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John Burroughs School
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  • Private
  • ST. LOUIS, MO

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

While our goal is to maximize students' time on campus, we will continue to make all decisions based on the guidance of medical professionals and the St. Louis County Department of Health.

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A+

About

755 SOUTH PRICE ROAD
ST. LOUIS, MO 63124
About John Burroughs School...

Applying

Application Deadline
January 11
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$31,250
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
25%
Average Financial Aid
$23,104
From John Burroughs School

Burroughs is an independent, college preparatory school (grades 7-12). Twenty-eight seniors in the Class of 2021 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.

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

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John Burroughs School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1420
105 responses
Average ACT
32
149 responses

The Drey Land Experience

Drey Land, the school’s wilderness camp in the Ozarks, is a valuable resource for orientation programs, biology field research, outdoor education and service outings. The Burroughs community has built and maintained most of the facilities, including cabins, a pavilion and a main lodge. Faculty and students have also cleared miles of trail and have been acknowledged by the National Park Service.

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
  • Last day of school before summer
    26%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Christmas Concert
    9%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
650
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 13 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 13 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 13 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$214,875
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,490
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$831,800
National
$217,500

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