Founded in 1923, Burroughs is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 7-12. 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. Our 47.5 acre campus is located in St. Louis, Missouri.
This page was last updated on July 15, 2013
President, Board of Trustees: Steve Maritz '76
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 (302 girls, 298 boys) including 94 seventh graders from 23 public, parochial and independent schools
Living Alumni: 6,471
Plant and Land Value: $105,808,898
Operating Budget: $17,788,250
Tuition Aid: $2,051,000
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 $16,500.
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 9.3 percent of the school's 2013-2014 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 2012-2013, $2,041,990 was contributed by parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents and friends.
Major components of the Burroughs campus include the Brauer Building and Schnuck Wing & Tower (most of our academic classrooms, three computer labs, the Bonsack Gallery, the industrial technology classroom, the dining room, and administration, admissions, business and development offices); the Gaylord Science Building (seven fully equipped labs, five classrooms, a computer lab and a greenhouse; the family & consumer science classroom; the photography darkroom; and the student publications lab); the Kuehner Fine Arts Building (a gallery for student and alumni exhibits, and painting and sculpture studios); the Stamper Library; Haertter Hall (the auditorium/main stage theatre, black box theatre and dance studio as well as classrooms, practice rooms and recital rooms for band, orchestra and chorus); the student Commons (informal gathering spaces for students, college counseling offices and conference rooms, a quiet reading room, and development offices); the athletic center (a multi-level performance gym, locker rooms for visiting teams/officials, the weight/cardio/fitness center, athletic offices and conference rooms); the Cissel Center (the natatorium, student locker rooms, the bookstore, diversity and student activities offices, the multipurpose room and the Memorial Gym); and the Olin Field House (three courts and the indoor track).
Outdoor athletic facilities include the Lee Tennis Complex; the Beckman Soccer Field; the Leland Football/Lacrosse Field and Lemen Press Box/Stands; the Keefer Track; the McConnell Baseball Field and Sisler Stands; and the hockey field.
Head of School: Andy Abbott
Assistant Head of School, Director of Academics: Macon Paine Finley '73
Principal of Grades 7 and 8: Julie Harris
Principal of Grades 9 and 10: Scott Deken
Principal of Grades 11 and 12: Chris Front
Director of PE/Athletics: Peter Tasker