John Burroughs School review by New York University student: John Burroughs was a great experience. Though many of the classes themselves tend to be on the rigorous side, the teachers, advisors and environment itself provide the supportive, friendly, and relaxed environment necessary to keep students passionate about school. JBS begins in 7th grade, though there are always a few who transfer in later. For most, it's a pretty tough adjustment because everyone's new and trying to make friends on top of managing a new and increased workload. The adjustment into 9th grade provides another challenge, again because of increased workload. It's all manageable it just takes some time to get used to it and to figure out which classes need the most attention. Burroughs has a very unique student body. The Big Sibling/Little Sibling program pairs a new 7th grader with a senior as a catalyst for their adjustment to a new school. A group of seniors, Big Siblings, usually invite their Little Siblings to movies, bowling, or dinners to give the kids time to get to know one another before 7th grade begins. The students themselves are all very clever, witty and creative. It is not uncommon for students to carry a conversation out of the classroom once the bell rings and continue it in the Commons. It is the students and the faculty that truly make Burroughs such a happy place. The bond students share with the school rarely ends after graduation as evidenced by the strong relationship alumni continue to share with the school. The English department is great--very relaxed and caring. The mathematics department is more demanding but the teachers are all very passionate in making sure their students understand the material. As an example of this the Calculus teachers like to boast that no Calculus student has ever received below a 4 on. more
John Burroughs School founded 1923 is a co-educational private independent College Preparatory school located in St. Louis, MO, USA. John Burroughs School enrolls Day students only with a total student enrollment of 590 in day student grades 7th to 12th. John Burroughs School endowment is estimated $43 million and the endowment per student is approximately $72,881.
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