Boston Arts Academy 2021 June Graduation Photos

July 2, 2021

Dear Seniors: Congratulations! You can access your portrait photos and some graduation photos here. These photos were taken by Annielly Camargo who is a BAA Alum. If anyone shares on social media feel free to tag her or write out her full name for photo credit. She is on instagram as @Anni.elly and on facebook […]

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2021 June Graduation: Info for Guests, Grads, and Performers

June 7, 2021

Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2021 Gates Open: 3:00 pm Ceremony Time: 4:00-6:00pm Location: Fenway Park | 193 Ipswich Street. | Boston, MA 02215 Entrance: Gate B – It’s the entrance right in front of our new building With special guest Darryl “DMC” McDaniels as our Commencement Speaker! *If you are bringing a bag, it must be […]

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The Boston Arts Academy online store is now open!

December 22, 2020

Show Your BAA Pride with BAA Gear! The Boston Arts Academy online store is now open! The store features t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, mugs, jackets, and more. All store proceeds go to the Boston Arts Academy Foundation and will benefit the BAA Family Council’s important work of supporting the success and achievement of our students and […]

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12/3/20: Race, Art & Hope: A Conversation

October 4, 2020

The Boston Arts Academy Foundation Building Our Future Campaign Cabinet cordially invites you to the second online event in our “Race, Art & Hope: A Conversation” series. Our next panel on December 3 at 6:30 pm EST continues the frank discussion around racism and social inequality. Leaders in public policy, community activism, education and the arts […]

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Summer is Lit Summer Assignments

July 17, 2020

We are excited about this year’s theme of Discovery for our “Summer is Lit!” Project this year! The link has information about the theme, recommended lists, and the 3 assignment choices (students pick 1).  We hope you have wonderful adventures of discovery through reading this summer.

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COVID-19 Resources and BAA Updates

March 6, 2020

Click here to visit our remote/hybrid learning landing page. Here you will find any information and updates related to the 20/21 school year. Latest Updates/Communication: To view BPS Communication that has gone out to families, please click here. Learning at Home During School Closure: Here are a few resources to support distance learning during our […]

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Sharing Our HeARTfelt Thanks to You for a Record-Breaking BAA Honors!

February 3, 2020

During the past year, BAA Honors has raised nearly $1.7 million from more than 350 donors and sponsors. BAA Honors is BAA Foundation’s largest single source of unrestricted funding for Boston Arts Academy. Thank you for supporting our diverse and talented students! The BAA Honors event and auction are now closed. If you won a […]

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Medea: January 23 to 25

January 16, 2020

The Boston Arts Academy Theatre Department Presents “Medea,” by Euripides Boston Arts Academy Black Box Theatre 11 Charles Street Boston, MA 02122 Tickets: $7, Adults $5, Students and Seniors Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 7:00pm Friday, Jan 24, 2020 at 3:00pm Friday, Jan 24, 2020 at 7:00pm Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Respect: BAA Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Jan 31 and Feb 1, 2020

November 27, 2019

RESPECT: A BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN at the Media Arts Center, Roxbury Community College 1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 “Aretha Franklin transformed “Respect” into a timeless anthem for racial pride and a cry of feminist recognition.” Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times You don’t want to miss Boston Arts Academy […]

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A Doll’s House: November 21 to 23

November 6, 2019

The Boston Arts Academy Theatre Department Presents “A Doll’s House,” by Henrik Ibsen Boston Arts Academy Black Box Theatre 11 Charles Street Boston, MA 02122 Tickets: $7, Adults $5, Students and Seniors Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 7pm Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 3pm Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 7:30pm Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at […]

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BPS College, Career & Internship Fair Sat. 10/26

June 17, 2019

Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Mentors. We are excited to announce the upcoming Boston Public Schools College, Career & Internship Fair on Saturday, October 26th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA 02120. There will be a wide variety of colleges, universities, employers, career agencies, […]

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Come Check Out Our Spring Performances!

May 23, 2019

Spring Piano Recital Wednesday, June 5th  |  6:30pm Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory @ Berklee  |  8 The Fenway   BAA Film Festival Thursday, June 6th  |  7:30pm Emerson Paramount Center  | 559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

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2019 Graduation: Info for Guests, Grads, and Performers

Date: Monday, June 10th, 2019 Doors: 1:30pm Time: 2:00-4:00pm Location: Shubert Theatre | 265 Tremont St. | Boston, MA 02116 With special guest Susan Jaffe as our Commencement Speaker! *No food, drinks, or balloons are allowed in the theatre*   INFORMATION FOR SENIORS 10:45am – Seniors who are performing or presenting during the graduation ceremony. Arrive at the […]

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IN.FORM Fashion Show: Friday, June 14, 2019

IN.FORM, our inaugural fashion show showcases over 60 looks designed and fabricated by all four grade levels of the Boston Arts Academy Fashion Technology program. The show consists of 8 different themed segments including Upcycled Fashion, Afro-Latina Style, Activist Fashion, Fantastical Costume, and Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Benchmark Collections. The title of the show, IN.FORM, […]

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Seniors: Scholarship Resources

May 15, 2019

Seniors: If you haven’t already started, now is a great time to apply for scholarships! Below are some wonderful scholarship opportunities and resources. More can be found each week in the Weekly Bulletin. City of Boston Scholarship Fund Award: $10,000 over the course of four years ($2,500 for each year). DEADLINE: Deadline is Friday, April […]

