"During my first year of teaching at The Burlington Academy of Learning, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing, caring, and loving people who support and uplift in these unprecedented times. What we can’t do on our own, we can do as a team, and we do it well! Being a mother is one of the most amazing things ever, but to come to work and teach an entire classroom of little minds is life changing. The giggles , laughs and daily adventures have changed me forever. I am so thankful to be a part of this school!"
Kristin Porter - 2021
2 Year Old Nursery School Teacher
"I started working here at the end of the Summer in 2020 and it was by far the best decision I have ever made. I’ve never worked with better people, everyone is so kind and caring. You can tell everyone loves their job and does a stellar job at showing it. Not only are the teachers amazing but it is a beautiful school on top of everything. I’ve had quite a few jobs and this is by far my favorite one yet. Going to work here isn’t a chore it’s honestly my favorite thing to do. My kids put the biggest smile on my face they are the absolute best and I know that’s how every teacher feels about their class. I absolutely love working here!"
Caroline Norton - 2021
Academy Assistant Teacher
"The Burlington Academy of Learning is the best work environment I’ve ever been in! I started working here in September of 2020 and I couldn’t ask for a more positive and
helpful environment with people who love what they do. Each and every staff member is so caring and genuinely wants the best for all of the children. Getting to watch each child grow and learn and
experience new things all while having so much fun is the best thing in the world!"
Zoe O. - 2021
Academy Assistant Teacher
"Working for The Burlington Academy Of Learning for the past few months has changed my life in the best ways possible. I am so beyond grateful to have been given the opportunity to be a part of such an incredible, driven & supportive team. With Covid-19 creating many challenges for us all, this school has made me and my family feel nothing but protected & safe. My co-workers are the true inspiration for everything I do and accomplish. These girls are more than just teachers and they are more then just my co-workers. They are people I look up to and trust, they are people who always put the children and families first, they are listening ears when times may get rough outside of school. They are now my family."
Taylor Winters - 2021
PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Academy School Administrator
"Ever since I’ve started working at Burlington Academy the time has flashed right by. Being surrounded by the children and creating great relationships and memories helped me mature and really appreciate the youth within our society. Burlington Academy is the best daycare and school for children within our community and I am happy to say I am apart of such a great group of people.The academy also provides a safe and caring environment for there students and I’ve loved every second working here. I am so thankful for the family that I’ve been welcomed into and the loving staff that I’m surrounded by everyday."
Jessica Tetreault - 2021
Academy Assistant Teacher
"I am so thankful to have had the support and encouragement of my coworkers and The Burlington Academy of Learning administration this year, in my first year of
teaching! This year could have absolutely been a challenge, but I am surrounded by people who lift me up and cheer me on, and it’s such an amazing feeling. I can truly say that I am living my dream
and working in a place where I feel at home. There is no better feeling than being able to witness the growth and educational and emotional development of our students. I am thrilled to be part of a
team of people who love what they do, and I look forward to my future at The Academy!"
Laura Shears - 2021
3 Year Old Nursery School Head Teacher
"I have been working at The Burlington Academy for just about a year, and I cannot say enough good things about this school. I have worked in a few childcare centers over the last five years, and The Burlington Academy has provided me with such an amazing work environment. This is a place where you will feel at home. It has such a wonderful atmosphere, and equally wonderful staff to match. Every teacher here is part of such a strong team and works together each and every day. This truly is a drama free environment where teachers support and lift each other up every single day. Along with the amazing teachers, The Burlington Academy is run by an amazing administration. Each one of these women are extremely hardworking, and willing to do whatever it takes to make this school the best it can be. It’s not often you will find administrators that are willing to get their hands dirty and help out teachers when they need it, but that’s exactly what these women do every day. I can’t say enough about how wonderful it is to work at a school where you feel supported, encouraged, and understood. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of this amazing team!"
Leah Pastore - 2021
Junior Academy School Administrator
" I have been teaching Spanish at the Burlington Academy for the past eight years and have become the Bilingual Academy headteacher for the past two. Teaching in a small environment brings you together as a team, and knowing that your co-workers have your back is such a wonderful feeling. I believe being able to teach in an environment where you are trusted and able to teach with freedom brings out the best in the teachers, and that translates into magnificent results on the outcome of our young students. One of my favorite things about being a teacher at the Academy is the chance to see the children grow from our infant's room to my Pre-k/kindergarten class. Helping them to shape into happy, smart, bilingual independent children."
