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

  • Michael Dillon ’97

    January 31, 2018

    After graduating from BUA, Michael Dillon ‘97 received both his BA in Government and JD/MBA from Harvard. He worked in management consulting at Bain... More

  • BUA Announces Enhanced Partnership with BU’s FitRec

    January 30, 2018

    Boston University Academy has partnered with BU’s Fitness and Recreation Center (FitRec) to offer BUA students broader access to the wealth of physical fitness... More

  • BUA Winter Play: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

    January 19, 2018

    Loyalty. Betrayal. Conspiracy. Murder. Plus sword fights -- lots of sword fights!  Join us for the Winter Play, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  All performances will be held... 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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