A. E. Burdick School is a K-8 neighborhood school located on the southeast side of Milwaukee. Burdick, with two classes at each grade, serves approximately 630 students. We offer all of our students a traditional, rigorous academic program with special emphasis on fine arts and technology. Our staff includes specialists in Music, Art, Trade and Technology, Physical Education and Special Education. In addition, instrumental music lessons are also offered to students.
The staff and students of Burdick enjoy an enduring partnership with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as part of the nationally recognized ACE (Arts in Community Education) Program. The ACE program offers Burdick students unprecedented exposure to arts and cultural experiences. Burdick has been designated an Exemplary Arts School by the Wisconsin Alliance for the Arts. We have also been recognized for our support of music education and instruction by the Civic Music Association.
Burdick School also enjoys a strong, vigorous, and ongoing partnership with Cardinal Stritch University that provides special opportunities for both institutions. Burdick serves as a Professional Development School for teacher education at Cardinal Stritch with Cardinal Stritch students participating in on-site educational activities at Burdick. Over the years, hundreds of Burdick students have benefited because of the small group and individual tutoring they have received from Cardinal Stritch education students.
Past grants from a variety of sources, including Apple Computer, Eastman Kodak Corporation, Metavante, UW Extension, the Mattel and Helen Bader Foundations, and Discover Financial have enabled Burdick to offer our students advanced learning opportunities in computers, multimedia, imaging technology, and music composition. Each student in grades K4-8 has individual access to a Chromebook, Chromebox, or a desktop computer, which are used for content creation, online research, and skills development. Burdick also has two general purpose computer labs which are available to all students. Our technology emphasis is helping prepare students for the global economy and to be productive 21st-century citizens.
Burdick is designated as a Green & Healthy School which means that we will continue our recycling efforts and will work toward becoming more environmentally friendly. We also have a greenhouse in which a variety of vegetables are grown for the Burdick community. Students actively participate in the planting and harvesting of the vegetables, as well as the maintenance of the greenhouse. Furthermore, Burdick has an eco-friendly playground that promotes positive play and offers environmental learning experiences.
We welcome and encourage parents and community members to visit our school anytime and see firsthand why the staff and students are proud to be part of the Burdick family. Call 294-1289 to arrange a tour.