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 website.

Average Tenure and Experience of the Faculty

19

Years

13

Years

Average at Burroughs

7:1

Student:Teacher Ratio

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13

Average classroom size

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of our students receive tuition aid in the form of grants and loans

75%

The average award covers more than 75% of tuition.

$3,799,418

Our aid budget for 2020-2021. Awards are made separate from (that is, after) admissions decisions.

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2%

Burroughs' rate of attrition averages less than 2%.

Less
Than

Burroughs’ rate of attrition averages less than 2%, which means each year less than 2% of students leave Burroughs for any reason, including moving. The NAIS average is more than 9%.

100%

of Burroughs students participate in some aspect of our arts program, many in multiple areas.

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In the current school year, 63% of our students are engaged in the fine arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography), 65% in music (chorus, jazz band, orchestra), 47% in theatre, speech or debate, and 69% in the practical arts (web design, computer programming, robotics, computer aided drawing, woodworking, video editing, architectural drawing, sewing, cooking).

They are also involved in more than five 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 43-year-old community service program, 21-year-old diversity and global awareness initiatives, 45-year-old outdoor education program and 31-year participation in The Hague International Model United Nations.

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members of the Class of 2020 were named National Merit Semifinalists and another seven received letters of commendation. Seven were honored by the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Did you know?

For more than a decade, Burroughs has had the highest percentage of semifinalists in the State of Missouri. The median SAT scores for the Class of 2020 were 760 on math and 730 on E-B reading/writing. The median ACT score was 33.

TOP COLLEGE CHOICES AMONG BURROUGHS' SENIORS FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS.
(WHERE THEY ATTEND, NOT WHERE ADMITTED)

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Our goal is to find the right match for our students, and, on average, members of any senior class head to 50 to 60 schools nationwide.

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AVERAGE RATE OF PARENT AND ALUMNI GIVING

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91%

From Parents

32%

From Alumni

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.

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$56,164,743

BURROUGHS' ENDOWMENT
(As of May 31, 2020)

$86,407

per student