Burlington Day School is not merely a campus of students and teachers. We are an inclusive community of families and educators, who share with parents a commitment to inspiring and educating children. We are a community where older students interact with younger children in various activities and programs. We are a community that embraces families who value excellence in education, a love of learning, and who desire to be highly involved in the life of the school.
A nurturing environment, quality academics, exposure to the arts and foreign language, personalized attention – all these are hallmarks of BDS. Ours is a school where students thrive in small classes and teachers are able to focus on each student's needs. Our rigorous curriculum features a foreign language (Spanish) beginning in the Kindergarten Division, develops age-appropriate critical thinking skills, stimulates creativity in music and the fine arts, and uses technology to support the learning process. Physical education is a daily part of all our Kindergarten Division students' schedules.
Our Kindergarten Division consists of three classes: Program for Young Children, (PYC), Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten. Students attending our PYC program, (generally 2 ½ to 3 years of age), must be fully potty trained before they can attend class. BDS faculty along with the Director of Admission determine a student’s placement. Classes in the Kindergarten Division are organized into self-contained classrooms with the teacher having responsibility for all instruction except Spanish and music which are taught by specialists.