Burr and Burton Academy is an independent, coeducational New England secondary school that serves as the school of choice for students from Manchester, several surrounding communities and also for many international students.
Established in 1829, Burr and Burton is committed to educating students of diverse backgrounds and talents in a warm and caring environment that encourages excellence and community. The school strives to widen its cultural breadth by attracting students from various ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds.
Burr and Burton offers a broad and challenging curriculum that seeks a balance between science and the liberal arts. Faculty members strive to instill in their students a love of lifelong learning through their examples and their guidance. The school actively promotes good citizenship, personal responsibility, and service to the wider community.
Student activities outside the classroom are an important part of the Burr and Burton experience and there are a variety of ways students can pursue their interests. Among the options are fifteen varsity sports, musical and dramatic presentations, student government, clubs, leadership and service opportunities. The Student Council provides opportunities for leadership and the exercise of decision-making skills.
In keeping with Burr and Burton's dedication to a well-rounded education, athletics and physical fitness are an important component of every student's school experience. In addition to physical education classes, students have the opportunity to participate in sixteen interscholastic sports programs. Burr and Burton is a member of the Marble Valley League and competes statewide in Division II. Playing on a team develops communication and decision-making skills as well as discipline, all of which carry over to the classroom. The entire faculty is very supportive of the school's athletic teams, and many of the coaches are also classroom teachers. The coaching staff is as deeply committed to the principle of good sportsmanship as they are to coaching their athletes to reach their potential as competitors.
Girls Lacrosse claimed the State Championship in 2007.
As part of their graduation requirements, all students must take two credits in the Physical Education and Health Department, including Physical Wellness. This is a comprehensive courses taken in freshman year that give students the information and skills they will need to maintain lifetime wellness. In addition to physical activities such as the ropes course and physical fitness testing, these courses also cover stress management, social health, and drug and alcohol education. Students have the opportunity to take several electives in this department, including Introduction to Sports Medicine, Lifetime Sports, and First Aid.
Athletic facilities include the Pettibone Field, the Upper Field, the Ropes Course, and the E.H. Henry Physical Education Center. Athletic teams also have use of the excellent facilities at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park in Manchester. The ski team uses nearby Bromley Mountain Ski Area and the golf team practices at the Manchester Country Club. ________
Forms and Information: PDF format Athletic Rules Review and Permission Slip Physical Form
Interscholastic Varsity Sports at BBA Click on the Links below to view updated schedules and team history.
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Fall 2007 Updated 8/28/07 Winter 2007-2008 Updated 1/3/08 Spring 2007-2008 Updated 3/24/08 Click here for the entire Fall game schedule in one document.
Boys Soccer: JV Boys Gold Web Site
Girls Soccer Field Hockey: Web Site Cross Country Click here for the entire Winter game schedule in one document.
Boys Ice Hockey Girls Ice Hockey
Boys Basketball Varsity, JV Gold, JV Green
Girls Basketball Varsity, JV Gold, JV Green
Alpine Skiing Nordic Skiing
Snowboarding Dance Team: Web Site
March Gym Schedule
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Boys Lacrosse Girls Lacrosse: Web Site Baseball: Web Site Softball Boys Tennis Girls Tennis Golf Track
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Number of Students 711
International Students 28 (from Austria, China Mainland, R.O.China(Taiwan), Germany, Spain, Japan, South Korea... )
Faculty & Staff 144
Faculty members holding advanced degrees 60 percent
Faculty/Student Ratio 10/1 in core subjects
Academic Courses 155
Advanced Placement Courses 10
Graduation Requirements 28 credits, 19 from core courses
Community Service Requirement 50 hours of volunteer activity in the community or 2 service learning projects a year
Extracurricular Activities Over 81 percent of students participate in after-school activities including sports and 22 clubs representing a wide variety of interests
Interscholastic Varsity Sports 14
Average Percentage Attending College 83 percent
Burr and Burton requires 28 credits for graduation. The total number of credits includes 19 from required core courses supplemented by 7 credits from one of six areas of concentration: Traditional Liberal Arts, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Communication and Information Sciences, Business, and Vocational Technology.
The Communications program is unique in that it is staffed entirely by students. As the writers, producers, journalists, and designers, students gain real-world knowledge as they produce programs and publications for the school and the community.
Independent film courses introduce students to the world of filmmaking. Both short and feature length films are produced each year.
A multi-camera television studio features digital television equipment used by the students in the Television News classes to produce the iNews Show, a weekly news show that is broadcast to campus and surrounding towns. Five editing suites and a digital audio suite allow students to work on multiple programs at the same time.
The Research Lab courses offer students the opportunity to explore various areas of study in a fast-paced lab environment. Students in the Research Lab have explored a wide variety of topics including hydoponics, solar energy, wind energy, and advanced studies in animation, programming, digital art, web publishing, computer / digital hardware, and networking.
The Levin Center also houses Vermont Public Radio's southern Vermont studio. This studio is staffed by full time producers providing southern Vermont with a presence on the state-wide radio network.
Students are required take a full credit course in one of the art disciplines for graduation.
The Arts Department provides opportunities for cultural literacy in the major disciplines of