Admissions and Lottery

  • Burris student using a smart screen in a classroom

    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.

    Burris Laboratory School is no longer accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Results from the March 31st lottery were sent to families via email.

    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 Laboratory School also offers a limited number of openings for students with high ability. Doing so upholds a long-term commitment to serve students with high ability and to facilitate research on the education of high ability students. Students applying for high-ability admission fill out a separate application and undergo on-site testing.

    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.