An independent high school with a public mission and global reach.

Burr and Burton is a "town academy" with a public mission. Students who reside in a sending town can attend free of charge. Sending towns vote every year to approve the school's tuition, which is paid through state property taxes. Admission is also open on an annual basis to students from other towns.

If you currently have a student attending BBA, registering another child is simple, just log into your parent account and enter the Resources section. From there, select “Apply Another Child” to launch the registration form.

If this is the first time you have registered a student to attend BBA, you will need to create your parent account. To do so, select “REGISTRATION APPLICATION” on the right side of the page. This will launch the “Create an Account” window. Do not use the Username or Password fields that appear in the window. Rather, select “Create Account” on the lower left side. After submitting your information a message will appear directing you to check your email account. There you will retrieve an embedded link that allows you to establish a private/personal password. After establishing your username and password, you will be able to register your child.

Just below, you will find a downloadable guide that contains graphics to assist in the registration process.

Application Instructions Here

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students
Burr and Burton Academy does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, political affiliation or marital status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the school's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or other federal or state nondiscrimination laws or regulations is directed to The Headmaster's Office, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT 05254. Burr and Burton complies with all applicable state and federal nondiscrimination statutes, including the Vermont Public Accommodations Act (9 V.S.A. Chapter 139), the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act (21 V.S.A. Chapter 5, Subchapter 6) and Vermont State Board of Education rules 2226.6 and 2229.1.

Burr and Burton Academy is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is approved by the Vermont State Board of Education.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For local families living in partial-paying communities, Burr and Burton offers a merit scholarship, The Bell Tower Merit Scholarship. Student-applicants must complete an academic record review, written essay, and reference check to be considered for a Belltower Merit Scholarship. 

For local families living in non-paying communities, Burr and Burton offers the Bell Tower Merit Scholarship and accepts applications for financial aid through Smart Aid. In combination, these can assist families in making a BBA education accessible. While the Bell Tower is merit-based, financial aid is needs-based, requiring the applicant to fill out the application. Details on the financial aid are available by visiting the Tuition Fee and Financial Aid page.
If you would like to learn more about Burr and Burton Academy, please contact Cory Herrington.

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    Cory Herrington 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Emily Kohler

    Emily Kohler 

    Program Coordinator for School Counseling and Admissions
  • Photo of Jacque Lewicki

    Jacque Lewicki 


Sending Towns

Full-Pay: The full-pay, sending town rate for 2023-24 is $19,987.
Mt. Tabor

Partial-Pay & Private: The 2023-24 cost is $22,487.  There is a difference between the state average and BBA's tuition rate.  Currently, the preliminary state average tuition estimate for the 2023-24 school year is 18,266.  If this number doesn't change the difference between BBA's tuition and the state average is 4,211. Burr and Burton Academy offers a merit scholarship that candidates can apply for to cover a portion of the remaining balance.

Historically, the following towns have annually approved paying the state per-pupil average.

Middletown Springs
Mount Holly/Ludlow
Rutland Town

If you have questions regarding payments from any of these towns, please contact the respective town office.