Boston University Academy was founded in 1993 by former President of Boston University Dr. John Silber and the University Board of Trustees. Following the graduation of a single student in 1995, the inaugural class of eight students graduated in 1996. In the fall of 1998, BUA opened its doors to 11 ambitious eighth graders, expanding its academic program to younger students. However, after seven years of serving students in grades 8 through 12, BUA decided in 2005 to discontinue the middle school program and to focus on what it does best provide an intellectually invigorating classroom dynamic for students at the high school level who are ready for college-level work. Our enrollment has grown from about 150 students in 2004 to its current enrollment of 193 students, with four class sections per grade.