Boston University Academy

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College preparatory high school with high academic standards.


Boston, MA


High School


Prep School, Private School, Top School

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1 University Rd Boston, MA 02215



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Boston University Academy  (BUA) is a college preparatory High School located on the campus of Boston University. The school is for academically talented bright boys and girls and has established itself as a top-notch college preperatory school.  The school makes use of the vast resources of the parent university.  Admission is very selective.

The school was founded in 1993 to allow talented students to take advantage of the vast educational and athletic resources of a major university. Today the school has over 150 students and has established a reputation as a high-caliber college preparatory school with an excellent record of student accomplishments and college placement .

BUA’s academic program is very demanding and combines a classical liberal arts foundation with unique classes in the university system.  This allows students to gain foundation knowledge and at the same time pursue particular interests at advanced levels.

According to the school,  there are many unique advantages in their educational approach:

  • Its campus is within one of the world’s great universities, so the students get exposure to real-world achievement in many areas such medicine, science, technology, politics, education, history, social movements, literature, music and art.

  • The school's high school + university  approach allows them to better prepare students for the university environment and offer unique opportunities to all students.

  • Students are well- positioned to pursue their interests without many limits. The Academy’s connection to Boston University opens all kinds of doors for the students.

  • The school’s 11th and 12th graders take courses at BU for college credit. All seniors research a thesis with the support of a university professor and a BUA faculty advisor.  

  • Students are guaranteed acceptance to Boston University upon maintaining a 3.0 grade point average in Boston University courses.

The school offers a broad array of extracurricular activities with over 30 clubs to choose from, including art, chamber music, politics, popular culture, literature and much more.

The Academy offers a variety of competitive team sports. Students are encouraged to get involved in its after-school athletics program independend of prior experience.  Sports offered are soccer, cross-country, basketball, crew, fencing, tennis, ultimate frisbee.