Life After Buxton

Yes, there is such a thing!

As much as we don’t want it to happen, eventually our students need to move on. Like with everything else at Buxton, we strive to make this process as positive and personalized as possible.

During junior year, students pick a dedicated college advisor to help them through the admissions process. All college advisors also work in tandem with each other to learn from and leverage the experience of the entire faculty in the college admissions process. In the late fall, each college advisor presents the entire faculty with the final lists of college choices for their advisees, and the faculty develops a plan for the best possible outcomes.

College Placement

Our students tend to continue their education at colleges and universities that mirror Buxton: small and academically rigorous institutions that value both the personal experience and the individualized curriculum.

And these colleges and universities know Buxton. Their admissions officers are well-versed in our rigorous academic standards, our artistic and creative mindsets, and the caliber of students we teach. We also stay in close contact with our alumni, who often serve as guides and mentors throughout the process on a whole and as advocates for the schools that they themselves chose.


Recent institutions selected by our students include:

  • Alfred University
  • Amherst College
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Bennington College
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Brooklyn College
  • Bryant University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western University
  • Clark University
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • College of the Atlantic
  • College of Wooster
  • Corcoran College of Art
  • Cornell University
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • Evergreen State College
  • Farleigh Dickinson University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Goldsmiths (U.K)
  • Hamilton College
  • Hampshire College
  • Haverford College
  • Indiana University
  • Ithaca College
  • Johnson & Wales College
  • Kenyon College
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Macalester College
  • McGill University
  • Middlebury College
  • Morehouse College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • New York University
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Pitzer College
  • Pomona College
  • Pratt Institute of Art
  • Reed College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Roger Williams University
  • Rutgers University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Scripps College
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Spelman College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • Trent University-Canada
  • Tulane University
  • Tyler School of Art
  • University of the Arts
  • University of CA- Santa Cruz
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • University of the Netherlands
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Vermont
  • Vassar College
  • Wellesley College
  • Wells College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College
  • Whittier College
  • Williams College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Yale


  • "Buxton has given me the freedom to be the person I want to be, make the art I want to make, and learn the things I want to learn. At Buxton we learn not only in the classroom, but in the community. We learn how to be good to each other and how to support each other. Buxton has so much to offer students, both inside the classroom and outside of it."
    Sadie Great Barrington, MA
  • “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.”
    Francis Magai
    Francis Magai Troy, NY
  • “Living your education means to not only learn things, but to use what you learn in your everyday life.”
    Naima Nigh
    Naima Nigh Mexico
  • “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.”
    Kat Hallowell
    Kat Hallowell New Hampshire
  • “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.”
    Cynder Johnson
    Cynder Johnson Missouri
  • “To me, at Buxton, it’s not boundaries that you make, but the ones you break through.”
    Roy Malone
    Roy Malone New York, NY
  • “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.”
    Nora Mittleman
    Nora Mittleman New York, NY
  • “At Buxton you can experience your intellectual development in a community that accepts your perspective of the world.”
    Ben Nigh
    Ben Nigh Mexico
  • “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.”
    Emily Woodside
    Emily Woodside Albany, NY
  • “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.”
    Charlie Starenko
    Charlie Starenko Williamstown, MA

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