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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], or call us at 617-474-5010. We’re always happy to chat with prospective students and their families.

  • When is the deadline to submit my application for Fall 2021?

    The application deadline for Grade 9 is January 3, 2021.

    The application deadline for Grades 7, 8, 10 & 11  is January 31, 2021.

  • Where can I find the application for Fall 2021?

    The application for Fall 2021 is now available.

    Create your Ravenna Account. You will be able to complete your entire application through Ravenna.

  • Is financial aid available?

    Yes! 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 $8 million annually in financial assistance for our students. We offer need-based financial aid as well as merit-based scholarships. To learn more, please visit Affording BC High.

  • How do I apply for financial aid?

    You can find and fill out an application for need-based financial aid through FACTS.

    Please contact Charlie Drane, Vice President for Enrollment, at [email protected] with questions or concerns about financial aid.

  • How do I get a merit-based scholarship?

    We recognize academic achievement by awarding merit scholarships to qualified applicants who are seeking admission to BC High. These scholarships are determined by the Enrollment Office based on information presented in your application. There is no separate scholarship application and notification is provided upon acceptance to BC High. Merit scholarships are renewable provided that applicants maintain a high level of academic achievement and a solid overall school record. Questions may be directed to [email protected].

  • 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. Students in Boston Public Schools will no longer take the ISEE test in their district schools; however, to be considered for a merit scholarship from BC High, a student must take the ISEE. Non-merit aid is also available to students who qualify through our financial aid application. 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 or SSAT
    Grades 10 or 11: HSPT, SSAT, ISEE, MCAS, PARCC, PSAT, SAT, or ACT

    HSPT: www.stsusers.com
    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
    Please note that in-person testing is subject to COVID-19
    Restrictions. Dates below may change.

    High School Placement Test (HSPT)
    Test Dates: October 31, November 21, December 5

    This test will be administered at BC High. Online registration is available at Scholastic Testing Service. Our school code is 506. For those who require extended time, please register for the Nov. 21 date. Students can only take the HSPT once.

    Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
    Test Date: January 9

    The SSAT will be administered at BC High. To register for the SSAT, visit https://ssat.org/ Please ensure that test scores are sent to BC High by January 3, 2021. Our school code is 1756. Students can take the SSAT more than once.

    Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
    Test Dates: November 21, December 5, January 9

    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.

    Driving
    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.