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Encyclopedia > John Burroughs School
John Burroughs School
Location
Ladue, MO, U.S.
Information
Headmaster Keith E. Shahan
Faculty 102
Type Private
Campus Suburban, 47.5 acres
Mascot Bombers
Color(s) Blue & Gold
Established 1923
Enrollment 590
Homepage

Founded in 1923, John Burroughs School (JBS) is a private, non-sectarian preparatory school with nearly 600 students in grades 7-12. Its 47.5-acre (192,000 m²) campus is located in Ladue, Missouri (USA), an affluent suburb of Saint Louis. It is named for U.S. naturalist and philosopher John Burroughs. Ladue is a city in St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Ladue is a city located in St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... John Burroughs (April 3, 1837-March 29, 1921) was an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. ...

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Overview

John Burroughs is widely recognized as one of St. Louis' premier preparatory schools.[citation needed], and has long had a school philosophy of liberal and progressive education.


Campus facilities include a main classroom building, an auditorium, a library, a science building, a sports and performing arts center, and a fine arts facility.


Burroughs also operates an outdoor education and biology facility in the Ozarks known as "Dreyland". Ozark redirects here. ...


The faculty includes about 73 full-time and 29 part-time members; the headmaster is Keith E. Shahan. A head teacher, headmaster or headmistress (all often referred to simply as the head) is the most senior teacher in a school in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. ...


Class sizes number roughly one hundred, and the vast majority go on to four-year colleges, including a substantial number to Ivy League schools. The school's Web site claims more than 6,000 living alumni. Admission is based on school records, recommendations, entrance examination results, and a personal interview. The primary admission level is grade seven, but applicants are considered for grades eight through ten as openings permit. For other uses, see Ivy League (disambiguation). ... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...


In 2007, according to the site, tuition and fees cost $17,775. The school budget was about $14 million, of which about 13 percent came from the $43 million endowment and nearly $1.7 million in gifts. The school disbursed $1.5 million in financial aid; about 20 percent of the students received grants, loans, or both. The school currently operates on 47.5 acres of land. A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ...


The school is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).


It has an athletic rivalry with nearby Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. John Burroughs also holds a cross-state rivalry with The Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City. The varsity sports teams are named the "John Burroughs Bombers." The school colors are blue and gold. Pairs of schools, especially when they are close to each other either geographically or in their areas of specialization, establish a school rivalry with each other over the years. ... Mary Institute & St. ... The Pembroke Hill School (commonly known as Pembroke Hill) is a nonsectarian, coeducational, private preparatory school in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The school is located on two campuses, the Ward Parkway Campus and the Wornall Campus, both in Kansas Citys Sunset Hill neighborhood near the Country Club Plaza. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


Alumni

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Faculty

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