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Make A Mark

Support Boston’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts by naming a special space!

rendering of the gathering stairs in the new BAA school building

Since 1998, Boston Arts Academy (BAA) has provided a professional arts education in addition to core curriculum for more than 2,000 of the city’s most diverse and talented artist-scholar-activists. Thanks to the generous donations from people like you and the City of Boston, BAA will celebrate the opening of a state-of-the-art high school in the heart of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood in fall 2022.

The Gathering Stair will be center stage, serving as an inviting public space that offers flexible use and spontaneous interaction.

Both striking and functional, the Gathering Stair near the main entrance of BAA’s new school building will allow people to share ideas and inspiration. Located between Boston Arts Academy’s main entrance and the Learning Commons, the Gathering Stair will be a highly visible and well-traveled space where artists may creatively respond to their environment. Here and in other spaces throughout the school building, BAA’s students will learn from faculty, who are also talented professional artists, as well as each other. Students will perfect their craft as singers, instrumentalists, dancers, fashion designers, filmmakers, lighting, and sound engineers, stage managers, and more.


As Boston Arts Academy Foundation’s thanks for your generous donation, we invite you to name a space on the Gathering Stair near the main entrance of the new school building.

Foster creative sharing, learning, and innovation, while you:

  • Give a friend, a family member, or yourself a commemorative gift

  • Memorialize a loved one

  • Honor your love for Boston Arts Academy by naming your stair after a faculty member, administrator, class year, or BAA student

  • Commemorate a special occasion, such as anniversaries, graduations, and birthdays


Stairs (60): $10,000 each

Benches (7): $15,000 each

Landing Platform: $100,000
(exclusive naming rights)
This space where the staircase turns is designed for creative performances.

Performance Platform: $100,000
(exclusive naming rights)
This area serves a dual purpose, providing space for creative performances as well as elevated seating for the Learning Commons.

Make A Mark Commitment Form

Complete the above commitment form to make a mark! Contact Grace Baljon at or 617-510-0582 with any questions.

Boston Arts Academy Foundation

Talent is evenly distributed in society, but not opportunity. Help us change that reality in Boston.

Make a 100% tax-deductible donation to support Boston students. Contact us at (617) 763-1151.

Prefer to mail a check?

Make checks payable to Boston Arts Academy Foundation

126 Brookline Ave. 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215