Both my brother and I went to BCH, graduating in '10 and '08 respectively, and loved it. For the most part the teachers were outstanding, only having 1-2 useless ones through my 4 years. Both of us were lucky enough to play on major sports teams, and this played a huge part of our experiences. Outside
... Read more of sports there are plenty of extra-curriculars. I had mediocre grades and still ended up at a top 50 college, while my brother went to a top 20. Even after leaving, there are a ton of alumni events, and you meet older BCH guys everywhere. The network is unbelievable. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/04/13
BCH is not a school for everyone, because of its highly competitive, disciplined environment. Ambitious high achievers thrive there. It's for those who seek an educational and personal experience that will challenge and broaden ones horizon. Each area of endeavor brings positive competition from a large
... Read more number of talented classmates, and prepares the student for college and life in general. The student who excels at BCH is likely to excel post-graduation, and many relationships made there often continue for a lifetime. Its proud and energized alumni base assures that the school remains vibrant, modern, and prosperous, and graduates tend to be found in areas of leadership and accomplishment. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/04/13
Some of these reviews are way off base. First, BCH is a private school that costs over $17,000 per year. That alone should tell you that you need to have means to attend. However, the school has a need based tuition adjustment program to accomodate students from all socio-demographic back grounds.
... Read more I attended an elite private prep school myself, both my older children attended top 50 (in the country) school. BCH is on par with these schools. My son who attends BCH is a dork, but he has never been threatened with violence or even seen drug activity at the school, (That has been his experience). My son loves BCH. He has many friends and his teachers have been outstanding. He is not active in sports, but there are so many clubs like robotics, mindcraft and various other areas to have fun with friends. His science teacher has awakened his mind to the potential of a career in the sciences. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/19/13
This is an amazing school that gives you the opportunities to excel in whatever you want to. Those who show animosity towards the school have just not embraced what BC High is all about (take it from someone who took 2 years to figure that out). Great opportunities to get involved and feel like you belong
... Read more to something great. Teachers are superb and being an Eagle really will give you the best chances in life. Unlike a previous comment, the teachers absolutely build a relationship with all of their students and are involved outside the classroom. All the teachers are here for the right reason, because they love teaching and it shows. This community sticks together even when you have graduated many years ago(strong alumni involvement). No kids are "beat up" and if there is any bullying it is immediately dealt with and taken serious and no student thinks of anyone as a "tattle tale" because they know everyone should be respected. Highly recommend if you want a faith based education and an enjoyable four (or six) years. This school really does build men for others. Read less
Posted by a other on 05/09/13
THIS IS A GREAT SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS THAT CAN DO THE WORK AND WANT TO BE COMPETITIVE.
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Posted by a parent on 11/08/12
Completely overrated. The teachers are poor quality, they don't really develop relationships with their students, and many are reliant on textbooks and online resources. They pride themselves on moving quickly, but in the process they skip over a lot of material, especially in science, & math. There
... Read more are a lot of drugs-even in the 7th and 8th grades- and violence (people do get beaten up outside the school and in the locker rooms). The english classes are truly a joke. They plan on reading four or five books a year, but they wind up doing two, maybe even one. The teachers are either tyrannical, or have no control over the classes. They do nothing to gain the respect of their students, and it really affects how much material gets accomplished. There are good parts. The foreign language department is above average, and the sports are good, but it is poor overall. The school talks the talk, and the kids are very arrogant about going there, but there is nothing to be proud of. I switched out after my freshman year to attend my local high school. The teachers are MUCH better, the music department is stronger, & the classes are smaller. I recommend everyone to avoid this school. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/03/12
BC High is by far the best private school in Boston. The teachers, coaches and staff are amazing. The school lives up to its reputation.
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Posted by a other on 06/17/12
My son is a current freshman at BC High and we are delighted with the way he has embraced all that BC High has to offer. Unlike the most of the other private Catholic schools we visited, BC High's President, Principal, other administrators and teachers seem to share an inspiring vision -in this case,grounded
... Read more in powerful, time-tested Jesuit/Ignatian principles. It is a fairly large student body and quite diverse, so students have many opportunties to find the friends, sports, clubs, activities that are best suited to them. It can be tough to make certain teams -this is just a reality that one has to be prepared for given the numbers. The teachers are supportive and encouraging, but they do not coddle the young men whom the teach; rather, they expect them to advocate for themselves and admit when they have fallen short. Also, at BC High you feel like you really want to be a stakeholder in its wonderful tradition. You are not constantly badgered to contribute financially, but you feel connected so you want to do the extra if you can. In short, it is an amazing school and we feel privileged to have a son who is a student. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/11/11
I am currently a student at BC High finishing up my freshmen year. Below are some observations I have made over the past year that some may be interested in: .Some departments of the school are much better than others...The math, history, and language departments are great, but the Science and English
... Read more departments could use some improvement. .Many people complain about not being able to make sports teams at BC High. However, once kids are cut from teams (Baseball and Basketball are the two that come to mind immediately), they do not make an effort to pursue other, "less-prestigious" teams. .There is a broad mix of students at BC High. There are some kids who are in my opinion, wasting their parents'/the schools' money. Some of the students who are on financial aid or "scholar"ship absolutely do not deserve to be. With that said, most kids at BC High are smart, hardworking individuals. .The arts programs at the school vary greatly, the music and theater programs are good, however, the visual art programs could use major improvements. Read less
Posted by a other on 06/07/11
Our son is a sophomore at BC High, he loves the school. His teachers are very committed, accessible and truly want him to succeed. He travels about one hour per day from a suburb north west of Boston and takes the bus to the train to BC HIgh. During the commute he studies and catches up on homework,
... Read more this school is challenging he is doing very well academically, taking honors classes and thriving socially. At BC High, the bar is set high. "a man for others" which the Jesuits instill with community service, kindness and caring for one another at school. We have meet a number wonderful parents through sports and social events at the school. We are so impressed with the school we have decided to send our younger son to the 7th grade program in the fall. Read less
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