College Snap Shots

In an effort to provide Burlington High School students and their families with relevant and up-to-date college information, the Guidance Staff will be visiting various colleges and universities and providing you with information. The colleges visited do not represent a preference on the part of the BHS Guidance Department towards any particular school.

In the college search process, many things are taken into consideration. Things that are considered, but not limited to are: campus size, location, number of students on campus, majors, tuition, distance from home, athletic programs, clubs and other activities. When considering a college, students must also make realistic decisions based on personal interest, grades, test scores, etc.

The department feels that the college visit is an integral part of the process, and we strongly encourage students to visit any and all schools that interest them, especially if these schools are fairly close by. The information we provide is only a small snapshot into each respective college. We hope to add information about other schools in the future, and as always we appreciate any feedback that you have that would help us provide our students and their families useful information in the sometimes overwhelming college search process.

Furthermore we ask that students also research colleges by using their Naviance accounts and scheduling meetings with their counselor on a consistent basis. Please feel free to contact your son or daughter's individual counselor if you have any further questions.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory
8 The Fenway
Boston MA

Visited by Ms. Diozzi 12/5/13 (Ms. Diozzi is also an alumna of "BoCo," having earned a BFA in Musical Theater there.)

Campus type:  Urban
# of Undergraduates:  600

Majors:  Musical Theater, Dance, Vocal Performance, Music Performance, Music Theory
New majors beginning in 2014-15:  BFA Contemporary Theater, Multidisciplinary Stage Management, MM in Contemporary Music Performance and an MEd concentration in Music and Autism.
Outside of new theater on Hemenway St.

Snapshot:  Located in the heart of the Fenway area, the Boston Conservatory was founded in 1867.  There are two performance spaces, one on Hemenway Street and another, brand new performing arts center on Ipswich Street. BoCo is not a member of the Colleges of the Fenway, but students do occasionally cross register at Berklee.  All students must audition.  GPA range is 2.7-3.0 and SAT/ACTs are required. Admission to the conservatory is competitive.

BoCo alumni have recently been represented in the Broadway and national touring productions of Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, On the Town, Sideshow, The Book of Mormon, Rocky, and Once.

Interior of new theater building

Your "campus" will be an alley, but it's great fun to hang out there.

Albert Alphin Music Library - musical theater section with computer lab

Student Life:  Dorms are in townhouses along the Fenway; most students move off campus after sophomore year.  The BoCo students share a cafeteria with the Berklee College of Music, which is two blocks away from the BoCo "campus." The main campus of BoCo is the Fenway and the alley between the dorms and classroom/performance space on Hemenway Street, as well as the city of Boston.
Student Center - there are pianos everywhere 

Interior staircase of dorm at 24 The Fenway
Dorms along The Fenway - all converted Victorian townhouses 

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