About

At a Glance

Founded in 1863, Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic school for boys in grades 7-12. Our campus is located on a 40-acre campus, situated alongside the Dorchester Bay, the JFK Library, and UMass Boston, and we are only a 5-minute walk from the MBTA, or drive from I-93.
Enrollment
1,218 students enrolled in grades 9-12
370 students enrolled in grades 7 and 8 (Arrupe Division)

Tuition & Financial Aid
The tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $20,400. More than $6 million in student aid was awarded for 2016-2017, and 49% of students receive some form of financial aid. By working to limit tuition costs and increase financial aid, we foster an exceptionally inclusive environment that provides an unmatched preparation for the next stages of their life.

Academic Instruction
  • 91% of the faculty hold masters degrees
  • 4 classes maximum taught by most teachers
  • 20 average class size for grades 7 and 8 (Arrupe Division)
  • 22 average class size for grades 9-12

Athletics, Arts & Co-Curriculars

  • 31 interscholastic and intramural sports offered
  • 65% student athletes earn the distinction of Scholar Athlete based on their high academic achievement
  • 44 fine and performing arts classes offered
  • 9 performing musical groups including Concert Band, Jazz Rock Ensemble, Drum Line and Chamber Choir, among others
  • 100+ clubs and organizations for students to join, with the option to start new ones

Advanced Placement

  • 24 Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered
  • 7 college level courses
  • In 2016: 489 students took 1126 exams in 26 subjects;
  • 81% of the scores were 3 or higher; 55% of the scores were 4 or higher

Community Service
  • 35,000+ hours of community service performed by students each year
  • 75 local organizations in and around Boston to provide service opportunities for our community where reflection after doing service is a core value of Jesuit learning

Global Education
We are part of a worldwide educational network that spans 500 years, includes more than 1000 Jesuit schools and has formed leaders in over 65 nations. Through the Hyde Center for Global Education, more than 200 current students participate in 15 Hyde Center programs per year to study, serve and retreat. Countries include Tanzania, China, Argentina, among others.

Guidance Department
  • 150+ colleges and universities participate in both our fall and spring college fairs
  • 115+ colleges and universities meet with students for round-table discussions
  • 22+ institutions conducted college interviews at BC High for interested students
  • 17 on-campus college tours organized by the Guidance department during the summer
 
College Acceptances
  • 98% of students attend 4-year colleges
  • 71% accepted into the most or highly competitive schools in the U.S. (as defined by Barron's)
  • 1/3 accepted to a top 50 National University (as defined by US News and World Report)

Alumni
  • A powerful group of more than 15,000 living alumni
  • Graduates reside in all 50 states and 6 out of the 7 continents
  • BC Hire is a unique internship program designed to connect students, alumni and employers through the BC High network

National Recognition
  • National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (class of 2017): 13 Commended students, 2 Finalists, 2 Semi-Finalist, 4 National Hispanic Winners, and 1 Special Scholarship
  • 56 students have earned National Merit Commendations in the past 3 years (2015-2017)

College Acceptances

BC High produces creative thinkers and ethical men who go on to achieve great things. The outstanding colleges our graduates attend provide compelling evidence of our success, but that is list is only part of the story.

> Colleges we attend