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BAA Dance Springfest – May 10 and May 11

May 6, 2019

This event will feature diverse works that embody the strengths of our curriculum and represents the uniqueness of the BAA Dance Department. Dates Friday May 10th, 7:30pm Saturday, May 11th, 3:00pm & 7:30pm Location Boston University Dance Theater 915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston (Entrance on Buick St.) Tickets Students – $10 Adults – $15 Tickets can be purchased […]

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Boston Arts Academy Honors: May 4, 2019

April 29, 2019

Join us Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the InterContinental Boston for Boston Arts Academy Honors: One Voice, One Passion, One Vision, and One Night to Celebrate it All! ​Learn more and register at Honorary Chair The Honorable Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Mayor, City of Boston Event Chair Jeff Rosica, President and CEO, Avid Technology […]

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BAA Theatre Dept. Presents: “Facing Our Truth” – May 16-18

April 28, 2019

Please join us for Boston Arts Academy’s production of “Facing Our Truth,” at the Boston Arts Academy Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets for the performances, please click one of the links below: Thursday, May 16, 2019: 7:00pm Friday, May 17, 2019: 3:00pm 7:30pm […]

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Senior Theatre Showcase: April 10 to 12

March 29, 2019

The Sin of Despair, featuring The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, by Stephen Adly Guirgis Isolation Like Insanity, by Christian Kinney Performances will be held at Boston Arts Academy’s Auditorium 11 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02122 Admission is free but please use the form below to reserve your seats. Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7pm […]

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Boston Arts Academy Service Learning Benchmark

February 14, 2019

As a part of BAA’s mission to produce Artist-Scholar-Citizens, students will complete one of the following service learning experiences as a graduation requirement. Students will begin their work toward reaching the benchmark in term 2 of their junior year and need to be done by the end of March of their senior year Option #1 Senior […]

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Boston Public Schools CTE Week is 2/4 – 2/8

January 31, 2019

Boston Public School’s CTE Department will be launching the first annual BPS CTE week February 4-8, 2019 to correspond with the national CTE month. Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. At Boston Arts Academy, we will be celebrating our […]

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Red Sox Home Opener Tickets Sweepstakes!

You can be there to witness the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox receive their World Series rings! For a limited time, with a gift of $100 or more, you will automatically be entered into our Boston Red Sox Opening Day Sweepstakes! Click here to enter the sweepstakes with a gift of $100 or […]

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Fashion Technology Exhibition – Now Open in BAA’s Art Gallery

January 30, 2019

BAA Fashion Technology majors have opened their first exhibition of the new school year. Their opening reception took place on Thursday, February 7 in the BAA Art Gallery, but the exhibition will be open for a few more weeks. Come check out the beautiful and impressive work of our Fashion Tech majors! INTRODUCING: Fashion Technology […]

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BAA Presents Winterfest! 12/13 – 12/20

December 8, 2018

  Musical Theatre Scenes Concert Thursday, December 13th Auditorium, Boston Arts Academy, 11 Charles St., Dorchester 6:30pm   Classical Orchestra Concert Tuesday, December 18th Auditorium, Boston Arts Academy, 11 Charles St., Dorchester 6:30pm   Jazz and R&B Concert Wednesday, December 19th Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston 7:00pm   Choir Concert Thursday, December 20th […]

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BAA Admissions Visit Days – 1/11 — One visit left!

December 1, 2018

Families and school groups are welcome to attend these admissions presentations and tours of our facilities. No registration is required for these visits. If you are bringing more than 10 students, please contact the Admissions Coordinator (Christina Rodriguez:

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Theatre Main Stage Production: “Waiting for Lefty” 12/6 – 12/8

November 30, 2018

Please click one of the times below to purchase tickets for Boston Arts Academy’s production of Clifford Odets’ “Waiting for Lefty.” All performances will be at the Boston Arts Academy Auditorium Black Box Theatre, 11 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. Ticket prices: $7 Adults $5 Students/Seniors Thursday, December 6, 2018: 7:00pm Friday, December 7, 2018: […]

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BAA Presents: “Memphis, The Musical” – 1/25 & 1/26

November 29, 2018

Produced by Boston Arts Academy at the Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02125 Performance Ticket prices $15 Adults $10 Students Opening Night Pre-Show Reception Hosted by Boston Arts Academy’s Advisory Council Featuring Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley, Boston Arts Academy Champion Award Recipient $100, which includes 1 adult ticket to the Friday, January 25, 2019 […]

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Boston Arts Academy Auditions – 2/1 & 2/2

November 27, 2018

This year’s auditions will take place on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2. If you want to try out for two majors, you will do your top choice on Friday, February 1. If you want to try out for two majors, you will do your second choice on Saturday, February 2. (This day is […]

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BAA & C.A.S.H. Present: 2018 College & Career Fair – 11/9

October 31, 2018

On Friday, November 9th, Boston Arts Academy is holding its annual College Fair in collaboration with the Community Academy for Science and Health (C.A.S.H.). Representatives from 30+ colleges, universities, and alternative pathways will be in attendance. Juniors and seniors will be pulled from class in order to attend.

