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Buxton School

Call: 413-458-3919
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Buxton School
Buxton School

At a glance

Location Williamstown, MA Tuition $48,500
Grades 9-12 Students Receiving Aid 39%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded -
Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1 Endowment $1,964,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate N/R

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 90

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 9

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 22*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Albany NY Area
Boston MA Area
Springfield MA Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1928
Dress Code Other(Casual)
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 120
Head of School Peter S. Smith
Endowment $1,964,000

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.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 17
Part Time Faculty 4
Faculty with doctorate 2
Faculty with masters 5
Student/Faculty ratio 4:1
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

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 90
Boys 44
Girls 46
% Boys/Girls 49%/51%
Boarding Students 80
Day Students 10
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 22%

Admission

E-mail admissions@buxtonschool.org
Web Address www.buxtonschool.org
Director of Admission Franny Shuker-Haines
Admission Application Apply to Buxton School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 39%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (SLEP)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $29,000
Boarding Student Tuition $48,500
International Student Tuition $48,500

College Placement Office

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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Location

Contact Info

Phone 413-458-3919
Address 291 South St - Williamstown, MA 01267
Website www.buxtonschool.org 
Email admissions@buxtonschool.org 
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