Academic Support and Enrichment at Buxton
The Buxton experience is, by design, both supportive and enriching. Small classes, dedicated and accessible teachers, and a rich and varied academic and artistic program make for a school that can accommodate and challenge a wide array of students. Above and beyond that, we provide targeted academic support and enrichment for those who need it.
The mission of our academic support program mirrors the mission of Buxton itself: to know and value each student as an individual, and to help him or her grow as student, thinker, artist, and citizen. Buxton is especially well-suited to serve the “twice exceptional” student: We are a community that prides itself on supporting difference of every kind — and that includes learning styles and learning challenges.
Buxton’s Academic Support offers:
- In-classroom assistance for teachers and students
- One-on-one tutoring
- Reading comprehension and writing strategies
- Evidence-based reading assessments (CTOPP 2, WIST, TOSCRF 2, TOWRE 2, GORT 5, TOWL 4, etc.)
- Customized plans for personal organization/development of time-management skills
- Mnemonic strategies
- Mathematical problem-solving strategies, word problem translation, mathematical vocabulary, and number sense
- Situational, subject, and assignment based assistance
English as a Second Language
Buxton offers a comprehensive ESL program for international students. Students are mainstreamed into regular academic classes and attend ESL classes to supplement their English-immersion experience. Classes focus on expression, reading, and writing, and accommodate students at a variety of proficiency levels.
Advanced Classes at Williams College
For students who are ready for a greater academic challenge (in subjects like calculus, science, et al.) Buxton can arrange for upper-level students to take, at most, one class per semester at Williams College, free of charge. Students receive full course credit at Buxton and are often, upon graduation, able to transfer credit to the college of their choice.
“Learning doesn’t stop when you leave the classroom, it’s continuing through every moment of the day and your life, constantly shaping and reshaping you.”
“At Buxton you get to focus on what you want to be learning; whether it is social skills or in-depth studying- you learn to take responsibility of your education.”
“Living your education means to not only learn things, but to use what you learn in your everyday life.”
“To me, living your education means to be independent, to take charge, to not be afraid of asking for help, to learn from your peers, to love to learn, to take what you have learned from a loving environment and take it into the world.”
“Your education is more than just your time in class, it’s your life as a whole. Learning is not limited to a teacher teaching you something in a classroom.”
“To me, at Buxton, it’s not boundaries that you make, but the ones you break through.”
“At Buxton, I can choose what I want to do with my education. I can design my own path and invest my time studying topics that I’m really interested in.”
“At Buxton you can experience your intellectual development in a community that accepts your perspective of the world.”
“I felt instantly at home when I stepped on the campus. At Buxton, we are in school 24/7. We learn things in the classroom, but we really learn valuable things outside of the classroom. We learn how to work with others and respect each other’s spaces. Our education surrounds us and we learn new things everyday.”
“I chose Buxton over public school because I think I function better in a smaller environment. You’re able to get to know students and faculty on a deeper level, which is rare.”