2012 Illinois Winner of the Exemplary Reading Program Award
from the International Reading Association

An Apple Distinguished School 


Burley School

Augustus H. Burley School provides a unique, literature- and technology-rich education within a warm and caring environment. Located in the Lakeview community in Chicago, Burley is a public elementary school where teaching and learning are energizing, collaborative, interactive, and joyful.

Burley is Chicago's first Literature and Writing Magnet Cluster School and one of the district's first Technology Magnet Cluster Schools. Within our century-old building is a dynamic and thriving learning community. Students, teachers, parents, and administrators work together to create an environment where all students are challenged and nurtured. Our teachers and administrators have written a literature-based, multidisciplinary curriculum based on current research, teacher experience, and local, state, and national standards. The curriculum is not textbook-bound; rather, it is driven by many resources as students engage in meaningful inquiry and immerse themselves in quality literature. At Burley, students grow to be readers, writers, thinkers, and responsible members of the community who are prepared for the challenges of the 21st century.

Burley is a small, diverse school serving approximately 575 students in grades Pre-K through 8. We are proud of our committed, talented faculty; our dedicated and caring parent community; and our creative, talented, energetic students. The Burley family works together to help students thrive and develop into life-long learners.  

News and Reminders

  • 8th grade luncheon postponed to Monday Due to the weather forecast, the 8th grade luncheon at Castaways has been rescheduled for Monday, June 8.
    Posted Jun 4, 2015, 8:38 PM by Burley School
  • Spirit Week! Monday, June 1: Class Color DayPre-K: WhiteKindergarten: Red1st Grade: Orange2nd Grade: Yellow3rd Grade: Green4th Grade: Navy Blue5th Grade: Light Blue6th Grade ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2015, 7:48 AM by Burley School
  • Bonus Bucks for Burley orders due Friday 5/29 Give the gift that gives twice! Burley Bonus Bucks gift cards give back to our school.Are you in need of graduation, Father's Day, or summer birthday gifts? Buy ...
    Posted May 27, 2015, 11:53 AM by Burley School
  • Multicultural Assembly - Thursday, June 4 Please join us for Burley's annual Multicultural Assembly on Thursday, June 4. This longstanding Burley tradition is one important way in which we celebrate, honor, and learn about diverse ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2015, 10:44 AM by Burley School
  • Yearbooks still available for online purchase only! Our extra yearbooks sold out quickly today, but don't worry -- you can still order a Burley 2015 Yearbook online and have it shipped directly to your home.Visit bes ...
    Posted May 21, 2015, 10:45 AM by Burley School
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