Mr. Schleck, Principal
Welcome! As principal, I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to serve the students and parents who are part of our school community. Burdick School offers families a warm and caring atmosphere in which our children can learn and grow. We have a safe school environment with minimal discipline problems, and I truly believe that our children who attend Burdick are some of the best in Milwaukee. Our parents are supportive and interested in their children's learning and growth, which all lends itself to a successful school.
Burdick School was established in 1925 as a neighborhood kindergarten through grade 8 school. We are located on the far south side of Milwaukee, just north of General Mitchell International Airport in a safe and quiet residential neighborhood. We are fortunate to be able to offer classes in art, music, band, trade and technology, and physical education. In addition, we offer music lessons in piano, percussion, violin, winds, and voice. Students also participate in basketball, volleyball, and baseball during the year as well as scouting. Technology is also important at Burdick. Students use technology at all grade levels with a special emphasis in grades 6-8
Burdick School is committed to being a school of excellence and quality, driven forward by this question, "Is it good for the kids?" We believe that an excellent school is an outgrowth of students, parents, teachers, community, and principal all working together for the benefit of the school and its' children. We know that a quality school is characterized by an atmosphere of mutual respect and we embrace this ideal. We are committed to providing all students with the opportunity to pursue a course of study that makes them productive and effective citizens. We know that an excellent school has high expectations that are shared among all stakeholders and we seek to keep our expectations high for all of our school community. We are committed to seeking sufficient financial resources to enable our school to provide the best academic and extra-curricular programs that are realistically available to us and which will enable Burdick School to successfully pursue its mission well into future years
The mission of A.E. Burdick School is to assist all students to achieve their highest academic potential and develop thoughtful and responsible citizenship, write and speak with clarity and correctness, actively participate in the fine arts, read with understanding, solve mathematical problems, use scientific facts and principles, understand and apply technology in real life situations, develop positive habits which promote physical and emotional well being, and develop those skills needed to ensure that they assume responsible roles in society.
Please feel free to browse our website and discover what we are all about. I also invite you to visit our school anytime. If you wish to meet with me personally, please give me a call at (414) 294-1200 and arrange a mutually convenient time we can meet.
Robert J. Schleck
PrincipalA.E. Burdick School