Mission Statement

Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory school. 

We strive to challenge our students to become young men of integrity, educated in faith and for justice, committed to academic excellence and service to others. As a Jesuit, Catholic high school, we strive to reflect the diversity of our church and community. 

Our mission since 1863 has been to form leaders of competence, conscience and compassion who seek to do all things
 ad majorem Dei gloriam – for the greater glory of God.

The Graduate at Graduation

The program of formation at Boston College High School has endeavored to develop, in each of the students, characteristics and qualities that reflect the tradition and ideals of Jesuit education. Each student has been provided with and, hopefully, generously responded to, the challenge to become a young man who is Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving, and Committed to Doing Justice.

List of 5 items.

  • Open to Growth

    That is, he has matured as a person - emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, religiously - to a level that reflects intentional responsibility for his growth; and he is beginning to reach out, seeking opportunities to stretch his mind, imagination, feelings, and religious consciousness.
  • Intellectually Competent

    That is, he has directed much of his energy toward the pursuit of knowledge; he not only exhibits competency in those academic skills needed for further education, but has also developed skills and understanding that go beyond the requirements for college entrance; and he appreciates the need for intellectual integrity and self-motivation in his quest for justice and truth.
  • Religious

    That is, he has a basic knowledge of the major doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic church; and he has examined his beliefs with a view to establishing an active relationship with a religious tradition and community.
  • Loving

    That is, he is well on the way to establishing his identity; he is moving beyond self-interest and self-centeredness in his relationships with others; and he is beginning to disclose himself while accepting the mystery of other persons and cherishing them.
  • Committed to Doing Justice

    That is, he has gained specific knowledge of the many needs of local and wider communities; he is preparing for the day when he will take a place in these communities as a competent, responsible, and concerned member; and he has begun to acquire the skills and motivation necessary to live as a person for others.