BUA by the Numbers

  • 186 students
  • 11 Average class size
  • 10:1 Student to teacher ratio
  • 62 cities and towns represented
  • 23 languages spoken at home

Be You @ BUA

Our motto is “Learning Without Limits.” In the literal sense, it means that BUA students build on their experience within the Academy building to pursue virtually any academic interest with world-class faculty at a major research university. Interested in Chaotic Dynamical Systems? We’ve got that. Warfare in Antiquity? Modern Japanese Literature? We’ve got those too.

But just as importantly, our students develop the skills and confidence to know that they are capable of extraordinary things. With hard work and perseverance, nothing is beyond their reach. Each and every student at BUA is known, cared for, taught well, and advised thoughtfully.  Our students are kind to one another. It makes it easier to be who you are, to follow your dreams and passions, and to decompress and have fun. Oh, yes — we’re a high school. There’s way more to BUA than academics. Read on to learn more about our unique alchemy of rigorous academics and a warm, caring community  we think you’ll be excited by what you see!

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Featured News

  • BUA Head of School Search Advisory Committee Named

    April 11, 2019

    On April 11, 2019, Boston University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Jean Morrison announced the formation of a new BUA Head of School Search... More

  • Aaron Gorenstein ’07

    March 26, 2019

    Aaron Gorenstein ’07 graduated from the University of Rochester in 2011 with a BS/MS in Computer Science. In 2013, he earned a master’s in... More

  • Classroom Renovation Initiative Update

    March 8, 2019

    Over the 2018-2019 winter intercession, BUA completed Phase One of the Classroom Renovation Initiative to upgrade classrooms and student spaces. During the break, two classrooms... More