Boston University Academy

Tel: (617)353-9000
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Boston University Academy provides a 'ceilingless' educational experience, one in which students' zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable.
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Boston University Academy provides a 'ceilingless' educational experience, one in which students' zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable.
  • 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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students172 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeBoston University Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
86%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesStudents take courses at Boston University for college credit
Average SAT score1510
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$37,988
% on Financial Aid
39%
Average Financial Aid Grant$20,889
Admissions DirectorDirector of Admission and Financial Aid
Admissions AssociateTessa Steinert Evoy

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate FrisbeeBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCrew,
Cross CountryFencing,
SailingSoccer,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,

Extracurriculars

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

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.
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