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Burr and Burton’s School and College Counseling program cultivates students’ academic and personal development throughout their high school years. School and College Counselors help students every step of the way, from their initial high school course selection to their transition to college or other post-graduate plans.

BBA Counselors are student advocates.They utilize an approach that recognizes the whole student, understanding that academic, personal and social development are intertwined. They collaborate with parents, advisors, teachers, special educators, mental health counselors, and others to support students and help them optimize their potential.

School and College Counselors work with students individually and in small groups, and also make periodic class presentations. Departmental programming covers many topics: how to balance classes and activities, career and college exploration, resume building, test-taking strategies, leadership development, decision-making, academic planning and more. Individual student conferences and family meetings yield personalized college lists that reflect a student’s interests, strengths, achievements and goals. Annual programs that address the needs of students and parents include: Junior Jumpstart, Senior College Seminar and Workshops, Fall College Fair/College Tour Field Trip, Senior Essay and Application Workshops, Fall College Night, Financial Aid Information Night, Flex Block Topical Presentations, Financial Aid Forms Night, Standardized Test Prep Courses, Mock Interviews and Spring College Panel and Workshops. Counselors also connect students with the more than 120 college representatives who visit Burr and Burton each year. Students receive hands-on support from counselors throughout the college application process.
Four Year College or University Matriculation Rate:  78%
Two Year College or University Matriculation Rate: 5%
College-Bound Taking a Gap Year: 5%
Career Education: 3%
Military Service: 3%
Burr and Burton graduates of 2017 and 2018 enrolled in the following four-year colleges and universities: Adelphi University, Babson College, Barry University, Belmont University, Bennington College, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Bucknell University, Castleton University, Catholic University fo America, Champlain College, Clarkson University, Colby College, Colby-Sawyer College, Colgate University, College of the Atlantic, College of Charleston, College of William and Mary, Colorado School of Mines, College of the Atlantic, Columbia University, Connecticut College, Curry College, Davidson College, Delaware Valley University, Denison University, Dickinson College, East Stroudsburg, Eckerd College, 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 and Wales University, Keene State College, Keuka College, Lehigh University, Loyola University-New Orleans, Marist College, Maryland Institute College of Art, 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 University, 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, Siena 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 of Albany, University of California Davis, University of California Irvine, University of Colorado at 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 Pittsburg, University of Rhode Island, University of Rochester, University of San Diego, University of South Alabama, University of South Carolina, University of Vermont, University of Virginia, 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, and Yale University.
Upon request, Burr and Burton will forward official transcripts to colleges or future employers.
Anyone who attended Burr and Burton Academy or Burr and Burton Seminary may release his or her official transcript by communicating with the school registrar, Mary Grabarz  (mgrabarz@burrburton.org).
Requests must include your full name while enrolled, year or years of attendance, date of birth, a current phone number as well as the name and address where the transcript is to be sent.

BBA School and College Counselors respect individual values while encouraging students to challenge themselves through rich academic and extracurricular experiences. They focus on helping students chart an intentional path through high school that prepares them for a variety of opportunities in their post Burr and Burton lives.

My counselor has been so helpful throughout the college process. She helped me find schools that would be the best fit, in addition to helping me with all application materials.
– Alison Leiter ’16

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Burr and Burton Academy

57 Seminary Avenue
PO Box 498
Manchester, VT 05254
Phone: 802.362.1775, Fax: 802.362.0574