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Save the date for Burr and Burton’s Garden Party Gala
Save the date for Burr and Burton’s Garden Party Gala
With spring just around the corner and the summer season soon to follow, be sure to mark your calendars for Burr and Burton Academy’s spring fundraising event, the Garden Party Gala on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Hildene. As a kickoff to warmer weather, summer gardening and outdoor activities, this year’s theme will be one of a kind. The parent committee has | Read More »
BBA Athletic Director Kathi Bierwirth to become Director of the Target Program
BBA Athletic Director Kathi Bierwirth to become Director of the Target Program
Burr and Burton Headmaster Mark Tashjian announced that Kathi Bierwirth, the current BBA Athletic Director, will take over as the new director of the Target program. Current director Jeff Houghton has led the Target program since its inception in 1997 and will be retiring at the end of the current school year. The Target program is an alternative education program | Read More »
Order Your 2015 BBA Yearbook
Order Your 2015 BBA Yearbook
Please order your 2015 yearbook. Click here to order online today! To order an ad for your business please download the order form here.
Breathing life back into classic images.
Breathing life back into classic images.
Digital Photography – Seminary Gallery, February 1 – March 1. Breathing life back into classic images. Digital Photography students explored hand coloring of Black and White images using the digital darkroom. Each student had to choose a black and white photograph that they felt could be enhanced by adding color. Using techniques similar to traditional hand coloring process. Instead of | Read More »
SETI's Seth Shostak has Skype call with Bill Muench's
SETI's Seth Shostak has Skype call with Bill Muench's "Space and Time" class
American astronomer Seth Shostak, the current Senior Astronomer and Director at SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) research held a question and answer session with the students of Bill Muench’s “Space and Time” class.  The SETI Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe”. The SETI Institute is | Read More »
BBA Dance Company Performs in Vermont State Dance Festival
BBA Dance Company Performs in Vermont State Dance Festival
Twenty nine BBA Dance Company members will be traveling to Lyndon, VT on Saturday November 22nd to perform in the Vermont State Dance Festival. There, they will take a warm up class and three workshops of their choice, led by nine professionals including Claudia Shell-Raposa (Director of Dance at BBA) teaching Broadway Theater Dance and Jim Raposa (Director of Acting & Tech. | Read More »
"Sea Bright Rising" by Bill Muench (Director's Cut- two years after the storm )
This film has been two years in the making. It has been a labor of love and I am hoping that I captured the spirit of the people of Sea Bright. See it here.  
An Aerial Tour of Burr and Burton
An Aerial Tour of Burr and Burton
An aerial view of Burr and Burton can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvVwphBy-FU&sns=em
Invitation to all Parents to Join BBA Boosters
Invitation to all Parents to Join BBA Boosters
The Burr and Burton Boosters would like to extend an invitation to all parents to join us in providing BBA athletes with all the extras they need to play hard and safe. We have over 40 athletic teams active every year and school budgets cannot always provide everything. The Booster events supplement those activities in numerous ways. In the past | Read More »
BBA awards faculty travel grants and Rowland Sabbatical; Rowland Chairs are announced
BBA awards faculty travel grants and Rowland Sabbatical; Rowland Chairs are announced
The recipients of Bigelow and Omrsby Hill travel grants, the Rowland Sabbatical, and the Rowland Chairs were recently announced at a BBA faculty meeting. Headmaster Mark Tashjian said afterward, “This is my favorite faculty meeting of the year because we recognize professional development opportunities as well as the individual initiative for continued personal growth.” The first faculty travel grant, The | Read More »
BBA Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
BBA Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
Camille Kirby and Bryan Emery of Burr and Burton Academy have ranked nationally in the 80th annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.  Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French.   More than 90,000 | Read More »
An invitation to the Mountain Campus Spring 2015 Final Presentations
An invitation to the Mountain Campus Spring 2015 Final Presentations
What:  Student presentations of their Final Projects, Essays and semester experiences. When: Wednesday, May 27, 5:30 pm Where: The Mountain Campus – 3067 Hapgood Pond Road, Peru The students will present and explain their Change Agency Projects for the first hour, followed by a short essay presentation, a video of the semester, and a closing ceremony. Enjoy student-prepared, local foods while | Read More »
BBA Graduate Keith Williams to Deliver BBA’s 182nd Commencement Address
BBA Graduate Keith Williams to Deliver BBA’s 182nd Commencement Address