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Family Conference Day at Boston Arts Academy – 11/14

October 30, 2018

Family Conference Day is on Wednesday, November 14. There will be no regular classes on this day. In place of classes, Advisors, students, and families meet for 30 minutes during the day to review narrative reports and grades, and to create an action plan for term 2. Families and students are expected to attend. Advisors […]

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Boston Arts Academy Audition Workshop – 12/8

October 19, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 9:30am-12:30pm. This workshop is created to prepare students for auditions. It’s a great opportunity for families/caretakers to ask questions directly to the judges who will be making the decisions on audition dates. This workshop is for Dance, Fashion Technology, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. This event is open to the […]

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Open House at Boston Arts Academy – 10/4

October 3, 2018

For a sense of what your student’s life is like at Boston Arts Academy, we invite you to join us for Open House, Thursday, October 4 during the school day. That’s a day where family members can shadow students and visit all of their classes. Many parents and caregivers tell us they wish they could […]

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Junior Night: College Admissions – 10/30

October 2, 2018

The purpose of junior night is to help students and families/caregivers be better informed about the college application process and how to prepare. Topics will include: Why Junior year is important, what colleges look for in the admissions application and information on financial aid and scholarships.

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9th Grade Field Trip to George’s Island – 10/3/18

September 28, 2018

We are excited to share that we will be continuing your 9th Grade Student Orientation and strengthening our school culture through a community building field trip. All 9th grade students will be participating in a field trip to George’s Island.   The day will consist of: community-building activities with other 9th graders and BAA staff. […]

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Senior Financial Aid Workshop, 9/27 @ 6pm

September 27, 2018

A representative from the Massachusetts Financing Authority will give a workshop on how to finance your education. We will discuss the types of financial aid including, FAFSA, CSS Profile and private scholarships. Students and parents will also find out about what documents they will need to complete the necessary financial aid forms.

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Senior College and Career Night, 9/20 @ 6pm

September 17, 2018

Representatives from area colleges and universities will be presenting information on applying to college, definitions of admissions options, what colleges look for in an applicant, and scholarships. Families and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive valuable information on the admissions process.

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Back to School Night, 9/26 @ 6pm, Gr. 9, 10, and 11 Families

We are excited to welcome families to our annual “Back to School Night” on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:00-7:45pm. This is a night where you will get information that connects to your student’s major and your student’s grade. Families will go to two separate meetings, first by major and then by grade. Arts departments will […]

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Welcome New and Returning Students and Families!

August 27, 2018

Welcome back, BAA returning families and welcome new families! We would like to invite you to a family meeting to kick off the 2018-2019 school year and to introduce you to our new space at the Cleveland in Fields Corner. Please come either to: an evening meeting on Tuesday, August 28 from 6pm-8pm OR a […]

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BAA Theatre Department Production of “Ruined,” May 31-June 2

May 29, 2018

Please join us for the Boston Arts Academy Theatre Department’s production of Lynn Nottage’s “Ruined,” directed by Jackie Davis. This 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning play is “A searing drama set in chaotic Congo that compels audiences to face the horror of wartime rape and brutality while still finding affirmation of life and hope amid hopelessness.” From […]

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BAA Dance Department Presents: Forward/Back

April 24, 2018

A 20th anniversary celebration in dance featuring choreography by Séan Curran, William McLaughlin, Tatiana Obeso, Sheryl Pollard-Thomas, Heather Stewart, Nathan Trice, Fernadina Chan and Boston Arts Academy alumni Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Andy Fernandez, Tandicka Nurse, and Demetrius Burns. Location Boston University Dance Theater Friday May 11th, 7:30pm Saturday, May 12th, 3:00pm & 7:30pm Tickets Students – $10 Adults […]

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Summer at BAA 2018 Cancelled Due to BAA’s Relocation

April 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your interest in Summer at BAA! We are excited to share that our school has been approved for a new building at our 174 Ipswich St location. In Summer 2018, BAA will be relocating to a building in Dorchester so that our current space can be redesigned and built. Due […]

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Senior Theatre Showcase, April 6th & April 7th

March 27, 2018

BAA’s Senior Theatre Class presents their Showcase project, She Kills Monsters, by Qui Nguyen. The show is a comic fantasy come to life. As Agnes tries to deal with the death of her sister Tilly, she discovers Tilly’s true identity, through the world of Dungeons and Dragons, and discovers more about herself as well. Designed and directed […]

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2017 Boston Arts Academy Annual Report

January 9, 2018

We are excited to share Boston Arts Academy’s (BAA’s) 2017 Annual Report: We Are Better Together. The report offers a lens on the many accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff, and highlights the many partners that enable us to provide students with our innovative dual arts and academic curriculum. Health and wellness and college […]

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Boston Arts Academy has been approved for a new building!

