Boston University operates the academy, located in the heart of Boston. It was first established in 1993, and in 1995 only one student graduated. Boston University Acadamy offers a variety of short workshops and programs, designated mainly for 10th to 12th grades, providing the students with experience in fields of interest that not all get a chance to explore during the academic year. Boston Academy is known for its colorful and broad understanding when it comes to thinking out of the box. Not everything is about English, Mathematics, and Science.
Since the academy is embedded within Boston University, it offers both a caring, supportive school university and a challenging, research-based curriculum. Students in grades 11 and 12 take courses that are part of Boston University’s undergraduate course. Think courses on American Urban History, Chinese Literature, Linear Algebra or Abnormal Psychology.
The Taft School - $49,250 Yearly Tuition
Back in 1893, The Taft School was constructed into a hotel in Watertown, Connecticut. One decade after the school came to life, the founder's brother, William Howard Taft, became president of The United States. Although it has been over 125 years since the founding of the school, its original values endure: hard work without clamoring for public recognition, develop talents holistically (academic, athletics, and the arts), and give of yourself to others.
Three-quarters of the students live on the campus, and today, the headmaster is a graduate of the school himself. 11 students only are present in each classroom at a time, enabling the institute to focus on academics, and bring the students to excellence.
Lick-Wilmerding High School- $49,215 Yearly Tuition
Lick-Wilmerding High School was initially constructed as a school for the future handyman. Mechanical arts is how it was defined, however, since 1874 many things have changed. Lick-Wilmerding describes itself today “as a private school with public purpose” with a mission to build “the head, heart, and hands” of students from every walk of life.
Today, every student is obliged to take at least one technical art course. This could be electronics, jewelry, metal, or wood. Lick-Wilmerding was ranked 6th in the entire country, for Green Architecture Utilisation. Students engage in service-based collaborations to meet the community’s needs. They are encouraged to develop their own projects that further address larger issues of access, justice, and equity. This High School is surely heading towards the future.
The Peddie School - $62,400 Yearly Tuition
The Peddie School was ranked the 18th most expensive school in the United States. The average class size is only 12 students, making it very popular and desired. Peddie School is known for its rich and diverse curriculum, alongside the obligation to take theater studies or join one of the physical education classes.
The school’s Signature Experience for students is driven by a fundamental question – if they could study anything and anywhere, what would they choose? On answering the question, students with the help of faculty can chart their own education, deep-diving into subjects of their own choosing based on real-world expertise. With an impressive swimming program, and with B.J Bedford being notable alumni, for those dreaming of the Olympic games, The Peddie School is probably one to look into.
The Branson School - $48,485 Yearly Tuition
The Branson School was a dream come true for 15 families in the valleys of California, eager to establish their own school for their future generations. In the early days, the school was designated to be a girls-only school, however, in 1985, the school merged the two divisions and became a mixed-gender private day school, as we know it today.
Branson believes in fewer lectures and more self-directed, dynamic learning which means working across disciplines, leading discussions and debates, and teachers and students working together on ideas. The science facilities take over 6000 square feet of the campus, turning it, into one of the biggest ones in the area.