Boston Latin School in Boston, MA - Niche

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Boston Latin School is a public school in Boston, Massachusetts. It has 2,353 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 282 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.5 from 282 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: It's the best because it is rigorous and really does prepare you for college, well the academic part of it at least. My best experiences were the classes that I actually enjoyed and teachers who made that possible, especially my AP courses. This school is unique because it holds high expectations that students meet and instills a disciplinary traditional rigor to students. It proves to be effective. The students there are self motivated and competitive, creating for a communal drive to want to be successful.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love Boston Latin School because it made me into a better hardworking person. Yes, the work load is stressful but I know that when I go to college, I will feel completely prepared. There is a huge support system from teachers and guidance, which is super helpful. If I could do it all again I would definitely choose BLS again, because I have gained a new sense of pride and respect for myself because I go there.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This high school is definitely one of the best high schools to ever exist. However, I don't think that it is flawless, or anywhere near that. This is because I know that every school has their own issues and problems. Boston Latin School is definitely above an average school though.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It was very hard work at times, but I am glad and proud to be from BLS.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: There are nurses and trainers for sports activities. Bullying and drug abuse are not noticeable.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Madison Park High School 1 mi. 1,160
3.66 O'Bryant School of Math & Science 1 mi. 1,356
3.66 Boston Latin Academy 2 mi. 1,645
4.33 Brookline High School 1 mi. 1,803
4.33 Cambridge Rindge & Latin School 3 mi. 1,684

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


Male 44%
Female 55%

Student Diversity

Boston Latin School United States Boston Latin Academy Brookline High School Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Madison Park High School O'Bryant School of Math & Science
White 47.0% 51.0% 28.0% 59.0% 36.0% 4.0% 12.0%
Asian 29.0% 4.8% 22.0% 15.0% 10.0% 1.0% 20.0%
African American 10.0% 15.0% 26.0% 8.0% 35.0% 45.0% 38.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 19.0% 10.0% 13.0% 46.0% 27.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 1.0% 6.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 7 16.2%
Grade 8 17.2%
Grade 9 16.4%
Grade 10 17.3%
Grade 11 16.4%
Grade 12 16.6%

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 29 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 31% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 26% Educational Oppurtuntiy
  • 26% Prestige
  • 23% The opportunities
  • 23% College Connections
  • 2% Alumni connections

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 32% The high amount of work
  • 26% Everyone is stressed.
  • 13% Tradition
  • 11% The sense of competition instilled in students.
  • 8% The fact nobody cares
  • 8% Latin is required
  • 3% The large racism issue

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% First public high school in the USA
  • 21% Oldest public school in boston
  • 16% Reputation

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% Stressful but rewarding
  • 26% Stressful
  • 11% Oppurtunity to better your life

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% Be prepared to work hard.
  • 32% Don't count on sleeping.
  • 5% Trains you how to keep track of everything

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 86% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 7% I hate everything about this school.