Boston University Academy

One University Road
Boston, MA 02215
     Tel: (617)353-9000
Grades: 9 - 12 | 172 students
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The mission of Boston University Academy is to educate talented students who are passionate about learning and who share the joy of inquiry.
Engaging with dedicated teachers in a small and caring community, students first immerse themselves in a classically based curriculum and then continue their intellectual interests at Boston University, a major research University.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1993

Student Body

Total Students 172 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 39%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Boston University Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 86%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Students take courses at Boston University for college credit  
Average SAT score 2184
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost $37,988
% on Financial Aid 39%
Average Financial Aid Grant $20,889
Admissions Director Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Admissions Associate Tessa Steinert Evoy


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate FrisbeeBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Admission Ambassadors, Art Club and Gallery Hoppers, Ballroom Dancing, Camping/Outdoor Education Club, Chamber Ensemble, Chess Club, Chorus, Digital Photography, Drama, Gay Straight Alliance, Jazz Band, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Model United Nations, Outing Club, Peer Advisors, Peer Tutors, Robotics Team, School Newspaper, Science Team, Student Council, Yearbook Chess Club, Chorus, Drama, Jazz Band, Math Club, Outing Club, Peer Advisors, Peer Tutors, Robotics Team, Science Team, Yearbook, Admission Ambassadors,
Art Club and Gallery Hoppers,
Ballroom Dancing,
Camping/Outdoor Education Club,
Chamber Ensemble,
Digital Photography,
Gay Straight Alliance,
Literary Magazine,
Model United Nations,
School Newspaper,
Student Council,

School Notes:

The Academy provides an exceptional education for students with genuine intellectual curiosity, strong academic abilities, and a diversity of interests. A small, independent day school of 150 students, the Academy is located on the Boston University campus and offers highly motivated students in grades 9 – 12 an unparalleled preparation for the college experience. Engaging with dedicated teachers in a small and caring community, students first immerse themselves in a classically based core curriculum and then continue their intellectual interests by studying coursework at Boston University. Students take as many as two University classes a semester in grade 11 and as many as four in grade 12. Prior to graduation, all Academy students must complete an independently researched senior thesis under the guidance of a university professor as well as 20 hours of community service each year.

Profile last updated: 11/20/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ivy Street School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New England Hebrew Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is New England Hebrew Academy (0.1 miles away)
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