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Boston, MA
Students enrolled: 160

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1 University Road
Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-9000
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August 11, 2014
I was a freshman two years ago. I wanted to post something because I left after my freshman year and I wished someone had told me more about how the school works. I think it's telling that the students who write positive reviews feel the need to put down their classmates who left. It's an environment that's not supportive and the teacher's were not available. Overall I did not leave because I was not doing well in school, but because I felt like the school had some serious weaknesses that I didn't think I could live through for another three years. I am not at Commonwealth and am much happier- the teachers are more supportive. Before you commit- make sure you know what you are getting into- if you read the final two sentences of the previous comments and imagine a place where the teachers, your fellow students and the administrators are all saying that to you and see if that is an environment where you would thrive.

- submitted by a student
June 21, 2014
I graduated a month ago and had an extraordinary experience. I will miss BU Academy greatly. I have made some fantastic relationships with teachers that have always been willing to go out of their way for me. To see BUA's effectiveness, one simply has to look at the results that BUA's education, extracurriculars, and networking enable. Not merely SAT scores and college acceptances, but what my friends and I are doing the summer after our senior year. My friend and I are doing real work as engineering interns at very well-known defense contractors. Another friend is working for a consulting firm analyzing insurance markets. Some of my friends are just relaxing, but only because they wanted a last "summer off" before college. Essentially any upperclassman can participate at research at BU, if they want to. I will say that this school demands a great deal of work. If you simply aren't willing to do the work, then BUA is not the place for you: you'll get asked to leave. Some of the parent reviewers on this site need to realize that their child is not a "special snowflake". If your child was willing to put in the effort, (s)he would not have been ushered out. Simple as that.

- submitted by a student
June 06, 2014
I agree with the comments below that there are better options out there- BUA is a very tough academic school with uneven results. Some teachers are good and others are below subpar. The program can be pretty disorganized and at times unfair. I would look around if you have other options. This is a one size fits all education despite what they say at the open house. Ask lots of questions- you may regret it the way we have, now that we are stuck here.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
Our son was recently accepted at this school. It was a decision between this and Commonwealth. Yes, Commonwealth has great reviews as a nurturing school, etc... but he felt that the instruction and the community was more to his liking at BUA. He's a fidgety kid and some of the revisit classes at Commonwealth were lectures which are totally not his learning style. For me personally, the admissions staff at BUA are great and approachable. For the parent interview, the interviewer was the most awesome interviewer we've ever met. Down to earth and engaging. A model for what all interviewers should be like. And we've done plenty of interviews during the past few years trying to get our kids into private schools to escape the dreadful public schools. The vast majority are cold and distant. So we'll see how it goes. I plan on posting again in the fall or early 2015 to let people know how it went.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
There are better schools in the Boston area that will do more to nurture all aspects--both academic and non academic--of your child. For the very gifted, try RL, BH, windsor, Commonwealth or Milton. The school heads are approachable there and care about more than the bottom line. You'll be much happier if you shop around.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
Amazing kids. Amazing faculty. It's a remarkable place. BUA is not for everyone. But for the bright and highly motivated student, it's without peer. Really.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2012
So the truth is, if you are a smart kid, you'll have a great experience. If you are not willing to work hard, go someplace easier. Pretty simple equation. No, BUA is not for everyone--that's the point.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
i think it is ridiculous the negative reviews that are one here. i can relate to where they are coming from, but they are a little extreme and generally submitted by parents. in my four years here, i have definitely faced some ups and downs (mostly due to my own personal habits), but BUA has done nothing but help me with them. granted, freshman and sophomore years are incredibly hard and not very flexible, but once you get over that hump, nothing is going to get in your way. the comments that say that the school is not flexible are obviously from parents of students that didn't last the full time here. by the time i graduate in 12 days, i will have amassed 56 credits from BU, and i got them in the classes that i wanted. i took music theory and economics at BU when everyone else chose to take biology and french or spanish or whatever they wanted. i took calculus at the university instead of the academy just so that my schedule would work so i could take all the classes i wanted. while i agree that the principal doesn't know what is best for any student, parent, or teacher, it hasn't really effected my experience. choosing BUA was the best decision of my life and it will be yours too

