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

BBA at a Glance

Historic Burr and Burton Academy is an independent, coeducational New England secondary school of 708 students including approximately 75 students from overseas. 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 caring environment that encourages excellence and engages community spirit.

Students at Burr and Burton have a great deal of freedom and choice in their education. With over 160 courses to choose from, the academic program provides students with a wide range of vigorous educational experiences and a strong liberal arts foundation, equipping graduates with the skills and understanding necessary for engaged citizenship and lifelong learning. 
Students continuing on to college in the US, Canada, Australia, or other countries, receive extensive search and application support.

School Facts at a Glance
Grades at School
: 9-12
Total Students in School: 708
Faculty: 69
Faculty/Student Ratio: 13/1
Total Number of Courses: 168
Start Date: Late August
End Date: Mid June
School Uniform Required: No

College Acceptances

College Matriculation Rate:  80%-85%
In the past three years, Burr and Burton graduates have enrolled in the following colleges and universities, including;

American University, Bentley University, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brigham Young University, Carnegie Mellon University, Castleton University, Champlain College, Coastal Carolina University, Colgate University, Colorado State University, Community College of Vermont, Davidson College, Dickinson College, East Carolina University, Elon University, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Emory University, Endicott College, Georgetown University, Gordon College, Harvard University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Ithaca College, Johns Hopkins University, Johnson and Wales University, Keene State College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Loyola University, Lyndon State College, Merrcyhurst University, Methodist College, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Northeastern University, Plymouth State University, Quest University, Canada, Quinnipiac University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Roger Williams University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Siena College, Smith College, Southern Maine Community College, St. Lawrence, St. Michael's College, Stonehill College, SUNY Alfred State College, SUNY College at Cortland, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, Tufts University, Union College, University of Chicago, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Delaware, University of Hartford, University of New England, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rhode Island, University of Rochester, University of Vermont, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ursinus College, Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, Vermont Technical College, Wake Forest University, Washington and Lee, Western New England University, Williams College

Extracurricular Activities

Over 85 percent of students participate in after-school activities including sports and 48 clubs representing a wide variety of interests including:

Astronomy, BBA p.m. Iron Club (after-school work-out), BBA a.m. Iron Roosters (before 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 Photo, Dumber Strummers-Guitar for Beginners, Electronic Music Club, Eco Club, Equestrian Club, Fall Tennis, French Club, Frisbee Club, German Club, G.L.O.W., Investment Club, Jazz Combo, K1BBS, Leo's Service Club, Literary Society, Makers' Club, Manchester Rotary Club, Math Club, Open Studio Art, Pit Orchestra (Spring), Play (Fall Play and Spring Musical), Pointe Class, Rock Climbing Club, Recording Studio, Scholar's Bowl, Spanish Club, Speaking Buddies, Students of Color, TED Talk Club, Theater Arts Improv, Theater Tech, Volleyball, Writer's Forum, Yoga Club

Interscholastic Sports

A Winning Tradition: 43 state championships in the last 10 years

Offering Teams in 19 Sports:
 Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Snowboarding, Tennis, Track and Wrestling

Club Sports: Equestrian, Iron, Pointe, Rock Climbing, Ulmate Frisbee, and Volleyball 

BBA Green Facts

Mountain campus LEED certfied building; Mountain Campus Gov.'s award for environmental excellence; all electricity provided by hydro and solar power; all buses powered by biodiesel; hand dryers have replaced paper towels; water bottle filling stations have saved thousands of plastic bottles...and counting.


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 student government officers, on town planning boards, and on our student policy advisory board.

BBA has 3 satellite campuses: Target, Dene Farm and Mountain Campuses

Memberships & Accreditations

BBA holds membership in NACAC, NEACAC, NAIS, the College Board, the Independent School Association of Northern New England, the Vermont Independent Schools Association, and the Vermont Principals’ Association.

Accredited by Vermont Agency of Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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    Academic Courses 160
    Advanced Placement Courses 14
    Average SAT scores: 100-­150 points higher than the national average.
    Graduation Requirements 28 credits, 19 from core courses

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    Freshmen supports: Orientation, Freshman Mentors, Success Camp Program.
    Community Service Requirement Two Service Learning projects per year

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    Faculty 87
    Faculty/Student Ratio 13/1

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