History & Legacy

Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) was established in 1954 in the San Gabriel Valley through the cooperative efforts of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Salesians of St. John Bosco, as well as industrial and business leaders of the Los Angeles area.

Today, Bosco Tech is the only all-male Catholic high school in the state that uniquely integrates a college preparatory curriculum with a comprehensive, four-year, project based science and technology program. The goal of the school is to produce students who are prepared and motivated to pursue advanced study and, ultimately, careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Bosco Tech Board of Trustees recently articulated its expectations that the school embrace and promote the highest academic standards, achieve Blue Ribbon status and, more importantly, receive recognition as one of the country’s leading high schools for STEM education. This is a natural evolution of the original mission of the school however, it has been appropriately realigned with the needs of 21st century America.

Our academic curriculum allows students to meet university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of five technology and engineering-related fields: Architecture and Construction Engineering; Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Integrated Design, Engineering and Art; Materials Science, Engineering and Technology; and Media Arts and Technology. The school’s technology program is distinct and serves as a model for demonstrating the application and integration of science and math concepts in a manner that allows students to gain command of current and emerging technologies.

As a complement, the school’s rigorous college preparatory academic program offers honors and Advanced Placement courses, while using a project-based, technology-driven learning model that provides lab exposure that is simply not available in traditional high schools. Bosco Tech currently serves over 400 boys residing in communities throughout Los Angeles County.