Our Environment

Located on the edge of Burlington Central Park, where our students spend most of their recesses, the learning environment at ELEVATE is very special.

Designed specifically for students with ADHD, students are encouraged to learn strategies that help them self-regulate and advocate for this when needed. This might mean a quick jump on the indoor trampoline, sitting on a wobble chair, bouncing their feet up and down on the bouncy band on their chair, or taking some quiet time on the sofa under a soft blanket.

To allow for flexibility, all desks at ELEVATE are moveable and can be raised or lowered so students can stand or sit at their desks when they are working. Larger tables allow students to work in groups on specific projects.

At ELEVATE, we also recognize that not all learning takes place in the classroom. We connect fully with our community through monthly volunteer work at Food For Life, biweekly visits to the local library as well as a variety of field trips.


Mon to Fri – 9:30am to 3:30pm

Bell Work
  • $Printing/cursive practice
  • $Independent reading
  • $Daily Reading - Independent and aloud to an adult
  • $Daily journal writing
  • $Explicit phonics instructions
  • $Opportunities to practice oral communication
Indoor Movement and Snack Break
  • $Whole group and small guided group instruction with appropriate differentiated lessons
Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • $Zones of Regulation Program
  • $Mindfulness Practice
  • $Self-regulation strategies (i.e., learning how to recognize emotions, use strategies to achieve self-control and emotional regulation
  • $Outdoor recess is in adjoining Central Park with two playgrounds and playing field
Flex Block
  • $This can include Science, Social Studies, SuperFlex program, the Arts, Health, Physical Education and other areas of study

*Sample Schedule Subject To Change

Finally, at ELEVATE, our students learn empathy and the importance of caring for others with the help of our program pets:


The Dog


The Beta Fish

As you can see, this is not your regular classroom!


If I ask my son, he says he likes how the school goes to the food bank or goes swimming. He enjoys the independence of going to the public library and choosing books for himself. He loves the field trips they take too. All the kids love to see the dog at school and it gives the kids something they can all relate to and share common ground about, regardless of their personal interests. I personally like the fact that there is a low student-to-teacher ratio and he gets so much direct help in the areas he needs. He has always tried hard and had a great attitude about school, but had very few results to show in relation to the amount of effort. At Elevate, he has made leaps and bounds in his reading because they have found the right way to teach him. He’s a bright kid, but with his dyslexia, the public schools could not teach him to read, no matter how amazing his teachers were.

Elevate Parent


Extracurricular activities are an absolute must. With how intense the learning is, the kids need breaks from that and the extracurriculars are things for the kids to look forward to. Swimming is an important life skill, good exercise, and fun. The food bank teaches compassion and empathy and makes them aware of the community around them and that other people are not all as fortunate and need a hand from time to time. Going to the library without Mom and Dad gives a sense of independence and my son really enjoys that aspect.

Elevate Parent