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 ISSL (Independent Schools of St. Louis) Secondary School Application. Apply HERE through the ISSL web site. If you would prefer a paper application, contact Nancy Vogt or download one (in PDF format)  HERE. If you use a paper application, you must send all documents directly to Burroughs.

Please submit Sections A and B of the application (download a pdf HERE) a week prior to your scheduled family interview (see below). Grade 9 applications are due by December 19. Applications for all other grade levels are due by January 16, 2015.
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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 27 for grade 9 and November 4 for all other grade levels, and are conducted by one of our faculty members. Remember that we need Sections A and B 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 13 (register by November 22). 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 10.
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Transcript Release, School Profile and Recommendations

Please be sure to submit the transcript release form and Section C of the application (download a pdf HERE) to your child's current school. Also ask one current teacher of your choice to complete Section D (download a pdf HERE). Academic records and recommendations are due by January 16. These forms are accessible in the online application, and those who are making recommendations can click HERE  to create an account to submit the forms electronically. If you are using a paper application, all of these forms are available HERE.

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 16. 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 $124 (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.