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2012
My child is currently a BUA student. The level of academics and the quality of the teaching are stunningly good. Really. The homework workload can be heavy at times, but if the student is smart and self-motivated, then it's not a problem. Honestly, I was shocked to read some of the negative reviews posted here. We have found the school administration to be completely honest and willing to work with us when issues arose. Our experience with BUA administration has been great. I strongly suggest that when choosing a high school, one should talk one-on-one to current parents/students- don't rely on anonymous postings (even this one!). And, importantly, let the prospective student visit the BUA, attend some classes, and decide if this school is right for them. After all, they are the ones who attend the high school... not the parents. I enthusiastically recommend BUA if a student is smart, self-motivated, and wants an exceptionally good education from excellent teachers- and, if the student enjoys the BUA community of enthusiastic/diverse/quirky scholars!

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2012
Though the two posts below find it odd that many reviews share a very positive experience and similar language, it is clear to me as a current parent that it is because many students and their families are having or have had a terrific experience at BUA, and not because the positive reviews are somehow insincere. Families considering BUA should apply and explore the school firsthand! My daughter was fortunate to have excellent choices in the decision process, and attended Revisit Day not knowing that BUA would be her first choice. After spending a day there, she felt that academic and personal "fit" that is so important in choosing a school/college. We have been extremely impressed with the talent and dedication of her teachers and the rigor of the coursework, and we had high expectations going in. We haven t had occasion to interact beyond social reasons with the head of school, but all the administrators we ve worked with have been very insightful and approachable. She is receiving a superior education and having a blast! Five stars means excellent, not perfect - no school is, but BUA is indeed excellent, in our experience, and we enthusiastically recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2012
I agree with the reviewer below. There is so much confusion on this site and every positive review for this school has the same flavor. To have 4o or so reviews on here defending the school with the bulk of the them 'saying' basically the same thing, using the same terms and platitudes and all posted around the same time of year--admissions season! BU Academy is a mixed bag. Those of us with very advanced and highly able learners are just as displeased as the parents with the typically developing kids. Ask many questions before signing that contract. The administration can be unfriendly, to say the least. Our child was not treated with respect for who he was. Try Commonweath, Roxbury Latin, Belmont Hill or Milton if strong academics, challenge and good college matriculations is what you desire., BUA charges the same or more, but doesn't offer the same advantages. Ask admissions for names of parents who are not only currently at the school, but who have graduated children. Dig deep. Once the student gets to venture on to BU for classes in Jr and Sr years, it gets better. Dealing with the head can be quite an experience and an exercise in patience. Very egocentric culture.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2012
I would caution all potential parents and students to do their homework before enrolling at this school. I will echo what many have already said here: this school looks better on paper. Everything, in theory, appears to be in place but what actually happens in practice is quite a different scenario. The administration is deficient in many areas and not interested in what is best for the individual students needs. A lot of time is wasted on studies that are repetitive, and the depth of real learning takes a back seat. BUA, while small in size, is not equipped (or willing?) to challenge the individual student's needs, unless the student is below the norm academically. Don't be fooled! Each year during admissions seasons we see the same people coming back to regurgitate the same reviews on this site singing the supposed praises of this very average school. Recent overly complimentary reviews need to be taken with a grain of salt! Our child is often bored with the lack of depth and challenge within the curriculum and the over abundance of tedious 'busy work' given as homework. There are much better options out there parents! Consider very carefully!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
I am a freshman this year and have nothing but fantastic things to say about this school. One of my biggest fears I had coming into my freshman year was that this school was more focused on math and science than it was on humanities. While the math and science programs have been the most challenging and engaging classes I have ever participated in, English, History, and classical languages bring on the most riveting discussions that I had never experienced before BUA. The teachers are all the most focused, dedicated, and passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They are always around for us students, whether we are looking for personal or academic help. Although language and math classes are leveled, the students in different classes have no problem interacting with their own grade. On numerous occasions I have looked up to my peers for homework help, and find myself giving as much help as I can. The students at BUA are like a second family. We have a community of sharing and friendship that I have never experienced before.

