2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Burris Laboratory School

D. Miller, Principal; V. Edwards, Assistant Principal; A.Comber, Assistant Principal


Burris Laboratory School was established in 1929, as part of Teachers College, Ball State University. The school is named after Dr. Benjamin Burris, Dean of Teachers College, Ball State University at the time of the construction of the school.

Burris Laboratory School’s mission is to foster a culture of respect and trust where every student is challenged to pursue excellence by engaging in a well-rounded, technologically-enhanced, rigorous curriculum in a safe and secure environment. As a model school, engaged in best-practice research and the preparation of highly effective educators, we collaborate with community partners to prepare students for success in an ever-changing world.

The school enhances their students’ critical thinking, problem-solving and technological skills through design thinking and Project Lead the Way. Along with a strong focus on related arts and athletics, Burris students excel academically, physically, artistically, and musically in an inclusive, safe environment.

Burris is fully accredited by AdvancED and the State of Indiana.