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Who is “Diverse”?

Who feels included when we use the word “diversity”? Whom are we talking about? Dr. Derrick Gay posed these questions to our students during our all-school...

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Community around a Campfire

I’m writing to you from Camp Burgess, where our 9th and 10th graders have enjoyed several days of ropes courses, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming,...

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Kids Being Kids

Yesterday’s afternoon all-school trip to the Red Sox game was just what we needed. Several teachers and I were seated a few rows in front of the students. I...

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The Most Rigorous Work a High Schooler Can Do

This is the week when our seniors present their senior thesis projects. Through their year-long studies, they have explored topics ranging from the...

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Trying Volleyball

This week, BUA held its first ever volleyball game. A group of 18 players came together; a few clearly had some experience, but many had never played the sport...

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Seeing our Full Humanity in Difference

On Tuesday evening, BUA welcomed Dr. Claude Steele for a Zoom talk as part of our Parent Education Series. Dr. Steele is one of the world’s leading social...

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Putting the Right Teachers in the Classroom

A friend who is a long-time head of school told me years ago that the most important part of leading a school is putting the right teachers in the classroom....

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Weaving Black History throughout the Curriculum

One of the sacred obligations of any great school is to produce culturally competent citizens – people who leave our halls with deep empathy, with an...

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Talking to Teens

This week, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Lisa Damour, an internationally renowned psychologist and best-selling author whose work explores the emotional...

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High Expectations

A few days ago, I mentioned to someone outside of BUA that I work at a high school and that we were still learning in person during this new phase of the...

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