December 19, 2017

Dear Friends, On behalf of the Boston Arts Academy (BAA) Board of Trustees, I am writing to inform you that the Massachusetts School Building Authority and the Boston City Council have approved an extensive redesign of the BAA building located at 174 Ipswich Street. The new facility will include a 500 seat auditorium, an expanded STEAM […]

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“Dancing in the Streets” at The Strand: January 25th-27th

December 7, 2017

Join us January 25, 26, and 27, 2018 for the original production, “Boston Arts Academy presents Dancing in the Streets: A 20th Anniversary Celebration,” at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, MA. Beantown is rocking to a “brand new beat” in this new Boston Arts Academy production Dancing in the Streets. This evening of contemporary dance […]

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“Blood at the Root” Theatre Production, December 7th-9th

November 15, 2017

BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY PRESENTS Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau “A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset Baby, […]

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Boston Arts Academy Presents: Senior Dance Project 2017

November 3, 2017

Come celebrate senior dance majors as they present their capstone projects at Boston University Dance Theater Saturday, November 11th at 3PM and 7PM. These projects are designed to demonstrate students’ competency in technique, performance skills, and understanding of choreographic devices and expression. Boston University Dance Theater 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 Tickets for the […]

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October 5th – November 15th Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

October 3, 2017

From October 5 – November 15, 2017, the Boston Arts Academy will present Lost and Found, an exhibition by Naoe Suzuki. Suzuki will be presenting Lost and Found, the second installment of a three-part project, completed during her tenure as artist in residence at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Observations made during her appointment […]

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Visual Arts Department Summer Assignment!

July 11, 2017

Next year’s Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors and Faculty will all participate in the same assignment due on the first day of school (Thursday, September 7th).  These drawings will be displayed in the fourth floor gallery.   The Assignment Complete four Drawings.  They must be: 2 from observation 2 from imagination   Of these drawings, one must […]

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BAA 2018 Summer Reading Assignment

June 22, 2017

All of the BAA community reads two books over the summer. The first book is one that the entire community reads. This year, the book is Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler. We will have community discussions based on this book. Click here for the audio version of the Book: Background Information Video (~3 […]

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Help Evaluate Student Grant Proposals on March 29

February 22, 2017

Boston Arts Academy believes that community engagement is essential to our students’ education and growth. Please sign up to be a judge at our 2017 Senior Grant Project Fair on Wednesday, March 29, 5-8:30 pm, at Boston Arts Academy, located at 174 Ipswich Street in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. Every year, our juniors use […]

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Join us at our Apollo Dinner Cabaret in May

February 1, 2017

Lee Pelton, Eve Rounds, our Host Committee, and Board invite you to join us for a special evening at the Apollo Dinner Cabaret. One night only for a great cause celebrating music and excellence in education, with performances by the talented musicians of today and the future, stars from Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s only public […]

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Attend our unique teacher workshops in the fall

October 24, 2016

This fall, BAA’s Center for Arts in Education will host the 2016 Summit Series: Foundations in Culture – Your School, Your Future Coders, Your Classroom. Building on successful teacher development opportunities that have been offered over the last 10+ years and the 2015 STEAM Summit Series, the Center will offer two distinct workshops that are relevant, […]

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BAA selected as 2016 Grammy Signature School

October 3, 2016

The following is from Grammy in the Schools. The GRAMMY Foundation announced today that 13 U.S. schools have been selected as GRAMMY Signature Schools for 2016 and have been awarded cash grants totaling $61,000. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that make an outstanding commitment to music […]

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Enroll in Dance, Film, or STEAM during Summer at BAA

June 3, 2016

Our Summer at BAA Film Program is now FULL and our other programs are filling up. Click here to apply and reserve your spot! Be challenged and inspired to create with distinguished artists and educators at Boston Arts Academy in Summer 2016! Pick your passion to explore within a diverse community: Dance: July 11-22, 2016* Film: July 11-22, 2016 STEAM: July […]

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BAA Wins National STEAM Award & Grant

Boston Arts Academy’s STEAM initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) has been recognized as a national model by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), the Americans for the Arts (AFTA), and The Ovation Foundation. In conjunction with the Congressional STEAM Caucus, the Grants Award program was created to raise awareness […]

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BAA presents: The Wiz! January 27 & 28 at The Strand Theatre

January 23, 2016

The Wiz – a Musical Theater performance by Boston’s next generation of artists studying at Boston Arts Academy Buy Tickets Today! On Friday, January 27th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm we invite you to join us for drinks and snacks at an exclusive opening night pre-reception in the mezzanine of The Strand Theater. Please note […]

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BAA receives national ‘Schools of Opportunity’ recognition

Boston Arts Academy is one of only 20 schools from across the country to receive recognition as a “School of Opportunity,” a coveted national designation honoring excellent public high schools that engage in practices that build on students’ strengths and create supported learning opportunities for all students. “This honor is evidence of how public education […]

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MSLA & MassCUE: Sound Systems & MIDI Workshop

August 19, 2015

Workshop Description Bringing the Noise: Sound Systems & MIDI Boston Arts Academy Dr. Nettrice Gaskins, STEAM Lab Director Mr. Jean Binjour, 9th Grade Engineering Dr. Deborah Lang Froggatt, Library Director This workshop explores physical computing – how humans express themselves physically and creatively – and communication technology, i.e. music production, visual art and design. Students […]

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Summer Reading Program celebrates 10 years!

June 9, 2015

BAA Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Innovative Summer Reading Program in July 2015! The Summer Reading Program, launched in 2005-2006, has served over 400 BAA struggling readers and trained dozens of teachers, interns from local colleges and universities, and volunteers.  The program evolved in collaboration with Dr. Isabel Phillips, Mary Keyes, Anne Clark and […]

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Sing That Thing!

