Boston Arts Academy

BPS/District9th-12th
11 Charles St, Dorchester
Partially Meeting Targets
Partially Meeting Targets
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Enrollment 469 Students
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Student/Teacher 9.8:1
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Uniform Yes
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Start/End Time 8:00am-3:55pm
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Phone Number 617-635-6470
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Enrollment

All Boston Public School (BPS) high schools are open to any student who lives in Boston, via open enrollment, application, or exam. Admission is based on a special application. Click Apply Online to go to the application.
Special Admission Process
Includes an audition or presentation component
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School Overview

Boston Arts Academy is Boston’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts. Our mission is to prepare a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholars-citizens to be successful in their college or professional careers and be engaged members of their communities. We seek students who are passionate about the arts, works and learns together as a community, and reflects the diversity of the city of Boston. The admissions process is designed to give all students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability, potential, and commitment.

Highlights

  • A collaborative project of BPS and the ProArts Consortium: Berklee, Boston Architectural College, Boston Conservatory, Emerson, MassArt, and the SMFA.
  • High-level training for students in dance, fashion technology, music, theater, or visual arts in the context of a college preparatory curriculum.
  • Individualized attention for each student by our experienced, awardwinning staff.
  • PSAT and SAT test prep classes.
  • Success after graduation: Annually, an average of 94% of graduates accepted to college.
  • First Boston Public School named an inclusion high school, offering comprehensive services to students with identified learning needs of all kinds.
  • Dual enrollment available in partner colleges.
  • Summer arts scholarships available.
  • STEAM lab.
  • Partnerships with ProArts and other institutions that provide resources and opportunities for our students.
  • ESL in General Education.

Uniform Description

Dance and theatre students have required clothing.

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School Data

For more data on schools, please visit the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website.

For schools with multiple campuses, the data below is the same across all schools in that network.

Please, note that performance data below only reflects the Next Generation MCAS results for schools who took both Next Generation MCAS and legacy MCAS tests. If the school offers a 10th grade, we encourage checking their legacy MCAS scores here.

Graduation Rate
All Students
90.3%
Students w/ Disabilities
88.2%
High Needs
87.1%
EL
100%
African American/Black
81.3%
Asian
83.3%
Hispanic/Latino
95%
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.
-%
White
100%
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.
-%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
-%
Student Performance
Teacher Retention Rate
School
78%
District
84.2%
State
86.9%
College Attendance Rate
All Students
81.6%
Students w/ Disabilities
66.7%
High Needs
78.8%
African American/Black
75%
Hispanic/Latino
84.6%
White
-%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
-%
469
Total Enrollment
Student Diversity
Teacher Diversity
47.80
FTE Count

Enrollment

All Boston Public School (BPS) high schools are open to any student who lives in Boston, via open enrollment, application, or exam. Admission is based on a special application. Click Apply Online to go to the application.
Special Admission Process
Includes an audition or presentation component
Apply Online

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