Admissions Process

The goal of our admissions process is to provide ample opportunity for you to become familiar with Burroughs and for us to get to know you and your family.

admissions-process.jpegOur admissions process includes five steps:

Student Visit
Application
Family Interview
Testing
Recommendations

Student Visit

Come and spend a morning with us. You don't need to complete your application. Just come see what it's like to go to Burroughs. You will have the opportunity to tour the campus, see classes in action with a current Burroughs student, stay for lunch and find answers to all of your questions. Dress comfortably; we are an informal school. Your parents are invited to stay for a campus tour after they drop you off at 9 am. Contact Nancy Vogt (314-993-4045 ext. 242 or click HERE) to schedule your visit or find out more about visiting Burroughs. (Parents - please feel free to ask for another tour date if your child's visiting day does not work for you.)
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Application

Burroughs uses the SSAT online application, which will be available on September 1, 2015. 

Please submit the student essays and parent statement of the SSAT application a week prior to your scheduled family interview (see below). Grade 9 applications are due by December 18. Applications for seventh grade are due by January 15, 2016.
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Family Interview

We look forward to meeting you and at least one of your parents. The family interview is one way we get to learn more about you, and it also provides your family another opportunity to get to know us better. Interviews are conducted Monday through Friday, beginning October 12 for grade 9 and November 2 for grade 7, and are conducted by one of our faculty members. Remember that we need your parent statement and student essays of the application a week prior to your interview. Nancy Vogt can schedule your interview at your convenience. Contact Nancy HERE.
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Testing

To register for the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test), please click HERE. Our office is also happy to provide registration materials or answer any questions.

Burroughs will host the SSAT on December 12 (register by November 21). To have your scores sent to Burroughs, please fill in school code 4250 when registering. Please note that Burroughs requests that the SSAT be taken by January 9.
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Recommendation Forms (school, English, math, transcript)

Just one set of forms are required, regardless of how many schools to which you apply. Please provide SSAT with e-mail addresses for the teachers/adminstrators to whom you want the recommendation link sent.

School records are due by January 15.

Since we want to get to know your child as well as we can, we also ask for one personal letter of recommendation. Please ask a person who is well acquainted with your child's personal qualities to write us. We would like to know how he/she knows your child, why he/she would recommend your child and anything else that you think we should know about your child. Please ask your reference to mail his/her letter so that we receive it by January 15. Your child's reference can also e-mail the letter to us at clavigne@jburroughs.org. A response will be sent to the reference to thank and acknowledge our receipt of his/her letter. This letter is in addition to the academic recommendation.
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Note: To cover the expense of processing, all applications to Burroughs must be accompanied by a $40 fee. The cost of the SSAT is $127 (to be paid directly to SSAT). In most cases of significant financial need, these fees will be waived. Please ask our office about this opportunity.