Admissions and Lottery

  • 2024-2025 Lottery Timeline

    Lottery applications available: Monday, December 11, 2023 (For NEW students, not currently attending Burris. Includes siblings.)
    Re-enrollment link shared with current Burris families: January 19, 2024 (Forms required for current families to confirm they are returning the following year.)
    Re-enrollment forms due: February 16, 2024
    Lottery applications due: 4:00 pm on March 4, 2024
    Lottery Draw: Friday, March 29, 2024 (by end of day)
    Online Registration Begins: June 3, 2024 (Required for all families attending 2024-2025 school year)
    Online Registration Closes: Before first day of school

    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.