St. Louis City Schools

John Burroughs School


  • Grades Served: 7 – 12
  • 619 Students (Coed)
  • Average Class Size: 13
  • Theme: College Preparatory
  • Languages Offered: French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Latin, Greek
  • School Day: 8:15am – 4:30pm
  • Opened in 1923
  • Tuition Range: $27,540 Per Year Average tuition for local Private Schools: $9,165
  • No one should fail to apply to Burroughs on the basis of financial need. Every year more than an entire grade level of our students receive some form of loans, grants or a package of loans and grants. In the 2017-2018 school year, more than 22 percent of our students have collectively been awarded $2,930,603.
  • 22.7% of students receive Financial Aid
  • The Class of 2018 claims 18 National Merit semifinalists and 11 students who were commended in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
  • Burroughs claimed three state championships (boys soccer, girls tennis and boys track and field) during the 2016-17 school year. In the past 10 years, the school has claimed 50 state championships and 40 district championships.
  • Each year Burroughs graduates matriculate at dozens of colleges all over the country. In the past 10 years, the following 10 colleges received the highest number of our school's recent grads: Washington University in St. Louis, Indiana University, University of Miami (Florida), University of Missouri, New York University, Harvard, Southern Methodist University, Tulane, Yale and Northwestern.
  • All students participate in at least one aspect of the school's rich arts program. About 56 percent of them are involved in theatre/speech/dance, 63 percent in music (choir, band and orchestra), 59 percent in practical arts and 65 percent in fine arts.
  • During the 2016-17 school year, the student body as a whole participated in 14 service-based clubs, ranging from American Patriots to Extra Hands for ALS to Sports for Charity. The Class of 2017 accumulated more than 10,800 service hours over the course of its six years at Burroughs.
  • Extracurriculars: Upper school students may participate on highly competitive teams tailored to a range of skill levels: baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, wrestling, volleyball and water polo teams and the dance program. About four dozen other activities range from student government and publications to the International Model United Nations, diversity, chess, cheerleading, robotics and film clubs. Every Burroughs class contributes thousands of voluntary hours to community service.
  • Offers 8 AP Classes


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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically22.7% of students receive Financial Aid
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially

Test Scores

In 2018, the Average ACT Score for students was 32 32

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