BUA by the Numbers

  • 229 students
  • 12 average class size
  • 10:1 student to teacher ratio
  • 58% students of color (self-reported)
  • 28% of students receive need-based financial aid
  • 51 cities and towns represented
  • 25 languages spoken at home
  • 1503 mean SAT score for the BUA Class of 2022
  • 34 mean ACT score for the BUA Class of 2022
  • 54% of the Class of 2022 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.


Welcome to BUA


Featured News

Head of School Blog

  • One Trusted Adult

    May 26, 2023

    I recently read Brooklyn Raney’s One Trusted Adult. A longtime independent school teacher, coach, and administrator, Raney surveys the research – and provides page... More

  • Our Seniors

    May 19, 2023

    Last night, the faculty and staff gathered with our seniors and their families to celebrate the Class of 2023. It was an intimate moment... More

  • Teaching is about Relationships

    May 12, 2023

    Last Saturday, we celebrated this school’s 30th year with a wonderful celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts. Early in the program, we all... More