All applicants for admission will be considered as long as academic criteria are met and space is available, regardless of ethnic, cultural, or religious background. Class size will be determined in accordance with the guidelines established by the Board of Education of the Archdiocese of Boston. BSS uses a target size of 20 students per class. The actual number may be slightly more or less.
Screening is mandatory for all applicants – Kindergarten through grade 8. Students with special needs, whether intellectual, physical, or emotional, will be considered based on the school’s ability to fulfill the needs of the students. In cases where the public school assessment recommends that the child would benefit most from services delivered wholly by the public school, and furthermore, when the administration, in consultation with the child’s classroom teacher(s), also agree with such findings, re-registration may be denied for the upcoming year. This decision will be made for the benefit of the student when services offered by BSS are not sufficient for the individual student’s educational needs. Visit the Registration Page for more information about registration in all grades for the 2017-2018 school year.