Headmaster Mark Tashjian announced that Burr and Burton alumnus Keith Williams, president of the class of 2003, will be the commencement speaker at BBA’s commencement. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday, June 12 on Pettibone Field, and Williams will be speaking in front of 182 BBA graduates. After graduating from Burr and Burton, Keith attended Middlebury College, and as a college freshman won the Jeopardy! College Championship. | Read More »
CABARET - May 12 through May 16
CABARET - May 12 through May 16
The Burr and Burton Academy Performing Arts Department presents Kander and Ebb’s multi award winning musical “Cabaret” running May 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 at 6:30 pm in the Riley Center for the Arts. Don’t miss this musical made famous by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey in the 1972 Oscar winning movie and reimagined for the 1998 Broadway revival starring Tony Award winner Alan | Read More »
BBA recognizes two extraordinary women
BBA recognizes two extraordinary women
Burr and Burton Academy is pleased to recognize two members of the class of 2015 who achieved notable literary recognition in recent competitions. On March 19, Emily Williams was named the Vermont State runner-up in the Poetry Out Loud Competition, marking a noteworthy second place finish out of approximately 5,000 student participants. Poetry Out Loud is sponsored by The National | Read More »
The Latest Edition of BBA News
The Latest Edition of BBA News
The BBA News magazine covers serious topics, historical BBA moments, controversial issues, basic news stories and humorous moments. All stories are student produced. The editing of the show and anchoring the show are all students who do this on their own time after school. This is NOT a BBA class. Everything in the show was conceived and submitted by the | Read More »
BBA's International Women’s Day Schedule
BBA's International Women’s Day Schedule
International Women’s Day Schedule: A National Honor Society Committee has prepared a week’s worth of events/activities to celebrate women here and afar. Monday, March 9th — short presentation at our regular assembly to highlight the week’s events Tuesday, March 10th — Women of BBA — Our Stories A -block  9:45 — 11:00 in the Riley Center A special assembly highlighting | Read More »
Save the date for Burr and Burton’s Garden Party Gala
Save the date for Burr and Burton’s Garden Party Gala
With spring just around the corner and the summer season soon to follow, be sure to mark your calendars for Burr and Burton Academy’s spring fundraising event, the Garden Party Gala on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Hildene. As a kickoff to warmer weather, summer gardening and outdoor activities, this year’s theme will be one of a kind. The parent committee has | Read More »
BBA Athletic Director Kathi Bierwirth to become Director of the Target Program
BBA Athletic Director Kathi Bierwirth to become Director of the Target Program
Burr and Burton Headmaster Mark Tashjian announced that Kathi Bierwirth, the current BBA Athletic Director, will take over as the new director of the Target program. Current director Jeff Houghton has led the Target program since its inception in 1997 and will be retiring at the end of the current school year. The Target program is an alternative education program | Read More »
Order Your 2015 BBA Yearbook
Order Your 2015 BBA Yearbook
Please order your 2015 yearbook. Click here to order online today! To order an ad for your business please download the order form here.
Breathing life back into classic images.
Breathing life back into classic images.
Digital Photography – Seminary Gallery, February 1 – March 1. Breathing life back into classic images. Digital Photography students explored hand coloring of Black and White images using the digital darkroom. Each student had to choose a black and white photograph that they felt could be enhanced by adding color. Using techniques similar to traditional hand coloring process. Instead of | Read More »
SETI's Seth Shostak has Skype call with Bill Muench's
SETI's Seth Shostak has Skype call with Bill Muench's "Space and Time" class
American astronomer Seth Shostak, the current Senior Astronomer and Director at SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) research held a question and answer session with the students of Bill Muench’s “Space and Time” class.  The SETI Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe”. The SETI Institute is | Read More »
BBA Dance Company Performs in Vermont State Dance Festival
BBA Dance Company Performs in Vermont State Dance Festival
Twenty nine BBA Dance Company members will be traveling to Lyndon, VT on Saturday November 22nd to perform in the Vermont State Dance Festival. There, they will take a warm up class and three workshops of their choice, led by nine professionals including Claudia Shell-Raposa (Director of Dance at BBA) teaching Broadway Theater Dance and Jim Raposa (Director of Acting & Tech. | Read More »
"Sea Bright Rising" by Bill Muench (Director's Cut- two years after the storm )
This film has been two years in the making. It has been a labor of love and I am hoping that I captured the spirit of the people of Sea Bright. See it here.  
