Burris Laboratory School

Burris Laboratory School is unique in many ways, providing valuable teaching and learning experiences for Ball State Teachers College students, while steadfastly guiding each K-12 learner toward realization of his or her full potential.



As its mission, the Burris Laboratory School, a school established by the Teachers' College, provides the development, demonstration, and dissemination of effective and innovative teaching practices, offers an exemplary pre-service clinical program for teaching majors, accommodates research and operates an educationally sound instructional program for its K-12 population. This mission is based on the belief that all students can learn and will be empowered to develop their fullest intellectual, social, artistic, and physical potentials.


Owl Hoots (PDF)

March/April 2014

January/February 2014





School Improvement Plan and Goal

NCA Goal Statement: "All students will improve their critical thinking skills." Read the 2009 North Central Association School Improvement Plan (PDF).

Summer School Information

Summer school information for 2013 will be available in April, 2013.


2013-2014 Burris Laboratory School Academic Calendar  (PDF)
Athletic, school, clubs, and other organizational events are posted on the official Burris Calendar.


Current Burris students, as well as graduates, may request transcripts electronically.


View a map (PDF) of drop off locations and a location map.


**NOTICE** The timeline for 2014-2015 for admission to Burris Laboratory School through the sibling, regular, or high ability lottery is now available - 2014-2015 Admission Timeline. Please note that deadlines have changed from previous years.
High Ability Admissions
Admission application process for 2014-20145 has ended. For information concerning the 2014-2015 high ability application process, click here - Admissions.
Regular Admissions
Addmission application for the regular lottery for 2014-2015 has ended. For information concerning the 2014-2015 regular application process, click here - Admissions.
Appeal Procedures
Ball State University has appointed a Burris Laboratory School Admissions Appeal Committee for regular Burris admission that may be used under very limited circumstances. The appeal procedures are available here.

Transfer Policy

2014-2015 Transfer Policy