John Burroughs School

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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.

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.

The faculty includes about 80 full-timers and 32 part-timers; the headmaster is Keith E. Shahan.

All 96 graduates of the Class of 2003 went on to four-year colleges, including a substantial number to Ivy League schools. The school's Web site (http://www.jburroughs.org) 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 twelve as openings permit.

In 2004, according to the site, tuition and fees cost $15,440. The school budget was about $12.5 million, of which about 15 percent came from the $32 million endowment and nearly $1.4 million in gifts. The school disbursed $1.1 million in financial aid; about 20 percent of the students received grants, loans, or both.

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

It has athletic rivalries with nearby Mary Institute Country Day School and Kansas City-based Pembroke Hill School.

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