Admitted Students

Completion of Admissions Process

Only Accepted and Waitlisted students will be asked to submit their official transcripts to BAA’s Admissions Office to complete their Admissions Process. Transcripts allow our staff to place students in appropriate classes, however they are not considered in the admissions decision.

If an Accepted student is declining admission, we need to know as quickly as possible to be able to offer their seat to a Waitlisted student.

Acceptance and Retention Policy

Once a student is part of the Boston Arts Academy community, they are informed of their rights, privileges and responsibilities as a BAA community member. These are clearly articulated in the Contract of Acceptance signed by both students and their parent or guardian. Included in the contract is the expectation that students at BAA maintain a C in their arts in the 9th & 10th grades and a B- in the 11th & 10th grades. Boston Arts Academy offers many opportunities to support students who are struggling with their course work. If a student is consistently on probation because of their performance in their major they may have to repeat the year in the arts, postponing their graduation date.

Accepted Students/Families Meeting

More information will be provided about BAA’s Acceptance and Retention policy at the Accepted Students/Families Meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Boston Arts Academy at 6pm.


Waitlisted students will remain on the waitlist until the end of December. If the student doesn’t get in by the end of December they need to go through the admissions process again for the following school year in order to be considered for BAA. Due to the high volume of applicants we do not have an appeals process at this time.

Standby List (10th & 11th Graders)

If a 10th or 11th grader is Accepted they are placed on a Standby List until a seat is available for their grade/major.

Visual Arts Supplemental Admissions Form

Only students who have been Accepted or Waitlisted for Visual Arts will be required to submit a completed Visual Arts Supplemental Admissions Form (VASAF), which they will receive via email, to BAA’s Admissions Office in order to complete their Admissions Process.

Shadow Program

Our Shadow Program is only for Accepted students and per request only. Shadow days are only held on specific dates (TBD) between March and May where students are assigned to a current BAA student from the same grade/major. It’s a great opportunity for students to spend the day at BAA before making a decision about attending.

Placement Testing (Rising 9th Graders Only)

All Accepted students going into 9th grade are required to come to Boston Arts Academy for a Placement Test in the middle of June 2019.


Questions? Contact Us:

Admissions Manager
Christina Rodríguez at
Office: (617) 635-6470 ext. 32382 | Mobile: (617) 590-8071