Boston Latin School

BPS/District (Exam School)7th-12th
78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Fenway
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Tier 1

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Start Date* September 21, 2020
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Reopening Model Hybrid, with remote option
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Quick Facts

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Enrollment 2483 Students
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Student/Teacher 21:1
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Uniform No
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Gender Coed
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Start/End Time 7:45am-2:15pm
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Phone Number 617-635-8895
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Virtual Tour N/A

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All Boston Public School (BPS) high schools are open to any student who lives in Boston. Admission may be determined via open enrollment, lottery, an application, or exam. Admission to this school is based on an exam.
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School Overview

Boston Latin School, founded in 1635, is the oldest school in the United States. The Latin School serves an economically and culturally diverse population of students. Boston Latin School seeks to ground its students in a contemporary classical education as preparation for successful college studies, responsible and engaged citizenship, and a rewarding life.


  • 2,440 students.
  • Challenging honors curriculum with 27 different Advanced Placement courses in addition to regular course offerings.
  • Small Learning Communities for grades 7 and 8.
  • School-based supports for students at all levels, as well as a strong partnership with Children’s Hospital to help students with emotional and social issues, and provide support for families and staff.
  • Nationally recognized: Ranked by US News and World: #1 in Massachusetts; #48 in US-- 2018.
  • Extraordinary, robust arts programming in and out of school: over half of student body participate in extensive choral and instrumental music or visual arts offerings.
  • College acceptances: 99%.
  • Extensive extracurricular, athletic, community service and artistic opportunities.
  • Wide-ranging sports programming: 31 sports; 59 teams.
  • Many active partnerships, including: Boston University, Children’s Hospital, Stewart Gardner Museum, the Boston Pops, and State Street Bank.
  • ESL in General Education.

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School Data

Student performance data displayed below is from Next Generation MCAS results. For more data on schools, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. For schools with multiple campuses, the data below represents all schools in that network, not just the single school. If data is not shown, it is not available for that school. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: DESE did not issue school, district, or state accountability determinations for the 2019-2020 school year due to the cancellation of state assessments and school closures related to COVID-19. As a result, there is no student performance data available from the state for school year 2019-2020.

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Fall: Cheerleading- Co-Ed, Cross Country - Boys/Girls, Football, Golf - Co-Ed, Soccer - Boys/Girls, Swimming – Girls, Volleyball - Girls
Winter: Basketball - Boys/Girls, Cheerleading - Coed, Fencing - Co-Ed, Hockey - Boys/Girls, Indoor Track - Boys/Girls, Swimming - Boys, Wrestling - Co-Ed
Spring: Baseball, Crew - Boys/Girls, Lacrosse- Boys/ Girls, Outdoor Track-Boys/Girls, Sailing - Co-Ed, Softball, Tennis - Boys/Girls, Volleyball - Boys


All Boston Public School (BPS) high schools are open to any student who lives in Boston. Admission may be determined via open enrollment, lottery, an application, or exam. Admission to this school is based on an exam.
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