Founded in 1923, Burroughs is a coeducational, college preparatory school for grades 7-12. Our 47.5 acre campus is located in St. Louis, Missouri.
This page was last updated on August 4, 2012
President, Board of Trustees: Mary Beth Soffer
Head of School: Andy Abbott
Faculty: Full time 86; Part time 31; 82% hold advanced degrees; Average years teaching experience 20.4 (average years at JBS 13.1)
Enrollment: 600 (300 girls, 300 boys) including 94 seventh graders from 24 public, parochial, independent and home schools
Living Alumni: 6,471
Plant and Land Value: $63,658,570
Operating Budget: $17,267,700
Tuition Aid: $2,034,000
Accreditation: Burroughs, which was founded in 1923, is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).
Admissions: Admission is based on school records, recommendations, entrance examination results and a personal interview. The primary admission level is grade seven, but applicants are considered for grades eight through twelve as openings permit.
Student Tuition Aid
Applicants for aid follow regular admission procedures and submit a completed Parents' Financial Statement. Admissions decisions are made separately from decisions about tuition aid, which are made solely on the basis of family financial need.
Awards are in the form of grants, loans or a combination of both. Each year, more than 20 percent of the student body receives aid. The average annual award this year is $16,100.
National Merit/Achievement Semifinalists
Class of 2013 (99 students)
16 Letters of Commendation
Four of Missouri's 22 Presidential Scholars since 1995 are Burroughs graduates.
Endowment Fund: Income from endowment covers approximately 9.6 percent of the school's 2012-2013 operating expenses. Many friends have contributed generously to the endowment during the past three decades.
Annual Giving Fund: Income from Annual Giving covers approximately 11 percent of the school's operating expenses. In 2011-2012, $2,000,000 was contributed by parents, alumni, parents of alumni and friends.
The School Today
Faculty, parents and students share a commitment to a liberal arts education which strikes a balance of emphasis among academics, arts, athletics and activities. Graduates enter leading colleges throughout the country.
The campus consists of seven student-use buildings on 47.5 acres of land including an auditorium, a library, a science building, a sports and performing arts center and a fine arts facility. In the mid-1990s, the Brauer Classroom Building was fully renovated and the technology upgraded, and the Schnuck Classroom Wing and Tower was built. In summer 2005, the football field and track were totally renovated, including installation of artificial turf and an eight-lane track. In summer 2006, the utilities that service the campus were upgraded, a new parking lot with a Clayton Road entrance and a small dining room addition were constructed, and an artificial turf hockey field was installed. In summer 2007, an addition to the field house was made. In summer 2008, the Kuehner Fine Arts Building was renovated and a new gallery installed. In summer 2010, a state-of-the-art soccer field was completed. The school is in the midst of constructing a new athletic and performing arts center, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.
Head of School: Andy Abbott
Assistant Head of School, Principal of Grades 7 and 8: Macon Finley '73
Principal of Grades 9 and 10: Scott Deken
Principal of Grades 11 and 12: Chris Front
Director of Academics: Jill Donovan
Director of PE/Athletics: Peter Tasker