Head of School

We are excited to welcome Chris Kolovos as Boston University Academy’s new head of school. Chris Kolovos was appointed incoming head of school by Boston University Provost Jean Morrison in June of 2019, and began his tenure at BUA on July 1, 2020.

Bio

Before beginning his tenure as head of school at BUA, Chris Kolovos served as associate head of school at Greens Farms Academy, an independent, pre-K-12 day school in Westport, CT. In his seven years at Greens Farms Academy, Mr. Kolovos oversaw the school’s academic program, from faculty hiring and professional development to curriculum and accreditation; directed major institutional efforts to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion; spearheaded a diversity hiring campaign that doubled the number of faculty of color during his tenure; created a new schedule, service-learning program, and faculty evaluation system; and led the adoption of new courses focused on STEM, sustainability, global studies, and social justice. Mr. Kolovos previously served as Director of Global Education at Belmont Hill School in Belmont, MA, where he chaired the history department and designed programs around global citizenship. Mr. Kolovos is a native of Boston. He attended Roxbury Latin School and then Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude with an AB in history. He later earned a law degree at Harvard, while serving as coordinating editor of the Harvard Law Review. He lives outside of Boston with his wife, Tracey, and their dog, Circe.

Professional

Associate Head of School
Greens Farms Academy
Westport, CT
2013-2020

Director of Global Education
History Department Chair
Belmont Hill School
Belmont, MA
2004-2013

Education

Harvard Law School
JD, cum laude, 2003

Harvard College
AB, magna cum laude, 1998

Roxbury Latin School
Magna cum laude, 1994

Interview with Chris Kolovos







Search Advisory Committee

Thank you to the members of the BUA Head of School Search Advisory Committee for the care and attention they committed to the search process:

Chair: Norman Blanchard (P’16), Director of Course Planning, Questrom School of Business; BUA Head of School Advisory Board Member
Ana Albuquerque (P’21), Associate Professor of Accounting, Questrom School of Business
Olive Brown (P’15, P’20, P’22), History Instructor, Boston University Academy
Gerald Fine (P’08), Professor of the Practice, Director of the Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC); Executive Director of Innovate@BU
Dan Forward ’05
Nastaran Hakimi, Director of Admission, Boston University Academy

Transition Committee

Thank you to the following individuals for serving on the BUA Head of School Transition Committee.

Kenny Bacow ’00, BUA Head of School Advisory Board Member
Norman Blanchard
 (P’16), Director of Course Planning, Questrom School of Business; BUA Head of School Advisory Board Member
Nick Dent, Math Instructor, Boston University Academy
Gerald Fine (P’08), Professor of the Practice, Director of the Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC); Executive Director of Innovate@BU
Njeri Grevious ’13, BUA Head of School Advisory Board Member
Nastaran Hakimi, Director of Admission, Boston University Academy
Rich Horn, History Instructor, Boston University Academy
Laura Jenks, Chief of Staff to BU Provost Jean Morrison
Shaheen Lakhani (P’22), BUA Head of School Advisory Board Member
Ruth Moorman CAS’88, Wheelock ’89,’09 (P’15), BU Trustee
Karen Mueller (P’21, P’23), BUA Head of School Advisory Board Member
Pat O’Brien, BU Associate Provost for Budget and Planning
Rosemary White, Interim Head of School, Boston University Academy

Further Reading

Reflection from Chris Kolovos – February 2020
Student Interview with Chris Kolovos – November 2019
Letter from Chris Kolovos to the BUA Community – June 2019
Memo from BU Provost Jean Morrison announcing appointment of Chris Kolovos
BU Today article about Chris Kolovos