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Tour Boston's Exam Schools This Fall

Thursday, November 17, 2016

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Boston Public Schools (BPS) encourages students in grades 5 through 8 to take a tour of the district’s three exam schools.

Boston Latin School (BLS), Boston Latin Academy (BLA), and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science are among the top-performing high schools in the country. They offer students a college preparatory curriculum, as well as opportunities for sports, student clubs, and partnerships with area colleges and businesses.

All three schools each year accept new students in grades 7 and 9; and the O’Bryant accepts a small number of students in grade 10.

Any student accepted into the three exam schools must be a resident of Boston; score well on the exam school entrance exam (the ISEE exam); and have a high grade point average.

Boston Latin School (BLS) has increased its number of tours for prospective students. From mid-November through mid-January tours are held during the mornings, evenings, and Saturdays. You can book a tour and view the entire schedule at or call 617-635-8895.

Boston Latin Academy (BLA) will offer several tours from mid-November through late January. For more information or to book a tour, visit; call 617-635-9957 ext. 130; or email

The O’Bryant School will hold tours in December and January. For more information on the admissions process, visit or request a tour using this form. For more information, please call 617-635-9932.

WATCH: How To Apply to the Boston Exam Schools

This video was produced in the summer of 2016 to explain the exam school application process for the following year, but has useful information for students beyond 2017.