate Conception is a Catholic, Christian elementary school within the Archdiocese of Boston. The school provides an environment rooted in Gospel values and academic excellence.
201 Forest Street • 508-597-2400
The Advance Math and Sciences Academy (AMSA) is a comprehensive public charter school educating students in grades 6-12. It is ranked 3rd in Massachusetts and 127th in the U.S among the U.S. News Best High Schools. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education oversees the school and holds it to the same academic standards required of all Massachusetts schools. Students at AMSA represent over 50 different MA communities, which reflect the diversity of the Metro West region.
404 Robin Hill Road • 508-485-2824
Hillside is a private school for boys in grades 5-9. It provides a structured, supportive, and challenging academic environment, underlined by a rich curriculum that includes a vibrant visual and performing arts program and competitive athletics.
280 Locke Dr • 508-229-6300
Massachusetts International Academy (MAIA) is an innovative college that prepares English as a Second Language (ESL) students and international high school graduates for study at American colleges and universities. MAIA aims to help its students achieve college-level competency in speaking, listening, reading and writing the English language, while acquiring the academic skills needed for successful university study, and learning about American life and values to assist in the acculturation process.