Admitted Students

Dear Prospective Families,

Due to school closings, all admitted student events are either postponed or cancelled until further notice. Please be mindful of any updates that will be communicated via email only.

Additionally, all required documents should be emailed or faxed only to the information provided below. If these methods are not available to you, please contact Ms. Rodríguez directly:

Fax: 617 – 635 – 8854

Thank you,
BAA Admissions

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

The Admitted Student Presentation/Meeting will be held on Zoom on two dates that families can select from to attend:

  • Wednesday,  June 10, 2020 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Thursday,  June 11, 2020 from 11:00am – 12:00pm

All admitted students will receive the link via email. If you are not able to access the link, please contact Ms. Rodríguez directly at


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

* Due to school closings we will no longer be able to offer shadowing for incoming students. *

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 complete Placement Testing.

Summer Orientation for New Students

Summer Orientation is the final part of the Admissions process and is a mandatory 3-day orientation for all new Accepted students. Summer Orientation is tentatively scheduled for August 25, 26, and 27, 2020 from 9 am- 12 pm daily.


Questions? Contact Us:

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