A Gold PartnerBurlington School District
Burlington School District is a pre-k-12 public school system serving around 4,000 students in Burlington, VT. Our mission is to graduate students who: value different cultures, engage with the community, communicate effectively, think creatively, skillfully solve problems, and achieve at their highest academic, intellectual, and personal potential.
With our excellent school system, direct access to a robust network of parks and Lake Champlain, and great skiing within an hour’s drive, it is not surprising that Burlington routinely finds itself on the list of the “Best Places” in the Country to Raise Children.
Diversity & Equity
In Burlington School District, equity means meeting the needs of ALL members of our educational community. Educational equity is a district-wide and individual commitment to an assets-based approach defined by personalized support and equitable access to opportunity. We strive to ensure that everyone receives the support needed to develop socially, emotionally, and intellectually inclusive of race, class, ability, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, language, culture, and creed.
About Our SUPERINTENDENT
Superintendent Tom Flanagan began serving in his position in Burlington School District (BSD) on July 1, 2020. He believes that an inclusive and rigorous public education is essential to a healthy community, and is dedicated to overturning historical inequities that primarily affect students of color, students who live in poverty, and students with disabilities.
During his career, Mr. Flanagan has worked to promote equity in education and to tackle the opportunity gap. He believes shared responsibility among the community, culturally-relevant teaching and deep learning, and family engagement are the foundations of this work.
The Mission of the Burlington School District is to graduate students who:
- Value different cultures
- Engage with the community
- Communicate effectively
- Think creatively
- Skillfully solve problems
- Achieve at their highest academic, intellectual, and personal potential
BSD: Cultivating Caring, Creative, and Courageous People- Join the Journey!
Our Core Beliefs:
- Every child can succeed
- Families and community are partners in educating our children
- Diversity and inclusion promote strong schools and communities
- A welcoming, supportive climate fosters learning
- Self-reflection and accountability improve our practices
Join Our Team
Our Teachers are Amazing
Our Core Beliefs
- Deep Learning
I believe our core responsibility is to make sure all of the students we serve are valued and challenged and that we intentionally build on their strengths and assets. We have a responsibility to ensure we create learning communities that are conscious of the students we serve. By addressing inequities we improve outcomes for all of our students, staff, and the greater community.
I believe families, communities, and schools must work together closely. In order to engage our communities, we must be intentional about building sustaining relationships. Through building these relationships, we also build empathy, compassion, and trust.
I believe students, particularly students who are furthest from opportunity, deserve deep learning experiences that challenge them to think creatively, to collaborate, and to solve complex problems. I believe in empowering educators to learn and grow together so they can foster environments where all students have access to deep, rigorous learning experiences.
Schools & Programs
The Burlington School Board will not discriminate or retaliate against any employee, applicant for employment, students or other designated beneficiaries of the statutes listed below in any employment or educational decision because the employee, applicant, or student opposed any practice made unlawful by or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing under the laws listed below and their regulations.