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

  • Medical Forms for registration If you are registering a child for school, please refer to the CPS Minimum Health Requirements.Here are links to some important State of Illinois Medical Forms:Medical Form (Certificate ...
    Posted by Burley School
  • It's almost time! Get ready for Early Bird Day 9/1! Student homeroom assignments are now available at CPS Parent Portal. You'll use that information to complete the Online Emergency Form, which must be completed by all families before school ...
    Posted by Burley School
  • Early Bird Day is September 1! Fill out your forms, pay your fees, drop off supplies – it’s a breeze!EARLY BIRD DAY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 8:30-6:00Early Bird Day gives you ...
    Posted by Burley School
  • Register to give blood Sunday! Come to the Rally for Ally! As part of the Rally for Ally, we are proud to host a mobile blood drive at Burley on Sunday 6/19 from 10-4:00. Sign up NOW to ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2016, 7:01 AM by Burley School
  • Band Concert Tonight! Burley Band Spring Concert Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:00 PM In the Burley Auditorium CONCERT ATTIRE IS REQUIRED:  Black dress pants or skirt, all white shirt or blouse - polo ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2016, 9:19 AM by Burley School
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