BUA by the Numbers

  • 234 students
  • 12 average class size
  • 10:1 student to teacher ratio
  • 56% students of color (self-reported)
  • 30% of students receive need-based financial aid
  • 51 cities and towns represented
  • 30 languages spoken at home
  • 1491 mean SAT score for the BUA Class of 2023
  • 34 mean ACT score for the BUA Class of 2023
  • 41% of the Class of 2023 recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program competition


Our Mission

In our caring high-school community, students who love learning are challenged to think critically and read deeply, and to explore adventurously the wider world of learning at Boston University.

Core Values

Knowledge | Literacy | Community | Inclusion | Independence


Welcome to BUA


Featured News

Head of School Blog

  • Gratitude for our Faculty and Staff

    November 17, 2023

    With Thanksgiving a few days away, I want to pause to give thanks for the remarkable teachers and staff here at BUA. Every day... More

  • Veterans Day, Service, and Purpose

    November 10, 2023

    BUA classes will not meet tomorrow as we pause to mark Veterans Day as a community. Next week, we will also welcome back alumna... More

  • Sports as Counterculture

    November 3, 2023

    On Wednesday, both cross country teams performed well in the finals, capping off a great season filled with personal bests and camaraderie. The boys... More