Boston University Academy is an academically rigorous independent day school located on the Boston University campus. BUA is the only high school in New England that is part of a major research university, offering a distinctive curriculum to students in grades nine through twelve. Boston University Academy provides students with an unparalleled college preparatory program that combines liberal arts coursework with classes at Boston University. At BUA, students’ zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable. Small class sizes and close relationships with faculty allow students to pursue their passions and nurture their talents.
In eleventh and twelfth grade, students regularly complete up to 12 courses (equivalent to approximately 48 college credits) from the University’s undergraduate curriculum. Boston University Academy students in good academic and disciplinary standing gain automatic admission to Boston University.
Bright, curious students will find a community of like-minded peers unabashedly pursuing their intellectual interests within a small, close-knit, and vibrant high school.
By the Numbers
- 1993 year founded
- 220 students
- 59% students of color (self-reported)
- 37% multilingual households (represents 22 languages)
- 30% of students receive need-based financial aid
- 2,545 classes taken at BU (2016-2021)