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.
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.
Advanced Placement courses are offered in:
Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year is $11,250.
Tuition can be paid annually, semiannually, monthly.
Yes, additional students in a family receive a $500 discount on tuition.
This does not apply to families who receive financial aid.
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.
Yes, need-based tuition assistance is available.
Scholarships are also available.
Please visit our Tuition and Scholarships page for more information.
Yes - The Student Handbook contains a detailed description of the dress code.
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.
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.
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.
Bosco Tech is an all-boys school.
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.
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.
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.
Bosco Tech is interdenominational. Students of any faith or religious affiliation may attend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parents are required to complete 25-30 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 $1,500 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 $35 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consult with your tax adviser to confirm that you are able to fully deduct donations.
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.