Boston Latin School in Boston, MA - Niche

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Boston Latin School is a public 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 326 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 326 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school brought students together for six years, giving them plenty of time to bond and make friends and have fun together at school events, school-run and student-run.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers try to help students do their best, but if you do not put in effort, they will not put in effort to help you
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are so many extracurricular opportunities here. Anything you could imagine are basically here, even though some clubs have more or less people than others. You could easily make your own club, too. Overall they are fun because you make lots of friends there.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Classes are mostly challenging, but that totally depends on what classes you take. People here are very judgmental and self-conscious though. People are clicky racially, which I hate. Lots of opportunities we get though.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The new teachers are the best teachers while the old ones are the worst, which is ironic. I think it's the school that slowly kills the teachers as it does to the students. Some teachers are absolutely horrible. Most of them are O.K. and a handful of them are amazing. Arts teachers are good.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.66 Meridian Academy Private
4.33 Boston University Academy Private
2.33 Nathan Hale Elementary School Public
Nativity Preparatory School Private, Religious, All-Boys
2.00 John F. Kennedy Elementary School Public
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St. Mary of the Assumption Elementary School Private, Religious
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4.33 Pierce School Public
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Higginson Elementary Public
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4.33 Amigos School Public
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3.66 Boston Latin Academy Public
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1.66 John Winthrop Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
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 Boston Latin Academy Brookline High School Cambridge Rindge & Latin School O'Bryant School of Math & Science Somerville High School
White 47.0% 51.0% 28.0% 59.0% 37.0% 11.0% 32.0%
Asian 29.0% 4.8% 21.0% 14.0% 11.0% 21.0% 11.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 20.0% 10.0% 13.0% 28.0% 39.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 27.0% 7.0% 33.0% 37.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 1.0% 6.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 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 47 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 24% Educational Oppurtuntiy
  • 23% The opportunities
  • 23% Prestige
  • 20% College Connections
  • 10% Alumni connections

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 fact nobody cares
  • 7% The incompetent teachers
  • 3% The large racism issue
  • 3% Dress Code

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 36 responses

  • 50% First public high school in the USA
  • 33% Reputation
  • 14% Oldest public school in boston
  • 3% Outside funding that allows more resources

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 62% Stressful but rewarding
  • 22% Stressful
  • 14% Oppurtunity to better your life
  • 3% Someone Special

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% Trains you how to keep track of everything
  • 7% Asking for help can eliminate stress
  • 3% If you seriously do your homework youll be fine.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 3% I love everything about this school.
  • 91% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 3% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.