Buxton School

 
291 South Street - Williamstown, MA 01267 USA (413) 458-3919 http://www.buxtonschool.org
Boarding School | Day School | Small Boarding School

History

Buxton School was founded by Ellen Geer Sangster in 1928 as a coeducational country day school in Short Hills, New Jersey. In 1947 the high school was moved to Mrs. Sangster's family estate in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and formed anew as a boarding school. The first Williamstown enrollment of twenty-two students included nineteen from Buxton-Short Hills, and all but one member of the first faculty followed from the New Jersey school -- testimony to the dedication and commitment of those involved with Buxton.

Overview

Region
Albany NY Area
Boston MA Area
Springfield MA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Other(Casual)
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 150 acres

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.buxtonschool.org
Director of Admission Margo Cardner, Senior Recruitment Officer
Admission Application Apply to Buxton School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 Domestic / $100 International
Application Deadline(s) February 1/rolling
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Awarded $1,000,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 39%
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (SLEP)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $29,000.00
Boarding Student Tuition $47,500.00
International Student Tuition $47,500.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 93
Boys 42
Girls 51
% Boys/Girls 45%/55%
Boarding Students 90%
Day Students 9
International
Brazil
Canada
China
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Bermuda)
Spain
United States
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Massachusetts
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Vermont
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 35%
% of International Students 14%

Academics

Full Time Faculty 21
% of Faculty with Masters 24%
Student/Faculty ratio 5/1
Average Class Size 9
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Creative Writing
Drama
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
Environmental Science
European History
Expository Writing
Fine Arts
French
Geology
Geometry
Government/Civics
Grammar
History
Humanities
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Theory
Other (Africa)
Photography
Physics
Pre-calculus
Science
Sculpture
Social Science
Spanish
Studio Art
World Literature
Writing

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) N/A
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) N/A
Dedicated College Placement Office No
Recent College Matriculations Bard College, Bennington College, Berklee College of Music, Carleton College, Cornell University, Earlham College, Emory University, Mount Holyoke College, Oberlin College, Reed College, Sarah Lawrence College, St. John's College, Skidmore College, SUNY Albany, Williams College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
% of Graduates Who Attend College 99%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
soccer
Recreational Sports
cycling
equestrian
fitness
mountain biking
other (hiking)
skiing
soccer
tennis
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Chorus
Drama Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Orchestra
Radio Station
Student Jobs Program
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Buxton School's financial aid at a glance:

  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): February 1
  • Financial Aid Awarded: $1,000,000
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 39%

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