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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Burr & Burton Academy is a highly rated, private, boarding school located in Macnhester, VT. It has 711 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $46,900 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 75% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$16,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$46,900
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Burr & Burton Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1220
192 responses
Average ACT
29
54 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
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  • Half days every Friday
    27%
  • Headmaster's Holiday!
    18%
  • The concerts and shows.
    14%
  • Travel scholarships
    14%
  • Community service day
    8%
  • Dave Curtis "Atta Baby"
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Boarding

Students Boarding
10%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day
Top Countries
China, Germany, Japan, Spain
International Boarding Students
10%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
711
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Burr & Burton Academy Reviews

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I am a senior at BBA. BBA is an amazing school with great faculty, staff, teachers, and most importantly...food. As with any institution there are still some changes to be made. For example, communication could be more streamlined as it is often difficult to get the correct information regarding certain schedule changes and the such, and our diversity is a bit low because Vermont is a mostly white state, so our only bits of diversity come from a warning African-American and Asian-American as well as our eighty or so exchange students. All in all a great school!
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This is a great school to get you prepared for college. The academic program is designed to emphasize college preparedness. If you are looking for a school that will help get your ready for the next academic steps in your life, this is the place to go. The school is not great in helping or pushing students towards trades. The arts programs within the school are fantastic. Plays, shows, cinematography, and other arts programs are top notch. Athletically, the school has very strong programs that are consistently top, or near the top, in the region. Some coaches are stronger than others and put more of an emphasis on the team. Overall, Burr & Burton Academy is a top notch school that consistently graduates college ready students.
I have loved my three years at BBA. I transferred in my sophomore year, and the school did everything they could to make the transition as easy as possible. They even took advice and implemented new ideas on how to make the process easier for future transfer students based off my experience and critiques. The teachers are great, you can tell they really care about all their students. All programs at the school, from sports, to music, to art, to academics, to drama thrive and are filled with so many talented and passionate people. It is a supportive environment to go to high school in, and all students are pushed to fill their full potential and really succeed. They also have a semester program called the Mountain Campus, which is life changing for any student who goes through it. I am so thankful that this was where I got to go to high school.