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Head of Schools Welcome

        Welcome to Burbrella Microschool where tomorrow's leaders (K-5 Graders) are nurtured in a holistic and student-led learning environment! As the Head of Schools, I am delighted to introduce you to our new microschool, a place where every child's unique potential is recognized, cherished, and nurtured.

     At Burbrella Microschool, we are committed to providing a comprehensive educational experience that prepares our students for a rapidly changing world. Our approach centers around student-led and personalized learning, ensuring that each child's individual strengths, interests, and learning styles are embraced and celebrated.

     Our curriculum is designed to seamlessly integrate Nature, STEM, Art, Project-Based Learning, and Play-Based Learning, creating a rich and dynamic tapestry of educational experiences. Through nature-based learning, students develop a deep connection with the natural world, fostering a sense of environmental stewardship and inspiring a love for our planet. STEM education equips our students with critical thinking, problem-solving, and technological skills, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of the future. Art is seamlessly woven into our curriculum, encouraging self-expression, fostering creativity, and nurturing the aesthetic sensibilities of our young learners. Our project-based learning approach empowers students to take ownership of their education as they engage in real-world, hands-on projects that challenge their intellect and ignite their passion for learning. Additionally, play-based learning allows children to explore, experiment, and collaborate in a joyful and stimulating environment, unlocking their imagination and nurturing their social-emotional development.

      We believe in the power of differentiation to meet the unique needs of each learner. Our dedicated and passionate educators create tailored learning experiences that cater to individual strengths, interests, and learning paces. We welcome and embrace all types of learners, fostering an inclusive and supportive community where every child feels valued and celebrated.

    At Burbrella Microschool, we understand that education goes beyond academic achievement. We strive to nurture the whole child, supporting their social, emotional, and character development. Our school is a safe and nurturing space where students feel empowered to take risks, express themselves authentically, and develop the skills and values necessary to become compassionate and empathetic leaders.

   I invite you to explore our microschool, witness the magic of our student-led learning, and experience the joy and excitement that permeates our classroom. Together, let us embark on a journey of discovery, growth, and limitless possibilities as we prepare our students to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Warmest regards,

Dominque Burgess
Head of Schools, Burbrella Learning Academy Inc

School Information

Burbrella Microschool

Private School - 228956

Grades Served - K-5


309 Huffman Mill Rd Suite 140

Burlington, NC 27215

(Holly Hill Mall -On the Dunhams Sport Side)

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About this School:

A nurturing microschool providing core curriculum learning through a non traditional approach for K-5 graders.

Enrollment Breakdown:

K- 4 spots 

1st Grade- 3 Spots

2nd Grade - 3 Spots

3rd Grade - 4 Spots

4th Grade - 2 Spots 

5th Grade - 3 spots

Hybrid - 2 Spots 

Part Time 1 Spot


2023-2024 School Calendar 

2023-2024 Afterschool Information 

2023-2024 Transportation Request Form

2023-2024 Sample K-5 Curriculum

2023-2024 Registration Form


Scholarships are available see if your family qualifies via NCEASS
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Admission Information


Schedule Tour

Call or Email Us to Schedule a tour (Tours are only available Thursdays between 4:00pm-6:30pm or Saturdays after 2:30pm est) Appointments must be made by calling the school office.

Tours Begin Week of : August 21, 2023

Complete Registration Forms

Click the link below to ensure your learner has a spot for the 2023-2024 School Year 

Admission Approval Email

Approval emails will be sent with classroom assignment, school calendar, and more information.

How do we Approach Learning?


Play Based

Play encourages children to think outside the box, explore new ideas, and express their unique perspectives. It ignites their imaginations, allowing them to approach challenges with innovative solutions and endless creativity.



STEM education cultivates critical thinking skills, empowering students to analyze complex problems, evaluate evidence, and formulate logical solutions. By engaging in scientific experiments, technological investigations, and engineering challenges, children develop their ability to think critically and make informed decisions.



We create opportunities for children to engage their senses and explore nature through sensory experiences. They touch, smell, listen to, and observe the natural elements, deepening their understanding of the world around them. Sensory activities in nature stimulate their cognitive development, foster a sense of wonder, and ignite their curiosity.


In the STEAM realm, creativity knows no bounds. By integrating the arts into STEM subjects, children are inspired to think outside the box, embrace unconventional solutions, and express their ideas through various mediums. This fusion of creativity and innovation fuels their ability to dream, design, and innovate.




Engaging in physical movement increases blood flow to the brain, improving concentration, attention, and memory retention. Movement breaks during learning activities rejuvenate children's minds and enhance their ability to absorb and process information effectively.


Social Emotional

SEL nurtures empathy, allowing children to understand and share the feelings of others. Through activities that promote perspective-taking and empathy-building, children develop a compassionate mindset. They learn to embrace diversity, show kindness, and become agents of positive change in their communities. Empathy fosters a sense of belonging, connection, and social responsibility.

