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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
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Buxton School is a highly rated, private, boarding school located in Williamstown, MA. It has 81 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 4 to 1. Tuition is $59,500 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,000
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)
$59,500
Received Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid

Buxton School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1190
29 responses
Average ACT
25
12 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
  • Secret Santa
    23%
  • Arts weekends
    18%
  • Mountain Day
    18%
  • Picnics
    18%
  • Rec Committee
    18%
  • Senior Services
    5%

Boarding

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

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
81
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Buxton School Reviews

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I loved the community focus! I was way too self-conscious and anxious in public school. In just a few months at Buxton, I made more meaningful friendships than I had been able to in years in NY public school. The teachers were incredably understanding and supportive despite my severe depression too. When I came back my second year, being able to welcome new students and really feel like I had a role in the community, and even being openly appreciated for it, changed my life. By the time I was a senior, I was asking if I could stay for a fifth year. Instead, my college advisor helped me get into a great college. It was tough transitioning into college at first, but I ended up doing well. I even liked it so much that I went back to the same college for a master's degree afterwards! I am endlessly grateful for the patience and care that I was given at Buxton. I have stayed close with many of my friends from high school, and will continue to for the rest of my life.
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Buxton is a unique and special education environment that allows students to grow and flourish within an extremely supportive community. Looking back on my experience there, I'm overwhelmingly grateful for the gift that was/is Buxton -- it changed my life and altered the way I thought about what it means to create community. The faculty work above and beyond to tailor the environment to the students' needs and to create meaningful educational experiences. I cannot praise this school enough for leaving me with lasting friendships and helping me to grow into a responsible, curious, appreciative, educated adult.
One size does not fit all. If you are a parent of a child who doesn't thrive in the 'one size fits all' public school system, Buxton is for you. Middle and high school are often the time when issues like ADD or anxiety manifest. Buxton provides a community where students are valued and differences are respected, and where their disadvantages do not define their potential. The high teacher-to-student ratio is only half the story; the engagement and mutual respect is the other half. The arts programming is top notch and infuses the culture of the school, the teaching is imaginative and never stale.