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Buxton School

Nurture Academic, Artistic and Social Growth

291 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-3919

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What We Do

Buxton is a small, progressive and diverse boarding and day college preparatory school nestled in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. For the past 90 years, our faculty and staff have delighted in welcoming students to our egalitarian community to inspire and nurture their academic, artistic and social growth.

OUR STUDENTS ARE:

  • Challenged to participate fully and meaningfully in their academic pursuits
  • Called to create an authentic intellectual culture both in and out of the classroom
  • Encouraged to immerse themselves in creative activity
  • Expected to live a conscious, responsible life in the context of a receptive and responsive community
  • Asked to contribute their ideas, energy and labor to the care and maintenance of the school

AS ARTICULATED BY OUR FOUNDER IN 1928 AND UNCHANGED TODAY, OUR CORE BELIEFS ARE:

  • That education should be the process of learning how to live fully as an individual and effectively in the social world
  • That the child can develop into an adult who knows how to live only by first living fully and effectively as a child
  • That to do so, the school must provide challenges and outlets for all of his or her potentialities

The Buxton student – and the Buxton experience – is like no other. We welcome diversity in all facets and believe that people thrive when differences are honored. We encourage our students to engage not just with each other but also with the world beyond our doors. We believe that young people can be trusted to live lives that are balanced, ethical and productive. We maintain that academic pursuits are a valid and just asset of a vibrant life.

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