The three Boston Exam Schools are the Boston Latin Academy, the Boston Latin School, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. These three schools accept students in grades 7-9 (the O’Bryant School also accepts some 10th grade students).
To apply to one of these schools, you must be a Boston resident (both student and parent), send your scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam, or ISEE, and provide information about your current grade level.
It is important to note that you must provide verification that you are a resident of Boston. For more information on that process, click here. The ISEE test consists of four sections, be sure to know which level is appropriate for your child (Middle Level is for students entering 7th grade, Upper Level is for students entering 9th and 10th grade). In addition to residency and ISEE scores, the information from your child’s current grade level is used to calculate a GPA. This GPA is a crucial part of the admissions process, as it is weighted at 50%.
Here is some information about each school to show why Boston Exam Schools could be the right school for you and your family:
To learn more about Boston Latin Academy, click here.
“We are an inner-city public school serving 1,700 economically and culturally diverse students, grades 7 through 12, from Boston’s many neighborhoods. More than 40 percent of students are eligible for the federal free or reduced lunch program. A significant number of BLA students speak languages other than English at home. We are proud to have a supportive alumni association and an active parents association.”
To learn more about Boston Latin School, click here.
“With its roots dating back to 1635, Boston Latin School is a six-year college preparatory school which provides a rigorous academic program in the classical tradition and which fosters the pursuit of excellence. Latin School serves an economically and culturally diverse population of students in grades 7 to 12. It is also an institution that provides the groundwork for full participation in our economy and society, preparing students to be both productive citizens in a democracy and responsible adults who have an awareness of global issues.”
To learn more about the John D. O’Bryant School, click here.
“The John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science is a diverse, supportive community of learners that engages in a rigorous and comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program integrated with Humanities. Our college-preparatory exam school enables our students to reach their full potential and become leaders who will shape the direction of society.”
If you are a Boston resident and are considering sending your child to one of Boston’s Exam Schools, be sure to do your research and find the best fit for your child. For more information on how we can help, please click here.