May 22, 2015

Spirituals Ensemble win Sing That Thing competition! Boston Arts Academy’s Spirituals Ensemble has been declared the winner of  WGBH’s new TV show Sing That Thing! We are so proud of our students, who have worked hard under the direction of Tyrone Sutton, BAA Music Faculty and Spirituals Ensemble Director. In case you missed the finale on Friday May […]

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Inner City Blues

May 19, 2015

Inner City Blues Black Box Theatre, Boston Arts Academy 174 Ipswich St., Boston Thursday, May 21 | 4:00 and 7:30 pm Friday, May 22 | 7:00 pm – ASL interpreted show Saturday, May 23 | 2:00 pm – ASL interpreted show Saturday, May 23 | 7:00 pm Tickets: $7 adults | $5 students, seniors    

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Springfest 2015

May 1, 2015

Springfest 2015 May 8 | 7:30 pm May 9 | 3:00, 7:30 pm Boston University Dance Theater Tickets: $10, $5 students To purchase tickets, call the BU Dance Theater Box Office: (617) 358-2500

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2015 Boston Arts Academy Film Festival

2015 Boston Arts Academy Film Festival May 18, 2015 7-9 PM Paramount Center, 559 Washington St, Boston Come see films by BAA students and faculty at the Boston Arts Academy Film Festival. Featuring work by students: Annielly Camargo, Khalilah Evora, Evan Sheets, Jeyrie Rodriguez, Emily Leamy, Nathan Whitaker, Sarel Peralta, Shanelle Villegas, and faculty: Chris […]

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2015 Visual Arts Senior Show: There’s Never Any Paint

  2015 Visual Arts Senior Show: There’s Never Any Paint Opening Reception on Monday, May 4, 2015 | 5-7pm Gordon Gallery @ Boston Arts Academy, 174 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02215 Artists’ statement: There’s Never Any Paint depicts our dedication and passion towards the arts. To close our high school visual arts career, this exhibition celebrates and recognizes all the […]

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VA Senior wins Constellation Energy Senior Players Poster Contest

April 29, 2015

Angie Ortiz, Visual Arts Senior, has been declared the winner of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS poster contest. The contest is a collaboration between Boston Arts Academy (BAA), Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, Constellation Energy and Belmont Country Club. Angie will be attending Lesley University in the fall on full scholarship, and will have the honor of having […]

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Boston Arts Academy’s modern jazz ensemble has been selected as a Grand Prize winner in the 2015 Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Boston Pops! Learn more about the competition here. As Grand Prize winners, the ensemble will get to perform on stage before a live audience at a Boston Pops concert on Tuesday, June […]

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April 2, 2015

Jhair James, Boston Arts Academy Senior Visual Arts Major, presented with 2015 Aspiring Youth Award from the Boston City Council  7th Annual African American Ball Saturday, March 28th, 2015   Jhair, a Boston Arts Academy Senior Visual Arts Major, is an artist-activist interested in graphic design, comic book art and observational art. The Boston City Council honored Jhair […]

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2015 Theatre Senior Showcase: Reflection

March 25, 2015

Boston Arts Academy 2015 Theatre Senior Showcase See photos from the performances here: Photo credit: Annielly Camargo, BAA Junior Theatre major — What: Theatre pieces written, produced, and performed by BAA Seniors! Where:  Boston Arts Academy Black Box Theatre, 174 Ipswich Street, Boston 02215 When:  Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7–9pm Friday, March 27, 2015, 4–6pm, […]

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Junior Achievement

December 3, 2014

Junior Achievement of Northern New England recently arranged for 19 BAA Design and Communication students to spend a half day at Mullen Advertising learning about the business, various jobs they should consider, resume preparation, and interview skills. This is part of JA’s highly popular Skills to Achieve program. Of the day, BAA visual arts teacher Robert Leyen said, […]

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Congratulations Monika Aldarondo!

November 20, 2014

Congratulations to Creative Director and Visual Arts Faculty, Mónika Aldarondo, for receiving the Massachusetts State Universities 2014 Alumni Educator Award!   This award is given to one educator who is selected from each of the eight education programs at the Massachusetts State Universities. She is this year’s awardee from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. […]

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BAA Jazz Quintet performs at Lang Lang & Friends Annual Gala in NYC

November 4, 2014

              Congrats to the Boston Arts Academy jazz quintet, who performed with jazz singer Matt Dusk at the Lang Lang & Friends Annual Gala at the United Nations Headquarters on October 24th in New York City! The Gala was part of the 2014 United Nations Day, which celebrated the 69th anniversary of […]

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Remembering Mayor Menino

October 30, 2014

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mayor Tom Menino. He was instrumental in founding Boston Arts Academy and was a dedicated supporter of arts education. Here he is at the founding dinner of Boston Arts Academy in 1998.

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In the Heights

October 15, 2014

Congratulations BAA theatre and music students for putting on 3 fantastic performances of In the Heights to a full house at the Strand Theatre! Photo credit: Annielly Camargo See more photos from In the Heights by BAA theatre student Annielly Camargo on her website: Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Check out a short […]

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Welcome to the New BAA STEAM Lab!

