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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 90 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $59,500
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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.: 28%
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
36%
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
International student fee is an additional $4000
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions Director
Torie Nichols
Admissions Associate
Justina Trova
Endowment Size
$3 million

Sports

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 90 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $59,500
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Berkshire County, MA is $8,436 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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