- submitted by a student
November 06, 2011
I'm a new freshman at BUA this year, and it's been a great few months. The work is exceptionally fast paced; I slave over homework for four plus hours a night, and I have received more B's than I have ever gotten before. It's completely worth it though. My peers are interested in learning just as much as I am, and the teachers are excited to teach us.

- submitted by a student
June 30, 2011
This is a great school. My son has really loved school for the first time ever this past year. The teachers are really wonderful and it is a great, classically oriented curriculum. The only downside I have noticed at the school is that a very high percentage of the parents (more so than the students) hold the illusion that Junior is the most ultra special genius ever, rather than just a reasonably smart and industrious kid, which can be a little wearing at parent events. The kids themselves are not as bad as the parents in this regard. Most of the pressure is applied by the parents rather than by the school itself, since usually Junior has been getting all A's until he got to BUA and ceases to get all A's once he gets there. I have had no problems with the administration and highly recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2011
BUA is a great school. The student-faculty ratio is ideal, the teachers are well-educated and engaging, and--most importantly--the kids are able to explore subjects that actually interest them. I transferred my son here from a public school when he was a freshman, and it was a fantastic decision. Beyond the quality of the education, there is a real intellectual environment here that you just don't get at most schools in the area. Highly recommended for kids who might need a more challenging curriculum than is available at your average school. But be warned--if your child is not up to the task, it can make him/her miserable. If you're considering BUA, make sure that your kid is not only intelligent, but also motivated to work hard. Otherwise, there will be lots of tears.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2011
My daughter is a student and loves BUA. Her teachers are dedicated and caring. Peers are interested in learning, and it does not stop when class ends. Sports are not pressure filled. She is having a great experience, but you have to be willing to work hard.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
I find this school to be restrictive, rigid, and all-around unsupportive. I feel the administration is lacking in several key areas and that parents applying need tread cautiously. This school looks good on paper ONLY, imo, but in practice, you are dealing with a litigious business. The decision you make could affect your child's academic career. I also believe most of the positive posts are not being submitted by parents, but by school staff. There was one negative parent post removed here because the school probably complained. Let the truth come out, BUA! During admissions period, we always see a slew of slanted reviews here--supposedly from parents (but most likely from worried staff). This is MY opinion. Please consider very carefully.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2010
We have had an excellent, all-around experience with this school. My child is very happy there and is thriving intellectually.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
I am a freshman at BUA, and I am appalled at what all the parents are saying about BUA. I love it here. Yes, I do have two hours of homework every night, and yes the classes are tough. But I enjoy it. I enjoy being able to learn about something without feeling any pressure. There are no boundaries here. All the negative reviews are from parents about the administration, but what do they know about their child's day to day lives at the school. I have not seen a single student at BUA who is disgruntled that they have to be there. Do not believe everything the parents have to say about BUA, it's the child's reviews that are actually the most helpful. They tell you what's actually going on.

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2010
BUA is an excellent, extraordinary school. The students are intellectually able, which the faculty accept as a given. The kids are at ease with each other. Yes, many are quirky, but they're well-intentioned and genuine, and at BUA they enjoy the trappings (Homecoming soccer game, proms, ski weekends and spring break trips) of typical high schools, but without the social angst they might experience elsewhere. There are also plenty of socially savvy kids; there are athletes, musicians, student council types, kids who love drama - just like any high school. The school is nicely self-assured, and allows kids many opportunities to decide things for themselves, both in academic and extra-curricular realms. My son has been there two years. There were bumps last year with the workload, but this year it's come together for him. There's help if he needs it, with lots of eyes on him. Great school for smart kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2010
My daughter absolutely loves BUA. The school community provides a healthy social environment where all students are accepted for who they are, and are encouraged to develop to their greatest potential. Of the 5 teachers she had last year, 2 she found extraordinary, 2 were very good, and only one she felt was "meh." Contrast this to her experience at a "highly-rated" suburban high school, where none of her teachers met her expectations of being even just "good."

