Just the Facts
We hope you find the following information helpful in your exploration of secondary school options. Of course, there's more to Burroughs than numbers—please explore our web site.
In the current school year, 62% of our students are engaged in the fine arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography), 65% in music (chorus, jazz band, orchestra), 50% in theatre, speech or debate, and 66% in the practical arts (web design, computer programming, robotics, CAD, woodworking, video editing, architectural drawing, sewing, cooking).
They are also involved in more than four dozen student activities and clubs, ranging from traditional student government and publications to particular student interests such as chess, film, cheerleading, and so forth. Hallmark activities include our 42-year-old community service program, 20-year-old diversity and global awareness initiatives, 44-year-old outdoor education program and 30-year participation in The Hague International Model United Nations.
If you are new to the independent school world, this may seem like a strange number. But actually, what better measure of parent satisfaction and alumni loyalty than voluntary giving? This money is dedicated to the school’s annual operating budget, helping to moderate tuition increases. The NAIS average is 65% from parents and 18% from alumni.