September 25, 2014

The STEAM lab is a place for students to play, think, and create across disciplinary boundaries while keeping art central to learning. BAA’s STEAM lab pilots emerging STEAM-inspired curricula and teaching, and shares its findings with the broader educational community while providing students access to resources, tools, and guidance to experiment with STEAM ideas and practices. STEAM Lab Director, Dr. Nettrice […]

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Center Institute at BAA! October 9-10, 2014

September 12, 2014

Our 10th annual Center Institute, a professional development conference for educators and administrators, is less than a month away!  Participants will be able to focus on assessment, curriculum-building, advocacy and authenticity in the Arts and/or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) strands. Learn to 3D print, create STEAM curricula, and deepen your artistic practice through dance, music, […]

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New STEAM Lab coming to BAA!

August 7, 2014

Today, Headmaster Anne R. Clark released an exciting announcement about our STEAM program at BAA. This fall, BAA will be opening its very own STEAM Lab, the first of its kind in an urban public arts high school! We have hired Nettrice Gaskins, ABD in the Digital Media Program at Georgia Institute of Technology, to serve […]

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Dance Department Co-Chairs Awarded Arts/Learning Award!

May 7, 2014

Dance Co-Chairs Sheryl Pollard-Thomas and William McLaughlin received the 2014 Arts|Learning Outstanding Art Educator Advocate Award! Since 1984 Arts|Learning’s Networking and Advocacy Group (formerly the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education) has recognized individuals, organizations, institutions and businesses that exemplify excellence in arts education advocacy. Ms. Pollard-Thomas and Mr. McLaughlin received their awards on Friday, May […]

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Mark Lonergan Receives Goldin Educator of the Year Award!

May 2, 2014

From the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education:  At the recent 13th annual Goldin Foundation Educators Forum hosted by Weston Public Schools, Mark Longergan, High School STEAM Faculty/Center Fellow at Boston Arts Academy in Boston, was recognized for “Excellence in Education.” Mark joined the group of distinguished educators, who since 1990 have been recognized by […]

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BAA Dancers at Boston Dance Alliance Gala

April 28, 2014

Shout out to all Junior and Senior Dance Majors who represented BAA beautifully at the Boston Dance Alliance Gala/Dance Champion Awards at Jose Matteo’s Ballet Theater. The students offered two beautiful works that illustrated the depth of our curriculum and their talents. Students improvised 5 tableaus inspired by murals from around the city and also […]

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Boston Arts Academy at Ithaca College Gospel Festival

April 23, 2014

This is Boston Arts Academy’s 3rd year attending the Ithaca College Gospel Festival.  Over 10 high schools from the Northeast attend this invitational where Ithaca college’s music professors and invited conductors and singers prepare for the culminated concert Saturday.  Boston Arts Academy Spirituals Ensemble students have been  prepping for a couple of months prior, but […]

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Romeo and Juliet

April 3, 2014

Romeo and Juliet Boston Arts Academy Theatre Department, made possible by Actors’ Shakespeare Project April 10, 11 | 7pm April 12 |2pm and 7pm BAA Black Box Theatre, 174 Ipswich Street, Boston Tickets $7, $5 students and seniors to pre-order tickets, please email  

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Barrington Edwards: Investigating Dystopias

Steve Locke, artist and art ed professor at MassArt, and his class of MassArt students are curating an exhibit of BAA Visual Arts department chair Barrington Edwards’ work: Investigating Dystopias. The show will be up at the Arnheim Gallery at MassArt April 7-24. The opening reception will be next Friday, April 11th from 6-8 pm. Friends, colleagues, students and families […]

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Debbie Allen @ BAA!

April 1, 2014

We were honored to have renowned dancer, choreographer, actress, producer, director Debbie Allen at Boston Arts Academy last week. Ms. Allen shared with our dance majors and theatre majors. We are grateful to her for such wonderful insight and inspiration. Check out the Debbie Allen Dance Academy!  Photographs by Jen Kozin. 

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Daniel Beaty Masterclass

March 31, 2014

BAA and Fenway High School were excited to host award-winning actor, singer, and writer Daniel Beaty for a masterclass! Click here to learn more about Mr. Beaty’s work.   

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2014 Center Brochure

March 4, 2014

The Center for Arts in Education (the Center) at Boston Arts Academy (BAA) serves as a beacon for the transformative power of an arts-based education. The Center uses Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts, as a model of successful arts-based education in urban public schools. The Center […]

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Author Ife Oshun visits BAA

February 11, 2014

Author Ife Oshun visited BAA to speak to students in the BAA/Fenway Library. She read from her book, Blood to Blood, and talking about her creative process during advisory.  

