• Boston Arts Academy hall scene
    “When you walk into BAA, you feel a completely different way of learning.”
  • Boston Arts Academy student singers
    “Without BAA, I don’t know if I would have gone to college.”
  • “BAA showed me you can make your dreams a reality.”
  • BAA Grads
    94% of BAA graduates are accepted to college.

Boston Arts Academy (BAA) is the city’s public high school for the visual and performing arts, serving more than 440 students who reflect the diversity of Boston’s neighborhoods. We offer pathways to success to urban students who otherwise might not have access to both formal arts training and a college preparatory education.

Elyas Harris headshot

Where are they now?

Elyas Harris

Theatre Major, 2009

Elyas is using his love of theatre to make a difference in the lives of Boston students. He is a special education teacher at Excel High School in Boston, a Teaching Assistant with The Theater Offensive, and a member of the Company One Street Team.

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Aug 30

August Graduation Ceremony

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sep 08

First Day of School

September 8
Sep 13

Family Back-to-School Night for Gr. 9-11

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 18

Board of Trustees Meeting

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Oct 21

2016 Summit Series – Session 1

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nov 18

2016 Summit Series – Session 2

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm