Boston Arts Academy

  • 2014 bronze

    Boston Arts Academy (BAA), a pilot school, is charged with being a laboratory and a beacon for artistic and academic innovation. We prepare a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholars-citizens to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of a democratic society.

    BAA seeks students who are passionate about the arts, who work and learn together as a community, and who reflect the diversity of Boston. The school builds on a student's potential in the arts by expecting the necessary commitment and self-discipline to advance through the school's academic and artistic studies. BAA is a Designated Expanded Learning Time (ELT) school and has a longer school day to schedule and provide academic, art, and student wellness resources that are core to the teaching and learning environment.

    What Makes Our School Special:

    • A collaborative project of the Boston Public Schools and the Professional Arts Consortium: Berklee College of Music, Boston Architectural College, The Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
    • High-level training for students in dance, music, theater, or visual arts in the context of a college preparatory curriculum
    • Individualized attention for each student by our experienced, award-winning staff
    • PSAT and SAT test prep classes
    • Success after graduation: an average of 94% of graduates are accepted to college each year
    • A full-inclusion high school, offering comprehensive services to deaf and hard of hearing students and students with disabilities
    • Dual enrollment available in partner colleges
    • STEAM (science/technology/engineering/arts/math) lab to integrate subjects in an inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum in a way that more closely aligns with what students will experience in college and the workforce
    • Partnerships with the Museum of Fine Arts and others that provide resources and opportunities to our students

    Special admission process

    • The application process includes an audition or presentation component

Contact the BAA

  • Headmaster
    Anne Clark

    174 Ipswich St.
    Boston, MA 02215

    School Hours
    8:00 a.m.-3:55 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
    8:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Fri.
    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 1:25 p.m.
    Grades: 9-12
    School Type: Pilot