John Burroughs School

Tel: (314)993-4040
  • John Burroughs School seeks to instill the joy of living through active learning, integrity, and service to others.
  • Our mission is to foster in our students academic, physical and creative fulfillment, together with strength of character, while helping them become productive members of our school community.
  • John Burroughs promotes an atmosphere of understanding, trust, respect, and accomplishment among our faculty, staff, students, and parents. We embrace democratic ideals, the liberal arts and concern for the environment.
  • We believe that excellence in education goes hand in hand with diversity, which we value and celebrate.
  • John Burroughs encourages students to communicate, to be open to others, and to embrace meaningful challenge.
  • Through a personal, active approach to learning, each student pursues his or her potential in all school endeavors -- academics, the arts, athletics, and activities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Year Founded 1923

Student Body

Total Students 600 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade John Burroughs School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
81%
Average Class Size 13 students
Average ACT score 33
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 17
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,600
% on Financial Aid
22%
Admissions Director Caroline G. LaVigne

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Wrestling
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