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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

  • Curriculum Night: This Thursday, 9/22 at 5:30 As parents, you are our partners! Curriculum Night is an important opportunity to learn about Burley's instructional program and the expectations and goals in each grade. We ask all ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 5:58 PM by Burley School
  • Fall Sports: Student info meetings this week Students who are interested in joining a fall sport should first attend an informational meeting. Athletes can participate in 1 team sport (girls/boys volleyball, boys soccer) and Cross Country ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 10:12 AM by Burley School
  • After school club packets have been sent home! All students came home Tuesday with information about our fall after-school clubs. Be sure to check your child's backpack! Complete the online Club Request Form once for each ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 6:43 AM by Burley School
  • Intermediate/Advanced Band auditions this week We are pleased to welcome students in Grades 5-8 to another wonderful year of music! For auditions, students should report to the north lunchroom on their designated day by ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2016, 9:56 AM by Burley School
  • School begins tomorrow! Tomorrow is the first day of school! We can't wait to see all of our students and families as we begin another wonderful year of learning and friendship. The ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2016, 3:37 PM by Burley School
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