Boston Latin School in Boston, MA - Niche

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    Public, Coed
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Boston Latin School is a public coed school in Boston, Massachusetts. It has 2,379 students in grades 7-12. According to state standards, 97% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 342 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

78 Ave Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 635-8895

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 342 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: A lot of the academics are great! I know when I have certain teachers that I will be doing well. I have the opportunity for electives starting in junior year and the opportunity for AP classes starting in sophomore year. The workload is a lot but as long as you manage your time really well you should be able to finish your homework at night, even with extracurriculars. The scheduling process is now online so that makes it really easy to sign up for classes. We don't really have popular classes, we have popular teachers.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Many students are really committed to their clubs and organizations, and they fund raise and have tons of events. They meet frequently and all of the participants seem to love what they do and have a lot of fun. The administration doesn't support as many sports as they should however.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love the support that the guidance office gives, especially through the college process. My most positive experience with this school has been with the rowing team, because of the students on the team but also because of the dedication of the coaches to make the sport fun as well as competitive. I would choose this school over again because I've met a ton of great people and I wouldn't want to give them up.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers are really great and go above and beyond to help their students learn and they genuinely enjoy their job and the subject they teach. However there are some teachers who don't know what they are doing and are extremely set in their ways and won't be flexible in order to help students. Some teachers are unfair just because they can be.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many opportunities to join or start a club.

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4.00 O'Bryant School of Math & Science 1 mi. 1,353
3.66 Boston Latin Academy 2 mi. 1,689
4.33 Brookline High School 1 mi. 1,832
4.33 Cambridge Rindge & Latin School 3 mi. 1,741
3.66 Somerville High School 3 mi. 1,265

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


Female 55%
Male 44%

Student Diversity

Boston Latin School United States Massachusetts Boston Latin Academy Brookline High School Cambridge Rindge & Latin School O'Bryant School of Math & Science Somerville High School
White 47.0% 51.0% 65.0% 28.0% 59.0% 37.0% 11.0% 32.0%
Asian 29.0% 4.8% 6.4% 21.0% 14.0% 11.0% 21.0% 11.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 17.0% 20.0% 10.0% 13.0% 28.0% 39.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 8.4% 27.0% 7.0% 33.0% 37.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 2.9% 1.0% 6.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 7 17.0%
Grade 8 16.5%
Grade 9 17.4%
Grade 10 17.9%
Grade 11 15.3%
Grade 12 15.8%

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 52 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 23% Educational Oppurtuntiy
  • 23% The opportunities
  • 22% Prestige
  • 20% College Connections
  • 12% Alumni connections
  • 1% The Preparation for higher education

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 25% The high amount of work
  • 25% Everyone is stressed.
  • 13% The sense of competition instilled in students.
  • 10% Latin is required
  • 8% Tradition
  • 7% The incompetent teachers
  • 7% The fact nobody cares
  • 3% The large racism issue
  • 3% Dress Code

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 40 responses

  • 48% First public high school in the USA
  • 32% Reputation
  • 12% Oldest public school in boston
  • 5% Wealthy alumni, lots of resources, "sink or swim"
  • 2% Outside funding that allows more resources

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 63% Stressful but rewarding
  • 20% Stressful
  • 12% Oppurtunity to better your life
  • 2% Someone Special
  • 2% A necessary evil

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 57% Be prepared to work hard.
  • 27% Don't count on sleeping.
  • 7% Asking for help can eliminate stress
  • 7% Trains you how to keep track of everything
  • 3% If you seriously do your homework youll be fine.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 3% I love everything about this school.
  • 89% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.