Admissions and Lottery

  • Burris Laboratory School’s admissions procedures are intended to create a diverse student population to support its role in teacher preparation in the state of Indiana.

    2022-2023 Lottery Timeline

    Lottery applications available– Thursday, December 1, 2022 (For NEW students, not currently attending Burris. Includes siblings.)

    Re-enrollment link shared with current Burris families– February 2023, Date to be Determined (These are the forms required for current families to confirm they are returning next year.)

    Re-enrollment forms due– February 2023, Date to be Determined

    Lottery applications due– 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2023

    Lottery Draw– Friday, March 31, 2023


    Check Back Later for the 2023-2024 Lottery Timeline and Application

    Who Can Apply?

    Any family in Indiana can apply to have a student admitted to Burris, but space is limited.

    Because Burris is a family school, the admissions process gives priority to applicants who have a sibling already attending Burris. When a general lottery position is available, siblings have first priority.

    Burris accepts new students each year for kindergarten.

    Transfer students in grades 1-11 are accepted as space becomes available via the lottery process. Burris draws for both positions we have available and the waitlist at the time of the lottery. As with kindergarten, priority is granted to students with siblings already in Burris.


    Burris does not provide transportation. Parents are responsible for getting their kids to school and picking them up on time.

    After-school care for families who need it is available from 3 to 6 p.m. at Burris through the AppleTree YMCA.