Boston College High School

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Boston College High School Photo #1 - The labyrinth in our main common area provides a metaphor for the reflective journey you take through life, as well as the internal discovery of yourself.
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Boston College High School Photo #1 - The labyrinth in our main common area provides a metaphor for the reflective journey you take through life, as well as the internal discovery of yourself.
Boston College High School, an independent Jesuit school for boys grades 7-12, combines outstanding academics with a process of formation and reflective spirituality.
Dedicated teachers, counselors, and coaches challenge our students to grow in knowledge and as individuals.
Students emerge as leaders and engage with opportunities that our campus community, urban location, and global network provide.
Our graduates have the confidence, competence, and compassion to succeed at top-ranked colleges and throughout their careers.
More importantly, they take with them a resilient moral and ethical foundation, humility, and lifelong relationships which unite our 15,000 living alumni.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 1,539 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,300
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 17

Top Rankings

Boston College High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded
1863
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,539 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Boston College High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
127 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
21 students
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / Jan. 17
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Nearly $7 million in financial assistance offered to 49% of students in 2018-2019.
Admissions Director
Charles Drane, EdD
Endowment Size
$70 million

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School Notes

  • From day one, every BC High student is challenged to pursue multiple academic and personal passions, and to use their knowledge of diverse subjects to inform the role they will play in the world. Our students know that to take full advantage of our interdisciplinary curriculum, they must commit themselves wholeheartedly to their work. Alongside dedicated teachers and determined classmates, students solve problems creatively, manage their time effectively, balance competing obligations, address contradictions, and shape ambitious goals for the future. BC High`s urban location and international focus play a pivotal role in our academic philosophy by linking classroom-based studies with real-world experiences that test students` resolve and expand their comfort zone. They become active participants in the City of Boston by engaging with service organizations, attending concerts and exhibitions, and performing summer internships with local organizations. Through the Hyde Center for Global Education, international immersion is offered within our network of Jesuit schools around the world. These programs instill cultural literacy, language fluency, and a global perspective that position students to succeed in an interconnected world. All BC High students graduate with a combination of academic knowledge and hands-on learning, inspiring them to lead and achieve at distinguished colleges, in their careers, and beyond.
Profile last updated: 08/18/2020

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 1,539 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,300
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 17

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The average private school tuition in Suffolk County, MA is $19,592 for elementary schools and $26,212 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Suffolk County, MA is 62% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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