Post-Graduate Program

Buxton is pleased to announce a new PG Year program at our school.

For many students, the high-school years are a whirlwind of activity, achievement, and academic pressure. When they graduate, they sometimes find themselves wondering what just happened and what it all meant. Going straight to college, which can feel like remaining on the same treadmill of expectation, is sometimes not the best next step.

That’s where the Buxton PG Year comes in. Buxton is an unusual school: true its long progressive roots, Buxton does education differently. With an emphasis on small discussion-oriented classes, community involvement, and a broad and deep arts program, Buxton students have the opportunity to have a high-school experience that is meaningful and enriching, an experience they feel in charge of and invested in. Deliberately small, Buxton is a school where kids can be truly themselves and be known and celebrated for that by peers and faculty alike.

The PG program can offer high-school graduates a one-year experience of our unusual school. During that year, PG students can burnish their academic record through taking a tailored program of electives in subjects they are interested in or want to explore differently or more deeply. Through our extensive arts offerings, PG students can explore a variety of disciplines, and can create an art portfolio for college if they wish. Finally, through our exceptional college-advising system, PG students can apply to college with the help of experienced and accomplished faculty, with a long track record of helping students get into the right colleges.

Our motto is “Live your education,” and that’s exactly what our PG students will be able to do: take control of their learning, take a year at a nontraditional school where they can follow their passions and deepen previous learning, become part of an enriching and intentional community, and set themselves up for success in college and beyond.

To learn more about Buxton PG, please email or call us (413-458-3919)


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
  • 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
  • School of the Visual Arts
  • Scripps College
  • Skidmore College
  • Spelman College
  • Smith 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

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