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    Boston University Academy


    • Listing Type: Private Schools
    • Residency: Day
    • Type: Private
    • Grades Offered: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Country: United States
    • High School Admission Test: SSAT
    • CEEB: 220202
    • Application Fee: $$60
    • Tuition Day: $55,234
    • Enrollment: 234
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
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    A small co-ed high school for the intellectually curious whose curriculum combines liberal arts coursework with classes at Boston University.

    As a high school embedded within a major research university, BUA offers the best of both worlds: a challenging, caring independent-school experience and access to a broad range of university courses. In the eleventh and twelfth grades, students take up to twelve courses from the 2000+ courses in Boston University’s undergraduate curriculum — everything from Linear Algebra to American Urban History, Computer Systems to Abnormal Psychology, Chinese through Literary Masterpieces to Environmental Change & Sustainability. They also apply those credits to their undergraduate experience at top colleges around the country, including BU, where BUA students in good standing gain automatic admission. 

    But, at its heart, BUA is a small, tight-knit high school community, with a faculty who know and love our students. The ninth and tenth-grade experience centers around small, seminar-style classes where students closely engage with the material and each other. Caring adults are all around them to offer support, challenge, and guidance. Learning is joyful. Being curious is cool. In the words of one of our students, BUA is a place where nice kids who love learning find their people.