BUA by the Numbers

  • 188 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 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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  • BUA Family Picnic

    August 23, 2018

    We hope you'll join us for the BUA Family Picnic on Tuesday, September 4 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on BU Beach. Bring your own picnic; cookies, More

  • BU Provost Announces Head of School Search Committee

    August 16, 2018

    Boston University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Jean Morrison announced the formation of a Search Advisory Committee tasked with identifying Boston University Academy's next... More

  • 20 Questions with Dr. Rosemary White

    August 1, 2018

    Most of you know Dr. Rosemary White. You know she has a PhD in chemistry from Vanderbilt, and that she taught chemistry at BUA... More