Burbrella Learning Academy Inc was established in Fall 2020 by Founder and Head of Schools Dominque Burgess. After COVID 19 shed light on the disparities in education she decided to create a school district that focuses on meeting the needs of all learners by building a collaborative partnership with learners, their families, and the community.
Burbrella has since grown into two microschools one servicing families in 18 states online (Prek-Grade 12) and an in person microschool in Burlington NC (K-5).
Curriculum & Assessment
Burbrella uses a Burbrella Learning Curriculum designed by our Head of Schools and teachers which incorporates core academic learning standards, social emotional learning standards, and STEAM, nature, play and project based learning approaches.
Burbrella microschool learners are provided with personalized learning plans once enrolled based on the data of the woodcock johnson and I-ready assessments. Individualized learning plans are created based on assessment data, teacher observations, and parent data.
21st Century Approach to Learning
Studies show some of the top career fields in the 21st century and the years to come include STEM based skills. The integration of the arts in education has been shown to allow learners to express their creativity, think critically and use self expression. Burbrella microschool uses an integration of STEAM in our learning approaches to prepare our learners for the top careers in the nation.
Grants & Awards
Burbrella has received two Vela Education Grants and the 2023 Yass Prize Semifinalist award.
Microschool Network Team
Head of Schools
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Admission & Enrollment
Online Microschool Team
Early Learning Guide
PK-1st Grade &
Middle School Guide
Burlington, NC Microschool Team
Head of Schools & Interim 3-5th Grade Guide
School Administrative Assistant
Microschool Director & K-2 Guide
Get in Touch
Burlington, NC (336) 567-4015