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Burr and Burton Academy

Established: 1829
Mountains

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    680
  • 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

SCHOOL PROFILE
At the base of Mount Equinox in northern New England, Burr and Burton Academy incorporates physical activity into its academic curriculum and offers an exceptional arts program with a Steinway partnership and modern technology. Students may choose to attend the Mountain Campus for a semester, where they can take dual enrollment courses for college credit, design their own independent study, explore career options through internships, attend a winter ski academy, or partake in off-campus study. BBA’s student body has a low international student population.

FACILITIES
Burr and Burton Academy features both historic and newly renovated facilities on its college-style campus. These include a sky observatory, a high-tech computer lab, a large woodworking shop, a STEAM lab, a fully equipped photography and graphic design classroom, an art studio, 3D printers, and a music technology lab.

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
The BBA competitive sports teams have won 44 state championships in 10 years. Students in the art department have won five congressional art awards. The school won the Mountain Campus Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

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.

Visit School Site: Burr and Burton Academy
Visit City Site: Manchester, Vermont

  • 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
Sports
Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling, Wrestling
Arts
Acting, Art, Ceramics, Digital Animation, Digital Photography and Design, Digital Photography and Design, Drama, Film Scoring, Film Television, Graphic Design, Movie, Studio Art, Technical Theatre, Theater Production, Video Game Design, Video Production
Music
Audio Production, Band, Choir, Digital DJ, Electronic Music, 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, German Language and Culture, Microeconomics, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History
Languages
French, French Language and Culture, 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
No
Ages Accepted
14-19
ELTiS Required
Not Accepted
TOEFL Required
60
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
More difficult for 12th grade

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