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Sponsor A Student

By sponsoring one of our students today, you can make a direct impact on a student’s life and future.

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$5,000Provides one full year of arts education for a BAA student
$10,000Two full years of education at BAA
$20,000Supports a student’s full 4 years of arts education at BAA

Boston Arts Academy (BAA) was founded on the conviction that academics and the arts are equally important to human development and student achievement. The school’s mission is to prepare a diverse community of aspiring artists, scholars, and citizens to be successful in college, professional careers, and as engaged members of their communities.

As Boston’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts, BAA provides every student with a full college-preparatory curriculum along with an arts major (dance, fashion technology, music, theatre, or visual arts). Our students enter with no academic performance requirements and with a range of needs. Through an innovative curriculum and full inclusion programming, BAA inspires success in both the arts and academics so that our students may thrive and soar.

Each year, BAA Foundation raises 40% of the school’s budget from private sources, which bridges the gap between the school’s Boston Public Schools allocation and the true cost of a high-quality arts education: $5,000 per student, per year. The generosity of our funders and friends allows us to deliver the very best an innovative arts and academic education can provide, nurturing the lives, talents, and ambitions of hundreds of our city’s youth.

THE NEED

Each year, Boston Arts Academy provides artistic and educational programming and opportunities for nearly 500 students.

  • 62% come from economically disadvantaged families.

  • 31% are non-native English speakers.

  • 33% enter high school reading below their grade level.

  • 15% have special needs requiring instructional accommodations.

  • 97% of the class of 2021 was accepted to college.

WHY SPONSOR OUR STUDENTS

Your critical support allows us to provide excellence in arts education, sophisticated academic support, and social and emotional services that together result in our 90% graduation rate and 97% of 2021 graduates being accepted to college, many the first in their family to do so.

To sponsor a student, please consider making a gift online or contact Grace Baljon, Director of Individual Giving, at (617) 510-0582 or gbaljon@baafdn.org.

Give today, and transform a student’s life!

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Boston Arts Academy Foundation

Talent is evenly distributed in society, but not opportunity. Help us change that reality in Boston.

Make a 100% tax-deductible donation to support Boston students. Contact us at (617) 513-3601.

Prefer to mail a check?

Make checks payable to Boston Arts Academy Foundation

2 Charlesgate West, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02215

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