Analía Ozano - 2021
Bilingual Academy Head Teacher
" Kim and Jodi, It’s amazing how excited our daughter is to wake up and go to school every day at The Burlington Academy of Learning. I certainly don’t remember ever being that excited about going to school when I was her age. Perhaps what is most impressive about BAL is that our daughter is on schedule to start kindergarten in the fall yet it feels as though 1st or 2nd grade would be more appropriate given how much she’s learned. We are very pleased with the bi-lingual class where her teacher is most beloved by all the kids and where my barely-5 year is learning so well that she actually sings in Spanish at home. We highly recommend BAL for best-in-class to those new to Burlington. " The Riccio Family - 2020
" Our two boys have been attending the Burlington Academy since they were 1 and 2 years old, our oldest is now 5 entering kindergarten in the fall and our youngest is 4 entering the Pre K class. Since the first day we came to BAL we knew this was a wonderful school. Our boys love going to school everyday and the teachers and administrative staff are fantastic. Throughout the day they are learning valuable lessons and skills to prepare them for the public school system. There is no better feeling knowing that when we drop our children off in the morning they are loved and cared for. Thank you BAL!!! "
Mike and Heather - 2019
" My daughter started out coming to Burlington Academy when she was 4 months old. Leaving her with someone other than family was very difficult for me especially being a first time mom. The teachers were very understanding and sent me regular pictures and updates, which helped keep my mind at ease while getting back into the swing of things at work. My daughter is now in the two year old classroom and loves her teacher Ms. Delbone. The classroom structure is great with fun activities. My husband and I have really seen our daughter grow since the beginning of the year. I also love that the children get to play outside throughout the year and my daughter loves it too. "
Chelsea Petersen Schmitt - 2019
" We are so glad to have this opportunity to let you know how Rebecca and I feel about Burlington Academy of Learning. There are so many positives. The one that jumps out to us the most is how well the staff knows our 2 year old daughter. She talks about the current staff by name very readily, loves visiting her previous teachers, and it is clear through our daily conversations at drop off and pick up that everyone is being very attentive to her, and that they know her very well. From developmental/learning point-of-view, we couldn't be more pleased. The regular communications about the upcoming units related to life skills is wonderful, and helps us reinforce what our little girl is learning. The lessons, communication, and Mrs. Delbone's attention to detail is a testament to her professionalism. Additionally, as we both work, with some travel, it has been such a big help to be able to have the flexibility of "before-care" for our third grade son; where we can drop him off early, knowing he will get a good breakfast and that he can take the bus from BAL. He really loves the food! BAL has been a great help keeping our family running, with no worries, great care, communication, and providing a happy, safe, and enriching environment for our children.
THANK YOU! "
Stephen & Rebecca Gorman - 2019
" Our son has been attending Burlington Academy since he was 5 months old. He is now 5 and entering Kindergarten this fall! In those five years, we have been consistently impressed by the overall level of supervision and care he receives, as well as the many caregivers and teachers he has worked with. We also appreciate the consistency in staffing, which is challenging in a daycare/preschool setting. Being educators ourselves, we understand how challenging it can be to get to know the needs of the students and families we work with, and the staff at BAL has consistently emphasized the relationship between home and school. We are now preparing to send our infant daughter to BAL, and trust that they will give her the same level of love and care that they have given to our son over the years. "
Dave and Kelle Barrieau - 2019
" Graduation was wonderful and I have got to tell you, I cannot say enough positive things about Señora. My kids adore her and
every time I’ve seen her, she has been so positive with the students with fantastic classroom management. She’s an absolute gem! "
Enjoy the weekend,
Kim Loveland - 2019
" Words cannot express the thanks that my family has for each and every Burlington Academy of Learning teacher and staff that have been a part of our family for the past 3 years. Everyone there is warm and caring and plays an important and positive role in the lives of our children. It is reassuring to leave our children in their hands knowing they are well cared for in every way. There is lots of learning, plenty of playtime, creative projects, encouragement and understanding. Both of our children have learned and grown so much in these past few year and truly love going to school each day.
Hope you and your family have a happy holiday "
Chris and Kristen Cowell - 2018
"As working parents, we are challenged with the task of finding dependable, flexible and genuine care for our kids when we can't be there. Burlington Academy has been that for us hands down. The staff genuinely cares about our children and the flexibility they offer with "as needed" care fits in perfectly with our ever-changing schedules. Our kids are excited to go and actually choose to go there out of many other options for Summer Camp. That in itself speaks for itself. "
Mayla - 2017
" Paul and I wanted to thank you again for EVERYTHING. We can't say enough about you, your family, and the staff at BAL. You don't know how comforting it is to know that our kids are safe at school and the staff is so caring, loving, and patient. There is absolutely no other school that we would trust with our children. We are forever grateful. "
" Hi Jodi! I hope this note finds you well. I wanted to share some good news regarding Dominic. He was selected as Student of the Month @ St. Joseph's School! The Principle selected him based on his polite manners and good behavior as well as his friendliness and diligence in his work! He is so proud and happy. And I have to tell you the first thing I told them was that he had gotten such a wonderful start at Burlington Academy...it all started there! Remember when he first started he really didn't know much about sharing and caring for his little friends! Now...it's amazing he really is a polite and friendly little guy!!!! So once again, thank you for the great foundation you provided to Dominic!!!! "