🌟 Why do we empower students as leaders in their own learning?


🔍 Personalized Learning: We believe that every student is unique, with diverse strengths, interests, and learning styles. Our microschool is designed to provide personalized learning experiences that cater to individual student needs. By empowering students to take ownership of their learning, we foster a deep sense of engagement, motivation, and curiosity.


🚀 Embracing Student Interests: We celebrate and embrace the passions and interests of our students. Our curriculum is designed to be flexible, allowing students to explore their interests and align their learning with their individual goals and aspirations. We encourage students to pursue projects, research, and activities that ignite their curiosity, creating a vibrant and dynamic learning environment.


💡 Nurturing a Homeschool-Like Feeling: We believe in fostering a sense of community, trust, and collaboration akin to a homeschool setting. Our microschool provides a warm and nurturing environment where students build meaningful relationships with their peers and educators. This close-knit community allows for individualized attention, mentorship, and holistic support.


🌈 Core Curriculum Aligned to Student Needs: While embracing a non-traditional approach, we are committed to ensuring our students meet core academic standards. We curate a diverse range of learning experiences that align with these standards, ensuring students receive a well-rounded education. However, we believe in adapting the curriculum to student needs, making it relevant, meaningful, and applicable to their lives.

Enrollment Information

Full Day K-5 Microschool

Description: A full day school program that provides project, play, nature, and STEAM based learning for K-5 grade children. 


Audience: K-5 grade parents seeking a private elementary learning environment for their children that is non traditional.

Offerings: Mon-Friday 8:30-3:30pm school day $700-$965/Month or $7,000 - $9,650 (yearly) 


  • Woodcock Johnson Assessment (Twice a year)

  • Personalized learning curriculum based on academic needs & integration of core standards 

  • Project, play, nature and STEAM based learning content/ activities to enhance academic skills using a non traditional learning approach. 

  • Field Trips (Monthly field experiences to capture a deeper understanding and connection to core learning skills. All field experiences will be aligned to learning content/purposeful learning.

  • Service Plans: Learners who are in need of Individualized learning plans, and academic services will receive (speech, occupational therapy, and physical therapy services right at our school)

*Registration: $225.00 (one time Annual fee) ensure learner has a spot and includes school shirt.

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Homeschool Drop-In Days 

Description: A half day or full day program designed for homeschooling families seeking academic and socialization support for their K-5 grade learners.


Audience: Homeschooling parents seeking academic and socialization opportunities for their 

Offerings: Tuesday and Thursdays Half Day $275 per month Full Day $400 per month


  • Providing homeschooling families with standardized assessments using the woodcock johnson assessment, personalized learning curriculum plans to continue to foster and implement at home. 

  • Math, Science, History and ELA content learning for K-5 homeschoolers to ensure academic excellence and provide academic growth for any learning gaps. 

  • A homework model that builds the home school connection to skills and content using microschools non traditional 

*Registration: $75.00 (one time Annual fee) ensure learner has a spot and includes school shirt.

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Description: An Afterschool program that provides academic support using a tutoring approach, homework help, field trips and activities for K-5 grade learners. 


Audience:Families of learners who attend the local public schools in Alamance county looking for after school care for their K-5 children. Transportation is provided by Burbrella Microschool in partnership with a licensed school transportation company.


Offerings: Mon-Friday 3:30pm-6:30pm $225 per month


  • Homework Help

  • Afterschool Tutoring 

  • Field Trips 

  • Drop-In days during school Closing days 

  • Academic support to enhance understanding of different learning concepts (pull out, group, and personalized available)

*Registration: $100.00 (one time Annual fee) ensure learner has a spot and includes afterschool shirt.


Burbrella BookClub

Description: A children’s bookstore designed to bring children and their families a warm, nurturing and holistic learning environment that builds a joy and love for reading. 

Offerings: Saturday & Sunday $100 per month

Upper Elementary (Grades 3-5) Book Clubs:

Girls Book Club

Boys Book Club

General Book Club (Boys and Girls)




  • Children's reading and academic books will be sold for families to enhance the quality of literacy exposure for their learners. 

  • Two childrens books clubs will be offered on a monthly basis for Upper Elementary and Middle school learners to socialize, build a love for reading but also connect with peers in the area. 

  • Monthly workshops will occur within the bookstore space and microschool space in collaboration with other organizations and businesses in the community. Topics will include (Literacy, Learning at Home, Homeschooling, parenting workshops, speech/OT/PT workshops for parents)



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Tel. 336-567-4015

309 Huffman Mill Rd #140

Burlington, NC 27215

Monday & Wednesday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Tuesday & Thursday 8:30am -7:30pm

Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday 12:00pm - 7:30pm 


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