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Inclusion in Five Languages

Last year, several students teamed up with our admission officers to record video information sessions for prospective...

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Greeting Students at the Door

I begin most days standing outside the front doors of the schoolhouse greeting students. Some are just getting off the train, some emerging from their...

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On Character and Small Moments

It was a joyful kickoff to the school year here at BUA. We started the day all together, some 250 students and faculty strong, in the gym. I passed the...

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What Teachers Make

Some years ago, I watched a performance by slam poet Taylor Mali, who is also an educator and independent school graduate. He is perhaps best known for his...

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To Whom Much Is Given, Much is Expected

Yesterday, after the last day of classes, our BUA family gathered in the gym for a celebration of the year. It was filled with smiles and the traditional...

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High School Seniors’ Search for Meaning

Seniors in May sometimes share with us that their parents start behaving particularly oddly. They tear up for no obvious reason, unearth baby...

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Partnering in Boston: Alexander Twilight Academy

On Wednesday evening, I joined a group of about two dozen students for an unusual Zoom call. Half were high schoolers from BUA, half fifth and sixth graders...

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