Buxton School

  • 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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1928

Student Body

Total Students90 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Buxton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
36%
Average Class Size9 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(no dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$59,500
Tuition NotesInternational student fee is an additional $4000
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions DirectorTorie Nichols
Admissions AssociateJustina Trova
Endowment Size$3 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Dance, Freestyle Skiing, Indoor Soccer, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeAlpine SkiingBasketball,
DanceFreestyle Skiing,
Indoor SoccerMountain Biking,
SnowboardingSoccer,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics, Chorus, Creative Writing, Dance and Drumming, Drama, Orchestra, Photography, Printmaking, Studio Art, 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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