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 is now in PDF form.
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 2013-14 for admission to Burris Laboratory School through the regular or high ability lottery is now available - 2013-2014 Admission Timeline. Please note that deadlines have changed from previous years.
High Ability Admissions
Admission application process for 2012-13 has ended. For information concerning the 2013-14 high ability application process, click here - Admissions.
Applications are now available for the regular lottery for 2013-12. The deadline to apply for kindergarten is March 15, 2013. The deadline to apply for grades 1-12 is April 13, 2013. For information concerning the 2013-14 regular application process, click here - Admissions.
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.
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