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Burr and Burton Academy
Coed, Boarding & Day, College Preparatory, Non-religion
57 Seminary Avenue, PO Box 498, Manchester, VT 05254
www.burrburton.org
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Basic information:
Founded Year: 1829
Campus Size: 40 acres 
Grades Offered: 9-12,PG
Boarding Grades: 9--12,PG
Student #: Boarding #68, Total# 680
International Students:10% (from 13countries)
 
Academic related:
Average Class Size: 14        
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:10
Number of AP Courses: 17AP
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 60%
ESL: offer ESL
 
School highlights:
  • The Performing Arts Department offers over a dozen major performance opportunities throughout the year in addition to a range of classes that emphasize the creative process.
  • Over 50 students per year participate in the Field Study program, developing valuable practical skills in a real-life, real-world setting.
  • Students currently serve in 115 leadership positions throughout the school: as mentors to freshmen, as Service Learning leaders, as student ambassadors, as student government officers, on town planning boards, and on our student policy advisory board.
  • BBA has 3 sattelite campuses, Target, Hildene and Mountain Campuses
 
Nearest Airport
Albany International Airport (about 1 hour, 15 minutes from BBA). We are about three hours from Boston Logan Airport, and about four hours from JFK or Newark Airports.
 
Universities nearby (within 1 hour drive)
University of Vermont
Williams College
Skidmore College
SUNY Empire State College
Castleton State College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 
About BBA
Historic Burr and Burton Academy is an independent, coeducational New England secondary school of 680 students including approximately sixty students from overseas. Situated at the foot of Mt. Equinox and overlooking picturesque Manchester Village, Burr and Burton has a proud tradition of educating students of diverse backgrounds and talents in a caring environment that encourages excellence and engages community spirit.
 
Students at Burr and Burton have a great deal of freedom and choice in their education. With over 160 courses to choose from, the academic program provides students with a wide range of vigorous educational experiences and a strong liberal arts foundation, equipping graduates with the skills and understanding necessary for engaged citizenship and lifelong learning. Students continuing on to college in the US, Canada, Australia, or other countries, receive extensive search and application support.
 
Mission
Burr and Burton Academy is an independent, coeducational New England secondary school that serves as the school of choice for 680 students from Manchester and thirteen surrounding communities as well as over sixty students from overseas. Situated at the foot of Mt. Equinox and overlooking picturesque Manchester Village, Burr and Burton is a school with a proud tradition of educating students of diverse backgrounds and talents in a warm and caring environment that encourages excellence and community. The trustees and faculty of Burr and Burton are dedicated to upholding the highest academic standards while at the same time seeking the integrated development of all students through aesthetic appreciation, athletic competition, physical well-being and technological competency.
 
Memberships & Accreditations
NACAC, NEACAC, NAIS, College Board, Independent School Association of Northern New England, Vermont Independent Schools Association, Vermont Principals’ Association.
Accredited by Vermont Agency of Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
 
Sports
basketball、baseball、softball、golf、dance、football、soccer、Tennis、track and field、wrestling、cross country、cheerleading、snowboarding、alpine skiing、Nordic Skiing、field hockey、lacrosse、Ice Hockey
 
Interscholastic Sports
  • A Winning Tradition: 43 state championships in the last 10 years
  • Offering Teams in 19 Sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Snowboarding, Tennis, Track and Wrestling
  • Club Sports: Equestrian, Iron, Pointe, Rock Climbing, Ulmate Frisbee Volleyball
 
Extracurricular Activities
Over 85 percent of students participate in after-school activities including sports and 48 clubs representing a wide variety of interests including: Astronomy, BBA p.m. Iron Club (after-school work-out), BBA a.m. Iron Roosters (before school work-out), BBA Jazz Combo, The Belltower (BBA's Newspaper), Board Games, Broadway Workshop, Chamber Choir, Cinema club, Circuits Electronic Music Ensemble, Composer's Club, Debate Club, Digital Photo, Dumber Strummers-Guitar for Beginners, Electronic Music Club, Eco Club, Equestrian Club, Fall Tennis, French Club, Frisbee Club, German Club, G.L.O.W., Investment Club, Jazz Combo, K1BBS, Leo's Service Club, Literary Society, Makers' Club, Manchester Rotary Club, Math Club, Open Studio Art, Pit Orchestra (Spring), Play (Fall Play and Spring Musical), Pointe Class, Rock Climbing Club, Recording Studio, Scholar's Bowl, Spanish Club, Speaking Buddies, Students of Color, TED Talk Club, Theater Arts Improv, Theater Tech, Volleyball, Writer's Forum, Yoga Club
  
Boarding Program
Our international students have an option of living in either a dorm or with a host family. We have five small dorms (two for girls and three for boys) and about 32 host families in our local community. Tuition is the same whether a student chooses a host family or a dorm. Our dorms close for the Christmas break but that is the only time they close. They are open for all other school vacations and holidays. During the Christmas break we offer a chaperoned trip to Florida. There are about 20 international students going to Florida this year. There is an extra cost for this trip, around $2000. Otherwise, students like to go home for the holiday break. Some students are invited by their host families to stay for the Christmas holiday and share the holiday with the host family. We do not require our host families to take international students during the Christmas break but many of them offer to take students.
 
Tuition and fees:$45,500(2016~2017)
Our tuition for next year is $45,500 for the full academic year (two semesters). Tuition for one semester is $22,750. ESL is not included in tuition. We offer three levels of ESL: English Language, Academic English Language, and Advanced Academic English Language. The ESL fee is $2500 per semester. Tuition includes room and board, the school lunch program, academic trips to Washington, DC and New York City, weekend activities, skiing and snowboarding program, transportation to and from Albany International Airport at the time of arrival, departure, and at Christmas break, yearbook. Tuition does not include medical insurance. Medical insurance is mandatory for all international students and the cost is $950 per year. There is also an iPad insurance fee of $40. Students must also leave a $500 security deposit which is refunded at the time of their departure. We also ask students to maintain a school account with $500 in order to cover costs for any testing (TOEFL, SAT, etc.). 
 
Admission requirement:
We accept students for grades 9-12. We will accept a student for grade 12 but they will not be able to receive a diploma. 
 
Expectations for students:
We have an excellent college preparatory program so students are very well prepared to go on to college. We are always looking for students who want to study in the US and really immerse themselves into the school and the local culture. Our most successful students are the ones that are involved in either clubs, sports, or school activities like performing arts, dance, or theater. 
 

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