Just over 1,500 students are enrolled at BC High. The application rate has dropped about 40 percent since 2008.

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LISTEN: Is A Co-Ed Program The Answer To BC High's Admission Lows?

May 11, 2017

Boston College High School has been educating boys on a Jesuit-centered campus for more than 150 years. So when the idea to start admitting girls to the all-boys school was proposed, a wave of anxiety overcame the school's board, staff and students. But amid the Jesuit Catholic college prep school's straggling enrollment, some BC High officials are reintroducing the idea of transitioning to a co-education program.   

Boston Globe business columnist and WGBH News contributor Shirley Leung sat down with WGBH News' Morning Edition host Bob Seay to discuss how this move by BC High could potentially boost admission rates and impact other schools in the area. 

Leung also briefly discussed how the relocation of General Electric's headquarters to Boston is a " big win for the region."




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