The Spirit of Burgundy

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Parents recently helped construct a new swing set for one of our playgrounds.

A Community that Gives

From the beginning, Burgundy has inspired its community to contribute generously in time, talent, and resources. Our founders were young parents seeking a better education for their children than the public schools provided in the post-World War II era. While they did not have vast financial resources, the Burgundy parents gave as generously as they could to purchase land and buildings on a former dairy farm for the school. Then they pitched in and together converted the barns to classrooms that continue to serve to this day.

The can-do spirit of our founders is alive and thriving in the present day. Our signature events are organized and directed by parent volunteers. Middle School dramatic productions find parents helping to construct sets, make costumes, locate props, and assist at rehearsals. During the twice-yearly trips to our West Virginia campus, Cooper’s Cove, parents conduct workshops, lead hikes, and cook meals.

Burgundy students learn to be responsible for themselves, for others, and for the natural world by example and modeled behavior—not just in the classroom. Our children witness how people can come together to accomplish big dreams. As they see their parents contributing to the life of the school, they begin to absorb a lifelong commitment to social responsibility and philanthropy.

In addition to giving generously of time and talent, the Burgundy community contributes to the financial security of the school through voluntary giving. Parent volunteers lead efforts for annual giving, endowment funds, and capital campaigns. These vital funds have built new classrooms, given financial assistance to many students, and assured that a Burgundy education is rich with unique experiences and opportunities for all its students.

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