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A Story We Share: Massachusetts Artists Celebrating Black History and Culture

January 29, 2014

William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth and The Massachusetts Archives & Commonwealth Museum in collaboration with the Boston Arts Academy honoring Black History Month invite you to attend the opening of an art exhibit celebrating Black history and culture in Massachusetts. RESCHEDULED OPENING: Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00pm at the Massachusetts Archives Building, Columbia Point, Dorchester Light refreshments and entertainment […]

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BAA Junior Visual Art Exhibitions 2014

January 14, 2014

Masks of the Past, Faces of the Future presented by Junior Visual Artists Opening January 15, 2014 4-6pm Sandra and Philip Gordon Gallery Studio 4th floor of Boston Arts Academy, 174 Ipswich Street, Boston

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The Doffie Project

December 5, 2013

Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season and Help Boston Arts Academy at the Same Time! The family of accomplished painter and visual artist, Doffie Arnold, is helping her catalog and make available to the public over 3,000 of her paintings and etchings created over the past 50 years.  Many of these can be viewed and purchased […]

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Grimm: The Brothers’ Tales Remixed and Re-Imagined

November 12, 2013

Join us for Grimm: The Brothers’ Tales Remixed and Re-Imagined! Thursday, November 21st at 7pm Friday, November 22 at 7pm Saturday, November 23 a 2pm and 7pm Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for students, youth, and seniors Thursday and Friday shows will have ASL interpretation. Please contact to pre-order your tickets. Tickets will also […]

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Doug Argue, Adrian Molina, Artist Proof Studio

September 13, 2013

BAA had three master classes from artists today! Painter Doug Argue visited with Senior Visual Artists for an artist talk. Livingword architect, community builder, and youth advocate Adrian Molina visited with mixed majors to perform and speak. Artist Proof Studio, a community studio in Johannesburg had a masterclass on paper prayer print-making for Junior Visual […]

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Civil War Proclamation Project

July 11, 2013

See BAA student Shannel and ten other local high school students perform in:  The National Civil War Proclamation Project Performing for Two Nights Only! Friday, July 12th, 7:30pm at The Strand Theatre, Boston Saturday, July 13th, 2:00pm at OBERON, Cambridge  The Proclamation Project is an original theater piece created by 11 high school students,  from local high schools, […]

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Center for Arts Alumni Creative Corps at Malden

July 9, 2013

The Center for Arts in Education’s Alumni Creative Corps (ACC) is a teaching artist residency program comprised of emerging professionals in the arts who are graduates of Boston Arts Academy. ACC members J. Cottle, Princess Bryant, and Kervin Germain along with Center Executive Director Linda Nathan performed a Habits of Mind skit for the BU/Malden GELL […]

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Summer Institute: Participant’s Perspective

June 27, 2013

“Imagine, Innovate, Advocate” is the ninth annual Summer Institute for Arts in Education hosted by the Center for Arts in Education at Boston Arts Academy, featuring innovative PEP (Peers Educating Peers) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum strands, as well as workshops for school leaders. We are so excited to be in […]

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Knockaround Kids: by Mr. ADEkoje

June 26, 2013

Knockaround Kids, a film by theatre faculty member John ADEkoje, featuring BAA students, will be screening Friday, June 28 at 7 .m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This film is being screened as part of the Roxbury International Film Festival.   Learn more here: Tickets: Festival information Film trailer

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Message from the Superintendent

April 26, 2013

Please click the below links to view Superintendent Carol Johnson’s message about her retirement. English (.pdf or .doc) Spanish Portuguese Cape Verdean Creole Haitian Creole Somali Vietnamese Chinese Video message  

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One Million Bones

April 25, 2013

BAA students participating in the One Million Bones Project. This Project was one of many Community Service activities that BAA students participated in during Community Service Day in April. One Million Bones is an installation project that remembers the people affected by genocide. The installation will go up at the National Mall in Washington and […]

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March Newsletter Letter

March 25, 2013

Dear Parents, Caregivers, Students and Friends, I first arrived in Boston in 1999 in the middle of a political firestorm involving bilingual education and whether it  served non-English speakers well. As a new arrival from  Texas, this was particularly interesting since Texas has  been dealing with migrants from its inception. Ultimately the voters ended most […]

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2013 Mainstage Theatre Production: ARTiculation

March 21, 2013

April 4-6, 2013 at 7 p.m. Matinee Saturday at 2 p.m. Black Box Theatre, Boston Arts Academy 174 Ipswich Street, Boston MA Ticketing:  $5 students/seniors, $7 adults. Available in advance. Email mtighe@bostonartsacademy for ticketing information. A list of poems  and sketches covering: love, abuse, expectations, violence, betrayal, racism All written by local Boston performers. Conceived […]

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Meet our Senior Grant Project Grantees

March 20, 2013

We are so excited to announce our Senior Grant Project Grantees for the Class of 2013! They will be working with their community partners to complete their projects this  spring. Emily Catalfamo “Can You Hear Me?” is a documentary aimed at the hearing community intended to raise awareness about the Deaf  community and their successes […]

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Rick Lowe Inspires Visual Artists

Rick Lowe, artist and activist, visited Boston Arts Academy to share with upper-house Visual Artists. Lowe discussed his work in founding Project Rowe Houses, a collaborative social sculpture and housing effort in Houston, Texas. Students asked questions about how art could inspire social change, how to work collaboratively, and how to make art with a […]

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Denver’s East High Visits for Choral Exchange!

March 6, 2013

On Friday, March 1st Denver’s East High School’s Choir directed by William Taylor visited BAA for a choral exchange. They were on their way to the Berklee High School Jazz Festival. Both BAA and East High placed at last weekend’s festival! Students warmed up together, shared two pieces, and broke out into small groups to […]

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BAA Learns to Cook!

February 26, 2013

Once a week at BAA Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters class hosts a cooking and nutrition class at BAA! Students learn about food health, nutrition, preparation, and care! See our artist-chefs in action!