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2010
I am really surprised by the negative reviews on this site. BUA has been a wonderful experience for my daughter, she couldn't be happier. I have had no problems with the administration, they have been friendly and helpful. Maybe the complainers' kids couldn't keep up with the work, it is rigorous, and slacking off is not accepted like it is in public schools. It is not just a math/science school either, my daughter has really liked her english and history courses, the teachers are involved, love their subjects and are interesting!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2010
As a former student, I have to say that the rigid, constrictive nature of the school allows very few students to progress and prove their true potential. The school is only good on paper, and is nothing but a lot of talk. In addition, students not only suffer from the poorly planned curriculum (Come one we spent my entire freshman history class learning useless facts about Roman and Greek history. What happened to the rest of the world?), but the people as well. To put it in simple terms, the people, teachers and students alike, are not normal.

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2010
I would like to say that as a parent who has had experience with this school, the administration is not candid and forthright, In my experience, and I find these statements to be misleading to potential families. People have had varying degrees of very positive (mostly) experiences with faculty. But to ignore the role that the administration plays on the part of the school culture, and ultimately your child's education, is not constructive. Our child was not "falling out'...quite the contrary. Our child was very advanced academically but was, for unexplained reasons, not allowed to progress. Everything at this school looks good on paper.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
As the parent of a Boston University Academy senior, I have found the faculty and administration to be candid, forthright, and genuinely interested in doing what is best for students. On a number of occasions, they chose a more arduous path, rather than telling me what I wanted to hear, by speaking openly and honestly. At times we all faced unpleasant truths that, when confronted, produced a better outcome for the student. If you do the research, you will find that there is no better school in the Boston area for a responsible high school student to learn, grow, and mature in a university environment with a college curriculum tailored to the student's abilities. Be sure your child is capable of doing college level work, is enthusiastic about achieving academically, and enjoys being surrounded by an exceptionally talented group of students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
I'm a senior at BUA. I decided to google 'Boston University Academy' and found this site with its horrendous parent-reviews. Every negative review has focused its criticism on this idea of the 'administration' as incompetent. Hey, I won't lie; from what I hear, that's true. Guess what? It doesn't affect me as a student AT ALL. *I* spent four years taking classes at BUA from an amazing faculty who taught me how to THINK. *Parents* spend a good four years in a discrepancy with the administration. Consider that your kid, not you, is going to BUA. Also, most run-ins I know of have had to do with kids who happened to be failing out, so that'd explain the acerbity of some posts. They do take on more of the tone of a scorned lover than that of an objective observer anyway, don't they? Take these reviews with a grain of salt.

