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Number of Students

680 (10% international)

SAT Average




Burr and Burton Academy

Private Boarding School – Manchester , Vermont

Established in 1829, Burr and Burton Academy is an independent school that serves approximately 680 students from grades 9-12 in Manchester, Vermont. Burr and Burton has a tradition of preparing students academically and personally for higher education with their competitve program. The school offers students many opportunities to develop their leadership, intellectual, social, artistic and athletic skills. Their small school population allows for each teacher to provide personalized attention to ensure academic and social success.


Burr and Burton is located in Manchester, Vermont. Manchester is a rural town that offers many outdoors activities, beautiful mountain views with skiing and snowboarding mountains only 10 to 15 miles away, as well as a busy town with many brand name outlets for shopping.

Area population: 4,000
Town website: Town of Manchester

Academic and Sport Facilities
Seminary Building, The Smith Center for Science and Communications, Library, the Rowland Center, Art Department, Cafeteria, The Riley Center for the Arts, Theatre and The E.H. Henry Physical Education Center (Gym with basketball court, workout room and P.E. classrooms). Three playing fields used for: soccer, football, field hockey and lacrosse.

Dormitories and Student Residences
The school owns four houses on campus that serve as small dormitories, in which faculty and their spouses also reside. Two dorms are for boys and two for girls. In the dorms there is wireless computer connection, TV and telephone. There are a few single rooms, but students mainly share a room with another student. There is a computer/working area, living room, dining and kitchen. Students eat together at dinner time with dorm parents. The dormitories are withing walking distance to the school. Students can also stay with local host families which are carefully selected by school officials.

Estimated Start Date: Late August
Estimated End Date: Mid-June

Other services offered:

  • Airport transfer and greeting service
  • Assistance in acquiring books and materials
  • Help with holiday accommodation
  • Help with travel during holidays
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Academic and Social Progress Reports

School Facts

Year Founded


Student Population


Number of Students

680 (10% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

150 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Acceptance Rate


  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Applied Music
  • Audio Production
  • Band
  • Broadcast News
  • Ceramics and Sculpture
  • Cinematography
  • Compositional Techniques
  • Culinary Arts
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Digital Animation
  • Digital Photography
  • Drama
  • Electronic Remix and Compositions
  • Filmmaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Studio Art
  • Technical Theatre
  • The Electronic DJ
  • Video Game Design
  • Woodworking

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • French Language
  • German Language
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics C Mechanical
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US Government and Politics
  • US History


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Football
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Art
  • Board Games
  • Broadway Enthusiasts
  • Ceramics
  • Chamber Choir
  • Circuits Electronic Music Ensemble
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Economics
  • Environmental
  • Equestrian
  • Frisbee Club
  • Garden
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Jazz
  • Literary Magazine
  • Literary Society
  • Math
  • Model United Nations
  • Music
  • Musical Production
  • Newspaper
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Recording Studio
  • Radio Club
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rotary Club
  • Scholars Bowl
  • Service
  • Strength Training
  • Student Council
  • Student Government
  • Studio Art
  • Tennis
  • Theater Arts Improv
  • Theatrical Productions
  • Theater Tech
  • Walking Club
  • Wrestling
  • Writers Forum
  • Weightlifting

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Babson College, Boston College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, California State University, Clark University, University, Colorado State University, Columbia College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Drew University, Emerson College, George Washington University, Harvard University, Ithaca College, Lehigh University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers University, Skidmore College, State University of New York - Albany, Syracuse University, University of Chicago, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, University of Miami, University of Wisconsin, Washington College, Wheaton College, Yale University

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: Albany International Airport (ALB)
For Details Visit Website: Burr and Burton Academy

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