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February Newsletter Letter

February 6, 2013

Dear Parents, Caregivers, Students and Friends, I sit in amazement while I listen to the real life experiences and personal stories that my “Black and Brown Boys” have to tell. What I hear is all but a recording of my life growing up and something I continue to encapsulate. A while back I was asked […]

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Dr. Natasha Archer Visits BAA Biology Class

Dr. Natasha Archer, who has worked with Partners in Health in Haiti as well as Boston hospitals, visited BAA to share her experiences with our Junior Biology classes. Students learned about Dr. Archer’s experiences in Haiti with prenatal health. They also were able to discuss Sickle Cell disease, which they were then studying in class. […]

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RENT Rocked! (2013)

BAA’s Theatre Department presented RENT, the school’s first musical in over ten years, at the Semel Theater at Emerson College. The production sold out and was much loved by the audience. RENT photos are taken by BAA Council of Advocate Member, Craig Bailey.           Here is what BAA student actors had to say about […]

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Alvin Ailey Masterclass at BAA

Last month, Alvin Ailey Company members Hope Boykin, Michael Francis McBride and BAA alumnus Belen Pereyra held a masterclass for BAA upper-house dancers! Photos taken by Robert Torres, from Celebrity Series of Boston.              

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Mr. Mwangi honored with Children’s Hospital Award

February 5, 2013

                Through our partnership with Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships (CHNP), BAA’s Student Support Team Clinician Mwaniki Mwangi was honored with the 2013 Black Achievers Award at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration hosted by Children’s Hospital. Congratulations Mr. Mwangi!  

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Headmaster Announcement

January 24, 2013

To the BAA Community: On behalf of the Boston Arts Academy Board of Trustees, we are excited to announce that Anne R. Clark has been selected as Headmaster of Boston Arts Academy (BAA). Following an extensive nationwide search, both the Headmaster Search Committee and Board of Trustees unanimously recommended Ms. Clark to Superintendent Johnson, who appointed her as […]

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Reflection and Holiday Thanks from Anne Clark

January 4, 2013

January 1, 2013 Dear BAA Community and Friends, We hope you’ve been able to spend some time with family and friends this holiday season.  The end of the calendar year represents the middle of the school year for us, a time for reflection on the past semester and planning for the one ahead. We began […]

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BAA awarded with Leadership Award by Color Magazine

November 30, 2012

Boston Arts Academy has been selected by the Color Magazine Advisory Committee as the recipient of the 2012 Leadership- Organization Award. Boston Arts Academy was recognized for the school’s dedication to inclusion. Interim Headmaster Anne Clark will accept the award on behalf of the school on Thursday, December 6 at the Color Magazine All-Inclusive Awards […]

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BAA Receives Outstanding Arts School Award!

November 25, 2012

The Arts Schools Network announced their 2012 Arts School Awards, and we are proud that BAA received the Outstanding Arts School Award. On October 18th, 2012 BAA Founding Headmaster Linda Nathan along with Artistic Dean Kathleen Marsh traveled to Chicago, IL to the national Arts Schools Network Conference to receive the Award. The Arts Schools […]

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Environmental Club at BAA

November 24, 2012

The 2012-2013 Environmental Club has a record number or students and is generating all types buzz.  The students are passionately engaging and thinking proactively about how to generate change! Senior Visual Artist, Tuyen Nguyen, organized a waste audit to analyze the amount of waste BAA produces. Tuyen and his peers gathered data on various types […]

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An Update from Superintendent Johnson

November 6, 2012

Please click on one of the links below to view an important update from our Superintendent, Dr. Johnson. To view the letter in English, please click here. To view the letter in Spanish, please click here. To view the letter in Haitian Creole, please click here.

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Letter from Superintendent Johnson

September 10, 2012

BAA Families and Students- be sure to read this welcome back letter from Superintendent Johnson! Back to School Letter- English Back to School Letter- Cape Verdean Back to School Letter- Haitian Back to School Letter- Chinese Back to School Letter- Portuguese Back to School Letter- Somali Back to School Letter-  Spanish Back to School Letter- […]

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Humanities Teacher Raul Garcia is a White House Champion of Change!

September 7, 2012

Watch a video of the White House Champions- Including Mr. Garcia!  On Friday, August 31 Boston Arts Academy (BAA)’s Humanities teacher Raul Garcia was invited to Washington DC to be honored as a White House Champion of Change. The White House along with the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics honored Mr. Garcia […]

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3 Students Embark on QFI Yallah trip to Costa Rica!

August 8, 2012

This summer 3 BAA students joined a group of 32 other students from the US, Brazil, and Qatar to travel to Washington DC and then Costa Rica for almost two weeks. Through Qatar Foundation International (QFI), students were able to embark on cultural exploration and environment exploration! BAA Students were Gabe McCrea, Jessica Martinez, and […]

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BAA Students DREAM Big in the DR!

August 6, 2012

Seven Boston Arts Academy Students Spend Summer Teaching the Arts in the Dominican Republic Boston Arts Academy is working with the Dominican Republic Education And Mentoring (DREAM) project in the Sabaneta/Cabarete area of the Dominican Republic this summer. This three-week experiential learning trip will push our students to learn and practice two essential elements: providing […]

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