An Aerial Tour of Burr and Burton
An Aerial Tour of Burr and Burton
An aerial view of Burr and Burton can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvVwphBy-FU&sns=em
Invitation to all Parents to Join BBA Boosters
Invitation to all Parents to Join BBA Boosters
The Burr and Burton Boosters would like to extend an invitation to all parents to join us in providing BBA athletes with all the extras they need to play hard and safe. We have over 40 athletic teams active every year and school budgets cannot always provide everything. The Booster events supplement those activities in numerous ways. In the past | Read More »
BBA awards faculty travel grants and Rowland Sabbatical; Rowland Chairs are announced
BBA awards faculty travel grants and Rowland Sabbatical; Rowland Chairs are announced
The recipients of Bigelow and Omrsby Hill travel grants, the Rowland Sabbatical, and the Rowland Chairs were recently announced at a BBA faculty meeting. Headmaster Mark Tashjian said afterward, “This is my favorite faculty meeting of the year because we recognize professional development opportunities as well as the individual initiative for continued personal growth.” The first faculty travel grant, The | Read More »
BBA Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
BBA Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
Camille Kirby and Bryan Emery of Burr and Burton Academy have ranked nationally in the 80th annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.  Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French.   More than 90,000 | Read More »
An invitation to the Mountain Campus Spring 2015 Final Presentations
An invitation to the Mountain Campus Spring 2015 Final Presentations
What:  Student presentations of their Final Projects, Essays and semester experiences. When: Wednesday, May 27, 5:30 pm Where: The Mountain Campus – 3067 Hapgood Pond Road, Peru The students will present and explain their Change Agency Projects for the first hour, followed by a short essay presentation, a video of the semester, and a closing ceremony. Enjoy student-prepared, local foods while | Read More »
BBA Graduate Keith Williams to Deliver BBA’s 182nd Commencement Address
BBA Graduate Keith Williams to Deliver BBA’s 182nd Commencement Address
Headmaster Mark Tashjian announced that Burr and Burton alumnus Keith Williams, president of the class of 2003, will be the commencement speaker at BBA’s commencement. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday, June 12 on Pettibone Field, and Williams will be speaking in front of 182 BBA graduates. After graduating from Burr and Burton, Keith attended Middlebury College, and as a college freshman won the Jeopardy! College Championship. | Read More »
CABARET - May 12 through May 16
CABARET - May 12 through May 16
The Burr and Burton Academy Performing Arts Department presents Kander and Ebb’s multi award winning musical “Cabaret” running May 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 at 6:30 pm in the Riley Center for the Arts. Don’t miss this musical made famous by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey in the 1972 Oscar winning movie and reimagined for the 1998 Broadway revival starring Tony Award winner Alan | Read More »
BBA recognizes two extraordinary women
BBA recognizes two extraordinary women
Burr and Burton Academy is pleased to recognize two members of the class of 2015 who achieved notable literary recognition in recent competitions. On March 19, Emily Williams was named the Vermont State runner-up in the Poetry Out Loud Competition, marking a noteworthy second place finish out of approximately 5,000 student participants. Poetry Out Loud is sponsored by The National | Read More »
The Latest Edition of BBA News
The Latest Edition of BBA News
The BBA News magazine covers serious topics, historical BBA moments, controversial issues, basic news stories and humorous moments. All stories are student produced. The editing of the show and anchoring the show are all students who do this on their own time after school. This is NOT a BBA class. Everything in the show was conceived and submitted by the | Read More »
BBA's International Women’s Day Schedule
BBA's International Women’s Day Schedule
International Women’s Day Schedule: A National Honor Society Committee has prepared a week’s worth of events/activities to celebrate women here and afar. Monday, March 9th — short presentation at our regular assembly to highlight the week’s events Tuesday, March 10th — Women of BBA — Our Stories A -block  9:45 — 11:00 in the Riley Center A special assembly highlighting | Read More »