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Buxton School is a highly rated, private, boarding school located in Williamstown, MA. It has 78 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 4 to 1. Tuition is $57,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
291 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267
Telephone
(413) 458-3919

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$35,000
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)
$57,000
Received Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1190
28 responses
Average ACT
24
11 responses

Culture & Safety

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  • Secret Santa
    33%
  • Arts weekends
    22%
  • Mountain Day
    22%
  • Picnics
    11%
  • Rec Committee
    11%

Boarding

Students Boarding
90%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Japan, Mexico, South Africa
International Boarding Students
15%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
78
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
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Clubs & Activities
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Most of the teachers are either unassertive, inexperienced, unmotivated, or all of the above. That, coupled with a complete absence of a set curriculum, results in poor academics, with students who retain little information and feel unmoved to learn more.

Buxton's art facilities are great. Though the arts seem to dominate the culture at this self-proclaimed "art school", most of the art which is produced here-- from painting, to sculpture, to chorus, to theater, is underwhelming, and often just outright poor.

A large percentage of students have histories of substance abuse, depression, and other mental illnesses; the lack of structure and discipline at Buxton enables them to regularly indulge in bad habits.

Though Buxton's population is diverse, the community is divided, riddled with animosity between cliques, demographics, and ages.
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Upon entering this community I was suddenly so involved with every aspect of learning. I transferred from public high school and the contrast was incredible. During my time here, I have been challenged in and outside of the classroom, to question who I am and changes I want to make in my life and in the world around us. Because truly, within such a small student body every action is felt and valued here.
Buxton is a place for the self motivated. Your experience here is honestly what you make it. You will find mostly everyone here is accepting and supportive, and I have never felt more comfortable to be myself than at this school. Buxton is also very art oriented, it is held in high regards from students and faculty. With it's liberal nature in terms of academics, deadlines, and the exempt of grades, I have found most graduates feel shaky their first year of college, and this is my one critique in terms of academic structure.
This is a great, secluded school in the Berkshire area. Buxton, being a preparatory school, prepares you for many aspects of life beyond high school and even college. Academics are invigorating and are perfect for students looking to be challenged, although academic support is a big part of life here as well.