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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 16
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,540
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
22%
Average Financial Aid
$19,300
From John Burroughs School

Burroughs is an independent, college preparatory school (grades 7-12). Eighteen of the 98 seniors in the Class of 2018 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 three state championships during the 2016-17 school year.

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

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
68 responses
Average ACT
32
102 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Last day of school before summer
    40%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Christmas Concert
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
610
100%
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
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 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
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$186,371
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,685
National
$949
Median Home Value
$771,500
National
$184,700

John Burroughs School Reviews

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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.
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JBS is a great school full of wonderful people! I love how our teachers challenge us to do our best academically, athletically, artistically and in all other aspects of our lives, as well as support us to balance out our school-related responsibilities with hanging out with friends and pursuing things we are passionate about. Everyone here is extremely supportive of one another and eager to help anyone overcome any challenges they may be facing. I'm really grateful to be able to attend this awesome school!!
Out of all of the private schools in the "Greater St. Louis" area, Burroughs was easily the best fit for me. St. Louis has amazing private schools but a majority of them are religion based and Burroughs are apart of the few who aren't. The learning environment may seem very competitive and fast pace but teachers and our internal tutoring program eases the academic stress. You're able to get an amazing education while surrounded by teachers who love their jobs and will go out of their way to help you understand the material. Along with our academics are stellar, the diversity of the school makes it a comfortable place for everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, etc. Overall I wouldn't change a thing about my 6 years at Burroughs and highly recommend this to every family looking for a middle or high school.