Boston University Academy
Mission Statement
The mission of Boston University Academy is to educate talented students who are passionate about learning and who share the joy of inquiry.  Engaging with dedicated teachers in a small and caring community, students first immerse themselves in a classically based curriculum and then continue to expand their intellectual interests at Boston University, a major research institution.
Core Values
We foster a community that educates young people through intense and joyful inquiry. Inspired by the classical tradition, we value honesty, integrity, and kindness as we strive to learn what it means to live life well.
Boston University Academy Values and Distinctive Features, as reaffirmed in the recent strategic planning process: 
  • A scholarly outlook in academic pursuits
  • A culture of inquiry and rigorous examination
  • A community of thoughtful readers, writers, and learners
  • A math and science curriculum that is both rigorous and required
  • A vast curriculum due to our University connection, which provides access to BU’s 2,000+ electives and 24 foreign languages
  • A highly trained and passionate faculty capable of asking for and teaching to high academic and personal standards
  • An intellectually motivated student body capable of responding to the faculty’s encouragement and high expectations
  • A happy school community with a low rate of discipline issues, faculty turnover, and student attrition
  • A small size, translating to opportunity, accountability and closer relationships between faculty and students, and among all students 
  • A community where students feel safe and encouraged to be themselves
  • A community where mass culture plays a minimal role
  • A community where cooperation far exceeds competition among students
  • An outstanding college placement record
  • An active connection to Boston University, a leading private research institution


Organization Name: Boston University Academy
Address 1: 1 University Road
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: Boston, Massachusetts  02215
Type: Private
Number of Students: 170
Lowest Grade: 9
Highest Grade: 12


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