- submitted by a student
March 03, 2010
This school is a mixture of positive and negative. I do not think this school is the 'only place for gifted kids' , not by a long shot. In fact, there are many (and better) places in the Boston/Greater Boston area for gifted kids. Most teachers at BUA are very good to excellent. What needs overhauling is the administration (head) and admissions which are not parent inclusive. When will BU become more involved in improving this is still an unanswered question. Science and math teachers are committed, encouraging and do the best they can in the current environment. They deserve kudos.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
The only place for truly gifted kids in the area. The academics are unparalleled and challenge even the brightest student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
My son is currently a sophomore at BUA. It has been an excellent environment for him. The quality and commitment of the faculty and other students is top notch. While my son was initially attracted to BUA for the science and robotics opportunities, the english and history courses have been among his favorites - he has really engaged in the classroom discussions and no longer dreads writing papers. Its a place where most of the students are motivated to do almost all of the assigned work almost all of the time. The small size limits the number of different activities, but also allows (encourages) the less than blue chip participant in sports. The students are very supportive of one another and actually seem to encourage each other to do well. We've been very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2009
At BUA our experience was not with a qualified, caring administration. But, the teachers all seemed both caring and qualified. The administration is lacking and everyone we have spoken to associated with this school agrees. Do your research and shop around. You need to be very proactive and shrewd to thrive here.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2009
We have been extremely pleased with BUA for our daughter. The teachers expect a lot from the students. It is very rigorous, and not for everyone. The teachers have been very caring and supportive. She has been involved in sports and enjoyed playing on the teams without a lot of pressure. In short, the school has wonderful facilities (BU), excellent teachers and a qualified, caring administration. We are glad to have found this school!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
I concur with the less glowing parent reviews posted here for BUA. My impression is that the positive reviews on this site are, perhaps, written by staff members. The school is not that great and not that awful. It is not nearly as academic and flexible as it presents itself to be at the onset. I think it can be a decent fallback if your child resides in one of the lesser impressive school districts in the Boston/Greater Boston area. I am not that happy with the leadership administration.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2009
BUA has been a great place for my child. The teachers are all excellent - and each has a unique flair. The rigor of the courses is exceptional. I am also delighted that my child will have completed a deep survey of the Western canon in literature and history, studied a classical language, and completed solid math and science courses. Since there is not a big focus on sports, kids who aren't jocks can have the experience of team competition which is a surprising bonus. The connection with the university allows students to explore literally without limit. Finally, for kids who love to learn for the sake of learning, BUA is a place to find friends. The work level is high, but the school - staff,teachers and students are all supportive.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2009
Bottom line: what is good about this school is the teaching staff, although many strong teachers have left over the past 2-3 years. Many at BUA will say that there are still many committed teachers here who strive to offer a stimualting learning community. What needs change is the administration. We were led to believe that our child would receive certain accomodations when in fact this was never the intention of the school. In our experience, their primary focus seems to be generating revenue by promising anything while the optimal education of the child is secondary.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2009
I would like to add that as a parent, I feel my child was treated unfairly here and has suffered as a result. We were given misleading information before our child was enrolled only to fnd out that the criteria was reversed on a whim, for no logical reason. What this did to our child was inexcusable. I feel the school behaved unprofessionally and dishonestly. The administration needs to understand that they are dealing with children, not merely tuition checks.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
I'm a current student at BUA and have had a positive although stressful experience so far. As a BUAer, I can say that the reviews I have read on this website by parents mirror the student body's opinions: some days we feel overwhelmed and stressed (sometimes physically, including panic attacks and lack of sleep), but for the most part BUA makes up for stress in the community which I have found completely different than any I have experienced. BUA is awesome because the usual stigmas and stereotypes that exist in public schools or larger schools simply do not exist at BUA. We define ourselves as 'the only school whose entire cheerleading squad quit when robotic season came around'. I disagree that BUA conforms in any way; I find that BUA's social climate is completely original. Here, I feel at home with first rate teachers and academically motivated and caring peers.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2009
In my experience, BU Academy is more of a Math/Science school, though the school resists this label. The school is somewhat flexible when it comes to math. By 'aceing' an entrance exam (I mean, really scoring super high) you can move up to higher levels. The school does not allow this for any non-math courses (they give a Latin exam, if you choose, but it is subjective, imo) this si why they attract more math types. But the school is now trying desperately to be known as a liberal arts type school for talented students. I agree that there has been a major exodus of faculty in recent years which has caused issues. I think the leadership has an 'I know better than you' attitude. I don't know that they can attract the right type of student anymore.

- submitted by a community member
January 16, 2009
I am a current parent at BUA and overall happy with the choice my child made to go there. Some folks indicated that facilities are not great. I disagee! This is a city school and if you want beautiful facilities you go to a suburban school. Despite being a city/urban school, BUA offers access to great facilities thanks to BU: access to a great sports center, food court, theatre and in Jr/Sr year actual college courses. What needs to improve at BUA is the management & communicaiton skills on part of the administration. There needs to be more open communication with the parents & parents Assoc. The headmaster needs to involve the parents more. Teachers are fantastic! Bottom line: there has to be a good fit between your child & the school, no matter which school. You should not choose a school for its name or who else went there.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2008
I have been surprised at the handful of negative reviews about BUA posted on this site. I have been an active member of the Parent Association for 4 years. We meet once a month and are open to all types of discussion, but these negative comments have never come up. The retention of families at BUA is greater than 90%; as for the 'lonely building with no amenities', most students consider the academy building a cozy home base and remain at school to socialize long after classes end. It has a student lounge, computer lab and reading room, and is directly connected to a gymnasium for exclusive use by BUA students. The school has several wonderful clubs (the robotics club has a high national ranking) and offers a rich selection of athletic opportunities. Indeed there seems to be something for everyone here and most students and families are very happy.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2008
BU Academy is a fantastic school for bright, inquisitive students. The focus is academics, the environment is supportive and nurturing, while giving students the opportunity to explore areas of study at Boston University. This is really a unique school.

