BUA by the Numbers

  • 193 students
  • 12 Average class size
  • 9:1 Student to teacher ratio
  • 60 cities and towns represented
  • 25 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 Dynamic 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 Jazz Ensemble to Perform in University MLK Commemoration

    January 9, 2018

    The Swamp Cats, BUA's Jazz Ensemble, will perform in Boston University's annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This event, entitled "Words Beyond the Dream: A... More

  • Jennifer Johnson ’00

    December 15, 2017

    After graduating from BUA in 2000, Jennifer Johnson received her BA in History from Brown University and her PhD in History from Princeton University. More

  • 2016-17 Impact of Giving Report

    December 3, 2017

    We are proud to share with you our 2016-2017 Impact of Giving Report. From student clubs to strategic initiatives, professional development to physical education, your gifts have a... More

Save the Date: May 4-5, 2018
BUA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

Please join us to celebrate the history and achievements of Boston University Academy,  and to look ahead to the future of our school. BUA will host two days of celebration activities in Boston on May 4 and 5, 2018, culminating with a gala on the evening of May 5, 2018.  

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