John Burroughs School

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John Burroughs School
JohnBurroughsSchool photo.jpg
Address
755 South Price Road

,
63124

United States
Information
TypePrivate
Established1923
HeadAndy Abbott
Faculty119
Enrollment600
CampusSuburban, 47.5 acres (192,000 m2)
Color(s)Blue & Gold
MascotBombers
RivalMary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
School fees$26,000 (2016–2017)
Website

Founded in 1923, John Burroughs School (JBS) is a private, non-sectarian preparatory school with 600 students in grades 7–12. Its 47.5 acre (192,000 m²) campus is located in Ladue, Missouri (US), an affluent suburb of St. Louis. It is named for U.S. naturalist and philosopher John Burroughs.

Overview[edit]

John Burroughs has long had a school philosophy of liberal and progressive education. It has been recognized as one of the nation's premier preparatory schools.[1] The school ranked among the nation's top 50 in sending graduates to eight top universities in a December 2007 survey by the Wall Street Journal.[1]

Academics[edit]

The faculty includes about 88 full-time and 31 part-time members. Since 2009, the Head of School has been Andy Abbott, formerly an English teacher and the school's head of college counseling. He replaced Keith Shahan, who held the job for 23 years.[citation needed]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The Bombers football team has won the state championship in Division 2A in 1975, 1980 (tie), 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1995 (tie) and 2001. They won the 3A title in 2015. Former NFL kicker Neil Rackers is an assistant coach on the football team.[2] Former NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte was head football coach from 2011 to 2013.[2][3] In 2016, the program was inducted into the Missouri Hall of Fame.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Journalism and literature[edit]

Arts, sciences, and education[edit]

Sports[edit]

Philanthropy[edit]

  • Leo Drey, 1935: timber magnate, conservationist, philanthropist. Was Missouri's largest private landholder until 2004, when his $180 million gift of land to a conservation foundation made him the U.S.'s sixth-most generous benefactor.[22] Leases land to JBS for outdoor education.

Business[edit]

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Faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WSJ.com". The Wall Street Journal.
  2. ^ a b Frerotte leaving Burroughs, heading back to Pennsylvania | High School Football | stltoday.com
  3. ^ "Frerotte named football coach at Burroughs; Small to retire", Jan. 19, 2011
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame announces Class of 2016". Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
  5. ^ Eligon, John (August 21, 2012). "A Politician Whose Faith Is Central to His Persistence". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Brittany Packnett '02". NEWS ARCHIVES. John Burroughs School. January 26, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  7. ^ [1] Archived September 30, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Andrews, Lisa (February 21, 2011). "Actress and Screenwriter Puts Creve Coeur in the Spotlight". Patch Media. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
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  11. ^ "Actor Jon Hamm honored to get Cardinals bobblehead". ESPN.com. Associated Press. August 18, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  12. ^ Pennington, Gail (December 13, 2009). "From VP queen ...to 'The Office' John Burroughs graduate joins fellow St. Louisans Jenna Fischer and Phyllis Smith at Dunder Mifflin". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  13. ^ [2] Archived July 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Pennington, Gail (November 3, 2013). "Burroughs grad Erinn Westbrook lives a dream on 'Glee'". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  15. ^ Peterson, Deb (January 24, 2012). "Oscar nominee Beau Willimon grew up in St. Louis". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  16. ^ Johnston, Roger (June 18, 1949). "Associated Press Newsfeature". Bakersfield Californian. Newspapers.com. Associated Press. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  17. ^ Huhn, Rick. "Dave Sisler". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  18. ^ Cool, Everett (June 21, 2014). "For Dodgers' Scott Van Slyke, a case of butterflies is a good thing". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  19. ^ Gurnick, Ken (January 31, 2012). "Van Slyke getting with the program". MLB.com. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  20. ^ Baer, Jim (July 10, 2007). "Jay Williamson: Professional golfer". St. Louis Magazine. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  21. ^ "Falcons 2018 roster: Position-by-position breakdown for current 52 players". www.atlantafalcons.com. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  22. ^ [3] Archived March 2, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ Louis, St. (January 30, 2000). "Joe Edwards".
  24. ^ "John Burroughs". Jbnet.groupfusion.net. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  25. ^ http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Press%20Releases/2010%20Press%20Releases/20100122_release.pdf
  26. ^ http://www.stlmag.com/news/10-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-Jon-Hamm/
  27. ^ http://www.stlmag.com/St-Louis-Hometown-Stories-Jon-Hamm-Actor/
  28. ^ "John L. Loos". Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, October 1, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2011.

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