Global Online Academy

BB&N has joined Global Online Academy (GOA), a consortium of over 50 leading independent schools throughout the U.S. and abroad that will offer our students the opportunity to learn alongside peers across the country as well as the world.

"Schools offering new and different ways of learning is becoming more prevalent in the world today. For our students to have access to interesting, engaging, online courses added on top of our current curriculum is really appealing."

Geoff Theobald, Upper School Director


The mission of Global Online Academy is to replicate in online classrooms the intellectually rigorous programs and excellent teaching that are hallmarks of its member schools; to foster new and effective ways, through best practices in online education, for students to learn; and to promote students’ global awareness and understanding by creating truly diverse, worldwide, online schoolroom communities.

Read about the BB&N students involved in the 2015 pilot program of GOA.


Some characteristics that make GOA particularly attractive to a school such as ours are the small class sizes (maximum of 18 students per class), the high academic standards of the partner schools, and the fact that all courses are taught by faculty at these partner schools. Students enrolled in GOA courses will combine asynchronous, independent work with frequent opportunities for collaboration with classmates as well as real-time, electronic interaction with their teacher. Weekly check-ins will also occur on our campus with faculty member Lizanne Moynihan, who will serve as BB&N's GOA site coordinator.

Interested BB&N juniors and seniors have the opportunity each year to consider enrolling in GOA courses in science or history/social sciences. It's an opportunity which might especially be appealing for students who are passionate about history or science and who are looking for a challenging, interesting sixth course that will place them among a group of equally curious and motivated learners across the United States and the world.


CONTACT: Lizanne Moynihan, GOA Site Director, 617-800-2244

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