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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+
Boston College High School is a top rated, private, all-boys, Catholic school located in Boston, MA. It has 1,573 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $22,300 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,300
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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1300
340 responses
Average ACT
29
154 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Kairos retreat
    21%
  • Athletic events
    20%
  • Senior Week
    13%
  • Diversity Week
    12%
  • Snow days
    12%
  • Flag Football
    11%
  • Community events
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,573
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$57,880
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,381
National
$949
Median Home Value
$415,852
National
$184,700
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I am currently enrolled at BC High as a 7th grader in the Arrupe Division.. The move to BC High from my old school was not hard because I knew a lot of kids and the people were very welcoming. The teachers are amazing and are always willing to help you when you need it. I have learned so much here. I really do think that BC high will not just give me the tools to get through college, but for life. The clubs and activities are great. There are always multiple things going on after school for any personality. Very few kids leave the campus right after the school day. You can even try to start your own club! The sports are competitive and fun at the same time. As a Division 1 school, BC High is serious about sports, but in Arrupe, it is all about having fun and getting better. There are at least 4 sports every season.
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Need improvement at BC High:
More needs to be done to make students of color, low-income students feel more welcome within the school

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A lot of things I like about BC High is Student has developed a strong sense of purpose and a better understanding of the distinctiveness of a Jesuit education. I am satisfied with the quality of teaching at BC High. I am challenged intellectually by BC High’s academic program. The faculty, academics, or the intellectual climate as an element I value most about BC High. I have a good 6 years of education at BC High. I started 7th grade at BC High and finished this year as my senior year. It is an amazing school for academics, athletics and arts. I am very well prepared for college and ready for the real world. My teachers are engaged, the school work is challenging, and the extracurricular activities are always fun.
Currently I am a senior in at BC High. BC High is everything I expected and wanted it to be. Wonderful teachers, a both rigorous and top-notch education, well-rounded co-curriculars, and a loving, committed community. All that being said do not let my opinion fool you, BC High is no joke. The academics here are rigorous with a 2-3 hour a night workload beginning in Freshman year. Teachers love to pile on work, so time management is key. The rewards, however, are well worth "the grind" (as we call it). Not only have I been accepted to top notch colleges thus far in my senior year (namely Boston College and Providence Honors College), but as I exit BC High I know that I will have a band of brothers by my side throughout the rest of my life. The community and fidelity developed by senior year is unmatched, as represented by BC High's strong alumni network. Go Eags!