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    “When you walk into BAA, you feel a completely different way of learning.”

All Boston Public Schools will be CLOSED for students starting Tuesday, March 17 until Monday, May 4, 2020. Should the situation with coronavirus improve in the City, on a faster timeline that expected, we will look into opening schools before May 4 if that is what is best for our school communities.

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Beginning July 1, 2018, during construction of new facilities at 174 Ipswich Street, both Boston Arts Academy and the Boston Arts Academy Foundation will be temporarily relocated.

Boston Arts Academy will be at 11 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122, in Fields Corner.

The Boston Arts Academy Foundation will be at 45 Temple Place, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.


Boston Arts Academy (BAA) is the city’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts, serving more than 450 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.

Public Health Update and BAA Honors

The Boston Arts Academy Foundation is staying informed about the events surrounding the global outbreak of the coronavirus. The health and safety of Boston Arts Academy’s students, staff, and community remains of utmost importance. We continue to monitor the situation and look to Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for recommendations, guidance, and direction.

At the present time, BAA Honors on May 2, 2020 at the Intercontinental, Boston has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Last Updated: March 16, 2020
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Where are they now?

Alexander Castillo-Nuñez

Theatre Major, 2008

A proud immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Alex recently became a United States citizen and plans to become a lawyer. He attended Salem State University, and is now District Director for the office of State Senator Jason Lewis. Through his work as a community organizer and project manager, Alex puts his BAA theatre training into action. At BAA, he learned the importance of ensemble work, effective communication, and to be open to new options. Alex is working to make a difference in his new country by combating ignorance and fear.

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