A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
150 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
Telephone
(617) 474-5010
Website
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid
$8,258

Boston College High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1300
236 responses
Average ACT
29
87 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Kairos retreat
    19%
  • Athletic events
    19%
  • Senior Week
    13%
  • Snow days
    13%
  • Diversity Week
    11%
  • Flag Football
    11%
  • Community events
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,573
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Boston College High School Reviews

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The great cliche is that an all male school is a brotherhood. As boring as this sentiment may be, it is accurate at BC High. I have made fantastic friends at this school, some of which I expect to know for years. There is little-to-no hostility among students, and nearly everyone finds a group they can call home. BCH truly stands out in its academic quality. The teaching staff is incredible. Like everywhere, not every teacher is life-changing, but some of my teachers have been the smartest people I've ever known. From Ms. Winter's English class to Mr. Dowling's chemistry class, many of my teachers have been wonderful, knowledgeable instructors. One of my biggest gripes is administrative decision making, but this is hardly unique to BCH. Also, diversity is definitely subpar. However, the stereotypes certainly do not fit all BC High students, and almost anybody can find the types of people they seek. BCH has been a great experience and I am very happy I chose it over a public school.
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As I walked off the JFK UMass station in Dorchester, MA for the first time I found myself facing not only a half mile walk across Morrissey Blvd, but the start of what would be the most challenging,yet most rewarding six years of my life. For me BC High has been a second home. Arriving there at 6 am each day, leaving at 8 pm I always had someplace to be within the school. From Robotics to Frisbee and then of course the course work I always found myself having to spend my time wisely in order to get the most out of what BC High offered before it was to late. Looking back at the last six years I am so thankful for the teachers and coaches I have had, the opportunities to grow I was given, the friends I have made, and the experiences I have that will last a life time, all thanks to BC High. If I could do it all again nothing would persuade me otherwise from the choice I made that day I stepped of the platform.
Like all schools, BCH has many areas that could be improved, the food being overpriced, the administration not listening to students, the school being too strict (especially for upperclassmen), etc. Despite this, the level of education, the connections made, and the excellent guidance department make up for its faults and then some. If I could choose where I went to high school again, I would make the same decision I made four years ago.