The Burlington School

As a Preschool-12 independent college preparatory school, The Burlington School partners with families who see education as an investment in their child`s future and an extension of their personal values.
Our students flourish because they are given opportunities to discover their talents and their world in a safe, supportive culture.
In addition to academic excellence, our students also excel in athletics and the arts.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 385 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,750
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
385 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
The Burlington School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus, Environmental Science, Literature, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, U.S. History
Classroom Dress Code
(collared shirts, no ripped pants)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade - please visit us online at:
Admissions Director
J.B. Tanner



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Alamance Youth Leadership Academy, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Dance, Drama, Handbells, Music, Rock Ensemble, Theater Arts, Visual Art, Yearbook

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 preschool-3 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 and critical thinking skills needed in the 21st century.  The core of our program is centered around the Triple A's: Academics, Arts, and Athletics. In a world of budget cuts, are students still receive an incredible arts education and an opportunity to play on a range of athletic teams. We develop our students` intellectual curiosity and further, their love of learning. Our students deserve the finest education, and we intend to provide it to them.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
I came to TBS in 3rd grade and was immediately welcomed to a sweet and warm environment.
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I am an alumna and a long-time employee of Burlington Day School and The Burlington School. My three daughters are also alumna of the school. It is a great environment for teaching and learning. The school offers strong academics and the opportunity for every student to participate in music, art, drama, athletics, technology, etc. The school prepared my daughters very well for the next steps in their educational journeys. I encourage anyone considering a private school in Alamance County to stop by and experience TBS first hand.
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TBS truly is a family! It's a great place for students to be themselves, learn in hands-on environments, push themselves, and discover more than they thought possible. They really are special and we love working with them!
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I learned to advocate for my own learning at TBS with teachers that always took the time to help me learn their material. I was exposed to many artsy things that I never would have at a public school. Though I am not the artsy kinda person, I learned to really appreciate fine and performing arts. I was an athlete and I was encouraged to try many sports and I found I really enjoyed them, again, something my public school friends did not get. I discovered my academic self at TBS and treasure the time I spent there.
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I've been working at TBS for 8 months now, and I can't believe that all I heard about it was true. These students are respectful, incredibly talented, drive to succeed, well-rounded. The teachers I work with honestly care about their students and go above and beyond to work with them. I am very proud to work for a school that stands behind its mission statement.
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We love everything about TBS. It gives an excellent foundation for students to grow and excel.
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I have been a teacher at The Burlington School for the past 40 years. I have been apart of a changing and involving school atmosphere. I am proud to stand behind the Mission of the School which states "The Burlington School discovers in each child personal integrity, intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility; builds excellence in academics, arts and athletics; and helps each student become confident and uniquely successful in school and in life. I believe in this institution and have dedicated my life to serving the students. TBS is home!
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Good day Am austin jay Ngalia am a 6 7foot basketball player I play center as my position am 14 year old am in grade 9 am looking for way to play in high school in USA to show what I have in me and to grow as a good basketball player and make my dream I love your school they are a good in sports and I will be happy to part of your school programme and gain good education thanks you sir
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 385 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,750
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $8,954 for elementary schools and $10,499 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in North Carolina is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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