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

An Apple Exemplary Technology Program 

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

  • BurleyPalooza is this Sunday! Join us Sunday from 3:00-6:00 for entertainment and friendship at BurleyPalooza. Several of our incredibly talented parents will perform, and it's sure to be fun and ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2014, 6:21 PM by Burley School
  • LSC Election and Candidate Information Chicago Public Schools will conduct Local School Council elections on Monday, April 7 (Report Card Pick-Up Day) from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The Local ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 11:42 AM by Burley School
  • Book Fair; Report Card Pick-Up April 7 Book FairThe Scholastic Book Fair is back! Online ordering is open now, and the Book Fair will also be open in the lunchroom from April 1-8.Report Card ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 11:21 AM by Burley School
  • Parent Workshop: ISAT and MAP Testing Burley parents are invited to an informative workshop designed to help parents understand the upcoming MAP test, as well as the significance of this year's ISAT.   The workshop will ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2014, 5:43 PM by Burley School
  • Order your yearbook through 5/3 You can order your 2013-14 Burley yearbook now! The price is $25. Click here to place your order today.
    Posted Feb 23, 2014, 5:41 PM by Burley School
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