Boston Latin School is an exam school found April 23, 1635. Admission to a public exam school is based on ISEE scores as well as English and Math scores from 5th and 6th grade school years. Boston Latin is both the first and oldest public school in the United States.
The school was know for educating the Boston elite which results in the school claiming many prominent Bostonians in their list of alumni. It has produced four Harvard University presidents, four Massachusetts governors and five signers of the deceleration of Independence. Boston Latin averages about 25 students a year to Harvard.
The School is modeled after Boston Grammer School in Lincolnshire, UK. The curriculum follows that of an 18th century school movement which teaches the classics. Latin is also taught throughout the four years. This is thought to add greatly to the well rounded education which makes Boston Latin one of the top schools in the country.