Continuing Education

High School Summer Program

BAC Summer Academy 2009
July 6th – 31st
Mondays - Fridays; 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tuition is $1,550 and includes program materials

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2009 program. Please contact to join our mailing list so you receive 2010 information as soon as it becomes available.

Since 1973, the Boston Architectural College has offered high-school students (entering grades 10 or higher) the opportunity to participate in BAC Summer Academy, a design exploration program. With an emphasis on practical hands-on learning, students experience interactive design projects, educational field trips throughout Boston and visits to professional design firms.

From drawing, to model making, to computer-aided design, Summer Academy students study design principles and learn the importance of teamwork in the profession as they collaborate on the design and production of a group project. Throughout the program, students produce a variety of visual and spatial work that can be used to create a portfolio for applying to college programs. At the conclusion of BAC Summer Academy, students have the opportunity to publicly present their work and celebrate their creative accomplishments.

BAC Summer Academy 2009 runs July 6th – 31st, Mondays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Enrollment is first-come, first-served and is limited. 2009 tuition is $1,550 and includes materials for the program. Financial need based scholarships are available. Diversity-based scholarships are also available through The Robert Houseman and the Richard Kirkham Fund for Diverse High School Students Entering the Design Professions. This gift, in excess of a million dollars, supports an initiative within the BAC Summer Academy to address the deficiencies and disparities in demographic diversity within the design professions. All scholarship applications must be received by the BAC Continuing Education Department by 5pm on May 1, 2009 to be considered.

Please note: BAC Summer Academy does not offer residency or meal plan options at this time. Transportation during program hours is provided, but transportation to and from the BAC is the responsibility of the student. Directions to the BAC can be found by clicking here or visit the MBTA website for further information on planning your trip. 

To learn more about BAC Summer Academy, click on the related links at the right, attend an Information Session on February 28th at 10am, or contact the Continuing Education Department at 617.585.0101 or

Boston Architectural College
Continuing Education
320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
phone 617-585-0101
fax 617-585-0121

Faculty Profile
Hyacinth G. John, Assoc. AIA
Hyacinth G. John, Assoc. AIA 
Born in the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies, Hyacinth John's background fuels her focus in research on Caribbean architecture and urban waterfront design.