Boston Arts Academy

BPS/District9th-12th
11 Charles St, Dorchester
School Tier:
Tier 3

BPS measures school quality using a ranked tier system for all district schools. Tier 1 is the highest quality score (Green); Tier 4 (Red) is the lowest quality score.

Progress Toward Targets
Progress Toward Targets
State Level: Progress Toward Targets

State levels apply to only district and charter schools, and are assigned by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

For more information, you can also visit our FAQ.

Quick Facts

people icon
Enrollment 469 Students
apple icon
Student/Teacher 10:1
shirt icon
Uniform Yes
people icon
Gender Coed
bell icon
Start/End Time 8:00am-3:55pm
phone icon
Phone Number 617-635-6470
envelope icon
Email Address Contact School
link icon
Website Visit Website

Transit Times

Update Address
walking icon
No Walk Data No Walk Data
walking icon
No Drive Data No Drive Data
walking icon
No Transit Data No Transit Data

To see available transit times enter your location below.

Use Current Location

Please note, students may be eligible for transportation depending on grade and how far they live from their school. Please refer to the FAQ on transportation for more information.

Enrollment

All Boston Public School (BPS) high schools are open to any student who lives in Boston. Admission may be determined via open enrollment, lottery, an application, or exam. Admission to this school 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

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.

Support Options

School Data

The performance data below is for the Next Generation MCAS results. 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 that data for all schools in that network, not just the single school. 

If data is not shown, it is not available on that school. 

Graduation Rate
All Students
81.7%
Students w/ Disabilities
80%
High Needs
72.3%
EL
100%
African American/Black
75%
Asian
83.3%
Hispanic/Latino
85.7%
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.
-%
White
82.4%
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.
-%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
-%
Student Performance
Teacher Retention Rate
School
75.5%
District
79%
State
85%
College Attendance Rate
All Students
64.4%
Students w/ Disabilities
66.7%
High Needs
58.5%
African American/Black
55.2%
Hispanic/Latino
66.7%
White
-%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
-%
469
Total Enrollment
Student Diversity
Teacher Diversity
54.50
FTE Count

Enrollment

All Boston Public School (BPS) high schools are open to any student who lives in Boston. Admission may be determined via open enrollment, lottery, an application, or exam. Admission to this school 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

Compared To My Favorites

Back to Top
Have a Question?

Our experts will provide you with the right information to find the best school