Burr Elementary School
Located in the village of Auburndale, Burr Elementary School welcomes children from a variety of social, economic and racial backgrounds. It's cultural diversity is displayed each year during a world culture festival, where students show off traditions and pride for their heritage. It's neighborhood location helps provide a sense of community among parents, teachers, and students.
Social action is a large focus at Burr; students participate in the Burr Organization of Youth Action (BOOYA) program, which includes volunteer opportunities such as bake sales for the library, shoveling driveways for seniors and helping out with the Special Olympics. The school is lead by Principal Mindy Johal.
Burr Elementary School is one mile from the West Newton MBTA Commuter Rail station and less than one mile from the Auburndale MBTA Commuter Rail station (purple line, Framingham/Worcester line). The #170, #553 and #554 MBTA buses also stop nearby at the intersection of River Street and Pine Street.
- Fax: 617-552-5562
- Hours: Mon, Wed - Fri, 8:20 am - 3 pm; Tue, 8:20 am - 12:30 pm; after-school care available Mon - Fri, 12:30 pm - 5:45 pm.
- Handicap Accessible: Ramp located at front entrance; back entrance has a sidewalk with a street level entrance. Handicap parking available in faculty lot.
- Founding Date: 1968
- Number of students: 379
- Male-to-female ratio: 189 to 190
- Public/Private: Public
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 15.8 to 1
- Parking: On-street: free
- Number of faculty: 24
- Grade levels: K-5
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Library, Sports facilities
- Extracurricular activities available: Starting in fourth grade, students can choose an instrument and participate in school band programs.