Burr and Burton provides an exemplary and personalized education that encourages students to explore a world of opportunities and fulfill their individual promise.
- Headmaster Mark Tashjian

BBA at a Glance

Historic Burr and Burton Academy is an independent Vermont high school with a public mission. Situated at the foot of Mt. Equinox and overlooking picturesque Manchester Village, Burr and Burton has a proud tradition of educating students of diverse backgrounds and talents in a supportive and caring environment.

Students at Burr and Burton have a great deal of freedom and choice in their education. With over 170 courses to choose from, the academic program provides students with a wide range of vigorous educational experiences in academics, athletics, and the arts. Ultimately, graduates of BBA have obtained the skills and understanding necessary for engaged citizenship and lifelong learning.

School Facts at a Glance
Grades at School
: 9-12
Total Students in School: 749
International Students: 64, from 13 countries
Faculty: 78
Faculty/Student Ratio: 10/1
Total Number of Courses: 170
Start Date: Late August
End Date: Mid June

College Acceptances

Four Year College or University Matriculation Rate:  80%-85%
Two Year College or University Matriculation Rate: 5%
College-Bound Taking a Gap Year: 5%
Military Service: 1%
Burr and Burton graduates of 2017 and 2018 enrolled in the following four-year colleges and universities:

Adelphi University, College of the Atlantic, Babson College, Barry University, Belmont University, Bennington College, Berklee College of Music/Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Bucknell University, Castleton University, Catholic Univesity of America, Champlain College, Clarkson University, Colby College, Colby-Sawyer College, Colgate University, College of William and Mary, Colorado School of Mines, College of the Atlantic, College of Charleston, Columbia University, Connecticut College, Curry College, Davidson College, Delaware Valley, University Denison, University Dickinson, College East Stroudsburg, University of Pennsylvania, Eckerd College, Elmira College, Elon University, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Endicott College, Fairfield University, Flagler College, Florida Southern College, Fordham University, Franklin Pierce University, Full Sail University, George Washington University, Gettysburg College, Green Mountain College, Grove City College, Hampshire College, Hartwick College, High Point University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Hofstra University, Hunter College, Indiana University, Ithaca College, Johnson & Wales University, Keene State College, Keuka College, Lehigh University, Loyola Unviersity, New Orleans, Marist College, Maryland Institute College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Montana State University, Mount Holyoke College, Nazareth College, Northeastern University, Northern Vermont University, Norwich University, Paul Smith's College, Pennsylvania State University, Plymouth State Univeristy, Pratt Institute, Purdue University, Quinnipiac University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rhode Island College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University, Roosevelt University, Saint Anselm College, Saint Michael's College, Santa Fe College, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Scripps College, Simmons College, Sophia University, Southern Vermont College, St. Lawrence University, St. Olaf College, Stonehill College, Stony Brook University, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Temple University, Tokyo University of the Arts, Trinity College, CT, Trinity College, Dublin Truman State University, Tufts University, Union College University at Albany ,University at Buffalo, University of California, Davis University of Colorado, Boulder University of Connecticut ,University of Denver, University of Georgia, University of Maine, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, University of Miami, University of New England, University of New Hampshire, University of New Haven, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, University of North Carolina, School of the Arts, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rhode Island, University of Rochester, University of San Diego, University of South Alabama, University of South Carolina, University of Vermont, University of Vriginia, University of Washington, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Vermont Technical College, Villanova University, Virginia Tech, Wagner College, Wake Forest University, Warren Wilson College, Washington and Jefferson College, Westminster College, Williams College, Yale University.

Extracurricular Activities

Over 85 percent of students participate in after-school activities, including sports and clubs. Student and faculty sponsored clubs change each year, based on interest and enthusiasm, and represent a wide variety of interests. Recent clubs include:

AIYA (Asian International Youth Association), Astronomy, BBA Iron Club (after-school work-out), BBA Jazz Combo, The Belltower (BBA's Newspaper), Board Games, Broadway Workshop, Chamber Choir, Cinema Club, Circuits Electronic Music Ensemble, Composer's Club, Debate Club, Digital Photography, Electronic Music Club, Eco Club, Equestrian Club, Fall Tennis, French Club, German Club, G.L.O.W. (Gay, Lesbian, or Whatever), Investment Club, Jazz Combo, Leo's Service Club, Literary Society, Makers' Club, Manchester Rotary Club, Math Club, Open Studio Art, Pit Orchestra (Spring), Fall Play and Spring Musical, Pointe, Rock Climbing Club, Recording Studio, Running Club, Scholar's Bowl, Spanish Club, Speaking Buddies, Theater Arts Improv, Theater Tech, Ultimate Frisbee, Writer's Forum, and more.

Interscholastic Sports

A Winning Tradition: BBA has won 107 state championships

Offering 46 Sports Teams at the Varsity Level and 29 at the Junior Varsity Level:
Varsity Alpine Skiing--Boys and Girls; Baseball--Varsity and JV; Basketball--Boys (Varsity and 2 levels of JV) and Girls (Varsity and 2 levels of JV); Varsity Cross Country Running--Boys and Girls; Dance--Varsity and JV; Field Hockey--Varsity and JV; Football-- Varsity and JV; Varsity Golf--Boys and Girls; Varsity Ice Hockey--Boys and Girls; Lacrosse--Boys (Varsity and JV) and Girls (Varsity and JV); Varsity Mountain Biking; Varsity Nordic Skiing-- Boys and Girls; Soccer--Boys (Varsity and 2 levels of JV) and Girls (Varsity and 2 levels of JV); Softball--Varsity and JV; Varsity Snowboarding--Boys and Girls; Tennis-- Boys (Varsity) and Girls (Varsity and JV); Varsity Track--Boys and Girls; Varsity Wrestling.

Club Sports: BBA Iron, Freestyle Skiing, Pointe, Rock Climbing, and Ultimate Frisbee.

BBA Green Facts

Burr and Burton's work toward achieving environmental sustainability includes: a Mountain Campus LEED certified building and Governor's award for environmental excellence; main campus electricity provided by hydro power; buses powered by biodiesel; hand dryers vs. paper towels; recycling and composting programs; locally sourced food; energy efficient lighting, and water bottle filling stations.


The Performing Arts Department offers over a dozen major performance opportunities throughout the year in addition to a range of classes that emphasize the creative process.

Nearly 40 students per year participate in the internship program, developing valuable practical skills in a real-life, real-world setting.

Students currently serve in 115 leadership positions throughout the school: as mentors to freshmen, as Service Learning leaders, as student ambassadors, as members of student council and/or the National Honor Society, in Bulldog Leadership workshops, and on a student policy advisory board.

BBA has 3 satellite campuses: Target, the BBA-Dene Farm, and the Mountain Campus.

Memberships & Accreditations

Burr and Burton is a member of NACAC, NEACAC, NAIS, the College Board, ISANNE, the Vermont Independent Schools Association, and the Vermont Principals’ Association.

Burr and Burton is accredited by the Vermont Agency of Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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    Academic Courses 170

    Advanced Placement Courses 15

    Average SAT scores: 100-­150 points higher than the national average.

    Graduation Requirements 28 credits, with 19 from core courses.

    Community Service Requirement: One Service Learning project per year.

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    Freshmen support: Freshman Orientation, Freshman Mentors and Advisory Program, Summer Success Camp.

    Student Support Programs: Special Services Department, Mental Health Services, Advisory Program, School and College Counselors, Student Success Program, Committee for At-Risk Students, Target Program.

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    Faculty 78

    Faculty/Student Ratio 10/1

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