Buxton School

Williamstown
, MA
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
50
Students
90%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
3
Sports
1928
Year Founded

Description

Buxton School has been leading the way in progressive education for almost 100 years. We take to heart John Dewey’s idea that “education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself” with a living and learning experience that is vivid, intentional, and engaging.

The Buxton method means that teachers teach with passion inside and outside of the classroom, and students care for the campus and each other. Creativity and the arts are woven into everything we do. And we apply that caring and creativity through on-campus work programs and off-campus events like our annual Urban Intensive trip.

The Buxton student has a rich inner life and deep potential. They are interesting young people—students who see more opportunity to contribute and grow here than at a traditional high school.

Buxton’s campus is on 114 acres in Williamstown, Mass, adjacent to the world-famous Clark Art Institute and overlooking Williams College. It’s an ideal learning environment—an interdependent, tight-knit community where everyone is seen, listened to, and appreciated.

Unique Characteristics

The Urban Intensive Trip is a signature program. Each year, the entire school travels to a different city to study important issues there, and learn about the world in a vivid, hands-on way.

Buxton encourages student initiatives. You can start clubs, create activities, cook meals, become a leader and “own” your experience in multiple ways.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Bard College
  • Bennington College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carleton College
  • Oberlin College
  • Scripps College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Williams College

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
No Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
Rolling Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway

Student Body

50
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

China, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, UAE. 

Location

Address291 South St, Williamstown, MA 01267
Nearby Airports

Albany International Airport (ALB)

Campus Size114 Acres

Contact Information

Ky Gerbush
Admissions Director
Co Heads: Linda Burlak, John Kalapos, Frank Jackson
Head of School
413-458-3919
Phone