It’s our pleasure to present to you the 2022 Annual Report: The Future Is Bright!
We invite you to click the link below to read the report:2022 Annual Report: The Future Is Bright
A letter from BAA Foundation President Denella Clark, BAA Head of School Dr. Anne Clark, BAA Foundation Board Chairman Jeff Rosica, and BAA Board of Trustees Chair Myran Parker-Brass:
Boston Arts Academy students spent this past year—the fourth and final—in a temporary location. Through the challenges presented by a shared space as well as the third school year impacted by the pandemic, they continue to persevere and artistically express themselves in the pursuit of their dreams.
Over 490 students returned in person for the 2021–2022 school year, prepared to learn, grow, create, and inspire—and they did exactly that. After two years of remote and hybrid learning, Boston Arts Academy students returned to their desks. And to the stage. Your contributions help our students access life-changing opportunities, achieve success, and make real change in the world.
On September 8, 2022, Boston Arts Academy opened its brand new, state-of-the-art school building on the site of the school’s longstanding home in the Fenway neighborhood, with building construction funded by the City and Commonwealth. The opening of this building is harmoniously timed with BAA’s 25th Anniversary and 25 years of transformative public arts education. Boston Arts Academy now has the facilities to match the talents and dreams of students and faculty, supporting a fine-tuned and highly successful education model, and serving the City’s most diverse and talented students.
While Boston Arts Academy’s new school building will help us permanently close opportunity gaps for more of Boston’s students, it will not change the school’s existing public-private funding model.
“The completion of the building is the culmination of a dream between the City of Boston, the Massachusetts School Building Authority, and the Boston Arts Academy Foundation. And people who are committed to the Foundation have helped support the sort of added extras the kids in this school really deserve.”
— State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg
Boston Arts Academy Foundation must continue to bridge the gap between the school’s allocation from the Boston Public Schools and the true cost of a high-quality education that is both arts-intensive and college preparatory. Continued philanthropic support from generous donors to Boston Arts Academy Foundation is more critical than ever, augmenting Boston Arts Academy’s annual budget and ensuring the school’s long-term financial sustainability. With your support, Boston Arts Academy’s students have the resources they need to achieve their full potential, including enhanced artistic offerings and experiences and access to critical academic and social supports.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT, BUT NOT WITHOUT YOU.
Thank you for your dedication to and investment in Boston Arts Academy. In honor of the school’s 25th anniversary, please continue to support Boston Arts Academy Foundation and help secure a bright future for Boston Arts Academy’s diverse, talented, and deserving students. The pages ahead share the impact you’ve had and highlight future possibilities. On behalf of Boston Arts Academy, Boston Arts Academy Foundation, and our students, we are so grateful.Donate to Opportunity