2020-2021 Learning Plan

These pages primarily focus on hybrid teaching and learning.

Though the public health crisis and the attendant economic picture are constantly changing, Burroughs continues to settle into the new normal as are schools around the country and around the world. While our goal is to maximize students' time on campus, we make all decisions based on the health landscape to ensure the safety of our community.After a brief period of remote learning, we transitioned to a hybrid learning model in which students alternate, daily, between attending classes on campus and attending remotely. We are finding new, safe ways to keep our students engaged and excited about learning and to sustain the community and interpersonal connections that make Burroughs Burroughs. Our teachers and students continue to demonstrate amazing flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness. They are partnering successfully, listening to one another, making adjustments, and focusing their energy on the work at hand. It is stunning to see what can happen when curious and capable students join forces with motivated and experienced faculty, all supported by concerned and caring families and alums.

To me, what is most important is that students are deeply engaged in their learning, creating community with their classmates and building trust with their teachers. It goes without saying that content remains central to our program. Still, I hope that we will all play the long game and focus on nurturing the relationships so essential to a meaningful and successful year for our students.

At Burroughs, we have among the most creative teachers in the country and among the most enthusiastic students. 

Andy Abbott
Head of School
Fall 2020