Our journey: The evolution of the Burroughs campus
Enrollment: 654 in 2020
Distinctions: 2 National Merit Semifinalists, 72 Finalists & 30 Scholars (Through 2022)
Tuition Assistance: Totaled $3,799,418 in 2020 (100% Increase Over 2010)
Program Highlights
  • In 2020, Julie and Daniel Harris were named honorary alums in recognition of their leadership and dedication to Burroughs, a status conferred on only 10 people in the school’s history. Julie came to Burroughs in 1995 and Daniel followed in 1996. They have impacted courses at every level of our program.
  • Also in 2020, construction was completed on multiple athletic enhancements including a new pool, new squash courts in the former pool building, enhanced and enlarged field hockey field, dramatically improved golf practice area, and upgraded parking off Clayton Road.
  • In 2021, Burroughs was named a recipient of the College Board’s AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award which is given to schools that demonstrably increase female engagement in the AP Computer Science curriculum. Only 199 schools – public and private – were awarded the honor, and Burroughs is the only school in Missouri.
  • In 2021, Burroughs applied to and was accepted into the University of Pennsylvania's Independent School Teaching Residency Program (ISTR). This is a master’s program that enables aspiring and early career teachers to receive a master’s degree in education while completing an intensive teaching fellowship at Burroughs. This is an important strategy to attract and retain a dynamic group of “next generation” faculty to Burroughs as we anticipate future retirements. The program gets underway for the 2022/23 school year.
  • In 2022, the varsity girls basketball team won their first state championship in program history.
  • Theresa Jiang ’22 was named a Presidential Scholar.
  • Chris Perez ’22 was named a Gates Millennium Scholar.
  • In 2022, Ayomide Ajakaiye ’25 was offered (and accepted!) the position of co-secretary general of the Model United Nations Impact Global team along with a student from Taipei. She will manage all leadership teams internationally and will be in direct contact with UN officials to help share the mission of the organization.
Athletic Highlights
  • In 2020, girls tennis won their fifth state championship in six years (and their eleventh overall), and the girls cross country team claimed their first state championship.
  • In October 2021, the artificial turf field was dedicated to Lt. Roz Schulte ’02. The field was widened and re-turfed as part of the Next 100 Years Campaign. Roz was a lieutenant and intelligence officer with the Air Force when she was killed by a roadside bomb near Kabul in May 2009. She was a standout member of the JBS community, the Air Force Academy and the U.S. Air Force, and was awarded the National Intelligence Medal for Valor posthumously. The field hockey field was initially the result of a gift from a past parent and was dedicated to our female athletes when it first opened for play in 2007.
  • During Alumni Weekend in 2021, Burroughs honored the following female coaches who have inspired JBS athletes for 20+ years: Beth Kinsella, Ellen Port, Margaret Altvater Clark ’73, Susie Greditzer, Skippy Keefer, Claudia Decker Dougherty, Leslie Kehr and Chris Bugnitz. Their names are permanently engraved in pavers beneath the spectator pavilion adjacent to the Lt. Roz Schulte ’02 Field.
  • In 2021, the boys tennis team claimed its third consecutive state championship and closed its season with a perfect 16-0 record.
  • In 2021, the girls soccer team won its state championship after 80 minutes of regulation play, two 15-minute overtimes and seven rounds of penalty kicks; the team’s last championship was awarded in 2003.
  • Also in 2021, the girls basketball team won the first state championship in program history, capping a 17-game winning streak and a 23-4 season. It was the Bombers’ first state tournament appearance since 2003.
  • The co-ed track and field team ended their 2021 season with All-State honors in six events.
Campus Highlights
  • The Burroughs Centennial Campaign continued with the completion of several athletic enhancements including the opening of the new indoor pool, the conversion of the old pool into squash courts, and the expansion and resurfacing of the athletic field that was dedicated the Lt. Roz Schulte ’02 Field in 2021
  • Golf Practice area completed.
  • Graduation Grove renovation completed.
  • Shade sails added to the baseball bleachers.
  • Drey Land renovation initiated through “The Great Outdoor Challenge” campaign launched by a matching gift from Alice Walz Galt ’70.
Giving Highlights
  • In 2020, the Class of 1995 celebrated their 25th reunion by donating to the Susie Wilson Endowed Scholarship.
  • Our Next 100 Years Campaign continued with the completion of several athletic enhancements including the opening of the new indoor pool, the conversion of the old pool into squash courts, completion of a golf practice area, shade structure for baseball bleachers, and the expansion and resurfacing of the athletic field that was dedicated the Lt. Roz Schulte ’02 Field in October 2021.
  • In 2021, the classes of 1971 and 1996 made class gifts as part of their 50th and 25th reunions. The Class of 1971 gave generously to underwrite landscaping and lighting improvements at the Price Road entrance and circle drive, and the Class of 1996 gave generously to dedicate a space on campus to their late classmate Antonio V. Glassberg ’96.
  • Also in 2021, Alice Walz Galt ’70 partnered with Burroughs to launch the “Great Outdoor Challenge”; a matching gifts campaign to raise $1M to dramatically improve Drey Land during its 50th Anniversary. Funds raised will enlarge the main lodge and replace the latrines and septic facilities. Nothing will be fancy, but improvements will make the camp more accommodating for larger groups of students, and easier for staff to clean and maintain.
  • The Blue & Gold Gift Society celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2022. Since 1972, the Blue & Gold Gift Society has recognized donors whose total giving to the Annual Fund between July 1 and June 30 is $1,000 or more. After 50 years, the minimum gift amount for the Blue & Gold Giving Society is increasing to $1,923; a nostalgic nod to Burroughs' beginnings.