Quick Facts

Bright, curious students in grades 9-12 will find a community of like-minded peers at Boston University Academy unabashedly pursuing their intellectual passions.

Boston University Academy is an academically challenging independent day school located on the campus of a major urban research university.  A distinctive curriculum that combines liberal arts coursework with classes at Boston University forms the core of the BUA student’s educational experience.

The Big Picture

  • 193 total students
  • 12 Average class size
  • 9:1 Student to teacher ratio
  • 109 (56%) Boys
  • 85 (44%) Girls

Student Demographics

  • 47% attended public schools
  • 42% attended independent schools
  • 4% attended parochial schools
  • 7% home-schooled or international schools
  • 50% students of color (self-reported)
  • 46% multilingual households (represents 25 languages)

Faculty

  • 19 total faculty members
  • 10 faculty members with a Doctorate degree
  • 7 faculty members with a Masters degree

National Merit Commendations

  • 65% of Class of 2017 recognized
  • finalists
  • semi-finalists
  • 8 commended students

To receive a National Merit Commendation, a student must score in the top 2% of test takers nationwide.

Tuition and Financial Aid

  • $43,130 Tuition and fees for 2017-18
  • 33% students receiving financial assistance 
  • $26,778 Average need-based financial aid grant
  • $152,521 Average income of families receiving financial aid

Campus

  • 20 Classrooms in the Academy building
  • 2 state-of-the-art science labs at BUA
  • 5.4 million + volumes available to BUA student’s at BU’s Mugar Library
  • + access to BU facilities such as Nickerson Field, the Robotics Lab in the Engineering Building, theaters, concert halls, the George Sherman Union, and more!