The brilliance of Boston Latin School both its extensive alumni resources and the student body itself, which is made up of the most self-sufficient and intellectually resourceful students in the entire nation, sometimes so much so that the role of the teacher is almost made superfluous. There are some negatives to Boston Latin School, such as its athletics program becoming underfunded and neglected. Once possessing one of the first girls ice hockey teams in the nation in the 1990's, which won multiple state championships, as ice hockey grew, the school found itself stagnated from the lack of increased funds. Today's team finds itself struggling to compete against better funded suburban teams. Nevertheless, the team has remained one of only two girls ice hockey teams in the entire Boston Public School system, (a system that contains over 56,000 students), and has recently battled their way to the state tournament in the 2015-2016 season for the first time since 2008.