College Visits to Matignon

There are presently two counselors
at Matignon High School.

The two counselors are certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and hold a Masters Degree in the field of Guidance and Counseling.

The Guidance Department consists of two full time counselors, one of whom is the Guidance Director. In the past the Guidance Department has contracted with a local university to provide a mentoring service to one counseling intern. Students are assigned a counselor by alphabetical order and are followed by the same counselor for their tenure at Matignon High School. The Guidance Office is fortunate to have office volunteers.

Do you have a question? E-Mail to

Get Adobe Reader

You will need Adobe Reader to view the following:





Matignon Profile


Senior Information Packet


Summer School Brochure

Joseph P. Carabello

Director of Guidance

Sandra Graves


Cesar Boc

Associate Counselor

Mrs. Christine Carabello

Guidance Administrative Assistant

Mary Saunders

Counselor Intern


  • On the Guidance page of the MHS website, directions for the college application process are posted.
  • Matignon High School is a site for the College Board Exams (SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests). These tests are administered at MHS in October, November, December, May, and June. The Matignon Test center administers both standard and non-standard administrations.


PARENT ORIENTATION EVENING   Parents follow their child’s schedule and learn of course expectations and requirements for the new school year.


TRANSISTION ORIENTATION PROGRAM Freshmen will meet with guidance counselors, administrators, the school nurse, library media specialist, campus minister and athletic director for information sessions during the first semester. These sessions will assist students to transition into high school from middle school.


The Guidance Department meets with all seniors during homeroom as well as during English classes to distribute important information regarding the application process, the college essay, and the requirements and deadlines for the college admissions process.

  • Seniors are encouraged to plan ahead for the College visitation Day on October 16. This is Testing Day for all underclassmen at Matignon and it is expected that seniors will visit college campuses on that day.


FIELD TRIP entire senior class to Boston area university or college. Admissions personnel at the university or college provide a workshop to our seniors on the college application process, writing of the college essay and the successful college interview

  • Selected seniors interested in Stonehill College will visit the campus to meet with the Dean of Admissions and take a campus tour.


Representatives from individual colleges will visit to meet with qualified and interested students.


SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY VISIT Seniors who are applying to Suffolk University have the opportunity to interview with the Director of Admissions from Suffolk and receive on the spot admission evaluation.


COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR This seminar is presented to parents in the Media Center by the Guidance Director and a financial aid consultant. Information regarding FASFA process and MEFA opportunities are presented.


Senior Scholarship list is posted on the Matignon Web page bi-weekly. These are national, local and college scholarship offerings for seniors.




AFL-CIO Scholarship test registration. Test is administered at Matignon.


TWO MINI COLLEGE FAIRS are offered at MHS during the Spring that involves approximately 75 – 100 colleges


COLLEGE VISITS TO SAINT ANSELM AND PROVIDENCE COLLEGEs These are conducted by the Guidance Department and Administration. Groups of junior students visit the college campuses and meet with college admissions personnel and tour the campus.


JUNIOR PARENT SEMINAR The Guidance Department conducts a seminar for parents of juniors on the college search process as well as what colleges are looking for from high school seniors.


NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR: Guidance Department provides information for the fair held in Boston. Juniors have the opportunity to visit with representatives from colleges throughout the U.S.


Guidance Director available through third week of July and last week of August for consultation.




Critical Reading








Type Average

Class of 2013

5 Year Average

% to 4 Year Colleges



% to 2 Year Colleges








1.1 %

The Guidance Department utilizes “NAVIANCE” an electronic reporting system linked with colleges and universities. Each senior and parent/guardian has a “NAVIANCE” account that is also linked with the seniors “COMMON APPLICATION” account.
Matignon High School encourages parent involvement in student learning by providing two parent/teacher conference evenings, parent orientation night, quarterly interim reports, curriculum night, quarterly grade reports, optional weekly progress reports and parents are encouraged to contact the Guidance Department and/or faculty at any time. At the beginning of each school year, parents are invited to a Parent Orientation Evening where they follow their student’s schedule of classes. This evening provides parents with an overview of each course as well as the standards, requirements and grading procedures outlined by each teacher. - register for SAT's and Financial Aid Profile - 1-888-888-3460 financial aid information - review & apply online for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

|From the Headmaster| |From the Principal| |Academics| |Admissions| |Development / Alumni| |Athletics| |Campus Ministry| |Contact Us| |Directions| |Events| |Extra Curricular| |Guidance| |Library Media Center| |Matignon Parents Group| |Photo Gallery| |Store| |Trustees|

Matignon High School, One Matignon Road, Cambridge, MA 02140
Web Site Design & Development by PIGeBANK Graphic Design
Privacy Policy: Matignon H.S. respects our customers' right to Privacy.
We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.