Our 200th Anniversary Virtual Celebration Was A Huge Success!

On October 2nd, 2021, hundreds of alumni, family members, students, faculty and supporters of The English High School of Boston came together online to kick-off our 200th Anniversary Celebration.

Highlights of the evening included a 45-minute video presentation titled “‘Daring to Dream” and narrated by EHSA Board Chairman Greg Hayes ’67. The video traced English High School’s proud history and vision for the future. The video also featured and message from Michael Thomas ’67, President/CEO, EHSA and Chair of the 200th celebration plus Tuskegee Airman Enoch Woodhouse II ’44  remembering how his English High experience molded his life.

Participating alumni represented classes from the 1940s to 2021. Among the VIPs bringing congratulatory remarks during the ‘Daring to Dream’ video were Governor Charles Baker, Boston Mayor Kim Janey, Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, the Honorable Martin Walsh, Boston Schools Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius, and many others.  Event Co-Chairs were Pam Everhart, SVP, Fidelity Investments, and John Talbot ‘68 Founder/CEO of Pathways Healthcare LLC. Karen Holmes Ward, host of WCVB’s CityLine was our emcee for the event.

Following the video, attendees enjoyed online breakout Reunion Rooms where they had the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce.

The program marked the official launch of our multi-year 200th Anniversary Fund Campaign.  Our goal is to raise $1 million during 2021 and attain $3 million in the next few years. Funds raised will be earmarked to meet the needs of English High School students which are not met by BPS.  These will include scholarships, learning enhancements, the Technical Pathways Program, a tutoring program and more.

Did you miss the live virtual event?
It’s not too late. Watch the inspiring video program here.

200th Anniversary News

Sponsor and Scholarship Opportunities
The 200th Anniversary Fund

Our priority is to raise the student experience at English High School, to increase enrollment and retention and expand its legacy of excellence.

Opportunities exist for individuals, foundations and corporations to join us as we honor our past and celebrate the future of English High School. To talk about opportunities, please contact Mike Thomas ’67 mthomas@englishhighalumni.org.

Download Our Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure

200th Anniversary Event Leadership

The Honorable Martin J. Walsh

Pamela D. Everhart

Senior Vice President, Head of Regional Public Affairs and Community Relations at Fidelity Investments

John J. Talbot ’68

President & CEO at Pathways Healthcare LLC

Honorary Committee

U.S. Senator Ed Markey

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

Governor Charlie Baker

Massachusetts State Treasurer
Deborah B. Goldberg

Acting Mayor Kim Janey

City Councilor
Annissa Essaibi George, At-Large

City Councilor
Michael Flaherty, At-Large

City Councilor
Julia Mejia, At-Large

City Councilor
Michelle Wu, At-Large

City Council President
Matt O’Malley, District 6

Dr. Brenda Cassellius,
Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

Governor Michael S. Dukakis

Speaker Ronald Mariano

Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy,
Superintendent, Malden Public Schools

Rachel Skerritt, Head of School,
Boston Latin School


English High School plays an important role in providing educational opportunities to all of Boston’s residents.

Joe Dow
Financial Consultant