- submitted by a student
December 08, 2008
We have been very Happy with BUA. The quality of instruction has been high in all his academic classes throughout. The other children by and large have been intellectually curious, collaborative, generous and nice kids. Our son has been allowed to take a course for gifted children outside of his regular classes and given help by one of his BUA teachers. It is true that BUA is not a 'sports' school. However, we knew that going in and that was not our, nor his, priority. That said he has enjoyed playing sports there and has increased his skill level.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 07, 2008
In my experience as a parent, BU Academy is not an ideal fit for a motivated and very strong academic student with leadership ability. The 'newer' administration is more concerned with uniformity than individuality, despite what it reads in the BUA brochure. The turnover rate for staff is unusually high and has left many parents concerned. The best college counselor who was there for years recently departed too along with other strong staff and has left some parents of seniors and juniors worried. The school has lost it's niche and it's edge. I feel there are serious misrepresentation issues at this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2008
I agree that BUA is not what it presents itself to be. Students should be cautious to make sure that their needs will be met prior to commiting to this school.

- submitted by a student
December 05, 2008
BU Academy does not present an environment that encourages individual academic pursuit. The school often shuns individuality, despite the ability to take university classes. I would not recommend this school to anyone who has any ideas that don't go along with the norm.

- submitted by a student
December 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2008
BUA has provided an incredible learning experience for my daughter, who is now a Senior. The teachers and staff are caring and nurture the intellectual and emotional development of the student. Although the school is small, it provides a wide variety of activities and resources, including an affiliation to BU, to provide one of the best educations in Boston.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
BUA offers the best of all worlds. BUA itself has small class sizes which offer individualized attention. Beginning junior year, students may take courses at Boston University. If your child is advanced in a given area, they may very well take a graduate level course at BU! No other high school in the Boston area can complete with such a course selection! My son is currently a senior going through the college application process and I am truly amazed at the dedication of the college counselors. Both teachers and the administration are top notch. BUA is hands-down, an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
BU Academy is a fantastic academically rigourous school, with a supportive staff. The BUA students benefit from the location and use of all the Boston University Facilities, equipment and support. BUA is very small and the students develop a strong relationship with their teachers. Junior and Senior year students can take classes at Boston University. BUA lets student be who they are, with out any stigma being attached to being 'smart'. Overall BUA is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 04, 2008
My son is a junior who was able to test out of the first year in Latin and Math thus enabling him to take more advanced classes. He is currently in 2 university classes, like most of his classmates. His experience has been wonderful and even though the depth of sports choices cannot be large, because of the small class size(35-40 per grade) he has played basketball, goes sailing and participates in tennis. Many of the teachers have PhDs or Masters degrees in their subjects and they challenge their students constantly. My son was accepted in Boston Latin but after going to classes for a day in both schools decided on BUA.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
My son is a senior at BUA. This school has superb teachers and offers individualized instruction, especially in the Junior and Senior years when the kids can take BU courses (the sky is the limit!). I think it has been an excellent choice for my son as he has been intellectually challenged and has a great group of friends. The small size does have some disadvantages such as a relatively small pool of students, but this is offset in my opinion by the close-knit community that keeps the kids safe, and the high level of student-teacher interaction. Also, this school really focuses on the 'life of the mind', and appears to bypass some of the social pretense that is pervasive at other area private schools. And I would rate the facilities and extracurricular activities as superb.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
Boston University Academy does not individualize even for the highly intelligent student. But, students who are far ahead in math due to prior studies, homeschooling or tutoring, etc. may be identified and have the opportunity to possibly move ahead (even one taking college math as a freshman), but it seems to stop there. BUA is really just another expensive prep school but smaller and without the campus. It is located in a small, lone building with no physically inclusive amenities.

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September 04, 2008
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1 University Road, Boston, MA  02215
(617) 353-9000
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