BUA by the Numbers

  • 245 students
  • 12 average class size
  • 10:1 student to teacher ratio
  • 53% students of color (self-reported)
  • 30% of students receive need-based financial aid
  • 47 cities and towns represented
  • 30 languages spoken at home
  • 1492 mean SAT score for the BUA Class of 2024
  • 34 mean ACT score for the BUA Class of 2024
  • 37% of the Class of 2024 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

  • An Admissions Thank You

    April 12, 2024

    We are wrapping our admissions season – and what a season it was. We received more applications than ever in the school’s history. We... More

  • Getting Down to Work

    April 5, 2024

    Last Sunday, many of our families celebrated Easter, with others set to celebrate in early May according to the Orthodox calendar. I wish you... More

  • Purpose through Research and Action that Matter

    March 29, 2024

    This week, we heard from two BUA alumni at all-school meetings. Dheekshita Kumar ‘16 spoke about her career as an entrepreneur and the ways... More