Quality education is a priority in Burlington and West Burlington. Knowledgeable, caring faculties, active school boards, and involved parents work together to provide an academic environment conducive to learning. A well-rounded curriculum emphasizes traditional as well as contemporary learning skills to prepare students for the future.
Iowa traditionally ranks among America’s top states for academic achievement, and Burlington/West Burlington schools, both public and private, consistently do well. Small class sizes at all grade levels allow personal relationships to develop between the students and instructors.
Our community’s commitment to quality education was evident in 1998, when we were among the first in Iowa to adopt a one-cent local option sales tax to support improvements to the educational infrastructure. The community is proud of Burlington’s three new elementary schools built with the funding.
West Burlington Independent District focuses on providing a quality education for its students, who also attend classes in renovated buildings or new additions.
In addition to public schools, several private schools are located throughout the area. Burlington Notre Dame supports a consolidation of classes from preschool through grade twelve. A number of preschools and several day care centers also are available to residents.