Boston College High School

120 reviews
  1. Dorchester, MA
  2. 7-12
  3. Private, Catholic, All-Boys
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
150 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02125
Telephone
(617) 474-5115

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,700

Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
Data not available
Average SAT
1290
211 responses
Average ACT
29
53 responses

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
  • Athletic events
    20%
  • Kairos retreat
    19%
  • Snow days
    14%
  • Diversity Week
    12%
  • Senior Week
    12%
  • Flag Football
    10%
  • Community events
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,614
Free or Reduced Lunch
Data not available
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses

Reviews

120 reviews
  • Excellent
    58
  • Very Good
    49
  • Average
    12
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
The school's objective is to graduate "Men for Others." The faculty walk the talk and are very concerned and involved with the boys. The retreat experiences are awesome. Many teachers wrote my son inspiring letters of support. My only criticism is that some teachers do not communicate early enough with parents if academics begin to slide. I guess they want logical consequences to ensue which makes some sense in terms of character development. But when you are paying for a private education, I expect to know sooner that after the damage is done to a GPA. That being said my son still ended up with a respectful 3.75 GPA. It is just that merit scholarships are so competitive! An extra .5 bump in GPA can be worth tens of thousands of dollars in college merit tuition assistance. That being said, given the choice, I would rather have my son be a "Man for Others" over a 3.8 GPA.
  • Parent
  • Dec 21 2014
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.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
BC High has been a great experience for me. I have found it to challenge me and make me realize how important it is to do well in high school so that you can go to a good college and have a successful life. I am so happy that I worked really hard in high school so that I can have choices for colleges that I really like. It has taught me to manage my time and I know I will be prepared for college. I also know that I have learned things that I do not even realize about life lessons going to a Catholic and Jesuit school. I have remained very focused and have stayed out of trouble and I think going to a challenging school helped me to keep busy and focused and realize how important it is to work hard at this time in my life. I have loved BC High!
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago