About Balfour Academy
At Balfour Academy we create a family atmosphere of mutual support and trust.
Positive reinforcement is used to encourage behavior that contributes to individual growth, while problems are dealt with immediately as they arise. Our summer courses are designed to increase motivation as well as to develop basic skills.
Leadership and athletic skills are developed in the afternoon sports program. Field trips serve as an enjoyable reward for working on academics and as a time for the entire student body and faculty to bond.
In all our activities we seek to fulfill our motto, “Striving for Excellence.”
30+ Years of Excellence
Since 1983 over 1,100 Boston Students have made a commitment to study at Balfour for six summers. Virtually all of our students have graduated from high school. From 2000-2009, 85% of our students went on to attend a 4-year college and 96% of those students have graduated from college.
51% of our students in this time span attended Northeastern University. The other colleges attended include: Alabama A&M University, Becker College, Berkley College of Music, Boston Architectural College, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Bridgewater State College, Brown University, Bucknell University, Drexel University, Framingham State College, Harvard University, Howard University, Johnson Smith University, Lincoln University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Morehouse College, Mt Holyoke College, Tufts University, UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, University of Albany, University of Hartford, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, University of New Hampshire, Wesleyan College.
Monday-Thursday during our six-week summer program students attend classes in the morning and sports in the afternoon. On Fridays we have field trips. During the school year we offer our students after-school tutoring.
Summer courses are designed to broaden student knowledge. Teachers design curriculum to excite and motivate students to learn.
- Middle School students study English, Mathematics, Science, and Decision Making
- High School students study English, Mathematics and a college course
Friday field trips are designed to reward students for working hard on their academics Monday-Thursday. Some examples are:
- Bowling at Jillian's Lucky Strike
- Roller Skating at Carousel Family Fun
- Movies at the Regal Cinema
- Weirs Beach New Hampshire for waterslides and barbeque
- Six Flags New England
In order to best prepare students for college, Balfour Academy accepts students before beginning their seventh grade year and follows them through High School. Applications for the Summer Program are made available every February. In addition to completing the application, each student is required to come for an interview with his or her parents, guardian, or adult family member.
Our athletic program teaches skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership. We use Northeastern University's facilities as well as the Back Bay Park in the Fenway. Activities include basketball, track, baseball, flag football, soccer, dodge ball and swimming
In order to best prepare students for college, Balfour Academy accepts students before beginning their seventh grade year and follows them through High School. Applications for the Summer Program are made available every February. In addition to completing the application each student is required to come for an interview with his or her parents, guardian, or adult family member.
Preference is given to students who are:
- Entering seventh grade in September
- Living in the Northeastern neighborhood
- Attending Boston Public Schools
- Motivated to enhance academic achievement
- Seem genuinely interested in participating in the program and willing to make a six-year commitment
Note: Balfour Academy does not accept students at other times of the year.
151 Cahners Hall
Boston, MA 02115