John Burroughs School

Tel: (314)993-4040
  • Burroughs is a college preparatory school offering a core curriculum that provides a broad base of knowledge and skills in the humanities; STEM; the arts; athletics, health and wellness; global awareness and cultural competency; and service and sustainability. A world-class faculty (81 percent hold advanced degrees) teaches a challenging curriculum in small classes (average size is 13).
  • Faculty average 19 years teaching experience and establish meaningful relationships with our students.
  • Our size is critical having around 105 students per grade allows our students to be well known and well supported. Students hail from nearly 60 ZIP codes from throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and a broad range of racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • They are encouraged to be active in the classroom with their heads up, eyes open and minds engaged.
  • In classes, which are generally run seminar style, students learn to be discerning readers, critical thinkers, articulate communicators and analytical problem solvers.
  • The Burroughs experience is distinguished by a mix of informality, traditions (such as morning assembly and family-style lunch) and a culture that puts a premium on ethics, inclusivity, student government, technology and international experiences.
  • Admission is based on school records, recommendations, an entrance exam and an interview.
  • Personal qualities and character are a major consideration.  Financial aid is available to those who need assistance with tuition.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1923

Student Body

Total Students618 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 19%
Students by GradeJohn Burroughs School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size13 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1450
Average ACT score32
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(no dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost$27,540
Tuition Notesno charge for before/after care & lunch is also included
% on Financial Aid
22%
Acceptance Rate
44%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCaroline G. LaVigne

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,
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