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Boston Arts Academy
Updated Aug 20, 2015
174 Ipswich Street - Boston MA - 02215
Type of autonomy arrangement: pilot schools
About the Learning Program
To be a true artist, one must also be a scholar. The academic curricula at Boston Arts Academy prepare a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholars to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of a democratic society.
In addition to specializing in one of five arts subject areas: visual arts, theatre, dance, instrumental music, or vocal music, each student’s schedule also incorporates a full college preparatory course load, including humanities, mathematics, science, and a foreign language. BAA nurtures the collaborative, creative and culturally empathetic skills and content needed to respond to the challenges of the 21st Century. Our academic classes emphasize interdisciplinary thinking, project-based learning, and student constructions of understanding. Throughout our curricula, a special emphasis is placed on developing writing skills. In their senior year, students embark on a unique capstone experience: writing a grant proposal to fund an independent community outreach arts project, giving something back for the extraordinary educational opportunities they enjoy at Boston Arts Academy.