Bright, curious students in grades 9-12 will find a community of like-minded peers at Boston University Academy unabashedly pursuing their intellectual passions.
Boston University Academy is an academically challenging independent day school located on the campus of a major urban research university. A distinctive curriculum that combines liberal arts coursework with classes at Boston University forms the core of the BUA student’s educational experience.
The Big Picture
- 188 total students
- 12 Average class size
- 9:1 Student to teacher ratio
- 97 (52%) Boys
- 91 (48%) Girls
- 51% attended public schools
- 38% attended independent schools
- 7% attended parochial schools
- 4% home-schooled or international schools
- 48% students of color (self-reported)
- 53% multilingual households (represents 25 languages)
- 18 total faculty members
- 11 faculty members with a Doctorate degree
- 6 faculty members with a Masters degree
National Merit Commendations
- 44% of Class of 2017 recognized
- 4 finalists
- 4 semi-finalists
- 27 commended students
- 1 National Hispanic Recognition Scholars Program
To receive a National Merit Commendation, a student must score in the top 2% of test takers nationwide.
Tuition and Financial Aid
- $44,966 Tuition and fees for 2018-19
- 37% students receiving financial assistance
- $25,039 Average need-based financial aid grant
- $152,521 Average income of families receiving financial aid
- 20 Classrooms in the Academy building
- 2 state-of-the-art science labs at BUA
- 5.4 million + volumes available to BUA student’s at BU’s Mugar Library
- + access to BU facilities such as Nickerson Field, the Robotics Lab in the Engineering Building, theaters, concert halls, the George Sherman Union, and more!