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Parents' Association


At Boston College High School, parents are a vital part of our community, and your partnership with us in the growth of your son is essential.

The Boston College High Parents’ Association (BCHPA) is comprised of all parents and guardians who have current students enrolled in Arrupe and/or the High School. The parent-led BCHPA collaborates with the school’s executive administration on behalf of all families and provides leadership and oversight to all BCHPA Committees.

The BCHPA strives to create event programming and activities in conjunction with the school. The varied events and activities are designed to foster community amongst parents, caregivers, and students, welcome new families, support the school’s culture, and promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. All programs and events are open and accessible to all adults (with student participation as appropriate.)

The key areas of focus for the BCHPA include:
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• Eagle Store
• Enrollment Volunteers
• Grades Reps
• Parent Giving
• Parent Programming and Events

The BCHPA goals and values are aligned with the Jesuit mission to seek to do all things for the Greater Glory of God.

Upcoming Events

Eagle Store Pop-Up
Thursday, September 21 from 5-5:45pm

Arrupe Back to School Night
Thursday, September 21 at 6pm

For questions about events in the Eagle or Arrupe Updates, please contact Maureen Oates P’21, ’24, ‘28 BCHPA Secretary, at
[email protected]

Ways To Get Involved

All BCHPA initiatives are planned and supported by parent volunteers. We invite each and every one of you to become involved, however fits your schedule. All BCHPA initiatives are planned and supported by parent volunteers. We invite each and every one of you to become involved, however fits your schedule. Click here or scan the QR code to see the volunteer opportunities.

Questions? Email Maureen Oates P’21, ’24, ‘28 BCHPA Secretary, at [email protected], or Colleen Carter, Vice President of External Relations at [email protected].

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The DEI Committee welcomes all families, students, faculty, and staff regardless of each person’s background, culture, experiences, nationality, religion, LGBTQIA+, race, ethnicity, age, ability, or socioeconomic status to participate. In addition, we facilitate event programming lead by staff on a variety of related topics and we host occasional parent coffees. Committee meetings are held monthly on Zoom. All are encouraged to attend.

    Carlos Henriquez P’24
    Yvonne Howard P’24
    Aiyana Lakes P’29

  • Eagle Store

    The Eagle Store is our “pop-up” shop that is available at various events throughout the year.  Parents help with staffing the Pop-Up Events. 

    Sara Abbott P’26, ‘28
    Christy MacLetchie P ’25, ‘27

  • Enrollment

    The Enrollment Committee assists the Office of Enrollment to create a welcoming community for potential new students and their families through events and family cultivation.  Parents volunteer for Enrollment events such as the School Fair, Open House, Information Nights, Revisit Days, etc. and also help with email/phone outreach to prospective families.

    Maggie Begley P’18, ’20, ‘22
    Melanie Robinson P’25
    Mary Shertenlieb P’26, ‘29

  • Grade Representatives

    Grade Reps engage parents and students in each grade (senior, juniors, sophomores, etc…) in activities throughout the year. The Grade Reps also work to keep parents engaged and informed of any school and/or class specific events.  There are two Grade Reps for each year.

    Chanel Bryant-Alexander P’25
    Jynelle Herbert P’25, ’25
    Kate Lozano P’27, ’28

  • Parent Giving

    The Parent Giving Committee meets quarterly and helps advance the mission of BC High through fundraising events, peer-to-peer solicitations, and parent campaigns.

    Peter and Tracey Welsh, P’22, ’26

  • Parent Programming and Events

    The Parent Programming and Events Committee meets once a month over Zoom, and works with the school to propose, create, and help facilitate parent programming and events.

    Betsy Emsing P’23, ’25, ‘26
    Maureen Gomes P’26
    Monica Gonzalez P’25