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, regular physical education, 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 Spanish as a foreign language, develops age-appropriate critical thinking skills, stimulates creativity in music and the fine arts, and uses technology to support the learning process.
The Lower School Division consists of five classes: first through fifth grades. BDS faculty and the Director of Admission, along with parental input determine a student’s placement. Classes in the Lower School Division are organized into self-contained classrooms with the teacher having responsibility for all instruction except Physical Education, Art, Spanish and Music which are taught by specialists. In addition to these specialized classes, some Lower School students are also eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities: Drama Club and Elementary Battle of the Books.