BAA Receives Outstanding Arts School Award!

The Arts Schools Network announced their 2012 Arts School Awards, and we are proud that BAA received the Outstanding Arts School Award.

Artistic Dean Kathleen Marsh and Founding Headmaster Linda Nathan accept 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 Network is the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools. This award is presented to an Arts School with an exceptional record of overall excellence in the categories of faculty and student achievement, community recognition and involvement, arts and academics integration, curriculum innovations, continuing growth and development, and state and national recognition.

Boston Arts Academy has provided over 400 students per year with a vibrant, comprehensive program of study in the arts, and a rigorous arts-integrated college preparatory academic curriculum since its inception in 1998.  This public high school for the performing and visual arts serves students from predominantly low-income families, motivating them to stay in high school and continue on to college.  In addition to the students enrolled at the high school, the Center serves another 365+ elementary, middle, and high school students through its outreach programs.  Boston Arts Academy believes that the arts and academics enrich each other, and that much of the deepest learning takes place at the intersection of the two.  The school’s award-winning faculty includes 12 Surdna Arts Teachers Fellows; eight Boston Educators of the Year; and a Milken National Educator Award Winner.  Boston Arts Academy is the recipient of a 2010 National Schools of Distinction in the Arts Award from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and several other awards.