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Parents' Association

Parents' Association leadership team


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 BC High Parents Association (BCHPA) is comprised of parents who have current students enrolled in Arrupe and/or the High School. The BCHPA is parent-led and works collaboratively with the school’s executive administration on behalf of all families and provides leadership and oversight for the various parent programs and committees.

The varied events and activities are designed to provide tradition, progress the school’s culture, and foster community amongst parents, caregivers, and students. All programs and events are open and accessible to all adults (with student participation as appropriate).

The key pillars of the BCHPA include:
•  Parent Programming and Events
•  Parent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
•  Parent Giving
•  Parent Enrollment Volunteers

The BCHPA is aligned with the Jesuit mission to seek to do all things for the Greater Glory of God.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.
8th Grade Parents Social at MJ O’Connor’s
For more information and to sign up, click here.

Sunday, December 12, 2021 – 1:00 p.m.
7th Grade Family Bowling at Boston Bowl
For more information and to sign up, click here.

Monday, December 13, 2021 – 2:45 p.m.
High School Parent/Guardian and Son Service Activity for My Brother’s Keeper
Registration for this event is now closed.

Sunday, December 19, 2021 – 3:00 p.m.
11th Grade Parents Cookie Swap
For more information and to sign up, click here.

Sunday, January 2, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
12th Grade Parents Harbor Walk
Group will depart from the Arrupe entrance at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 13, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
12th Grade Parents Book Club and Book Swap, Murphy Alumni Room @ BC High
Book: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn –  sign up here.

Saturday, January 22, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
11th Grade Parents Grace Trail/Harbor Walk
Group will depart from the Arrupe entrance at 9:00 a.m. – RSVP here.

Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
12th Grade Parents Harbor Walk
Group will depart from the Arrupe entrance at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 3, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.
Supporting our LGBTQ+ Community and DEI Update
Details to follow

Ways To Get Involved

Every parent/guardian of a BC High student (Arrupe Division or high school) is a member of the BCHPA. Our governing body—the Executive Board—is comprised of parents, and all BCHPA events are planned and supported by parent volunteers. We invite each and every one of you to become involved, however fits your schedule. Find out more about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, committee information and more!

Questions? Email Joanna McCormick, BCHPA Secretary, at [email protected], or Julia Hilton, Associate Director of Family Engagement & Giving at [email protected].

  • Parent Programming and Events

    The Parent Programming and Events Committee meets once a month, and works with the school to propose, create, and help facilitate parent programming and events. The committee also oversees the Grade Representatives for each class, who coordinate grade-specific events for families.

    Bebe McCarron, P’19, ’21, ’23, ’23
    Bob Fitzpatrick, P’22, ’22
    Alexandria Mauristhene, P’25

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The DEI committee is committed to serving as a bridge between parents and school operation and programs. The focus on DEI related topics at BC High and how it affects our sons will be primary. We will engage BC High staff to lead conversations on highly requested topics as it relates to DEI.

    This committee will continue to support our families who identify under one of the pillars that bring diversity to the school community; examples include: families who identify as people of color, LGBTQ+, non-Catholic faith backgrounds, in need of financial assistance, and more.

    The committee will be responsible for leading and publicizing monthly meetings which are opened to all families. Such meetings will be the first Thursday of every month at 6-7:30 p.m. and will include a virtual option for those that choose not to attend in person.

    Patty Lee, P’23
    Terri Evans, P’23, ’23

  • 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

  • Enrollment Volunteers

    The Enrollment Volunteers Committee assists the Office of Enrollment to create a welcoming community for potential new students and their families through events and family cultivation.

    Ellen Woods, P’22