Believing in the principle of teaching students in accordance with their aptitude, Boya adopts idiosyncratic pedagogical practices that center around core values of the humanities. Boya builds an “academy” model—an intellectual community—that features immersive learning under proper guidance.

(1)Small-Class settings

  Boya has an extremely low student-to-faculty ratio of 4:1. The small-class setting contributes to better classroom interactions that give rise to teaching that reinforces and benefits academic research.

(2)office hour

 Each course instructor set aside several hours each week for student visits to ensure that there is direct, individual communication between teachers and students.

(3)The Mentor Program

Each student, in their first two years in the program, has an academic mentor who offers advices on schoolwork and life in general. Starting in their third year, an academic advisor will take over to help with major-based learning.

(4)Advisor + Mentor + Course Instructor.

In addition to the mentor program, each class has an advisor and appoints a faculty member as its head teacher. This comprehensive advising system helps create an idiosyncratic supporting framework for our students.

(5)Public Service and Practical Training

Boya always focuses on cultivating students' sense of service and responsibility, and encourages students to develop all-around skills in various social practices. For instance, we implement the "class representative rotation" system, encourage students to host scholarly activities, and organize social practices and investigations in urban and country areas, performance and other cultural activities, as well as various research-focused and creative practices.