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Burr and Burton Academy

Established: 1829
Mountains

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    770
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

In picturesque New England, Burr and Burton Academy incorporates experiential learning and modern technology into its academic curriculum. Students may choose to spend a semester at The Mountain Campus where learning takes place within the mountain landscape. Students can also take dual enrollment courses for college credit, design their own independent study, or explore career options through supervised internships on and off campus. BBA’s international student population is approximately 9% of the total student body.

FACILITIES
Burr and Burton Academy features historic, renovated and newly constructed facilities on its college-style campus. These include a sky observatory, a high-tech computer lab, a woodworking studio, a fully equipped photography classroom, art studio, 3D printers, and a music technology lab. Completed in 2022, the Founders Hall has become BBA’s new home for the English and Social Studies departments, as well as a STEAM maker’s space, and a grand central atrium/library leading up to a spectacular view of Mr. Equinox.

SPORTS AND ARTS
The school’s location in the mountains of northern New England is the perfect setting for athletic opportunities such as skiing and snowboarding. Physical education is incorporated into the academic curriculum.
BBA’s exceptional arts program features five Steinway pianos, 18 Apple computers with professional Adobe Suite, a fully-equipped photography studio with 15 Canon DSLR cameras, a large new ceramics kiln, a graffiti/street art wall, and 3D printers. Students have access to accomplished music teachers across the world through Skype lessons.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Over the years, students and teachers at BBA have achieved many accomplishments. The competitive sports teams have won a total of 107 state championships while students in the art department have won five congressional arts awards. Additionally, BBA is the first Steinway Select School in Vermont. The Model U.N. team has been ranked in the top 25 teams in the country. BBA’s campus and distinguished faculty have won the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award, Excellence in Teaching Contemporary Physics Award, the Mountain Campus Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, and the Victor R. Swenson Humanities Education Award.

DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Students live in traditional New England houses on campus. Dorms have wireless internet, televisions, computer areas, living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens.

                  


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Awards and Accomplishments Of School

Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award, Excellence in Teaching Contemporary Physics Award, the Mountain Campus Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, and the Victor R. Swenson Humanities Education Award

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 150 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:14
Average Class Size
16
SAT Average
1240
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
French Immersion
No
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling, Wrestling
Arts
Acting, Art, Ceramics, Digital Animation, Digital Photography and Design, Digital Photography and Design, Film, Film Television, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Theater, Theater - Design and Production, Theater - Technical Theater, Video Game Design, Video Production
Music
Audio Production, Band, Choir, Digital DJ, Electronic Music, Film Scoring, Instrumental Music, Music History, Music Theory, Orchestra, Song Writing
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, Microeconomics, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History
Languages
French, German, Spanish, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Astronomy Club, Ballroom Dancing, Choral, Composer's Club, Ecology Club, Equestrian Club, Film, French Club, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), German Club, Investment Club, Jazz Club, Newspaper Club, Pit Orchestra, Recording Studio, Stock Market, Thespian Society, Yoga Club
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
14-19
ELTiS Minimum
Not Accepted
TOEFL Minimum
60
TOEFL Junior Required
Duolingo: Minimum 100-105
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Duolingo English test required. All students accepted Fall 2022 and after will need to have taken Duolingo test before arrival. Minimum score 100-105

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