Buxton School

Buxton School is a diverse, all-gender 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 90 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,000
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Buxton School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
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
27%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Buxton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
9 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
no dress code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day student tuition is $38000 International student fee is an additional $4000
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions Director
Justina Trova
Endowment Size
$3 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Jewish Student Union, PoC Union

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.
  • 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.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Peter Shumlin - Governor of Vermont
    • Christian Parenti - Journalist and writer
    • Philip Rickey - Sculptor
    • Justin Theroux - Actor
    • Frank Wood - Actor
    • Marco Williams - Documentary Film Maker
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Buxton School cost?
Buxton School's tuition is approximately $62,000 for private students.
What schools are Buxton School often compared to?
Buxton Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Berkshire School by visitors of our site.
Who are famous alumni from Buxton School?
Buxton School famous alumni include: Peter Shumlin, Christian Parenti, Philip Rickey, Justin Theroux, Frank Wood and Marco Williams.
What sports does Buxton School offer?
Buxton School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Dance, Freestyle Skiing, Indoor Soccer, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee.
What is Buxton School's ranking?
Buxton School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Buxton School?
The application deadline for Buxton School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 90 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,000
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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