List of 20 news stories.

  • Cartooning Workshop Next Tuesday!

    Young Adult Author Marek Bennett is coming to visit BBA on Tuesday, January 31st for a cartooning workshop. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to express your thoughts and ideas in frames!
  • Don't miss original student works at the New Works Project tomorrow!

    The New Works Project is coming right up! Friday the 27th from 6:30 to 9:00PM join BBA Performing Arts for a night of original work created by Burr and Burton students.
  • Mountain Campus Open House and Tours

    Meet BBA's semester program and the beautiful, 100-acre Mountain Campus.
  • New Works Project: Theater and Dance on January 27th

    On January 27, 2023 Burr and Burton Academy's Performing Arts department invites you to take a step behind the creative curtain and experience a new generation of theatrical writers and dance choreographers in an evening performance.
  • Winter Athletes Reflect on Team Culture

    As we near the halfway point of the winter sports season, we asked captains of winter sports teams to reflect on the three target words they picked in the beginning of the season. This week, athletes weigh in on their team's target words, and how these words impact team culture.
  • Annual Drinking Water Test Information

    We are pleased to announce that our annual drinking water tests revealed that our water is safe to drink.
  • BBA Performing Arts Winter Showcase

    Join the students of Burr and Burton Academy Performing Arts Department's curricular dance and drama classes for their annual Winter Showcase at 6:30PM on Thursday, December 15th in the Riley Center.
  • Bryan Dalton ‘81 and husband Anandaroopa with their beloved dog, Devi, who they rescued from the street in Bucharest. Devi spent more than 15 years with her family until she passed in 2020.

    Alumni Interview: Five Things That Matter with Bryan Dalton '81

    Bryan Dalton ’81 knew early on that he wanted a career abroad. His family moved to Manchester, Vermont from California in 1972 when he was in fourth grade. At Burr and Burton, Bryan found that his talent and interest lay in “the power of language,” encouraged by Harvey Dorfman in English, and the strong world language department. He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1985 and served as an intern with the non-governmental organization Africare in Niamey, Niger. After a year’s stint as a temp worker living with his parents, from 1987-2015 Bryan was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department, serving in Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Washington DC (first in the Africa Bureau, later dealing with international parental child abductions), New York City (International Visitor Leadership Program), Romania, and India, and in Bulgaria as Deputy Chief of Mission.
    Throughout his life and career, Bryan felt the tension of what he called a cloud of not being able to be yourself, navigating the dicey waters of the early years working for the State Department during a time of secrecy and open hostility that surrounded him and anyone who was gay, lesbian, bisexual or gender non-conforming. In 1991, Bryan was unceremoniously outed by a colleague, which set him on a course of advocacy for equal rights for LGBTQ personnel in the U.S. State Department. He helped co-found Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) in 1992. As of its 30th anniversary this year, GLIFAA now has more than 1,200 members across a dozen federal agencies addressing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The history of GLIFAA describes the first meetings at members’ homes:  “Worry hung in the air, as those present knew that the State Department’s security office was investigating personnel thought to be gay and driving them out of government service.”
  • Scripted chaos. Successful disaster. The show must go on in The One-Act Play that Goes Wrong.

    The time of year has come for Burr and Burton’s annual fall play! This year BBA Performing Arts is performing The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong. Directed by Jim Raposa, the play is a one-act altered version of the Broadway show The Play That Goes Wrong. This comedy is a play within a play that illustrates the phrase, “the show must go on''. To learn a little more about inside the play and behind the scenes, I interviewed junior Lucy Prachyl, one of the female leads, and sophomore Joey Masalsky, one of the male leads.

  • BBA Student Driver's Education Classes Starting in February

    We are pleased to announce Yankee Driving School is holding driver's education classes here on the BBA campus starting in February 2023. Sign ups are exclusively for BBA students, first come first serve, until Thanksgiving, so please do not delay.
  • Journalist Eyal Press Visits BBA

    Last week, award-winning journalist Eyal Press came to meet with BBA students taking journalism, cinematography, and Farm and Food Studies courses. 
  • BBA and Wirtemberg Gymnasium Celebrate 40th Year of Cultural Exchange

    On September 22nd, BBA welcomed 25 students and three faculty members from Wirtemberg Gymnasium  to mark the start of the 40th exchange with our sister school in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 9th Grade Service Day Was A Success!

    On Monday, BBA 9th graders joined up with more than 18 partnering locations to make a difference in our community!
  • TONIGHT: Check out the educational vaping presentation in partnership with The Collaborative

    TONIGHT: October 6, 2022, 6:30 pm
    Location: The Riley Center
    Educational Vaping Presentation

    Vaping is everywhere and it may seem like there is nothing we can do. But, when we understand its physical and mental health impacts on developing brains and bodies we can have informed conversations and help young people make better choices about vaping.
  • Burr and Burton Welcomes Three New Members to the Board of Trustees

    Burr and Burton Academy today proudly announced the addition of three new members to the Board of Trustees: Thomas N. Kelly, Jr. of Manchester, William V.N. Philip of Dorset, and Pauline de Laszlo of Pawlet.

    “BBA has been incredibly fortunate to be guided by a visionary, talented and dedicated board of Trustees,” said Headmaster Mark Tashjian, “and we are honored to welcome Tom, Bill, and Pauline to the board. They bring a wealth of experience, a belief in the transformative power of education, and a love for this community that will carry our school into its third century.”
  • 9th Grade Service Day Information

    On Monday, September 12th, all 9th graders will spend their school day out in our community giving back.  We are proud to be a school that includes education for service in our mission. 
  • Neugebauer with Conway Snyder and their instrument carried to the moon by astronauts.

    Alumni Interview: Five Things That Matter with Marcia MacDonald Neugebauer '50

    Marcia MacDonald Neugebauer ’50 is being inducted into the Burr and Burton Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 24 during Reunion Weekend, when she will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. We sat down with Marcia to discuss her work and how her early years at Burr and Burton helped set the stage for her career. 

    It’s hard to find a more celebrated moment in U.S. history than NASA during the early days of the space race. And Hollywood most certainly agrees, having churned out scores of biopics elevating and celebrating the brilliant minds who first placed Armstrong on the moon. Before that “one small step for man” in 1969, there were countless hours of scientific theory, space instrument creation, and many other spacecraft sent up to observe and report on the great beyond. 
  • Bulldog Leadership Summit - September 11th

    We are excited about our 7th annual, student-led retreat on Sunday, September 11th. The goal of the Bulldog Leadership Summit is to create a community of student leaders who use their influence as leaders to transform the culture of Burr and Burton so that integrity, selflessness, and respect for everybody is embraced. We aim to inspire students to lead through character, accountability, and adding value to others.
  • BBA Students Attend the National Leadership Summit

    Early in the morning of July 18th, 4 students (including Will Ameden and Calum Morell from BBA) left for Indianapolis as the Vermont Student Ambassadors to the National Student Leadership Summit. With students from more than 30 states and parts of Canada, they engaged in 3 days of leadership training and service work.
  • Fall Play Auditions - Monday

    Read on for all the details about auditioning for the fall play, The One Act Play that Goes Wrong.

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