School Details

The Burlington School

1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 228-0296

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 270 students Unknown students/teacher

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About this school

The Burlington School is a private high school in Burlington. The principal of The Burlington School is Dr. Smokey Oats, who can be contacted at 270 students go to The Burlington School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. Walter M Williams High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% %
Black, non-Hispanic 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% %
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Burlington Day School provides an academically challenging opportunity in an safe and nurturing environment. The teachers teach beyond "testing standards". They make the students want to learn! Enriching field trips and outside experiments make the students think outside the box. Teen Read Week a weeklong "books" experience allow kids to get excited about reading and books. Kids at BDS talk "books" which is way beyond cool! If you are looking for a place for your child to learn and grow check out Burlington Day School.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child attended BDS K4-8th and graduated well prepared to meet the demands of a rigourous private high school curriculum. Best investment we made in our child's education foundation!

  • (4 years ago)

    BDS provides a GREAT learning environment for students.

  • (4 years ago)

    At BDS my child's teacher cares about my his academic and social development. This is my child's first year at BDS and his teacher has provided proactive communication on his strenghts and weaknesses and she has a plan to develop both. The students treat each other with dignity and respect.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our 7 year-old son aged out of a wonderful Montessori School which taught students without testing. We were very worried how he would adjust given he had never been graded had an assigned desk or even had homework. I was ready for him to repeat 2nd grade and we had already been turned down from other private schools because they "didn't have the resources to catch him up". Well he failed his first test and came home delighted that he had gotten half of the answers right. His teacher re-assured me that he was doing great and would remain 3rd grade. His recent first ever report card ever reflected all A's and B's. Considering where he came from and how much he struggled with simple reading and writing THAT is a miracle. My son went from hating to read to reading EVERY time he gets in the car. He loves it and has an insatiable appetite to get his homework done every day then earn extra credit by doing more. I say that's because this school has made sure that our son received the time attention and knowledge of their WONDERFUL staff plus benefitted from learning in a great environment. His teacher is excellent. We are thrilled!

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful nurturing environment confidence building and ensuring well rounded well grounded children.

  • (4 years ago)

    BDS is more than a school. It is a place where our children feel loved and can sense their role in the school's long tradition.

  • (4 years ago)

    Safe and nurturing environment excellent teachers who really care!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    BDS staff is caring compassionate and excellent with our children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our new principal is doing an excellent job improving the school culture and also bring school up to the speed with technology.

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty and staff are so intune to the kids. They hold them to a higher standard both in values and academics. We as parents are able to be involved; it feels like a family.

  • (4 years ago)

    BDS is the overall experience plus some! Six years and counting and my child loves it!

  • (4 years ago)

    the teachers are wonderful!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the tradition at BDS and it's sense of family. It has been my home away from home for 33 years!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the safe family environement that my son gets to experience everyday. I cannot put a pricetag on that!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is the best school because the teachers love and nuture our children as well as teach them each day!

  • (4 years ago)

    My niece and nephew are excited and happy to go to school EVERY day!

  • (4 years ago)

    Because BDS stands for excellence in academics the arts athletics and in being a good community citizen. Because the faculty and staff care about each child. Because it provided a great foundation for our son who is now a high school senior and ready to head to college next year.

  • (4 years ago)

    BDS is like a family. Everyone is very close and cares about each other. The children want to come to school everyday.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's simply the BEST....great students faculty and a nurturing atmosphere that allows kids to become all that they can be!

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