Admission

Applying to BC High

We believe in developing leaders who have a strong moral compass and are dedicated to serve others. Our students are those who are ready to immerse themselves into new environments and accept the challenge to make positive changes for the betterment of society. If this aligns with your goals, apply today.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Our next Open House is for our Arrupe Division (grades 7-8): Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Information Nights focused on Applying for Admission and Financial Aid will be held as follows:
  • Grades 7 - 8: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 6 p.m.
  • Grades 9 - 11: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 6 p.m. (Please note date change.)
Click here  to register for any of these events by using your Ravenna account. 

Entrance exams offered at BC High are:
  • ISEE: Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 8 a.m. (Register at www.erblearn.org)
  • HSPT: Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 8 a.m. (Register at boston.stsusers.com)
  • SSAT: Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 8 a.m. (Register at ssat.org
As you consider where your educational journey will take you next, there will be wonderful options. We understand that considering private schools is a complex process and appreciate that you are taking the time to explore BC High to determine if we are the right match.

While the application stage may feel daunting, we are here to provide support and guidance to help you navigate this phase. And by you, we are referring to your family as well. Joining BC High is not just about the student; it is also a commitment by the family, as they too become part of our vibrant community. Feel free to contact us for assistance during your search and application process.

How to Apply for Admission

The two main entry points for BC High are for Grades 7 and 9. If you are interested in transferring to BC High, we will consider students for Grades 8, 10 and 11 based on space availability. Admission deadlines and requirements differ based on entry point.

You can apply online via your Ravenna account
. Through this account, you will be able to submit your application requirements, check the status of your application, and view your admission decision. Refer to the Guide to Apply for more details.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

We award more than $6 million in financial assistance for our students comprised of both need and merit-based assistance.

Applications for need-based financial aid must be submitted by December 15, 2018 (grades 9 - 11) or January 17, 2019 (grades 7 - 8). Funds may not be available for applications submitted after these dates. 

The financial aid application can be accessed at www.mytads.com and clicking on “Financial Aid Assessment.” If additional information is required to complete your file, notification will be sent by TADS.

Given these dates are well-before the tax filing deadline (of April 15), families should use their 2017 tax forms and W-2s when completing the TADS forms (disregard the TADS request for 2018 tax information). 

Merit-based scholarships are awarded through the Office of Admission based on a completed admission application. 

Application Guidelines

List of 2 items.

  • Arrupe Division: Grades 7 & 8 Applicants

     

    Important Dates and Deadlines

    January 17, 2019 - Admission and Financial Aid Application Deadline
    February 15, 2019 - Decision Notification
    March 30, 2019 - Enrollment Deposit Deadline


    Required Application Materials

    All applicants to BC High, regardless of entry point, need to submit the following credentials:
    1. Student Application
    2. Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
    3. School Report Form
    4. Official School Transcript
    5. (2) Teacher Evaluation Forms:
      • One must be from an English and a Math teacher.
      • Optional: a third letter can be submitted from a Language, Science, or Social Studies teacher.
    To review detailed descriptions of requirements, please download and review the Guide to Apply.

    Testing Requirements

    Standardized Test: Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
    Offered at BC High 2018-2019: November 17, December 1, January 5
    Testing Code: 220180
    Testing Limits: 3 times in 12-month period
    To register: visit www.erblearn.org

    Applying for Financial Aid

    BC High benefits from an active and engaged community consisting of alumni, parents, and friends of the school. Through their generosity, we are able to award approximately $6 million in financial assistance for our students. All financial aid applications must be submitted between September 8, 2018 and January 17, 2019 for financial assistance awards to be mailed with admission decision notifications. Applications that are submitted after January 17 will be considered late and funding will be allocated as available. 
  • High School: Grades 9, 10 & 11 Applicants

     

    Important Dates and Deadlines

    December 15, 2018 - Admission and Financial Aid Application Deadline
    February 1, 2019 - Decision Notification
    March 15, 2019 - Enrollment Deposit Deadline


    Required Application Materials

    All applicants to BC High, regardless of entry point, need to submit the following credentials:
    1. Student Application
    2. Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
    3. School Report Form
    4. Official School Transcript
    5. (2) Teacher Evaluation Forms:
      • One must be from an English and a Math teacher.
      • Optional: a third letter can be submitted from a Language, Science, or Social Studies teacher.
    To review detailed descriptions of requirements, please download and review the Guide to Apply.

    Testing Requirements 

    GRADE 9
    Standardized Test Options:
    High School Placement Test (HSPT) OR Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)

    Offered at BC High 2018-2019: 
    • HSPT: October 27, November 17, December 1
    • SSAT: October 13, December 8
    Testing Codes: 
    • HSPT: 506
    • SSAT: 1756
    To register: HSPT: boston.stsusers.com; SSAT: www.ssat.org

    Testing Limits:
    HSPT can only be taken once; SSAT can be taken more than once

    GRADES 10 & 11
    Standardized Test: HSPT, SSAT, ISEE, MCAS, PARCC, PSAT, SAT, or ACT (testing must be within the last 2 years)

    Applying for Financial Aid


    BC High benefits from an active and engaged community consisting of alumni, parents, and friends of the school. Through their generosity, we are able to award approximately $6 million in financial assistance for our students. All Financial Aid Applications must be submitted between September 8, 2018 and December 15, 2018 for financial assistance awards to be mailed with admission decision notifications. Applications that are submitted after December 15 will be considered late and funding will be allocated as available. 

Questions?

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the office of Admission at admission@bchigh.edu, or at 617-474-5010.