Buxton School (Massachusetts)

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Buxton School
Cognoscite Agite Laetate
Williamstown, Massachusetts
United States
Type Private
Established 1928
Founder Ellen Geer Sangster
CEEB Code 222410
Grades High school
Gender Coeducational
Number of students approx. 90
Campus Rural

Buxton School is a private, coeducational, college preparatory, and boarding and day school for grades 9–12 located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA. The school was founded by Ellen Geer Sangster in 1928 as a coeducational country day school in Short Hills, New Jersey. In 1947, the high school was moved to Sangster's family estate in Williamstown, and formed anew as a boarding school. The primary and middle school stayed in Short Hills as the newly formed Far Brook School. Buxton occupies 150 acres (0.61 km2) of New England meadow and forest in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Buxton is known for its commitment to education that is experimental and experiential.[citation needed] In 2013, Peter S. Smith was appointed Director.

The Main House at Buxton.
Students at Buxton participating in work program.

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Coordinates: 42°42′12″N 73°12′48″W / 42.7034°N 73.2134°W / 42.7034; -73.2134