Boston University Academy

Boston University Academy Photo #1 - Boston University Academy provides a "ceilingless" educational experience, one in which students' zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable.
Boston University Academy Photo #1 - Boston University Academy provides a "ceilingless" educational experience, one in which students' zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable.
Mission:   In our caring high-school community, students who love learning are challenged to think critically and read deeply, and to explore adventurously the wider world of learning at Boston University. Core Values:

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Boston University Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
233 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Boston University Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Advancement
Admissions Associate
Paula Jurado



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
Ballroom Dancing, Camping/Outdoor Education Club, Digital Photography, Outing Club, Peer Advisors, Peer Tutors, Robotics Team, School Newspaper

Club or Organization:
Admission Ambassadors, Art Club and Gallery Hoppers, Chess Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Jazz Band, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Model United Nations, Science Team, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Ensemble, Chorus, Drama

School Notes

  • About Us:
Boston University Academy is an academically rigorous independentday school located on the Boston University campus. BUA isthe only high school in New England that is part of a major research university, offering a distinctive curriculum to students in grades nine through twelve. Boston University Academy provides students with an unparalleled college preparatory program that combines liberal arts coursework with classes at Boston University. At BUA, students' zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable. Small class sizes and close relationships with faculty allow students to pursue their passions and nurture their talents.Ineleventh andtwelfthgrade, students regularly complete up to 12 courses (equivalent to approximately 48 college credits) from the University's undergraduate curriculum.Boston University Academy students in good academic and disciplinary standing gain automatic admission to Boston University.
  • History:
Boston University Academy was founded in 1993 by former President of Boston University Dr. John Silber and the University Board of Trustees. Following the graduation of a single student in 1995, the inaugural class of eight students graduated in 1996. In the fall of 1998, BUA opened its doors to 11 ambitious eighth graders, expanding its academic program to younger students. However, after seven years of serving students in grades 8 through 12, BUA decided in 2005 to discontinue the middle school program and to focus on what it does best provide an intellectually invigorating classroom experience for students at the high school level who are ready for college-level work. Boston University Academy's enrollment has grown from about 150 students in 2004 to our current enrollment of 234 students, with 4-5 class sections per grade.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Boston University Academy cost?
Boston University Academy's tuition is approximately $55,234 for private students.
What sports does Boston University Academy offer?
Boston University Academy offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, E-sports, Fencing, Gymnastics, Kayaking, Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. Boston University Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is Boston University Academy's ranking?
Boston University Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Highest average SAT score, Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Boston University Academy?
The application deadline for Boston University Academy is Jan. 15.
In what neighborhood is Boston University Academy located?
Boston University Academy is located in the Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, MA.

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The average private school tuition in Boston, MA is $32,541 for elementary schools and $41,247 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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