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John Burroughs School

(St. Louis, Missouri)

John Burroughs School (known as “Burroughs”) is a co-ed, private day school located on the west side of St. Louis. Its rankings and production of Nation Merit–recognized students speak to the school’s high quality of academic instruction.

In addition to excellent academics, Burroughs—which is named after the famed nineteenth-century naturalist and essayist—seeks to enrich the student outside of the classroom. The school has an appointed office of diversity and multicultural education to ensure that awareness and inclusion spans across the curriculum.

Burroughs does not have a community service requirement for its students, yet more than half of the senior class participates in community service.

Awards, Ranking, Alumni, Tuition:

  • Class of 2013 includes 30 National Merit Semi-finalists and 16 Letters of Commendation
  • Ranked among the nation’s top 50 high schools in sending graduates to eight top universities, by the Wall Street Journal
  • Alumni include novelist Jane Smiley and restaurateur Danny Meyer
  • Tuition: $22,900

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