John Burroughs School seeks to instill the joy of living through active learning, integrity, and service to others. Our mission is to foster in our students academic, physical and creative fulfillment, together with strength of character, while helping them become productive members of our school community. John Burroughs promotes an atmosphere of understanding, trust, respect, and accomplishment among our faculty, staff, students, and parents. We embrace democratic ideals, the liberal arts and concern for the environment. We believe that excellence in education goes hand in hand with diversity, which we value and celebrate. John Burroughs encourages students to communicate, to be open to others, and to embrace meaningful challenge. Through a personal, active approach to learning, each student pursues his or her potential in all school endeavors -- academics, the arts, athletics, and activities.