If you are interested in visiting Boston Latin Academy, please call the main office between 7:30am and 1:40pm to set a date for your visit and receive more detailed background information as well as a guided tour.
Prospective parents and educators, scroll to the bottom, below the map.
The school is housed in a large building at 205 Townsend Street and the main entrance is at the corner of Townsend and Hazelwood, near the flagpole. Please avoid the other entrances and enter through the main door. For handicapped access, call the main office to get directions on entering the building.
For driving directions, click on the map below. Parking spaces in the building parking lot can be used by our visitors but most are typically occupied by our staff. We recommend street parking in the neighborhood, such as on Deckard Street. Please read the signs carefully to avoid street cleaning, especially on Friday. Note that you should avoid parking on Townsend Street in front of the school because you will interfere with bus traffic. Other areas of Townsend Street can be used for parking.
To take public transportation, click here for a list of MBTA routes.
If you are the parent of a prospective student, we would love to welcome you to BLA! Our students are admitted based on results of an entrance test, called the Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE), and grade point average (GPA). After the results are released by the Boston Public Schools, eligible students and families can visit BLA by making arrangements through the main office. Unfortunately, our school policy currently does not allow prospective students to shadow current students during the school day. At your request, we may put you in touch with other parents so you can ask them about our school.
We are honored to have had many educators from the United States and other countries visit our school, including Fulbright exchange teachers, a team of principals from China, and others. We typically conduct “Instructional Rounds” with these guests.
Instructional Rounds are an opportunity for guests to see our school by visiting multiple classrooms in one day, staying for 15-20 minutes in each class. Before conducting our rounds, we allow guests to meet with a team of faculty who provide them with an overview of our school. We also explain how to conduct the classroom visits and what to look for in our instructional practice. Later, we have a conversation with our guests about their observations. This practice has been extremely valuable to us as we strive to improve our teaching. We try to make sure it is a valuable discussion for our guests as well.