Boston College High School

150 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel: (617)474-5010
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.
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 important, they take with them a resilient moral and ethical foundation, humility, and lifelong relationships which unite our 15,000 living alumni.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded1863

Student Body

Total Students1539 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeBoston College High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers127 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size21 students
Number of AP Courses25 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / Jan. 17
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,400
Tuition Notes$6 million in financial assistance offered in 2016-2017.
Admissions DirectorErika E. Vardaro
Endowment Size$70 million


Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Ski Jumping, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
SailingSki Jumping,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Winter Track

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.
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The average private school tuition in Suffolk County, MA is $8,108 for elementary schools and $23,619 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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