Bosco Tech FAQs

What is the educational philosophy of Bosco Tech

Based on the teachings of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesian order, the philosophy of Bosco Tech stresses the importance of educating the whole person, mind, body and spirit.
Bosco provides a caring, nurturing environment where students are encouraged to develop their skills and talents while completing a rigorous college-preparatory, technology-based curriculum.

Tell me about the faculty of Bosco Tech

Bosco Tech instructors continually challenge and encourage students academically while providing a nurturing atmosphere in which to grow.
The preventive system of discipline that Bosco Tech employs means that teachers are actively involved wherever and whenever students are present.

What AP courses are offered at Bosco Tech?

Advanced Placement courses are offered in:

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • English Literature
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Physics C: Mech.
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • U.S. Government & Politics
  • U.S. History
How much is tuition and how is it paid?

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $11,700.

Tuition can be paid annually, semiannually, monthly.

Is there a discount for multiple students?

Yes, additional students in a family receive a $500 discount on tuition.
This does not apply to families who receive financial aid.

Are there other costs?

Aside from the tuition, the other fees include, Student Services, Registration, Parent Association, and Freshman Studies Program. For a full listing of each fee, please refer to the Tuition and Fees Summary.

Late/Interest Fees will be assessed on balances that are more than 30 days past due. This fee is a percentage of balance outstanding.

There are other incidental fees charged throughout the year as incurred, such as sports and graduations fees.

Books are the students' responsibility to purchase. Please see the book list.
Our bookseller, Esco, will feature many of these books at a reasonable price.

Is tuition assistance available?

Yes, need-based tuition assistance is available.
Scholarships are also available.
Please visit our Tuition and Scholarships page for more information.

Is there a dress code for students?

Yes - The Student Handbook contains a detailed description of the dress code.

What sports are offered at Bosco Tech?

The sports program includes baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field and volleyball at the interscholastic level. Currently, most school sports participate in the Del Rey League.

For more information, visit our Athletics page.

What extracurricular activities are offered?

Bosco Tech provides a variety of activities which complement a student's scholastic work and help him to develop and express his talents and interests.
Students may join a full range of clubs and organizations including Youth Ministry, art and animation clubs, debate team, honor societies and musical bands.

For a full listing of activities, visit our Clubs and Organizations section of our site.

What is the admission process?

All students must complete an application, interview, portfolio (freshman only must complete this), submit all cumulative academic records.

For more specific information, please refer to the Admissions Process section of our site for incoming Freshman.

Students looking to TRANSFER to Bosco Tech, please check the Transfer Student section of our site.

Students from other countries, please refer to our International Program section of our site.


Is the school coed?

Bosco Tech is an all-boys school.

Is summer school offered?

Yes. This is highly recommended for students who need strengthening in reading, math and English skills.
Information will be available at the new student orientation meeting in the Spring.

How and when do freshmen select their technology?

All incoming ninth graders participate in the five-week Freshman Studies Program, comprised of 4 classes: Introduction to the five technologies, Mathematics, English and Freshmen Readiness rotations. The rotations consist of skills that help with studying, organization, how to prepare for college, as well as an introduction to our Salesian roots.

At the end of the summer program, students will select three technologies to rotate through in six-week blocks during the fall semester.

Upon completion of this coursework, and with the recommendations of technology instructors, an interview with parents, counselor and student will determine the technology placement. The student will major in his chosen technology for the remaining three and one half years of his time at Bosco Tech.

Can a student change his area of technology study?

A student may switch his technology exploratory courses during his freshman year. However, the nature of the program requires that he remain in his technology major throughout his sophomore, junior and senior year.
In certain situations a student may transfer to a different department during the first few weeks of the second year if the Department Chair is willing to accept him into the program.

Is the school open to students of all religions?

Bosco Tech is interdenominational. Students of any faith or religious affiliation may attend.

Are all students required to take religion?

Each student is required to take courses in religion and ethics.
These courses are in no way intended to “convert” a student to the Catholic Christian faith.
In addition, the school offers a variety of active Christian service programs which include retreats and chapel services that require school-wide mandatory attendance.

What kind of counseling is offered to students?

A full range of academic, career and personal counseling is offered to each student to ensure his well being and success.
The school also provides individual and family counseling through Outreach Concern Counseling.

Click here to learn more about our Counseling Services.

How long is the school day? The school year?

The daily schedule of classes lasts from 7:55 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Academic support sessions occur from 3:05 to 4:15 p.m., during which time students may get help in their academic and technology courses from instructors and/or students involved in a study-help program.

School ordinarily begins during the late week of August and lasts through the middle of June, approximately 180 days.

Can food be purchased on campus?

Cafeteria service is available at the school on a daily basis during the lunch break.
Breakfast is sold in the morning before class and snacks can be bought after school.

Click here for more information about our Cafeteria Services.

Are foreign students accepted to Bosco Tech?

Yes, we welcome students ages 13-17 (grade 9-11) from around the world into our student body.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Admissions Office at (626) 940-2009 or email John Garcia

Click Here for International Program Information

Are service hours required of parents?

Parents are required to complete 25-40 hours of service (depending on which Service Opportunity selected) per enrolled student (10 hours for each additional student) in a variety of activities and organizations including bingo, the Band Boosters, the Athletic Boosters, library aid work or monthly mailing preparation.

In lieu of volunteer hours, parents may opt-out with a $1,750 non-refundable donation (If you are receiving financial assistance, you are not eligible to opt out of your service hours.)

Also, the school accepts donated goods; for every $40 of purchased and donated goods, one volunteer hour will be credited.
This must have prior approval from the Development Office.
Receipts must be submitted in order to validate hours.

For more information contact, Paul Garcia, Bingo and Parent Coordinator, at (626-940-2147)  or email
Please consult with your tax adviser to confirm that you are able to fully deduct donations.

What about Bosco Tech’s graduates?

100 percent of the 2014 graduating class attended college in the fall after graduating.

Surveys show that sixty percent of Bosco Tech's graduates are working in engineering, math, science or technology-related professions.
The majority lives and works in Southern California applying their unique educational experience to their careers and communities.