The Burroughs Difference

The St. Louis area is rich in educational opportunities. We have strong public, parochial and independent schools at all grade levels. The challenge isn't finding a good school in St. Louis. The challenge is finding the best school for your family.

Just The Facts As you examine your options for secondary education, you may want to seek the answers to some questions which are standard measures of strong independent institutions.

Beyond The Facts ... To The Burroughs Difference Like all responsible schools, our first and primary commitment is to our students. We strive to provide them a rich array of opportunities in a supportive and stimulating environment. It is how we do this that makes the difference. Our secret ingredients are not very secret—in fact, they are transparent in most everything we do. They include our community, our core values, our pedagogical foundation and our master teachers.

Our Core In 1923, Burroughs was established by a group of parents who believed in service, concern for nature, democratic values, individuality, and the highest academic standards. These basic tenets remain at the core of a Burroughs education along with mutual respect between students and faculty, and the work ethic that students develop to help them grow into self-reliant young adults. This shared experience between students and teachers creates friendships at Burroughs that are lifelong. CLICK HERE to explore the six pillars of a Burroughs education. Our liberal arts model is the underpinning of everything we do. 

Admission Team

Meridith Thorpe
Director of Admission & Tuition Aid
314-993-4045, ext. 270

Courtney Gable
Assistant Director of Admission
314-993-4045, ext. 348

Nancy Vogt
Administrative Assistant
314-993-4045, ext. 242

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