Boston College High School in Boston, MA - Niche

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Boston College High School is a private, Catholic, all-boys school in Boston, Massachusetts. It has 1,614 students in grades 7-12. There have been 114 reviews written and they have been very positive.

150 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 474-5115

Ratings and Reviews
4.4 from 114 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It's a really big school and it made really uneasy at first but after awhile I got used to its size and got to know the school more.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: They are many God teachers but I can't say that there are any amazing teachers in my school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Bullying never happens at BC High because they are very strict when it comes to that. The students at BC High are taught to be men for others. When it comes to health resources, our school nurses are very knowledgeable and helpful.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: BC High has a lot of extracurricular opportunities. There are over 200 clubs and activities available. Also, BC High lets you create your own club or activity if you want. Because of this, everyone at BC High is involved in some type of activity, club, or sport.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience at BC High was a great one. I learned so much about myself and discovered new hobbies that I probably would never have discovered if I went somewhere else. For instance, my love for musicals and theater was discovered here. Also, the fact that Boston College High School is a Jesuit school makes this school unique. Because of it's Jesuit identity, BC High sponsored retreats such as Kairos and Discovery where students went to learn more about being men for others and learn more about themselves. BC High is all about producing students who have good morals to live by and are intellectually competent. Considering this, I would definitely choose this high school again if I had to do it all over.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Milton Academy 4 mi. 997
4.33 Buckingham Browne & Nichols School 6 mi. 980
3.66 Xaverian Brothers High School 10 mi. 909
4.00 St. John's Prep 19 mi. 1,474
3.00 Central Catholic High School 28 mi. 1,353

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 100%
Female 0%

Student Diversity

Boston College High School United States Buckingham Browne & Nichols School Central Catholic High School Milton Academy St. John's Prep Xaverian Brothers High School
White 87.0% 51.0% 75.0% 79.0% 62.0% 92.0% 88.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 4.0% 1.0% 8.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 13.0% 3.0% 16.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 3.0% 2.0% 8.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 3.0% 12.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 7 9.8%
Grade 8 9.5%
Grade 9 22.4%
Grade 10 18.9%
Grade 11 21.4%
Grade 12 18.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 25% Engaging community
  • 22% Character development
  • 16% They walk the talk: A Man for Others
  • 16% All male school.
  • 12% Academics
  • 9% College counselors excellent!

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 43% All boys school
  • 14% None
  • 14% Lack of salad bar or other healthy lunch options
  • 14% Lack of work-out facilities if not on a team sport
  • 14% Teacher communication with parent unreliable

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 62% Character development
  • 38% The Sense of Community

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Men for and with others
  • 31% Great school
  • 19% Developing leaders for future generations
  • 6% School for others

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% The commute may be long but it is worth it
  • 20% Work Hard. Do not slack off.
  • 20% Take advantage of all BC High has to offer

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% I love everything about this school.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.