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Mission and Philosophy

Mission Statement

The Burlington School discovers in each child personal integrity, intellectual curiosity and social responsibility, builds excellence in academics, arts, and athletics, and helps each student become confident and uniquely successful in school and in life.

The Vision and Guiding Principles of The Burlington School

  • TBS is grounded in an exceptional educational program that inspires a love of learning and a quest for knowledge. The innovative and integrated curriculum challenges children to fulfill their unique potential as students and scholars.

  • TBS nurtures integrity and personal responsibility as integral dimensions of children’s development, thereby preparing them to share their intellectual and creative talent for the fulfillment of their potential.

  • TBS is committed to creating and sustaining a school community that mirrors the racial, religious and economic diversity of Alamance County.  


The Burlington School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational school which seeks to maintain a relaxed small school atmosphere in which each student can develop individually in an academically challenging, safe and secure learning environment.  Developing habits of the heart and mind which include mutual respect, integrity and positive relationships form the cornerstone of the school’s program.

Recognizing that education is a life-long process involving the total person, we believe that our duty is to help prepare each student to become an independent, creative and critical thinker by providing a variety of experiences for achieving success.  To this end our students pursue opportunities in the arts, athletics, community service and leadership within a traditionally structured academic environment.

The Burlington School fosters the development of the mind, body and heart that results in life-long learners who strive to make the world a better place.

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