Buxton School

Tel: (413)458-3919
Grades: 9-12 | 90 students
Buxton School is a diverse, coed college-preparatory boarding and day school for students who are looking for stimulating, participatory academics; a committed arts program; and a community experience that is supportive and intentional.
Founded as a progressive school in the 1920's, Buxton continues to educate in the belief that students learn best when they are engaged in meaningful activity in the context of community.
In addition to a curriculum that readies students for the rigors of college, Buxton offers an extensive arts program that includes theatre, studio art, ceramics, music (composition, theory, and performance), photography, and a drum and dance program.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1928

Student Body

Total Students 90 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Buxton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 9 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $52,500
Tuition Notes International student fee is an additional $3500
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Torie Nichols
Admissions Associate Justina Trova


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Dance, Freestyle Skiing, Indoor Soccer, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballDance,
Freestyle SkiingIndoor Soccer,
Mountain BikingSnowboarding,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ceramics, Chorus, Creative Writing, Dance and Drumming, Drama, Orchestra, Photography, Printmaking, Studio Art, Video Production Ceramics, Chorus, Drama, Orchestra, Photography, Printmaking, Studio Art, Creative Writing,
Dance and Drumming,
Video Production,

School Notes

  • Buxton is a small, progressive and diverse boarding and day college preparatory school nestled in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. For the past 90 years, our faculty and staff have delighted in welcoming students to our egalitarian community to inspire and nurture their academic, artistic and social growth.
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