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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 »
Mountain Campus Fall 2014 Final Presentations
Mountain Campus Fall 2014 Final Presentations
The Mountain Campus held their final presentations where family, friends, BBA faculty members and Mountain Campus alumni came together to celebrate community and learning. Highlights of the evening included the students sharing their projects, enjoying a delicious meal and witnessing the students reflect on the semester as they honored each member of the community. If you were unable to attend | 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
Burr and Burton Academy welcomes 19 students from Ecuador for two week exchange
Burr and Burton Academy welcomes 19 students from Ecuador for two week exchange
Nineteen students from Unidad Educativa Santana in Cuenca, Ecuador, arrived in Manchester on Sunday for a two-week exchange with Burr and Burton Academy. The students are living with BBA students, attending classes, and will engage in other activities as part of this cultural exchange. In June, 2015, 20 BBA students will reciprocate with a visit to Ecuador. This exchange is | Read More »
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 Joins People's Climate March
BBA Joins People's Climate March
Mountain Campus students, faculty, alumni, families and friends joined 310,000 others in New York City at the largest climate rally in history. Across the world others joined too, marching in 2,900 solidarity events in 161 nations.  Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Secretary General, marched along with the crowds, in an unprecedented show of support for climate justice. On Tuesday Ban Ki-moon will lead | Read More »
BBA Announces the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
BBA Announces the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Burr and Burton Academy Headmaster, Mark Tashjian, is pleased to announce the 2014 inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame, and the recipients of the Alumni Recognition Awards. “This is an exciting time of year,” stated Tashjian, “as we mark the achievements, both personal and athletic, of our alumni. The Hall of Fame ceremony is one of our most important events as | Read More »
Senior Survey Results Show Highlights of Students’ BBA Careers
Senior Survey Results Show Highlights of Students’ BBA Careers
When the senior class of 2014 was asked “What would you characterize as the single most important or meaningful activity, opportunity or experience (at BBA)?” the overwhelming response from Mountain Campus graduates was their semester on the mountain.  In fact, their voices were so united, their responses skewed the entire dataset and emerged as the most significant experience for the entire | 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 »
Francophile Community Meets for Poetry Slam
Francophile Community Meets for Poetry Slam
On March 7th, French students from Maple Street School, Flood Brook School and Burr and Burton Academy competed in the first annual Poetry Slam held at the Manchester Community Library. They read works by Jacques Prévert, Léopold Senghor and other Francophone poets while their performance was judged on fluency, pronunciation, intonation and body language.  Guest judges were Nancy Strain, English | Read More »
The Newest Edition of BBA News
The Newest Edition of BBA News
See it here.
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 »
Make-up Mandatory Driver’s Ed Meeting: Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 pm in Rm 222, Rowland Center
Make-up Mandatory Driver’s Ed Meeting: Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 pm in Rm 222, Rowland Center
Make-up meeting for the parents and student’s who couldn’t make the first drivers ed meeting. BBA offers a free driver’s education program starting on Monday, June 22 and running until the end of July. For the first 3 weeks, classes run from 8 am until 10 am Monday through Friday. Under Vermont law a student is required to have 30 hours of classroom instruction | Read More »
The Mountain Campus spring semester is off and running!
The Mountain Campus spring semester is off and running!
The community forming in Peru is wonderfully eager to learn, respectful, and already proud of their new community and campus.  With over 100 students who have already experienced the program, there is a real sense of strength in our history and opportunity for our future.   Our alumni continue to do amazing things: get in to top notch colleges, bring | 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 »
Mountain Campus Fall 2014 Final Presentations
Mountain Campus Fall 2014 Final Presentations
The Mountain Campus held their final presentations where family, friends, BBA faculty members and Mountain Campus alumni came together to celebrate community and learning. Highlights of the evening included the students sharing their projects, enjoying a delicious meal and witnessing the students reflect on the semester as they honored each member of the community. If you were unable to attend | 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
Burr and Burton Academy welcomes 19 students from Ecuador for two week exchange
Burr and Burton Academy welcomes 19 students from Ecuador for two week exchange
Nineteen students from Unidad Educativa Santana in Cuenca, Ecuador, arrived in Manchester on Sunday for a two-week exchange with Burr and Burton Academy. The students are living with BBA students, attending classes, and will engage in other activities as part of this cultural exchange. In June, 2015, 20 BBA students will reciprocate with a visit to Ecuador. This exchange is | Read More »
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 Joins People's Climate March
BBA Joins People's Climate March
Mountain Campus students, faculty, alumni, families and friends joined 310,000 others in New York City at the largest climate rally in history. Across the world others joined too, marching in 2,900 solidarity events in 161 nations.  Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Secretary General, marched along with the crowds, in an unprecedented show of support for climate justice. On Tuesday Ban Ki-moon will lead | Read More »
BBA Announces the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
BBA Announces the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Burr and Burton Academy Headmaster, Mark Tashjian, is pleased to announce the 2014 inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame, and the recipients of the Alumni Recognition Awards. “This is an exciting time of year,” stated Tashjian, “as we mark the achievements, both personal and athletic, of our alumni. The Hall of Fame ceremony is one of our most important events as | Read More »
Senior Survey Results Show Highlights of Students’ BBA Careers
Senior Survey Results Show Highlights of Students’ BBA Careers
When the senior class of 2014 was asked “What would you characterize as the single most important or meaningful activity, opportunity or experience (at BBA)?” the overwhelming response from Mountain Campus graduates was their semester on the mountain.  In fact, their voices were so united, their responses skewed the entire dataset and emerged as the most significant experience for the entire | 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 »
Francophile Community Meets for Poetry Slam
Francophile Community Meets for Poetry Slam
On March 7th, French students from Maple Street School, Flood Brook School and Burr and Burton Academy competed in the first annual Poetry Slam held at the Manchester Community Library. They read works by Jacques Prévert, Léopold Senghor and other Francophone poets while their performance was judged on fluency, pronunciation, intonation and body language.  Guest judges were Nancy Strain, English | Read More »
The Newest Edition of BBA News
The Newest Edition of BBA News
See it here.
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 »
Make-up Mandatory Driver’s Ed Meeting: Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 pm in Rm 222, Rowland Center
Make-up Mandatory Driver’s Ed Meeting: Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 pm in Rm 222, Rowland Center
Make-up meeting for the parents and student’s who couldn’t make the first drivers ed meeting. BBA offers a free driver’s education program starting on Monday, June 22 and running until the end of July. For the first 3 weeks, classes run from 8 am until 10 am Monday through Friday. Under Vermont law a student is required to have 30 hours of classroom instruction | Read More »
The Mountain Campus spring semester is off and running!
The Mountain Campus spring semester is off and running!
The community forming in Peru is wonderfully eager to learn, respectful, and already proud of their new community and campus.  With over 100 students who have already experienced the program, there is a real sense of strength in our history and opportunity for our future.   Our alumni continue to do amazing things: get in to top notch colleges, bring | 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 »