What Makes the Burr and Burton
Experience So Special
Individual Attention and Support
Burr and Burton is an independent day school with 650 students in grades 9 through 12. Most of the classes have less than 20 students. The faculty is composed of experienced and caring teachers who are always available for extra help. The school offers a wide variety of courses from the Advanced Placement level to those of technical interest. All students have an advisor and an assigned guidance counselor to support them in planning their studies.
On the lower level of the Smith Center for Science and Communications is the Jonathan Levin Center for Media Arts & Sciences, where the Media Arts and Sciences Department is located.
Courses in this department cover advanced computer applications, documentary production, and independent film making which give students experience with sophisticated cameras and editing stations.
• an 1,800-square-foot room with 40 computer stations. This room may be divided in half by a flexible wall and is equipped with two overhead computer monitors.
• A multi-camera television studio complete with state-of-the-art digital television equipment where classes produce their own films.
• The Vermont Country Store Studio is equipped with up-to-date Apple computers and non-linear editing equipment used to produce short and long videos.
• The southern Vermont home for Vermont Public Radio's broadcast facilities that features digital audio editing equipment as well the ability to “go live” on VPR and National Public Radio.
The Smith Center for Science and Communications is supported by an endowment from Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Smith, ensuring that Burr and Burton is well positioned to implement the inevitable changes in technology that will occur in the future.