The Burlington School

1615 Greenwood Terrace/ 408 West Davis Street
Burlington, NC 27215-0272
Tel: (336)228-0296
Grades: PK-12 | 268 students
Our Upper School Choral Singers in Vienna, Austria, where they observed foreign art and culture, and sang before an international audience!
Our Upper School Choral Singers in Vienna, Austria, where they observed foreign art and culture, and sang before an international audience!
Three Upper School storytellers reading to our Lower School and Preschool students at The Burlington School's Annual Barnes and Noble Bookfair.
Discovery. Exploration. Play. Learning through play is a primary facet of the Preschool Program. This photo exemplifies what occurs in (and outside of) TBS walls, daily.
An Upper School Rock Ensemble singer performs in front of a varied audience with classmates. Our Rock Ensemble program is a stunning collaborative effort between a talented arts faculty (who have a combined 158 years of teaching experience between them) and students with vocal, instrumental, and creative talents.
An Upper School student and his family smile proudly as he commemorates his acceptance of a tennis scholarship to Lees McRae College at one of The Burlington School's collegiate signing events.

Our Upper School students go on to accomplish wonderful things after their commencement; they are accepted to prestigious colleges and universities, and are awarded thousands of scholarship funds annually.
A TBS Middle Schooler performs with Internationally-renowned violinist Charlie Siem, who displayed his talents and answered questions for our Lower, Middle and Upper School students on our Davis Street Campus. Our students were inspired by his positive perspective, diligent work ethic and humble demeanor. The Burlington School strives to expose our scholars to diverse opportunities and personalities during their tenure.
A faculty member and an Upper School student observe a science experiment together.
One of our many talented basketball players shoots and scores during an exceptional season for the Varsity Boys team.
The Burlington School is a small, independent school rooted in western Alamance County.
Serving less than 300 students from preschool through 12th grade, The Burlington School is a community where our scholars are inspired by distinguished faculty while being offered opportunities to discover academic strengths, build a solid foundation in character and become growth-minded individuals destined for leadership.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1954

Student Body

Total Students 268 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade The Burlington School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade - please visit us online at:
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Admissions Director


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chorus, Drama, Handbells, Music, Rock Ensemble, Student Council, Theater Arts, Visual Art Chorus, Drama, Handbells, Music, Rock Ensemble, Theater Arts, Visual Art, Student Council,

School Notes:

  • The founders of Burlington Day School and The Elon School shared a similar vision.  Though they were at different stages in their journeys, both were determined to provide an excellent independent education option for our community and were committed to similar core values in which students are challenged yet supported. In July 2013, BDS and TES merged to form a pre-kindergarten to 12th grade college preparatory school: The Burlington School. Rooted in core learning, character and community, our curriculum is progressive and focused on the creative, communications and critical thinking skills needed in the 21st century.  We develop our students’ intellectual curiosity, their love of learning and their desire to make a better world.  Our students deserve the finest education, and we intend to provide it to them.

Profile last updated: 08/05/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Burlington Christian Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blessed Sacrament School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Blessed Sacrament School (0.3 miles away)
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    0.3 miles
    515 Hillcrest Ave
    Burlington, NC 27215
  • Burlington
    Grades: PK-12 | 697 students
    0.9 miles
    621 6th Street
    Burlington, NC 27215
  • Graham
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    2.6 miles
    303 W Elm Street
    Graham, NC 27253
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    Grades: 8-12 | 8 students
    2.9 miles
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    Graham, NC 27253
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    3.5 miles
    201 S Okelly Ave
    Elon, NC 27244

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