List of 20 news stories.

  • Alumni Interview: Five Things That Matter with Grace Pinkus '20

    It’s finals week at UMass Amherst, and Grace Pinkus ’20 is eagerly awaiting what will essentially be her first traditional graduation on May 18, where she will earn a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. As with all 2020 high school graduates, Covid restrictions derailed her high-school graduation experience. Ironically, our meeting was on Zoom - a platform, Grace said, with which she was very familiar.
  • Tuesday May 7th is BBA Night at JK Adams

    Tuesday, May 7, 2024 is BBA Night at JK Adams. Stop by for to shop and receive free gifts, wrapping, engraving, and more. 20 percent of proceeds will go towards the Burr and Burton Annual Fund.
  • BBA Celebrates Earth Day!

    The Environmental Club hosted a variety workshops and guest speakers on Monday, April 22nd to learn more about local environmental issues. There were over 600 participants in the day's activities! 
  • BBA French students place nationally again on the National French Exam

    Clement Martini ‘26, Sam Cole ’24, Alec Vartanitan ‘27, and Frasier Bergman ‘27 of Burr and Burton Academy have ranked nationally in the 89th annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.  Martini received a Gold medal at Level 5, Cole received a Bronze medal at Level 3, and Vartanian and Bergman received Bronze medals at Level 2. Twelve additional BBA students (Alli Aubin, Nora Ward, Olav Pajala, Hazel Cornwell, Dahlia Cohn, Pengju Sui, Reagan Healy, Delphine Dobbleman, Luna Raso, Zach Lindenberg, Robin LaConte, and Jacob Honigsfeld) received Honorable Mentions at various levels.
  • SVAC Art From the Schools Opening!

    The much-anticipated Art From the Schools show at the Southern Vermont Arts Center will have its Grand Opening Celebration on Sat., April 27 from 2:00-4:00 PM. 
  • 3rd Annual Career Expo

    Please join us on April 25 to share your career knowledge with the young adults in our community. Hearing from local professionals in their fields of interest (YOU!) is impactful - not only in helping them think about possible future goals, but in helping them explore those options now. Learning from you can help guide students toward various high school courses and potential internships and part-time jobs.
    We're excited to be building on the success of last year's event. If your organization has openings for summer jobs or full-time careers, feel free to bring your materials along to share with interested students.
    We realize that participants join us on a volunteer basis and truly appreciate the time you’ll be taking out of your busy schedule. We will be including participants/business names in a “Thank You” ad in the Manchester Journal.
    Note: Booth bait (swag and sweets!) is welcome as it tends to draw the students to your display!


    Please reach out with any questions you may have, and feel free to share this email with anyone who may be interested.
    Thank you,
    Burr and Burton Career Expo Committee
  • Parent Social on Friday, April 26th in Founders Hall

    Join your fellow parents on the Burr and Burton campus in Founders Hall for the Spring Social on Friday, April 26 from 6-8 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served, and cost is free to attend. Click here to RSVP.
  • The Spring Concert has been Rescheduled for April 9th!

    The Burr & Burton Academy Music Department will present a Spring Concert Tuesday, April 9rd, 5:30 p.m. in the Riley Center for the Arts.  The performance will showcase a diverse menu of music presented by various instrumental and vocal ensembles.
  • Mamma Mia! Photos Now Live!

    You can now find ALL the photos from last week's unforgettable Mamma Mia! production in Vidigami!
  • BBA Senior Spends Week in Washington, D.C. at U.S. Senate Youth Program

    BBA senior and Student Council president, Chris Alfano recently returned from Washington, D.C. where he was one of two students chosen to represent Vermont at the 62nd annual United States Senate Youth Program. The program was a weeklong experience in Washington, D.C., where he met with some of the top officials in the U.S. federal government. 
  • BBA Students in DC For Close Up Program

    Every year BBA students have the chance to experience Washington, DC and learn for a week through the Close Up program. Students meet Senators Sanders and Welch, Rep. Becca Balint, visit the Pentagon, and enjoy many of Washington’s best museums and monuments during a week of school in the nation's Capitol.
  • Senior Spotlight Art Show Opening Saturday, March 9th

    The Visual Art Department is proud to announce the Senior Spotlight Show at Yesterhouse on the campus of SVAC on Saturday, March 9 from 2:00-4:00 PM. We will be celebrating the advanced artwork by BBA, Long Trail School, and Arlington High School Seniors with a festive opening which is free and open to all!
  • Alumni Interview: Five Things That Matter with Kathi Bierwirth '81

    At the end of this year, Kathi (Frost) Bierwirth ’81 will retire from Burr and Burton Academy after nearly 40 years of teaching, coaching, leading and supporting students. Kathi has the rare gift of being a person who always knew that she wanted to make Burr and Burton her life’s work. 

  • Mamma Mia Tickets are Going Fast! Get Yours Today!

    Burr and Burton Performing Arts presents the international smash phenomenon and Tony and Grammy Award-nominated Mamma Mia! on March 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 6:30 pm with an additional matinee on March 23rd at 2 pm in the Riley Center for the Arts.
  • It was a great weekend at the Yale Model UN conference!

    The BBA Model UN team attended the Yale Model UN Conference last weekend. Many students were attending their first ever conference, and I was grateful to see their hard work paying off--meeting and working with 2000 interesting and talented peers from 200 schools and 40 countries.
  • Love Poetry? Look out for Poetry Out Loud in February.

    This semester, Burr and Burton is excited to participate in Poetry Out Loud, a national arts education and recitation contest. Poetry Out Loud helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. If you're interested in learning more about Poetry Out Loud, ask your English or Humanities teacher for more information. 
  • New Works Theater & Dance Project Tomorrow, January 26th!

    On Friday, January 26th, 2024 at 6:30 pm in the Riley Center for The Arts, Burr and Burton Academy’s Performing Arts and English Departments will present the Theater & Dance New Works Project. 

  • Bulldogs on the Boards: BBA Theater Students Shine on the American Stage

    BBA theater grads are acting and writing plays on the American stage.

    Erin Norton a BBA Alum Class of 2021, and a Creative Writing Student at Emerson College Class of 2025 is excited to share that an original play of theirs will be produced as a full-scale production in the springtime at Emerson College.  She is thankful that at BBA she was able to follow her passion and appreciates being able to explore and find her passion for acting a playwriting through all that BBA offers.
    Riley Vogel a BBA Alum Class of 2021, and Alum of Roosevelt University '22 with a BFA in Musical Theater is proud to be appearing as Cosmo Brown in Singin' In The Rain at the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West, FLA. Just 6 weeks after graduating from BBA, Riley appeared in A Chorus Line as Larry produced by the Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts in Doylestown, PA. With his home base in Chicago, Riley has been working constantly since his graduation in 2022 throughout the United States.
  • Honoring the Past: Former Headmaster Robert Kennedy Passes Away at 78

    Earlier this month, former Headmaster Robert Kennedy passed away at age 78. Kennedy spent 15 years as the Headmaster of Burr and Burton from 1978-1993. During his tenure, Kennedy stewarded Burr and Burton through several fundraising campaigns and academic improvements. He was known to his students as an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.
  • Annual Drinking Water Test Information

    We are pleased to announce that our annual drinking water tests revealed that our water is safe to drink.