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Educational Options: Day Schools
, Grade Level: High School
, Grade Level: Middle School
||Boston University Academy (Boston, MA)
||The mission of Boston University Academy is to educate talented students who are passionate about learning and who share the joy of inquiry. Engaging with dedicated teachers in a small and caring community, students first immerse themselves in a classically based curriculum and then continue their intellectual interests at Boston University, a major research university.
||Contributed by: Parent on 9/8/2013
From my experience, the administration is not well versed with regard to the highly gifted and profoundly gifted population, and their goal is for all students to develop along the same path. Our child was far too advanced and not allowed to move up in any area other than math. There are other school choices nearby that may be a better fit for H/P gifted student. Our PG child was much happier elsewhere. My advice is to shop around, and don't assume your child's academic needs will be accommodated. Get it in WRITING.
Contributed by: Parent on 1/23/2011
We have found Boston University Academy (BUA) to be, by far, the best school for a profoundly gifted kid. The first two years require a certain degree of discipline - the curriculum is largely fixed (there are choices in math and language but not in English/history/science), but the final two years allow considerable freedom. Even highly gifted students will be challenged, and many will find great friends. Counseling, particularly for college, is very good as well.
Contributed by: Parent on 8/9/2009
I would not recommend this school for the PG population, but it might be a good fit for a moderately gifted child. While some children prefer an incremental, standard approach to education as offered by this school, most exceptionally and profoundly gifted children require more options and a more flexible approach. Having said that, we believe that the school may be a good match for above-average, very bright and (some) moderately gifted students.
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