Sample Schedule

Typical Courseload

Non-shaded areas represent graduation requirements, while the shaded boxes represent disciplines in which students can choose elective courses from either the BUA or the University.

  • All Boston University Academy courses are honors level and there is no tracking.
  • Math and language placement is determined by a placement exam (not by grade level).
  • BUA classes are 50 minutes long (with the exception of 75-minute blocks for labs/art/gym) with a 10- or 15-minute passing time in between periods.
  • One period of every day is reserved for Academic Block; students may use this time as a study hall and meet with teachers.
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
English Classical Themes in Literature English Language & Composition American Literature Senior Seminar at BUA or an English course at BU
History Ancient History Development of Modern Europe American History
Language Latin or Ancient Greek Latin or Ancient Greek 20+ languages offered at BU; placement is determined by exam (not grade level)
Science Physics Chemistry CAS BI 107 & 108: Biology I & II
Math Typical course progression: Advanced Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus.
Placement is determined by ability and exposure, not grade level; completion of Calculus is a graduation requirement.
Students can take up to Multivariable Calculus at BUA, after which higher level math courses are available at BU.
Arts Chamber Ensemble, Chorus, Jazz Band, Drama, or Visual Art Advanced seminars available at BUA and BU
Additional Coursework Foundations in Language & Logic
Physical Education
Physical Education Junior Research Seminar (1/2 credit elective) Senior Thesis
Students are required to complete 20 hours of community service for each year that they are enrolled at BUA.