Student Life

Academics consume a lot of time and attention at BUA, but studying is far from all that our students do.


Research has shown that student involvement in out-of-classroom activities correlates with increased happiness and greater academic success.  At Boston University Academy, we encourage meaningful student participation in arts, athletics, clubs, school leadership, community service, and school-wide events as a means to pursue non-academic interests, stay healthy, enjoy creative outlets, reduce stress, and build community.

What does student life at BUA look like?

  • 28 student clubs
  • 15 interscholastic and recreational sports
  • 12+ dances, school trips, festivals, and more

  • Art Club
  • BUAMUN
  • Chess
  • Chinese Culture Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Flag Football
  • Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Jewish Student Association
  • LitMag
  • Map Club
  • Math Team
  • MUN
  • Nerdy Games Club
  • Newspaper
  • Performance Arts Outing Club
  • Photography Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Robotics
  • South Asian Students Association (SASA)
  • Science Team
  • Senior Play
  • Social Justice Alliance (SJA)
  • Sign Language Club*
  • Student Life Improvement Club (SLIC)
  • Spikeball
  • Stock Market Club
  • Student Council
  • Toastmasters
  • Women’s Empowerment Group
  • Yearbook

Interscholastic Athletics and Club Sports

  • Soccer, Varsity (Co-ed)
  • Soccer, JV (Co-ed)
  • Cross Country, Varsity (Co-ed)
  • Volleyball (Club)

  • Basketball, Varsity (Boys)
  • Basketball, Varsity (Girls)
  • Basketball, JV (Boys)
  • Fencing, Varsity (Boys)
  • Fencing, Varsity (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Club)

  • Crew (Co-ed)
  • Tennis (Co-ed)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (Co-ed)
  • Sailing (Club)


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