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Frequently Asked Questions

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We’ve listed the most commonly asked enrollment questions (and their answers) below. If there’s something we didn’t cover, feel free to reach us at [email protected]. We’re always happy to chat with prospective students and their families.

  • Where can I find the application for Fall 2025?

    To apply, you will need to create a Ravenna account. Our application for the 2024/2025 enrollment season will become available in August of 2024.

  • Is financial aid available?

    BC High benefits from an active and engaged community consisting of alumni, parents, and friends of the school. Because of their generosity, we are able to award more than $10.8 million annually in financial assistance for our students. To learn more, please visit Investing in Your Child.



  • How do I apply for financial aid?

    You can find and fill out an application for need-based financial aid through FACTS. This application must be submitted by the admission application deadline.

    Please contact Donna Simonelli, Assistant Director of Enrollment & Financial Aid Manager, at [email protected] with questions or concerns about financial aid.

  • Do I need perfect grades and test scores to get in?

    No, we look for students who are engaged in their learning environment and are ready to be a part of our community. While we do ask you to take an entrance exam and to demonstrate an academic record of high involvement, perfect grades and test scores are not required.

  • Which entrance exams do you require?

    The ISEE is required for Grades 7 and 8. To register for the ISEE, visit: www.erblearn.org

    Students applying to Grades 9-11 must take one of the following exams:
    Grade 9: HSPT, ISEE Upper Level, or SSAT
    Grades 10 or 11: HSPT, SSAT, ISEE, MCAS, PARCC, PSAT, SAT, or ACT

    HSPT: https://stsusers.com/stsusers/registration/static/boston.php
    SSAT: www.ssat.org

    We offer ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT at BC High on various dates. These exams can be taken at alternate sites as well.

  • When can I take the entrance exam?

    Tests offered at BC High

    High School Placement Test (HSPT)
    Test Dates: November 16, 2024,  December 14, 2024, January 4, 2025

    This test will be administered at BC High. Online registration is available at Scholastic Testing Service. Our school code is 506. Students can only take the HSPT once.

    Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
    Test Date: December 7, 2024

    The SSAT will be administered at BC High. To register for the SSAT, visit https://ssat.org/ Our school code is 1756. Students can take the SSAT more than once.

    Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
    Test Dates: November 16, 2024, December 14, 2024 & January 4, 2025

    The ISEE will be administered at BC High. To register for the ISEE, please visit www.erblearn.org. Our school code is 220180. Students can take the ISEE more than once.

  • How can I learn more about the school?

    Throughout the fall, we host many events designed to help you learn more about BC High and the enrollment process. For most of these offerings, you can register online using your Ravenna account.


  • How do I get to campus?

    We are located at
    150 Morrissey Boulevard
    Boston, MA 02125

    Commuting to BC High

    Transportation is an important factor when selecting a school for your son. With easy connections to the MBTA and highway, there are multiple options for commuting. Our students travel from 120 communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire every day and our doors open at 6:00 a.m. which allows for flexible arrival times.

    Here are the two most-popular commutes:

    Public Transportation
    Nearly 1,100 students commute by public transportation. We are located on the MBTA Red Line, and the JFK/UMass stop is a five-minute walk from our campus. A pedestrian bridge crosses Morrissey Boulevard and ensures students safe access to the school.

    Discounted MBTA passes may be purchased through the school each year.

    BC High’s campus is easily accessed from the I-93 expressway so driving to and from the school is an option for many students. Our online portal helps enrolled families find other families by town so they can arrange carpools. Ample visitor parking is located across from the main entrance to the school.

    Many upperclassmen drive to and from school and we offer free parking in designated student lots. Each year students are required to register their vehicles with the school and are issued a student parking permit.

    Please visit Getting to BC High for public transportation options.

  • How do I contact the Enrollment Office?

    You can reach us at [email protected], or by calling 617-474-5010.