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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63124
Telephone
(314) 993-4040

Applying

Application Deadline
January 14
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$29,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid
$21,175
From John Burroughs School

Burroughs is an independent, college preparatory school (grades 7-12). Twenty-four of the 103 seniors in the Class of 2019 are National Merit semifinalists.

A core curriculum in humanities and STEM is balanced by opportunities in athletics and in the fine, practical, and performing arts. Students engage in more than four dozen clubs, from a high-mileage vehicle club to a literary magazine. Highly competitive athletic teams claimed four state championships during the 2018-19 school year.

The school puts a premium on global awareness and cultural competency, service and sustainability, and ethics.

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John Burroughs School Rankings

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

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
71 responses
Average ACT
32
113 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Last day of school before summer
    45%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Christmas Concert
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    641
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    86%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A-
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $203,250
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,797
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $798,500
    National
    $184,700

    John Burroughs School Reviews

    54 reviews
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    I cannot say enough good things about this school. The staff is absolutely top-notch. They have nurtured, challenged, and loved our daughter from day one. The curriculum is tough (well it would have been tough for me at their age!), but they support the kids in a way that pushes them to be their best, and to believe in themselves and their abilities. If you stumble, they're there to help pick you up, teach you to move on, and learn from mistakes without being debilitated by them.

    There are so many opportunities to try new things (arts, sports, every kind of club you could imagine), and the feeling of community and kindness really lends itself to allow kids to come into their own. Both the staff and the other parents really work hard to welcome new families into the JBS community. And don't get me started on the head of school, Andy Abbott- what a rock star! I couldn't imagine a better school to prepare my child for the adult world. I only wish I could have been a student here!
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    I graduated from JBS in 2016. It was a fantastic school! The student body is so diverse; everyone you meet can have wildly different viewpoints, and the students are open and enthusiastic to debate those viewpoints in the classroom and out of the classroom. The academics are tough, challenging and worth it. After graduating with honors and having taken some hard AP classes in high school, coming to college felt like a breeze. Burroughs prepares you so well for higher learning, and it inspired me to stay informed and look around for all different types of perspectives in everything in life.
    I started here in 7th grade and my experience has been amazing. Everyone loves and supports one another and there is no other high school I would have rather attended. As a senior, I feel completely prepared to move onto the next stage of my life. Not only are the academics rigorous and engaging, I feel that the community shaped both me and my peers into individuals that have the potential to enact positive change in the world. I will definitely send my children to this school if I am still living in St. Louis at that time and I am forever grateful to have experienced everything that Burroughs has to offer.