Burton Street Elementary

Burton Street Office
37 Burton Street
Cazenovia NY 13035
FAX 315-655-1353

Burton Street… home of the Blue Waves. Burton Street’s official mascot is the Blue Wave which provides a symbol that unites our school.  Our young students are catching the wave by showing Pride in all they do, Respect for the students and staff, and by their Honesty, Caring and Responsibility they show each and every day. When you visit Burton please take time to check our Character Ed Posters to see the many ways our students show Pride, Respect, Honesty, Caring and Responsibility towards others. We have extended our Blue Wave to our community by the various community service projects and the letters community members write and send in telling us how they “caught” our students catching the wave.  We encourage our students to “Catch the Wave” as we continue on our character education journey!

Burton St. Elementary has been Nationally Recognized as a Blue Ribbon School for 2012!

Mrs. Mary-Ann MacIntosh - Principal

United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced today the 2012 National Blue Ribbon School Designees. I am very proud to share Burton Street School has been designated as a Blue Ribbon School. It is both an honor and a privilege to receive such high recognition. This is a reflection of the continuous efforts by the entire staff that come to school each day with a mission to not only improve student achievement, but to enhance the lives of our children.

Thank you to the entire Burton Street community for all your hard work and support.


Mary-Ann MacIntosh


  • Articulated curriculum.
  • Continual program review and revision.
  • Strong basic skills program.
  • Enrichment program for academics and arts.
  • Primary and intermediate special class and resource room programs.
  • Optional multi-age program for pupils in Grades 1 and 2.
  • Traditionally structured to provide emphasis for individual needs and differences.
  • Learning centers for reading and math.
  • Music, art, library, computer, and physical education programs.


Children who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2013 are eligible to attend kindergarten during the 2012-2013 school year. At the kindergarten registration time in March an appointment will be made for each child to be screened. It is a requirement for all public schools in New York State "to screen all new entrants to determine those students who may be gifted or who may possibly have a handicapping condition." The screening is a preliminary method of distinguishing such students from the general population. In order for registration to be complete, each child is required to have proof of age and evidence of immunization against measles, rubella (German Measles) mumps, polio, hepatitis B, diphtheria, and chicken pox.


Burton Street school operates on a cycle that allows for repeat of special activities every six days. These activities include gym, art, music, library, and computer. Gym classes will meet four times every six days, music meets twice, art, library and computer meet once each cycle. At the start of school, parents will receive a schedule of their child's classes.

Burton Street News:


Kindergartners produce, read from their own books

Written by Laura Ryan on . Posted in Burton Street

Burton Street Elementary kindergarten teacher Jennifer Valente looks on as her students read from the books they wrote and illustrated. What’s the best way to teach budding readers about the magic behind creating a book? Have them write, illustrate and design their own, of course. That’s what students in Jennifer Valente’s kindergarten class at Burton Street Elementary School did recently, as part of a project-based learning experience that culminated with a public reading April 16 [...]

Kindergartners celebrate the art of writing

Written by lryan on . Posted in Burton Street

Kindergarten writing celebration at Burton Street Elementary. Submitted by Lisa Smith Lisa Smith’s Burton Street Elementary kindergarten class gathered with family and friends May 17 to celebrate writing. Students have been working hard on writing their own books on topics they know all about, such as soccer, bugs, goats, bikes and tractors. Parents also got an overview of the writing program, and [...]

Beefed Up Healthy Food Requirements and New Food Service Provider Changing Cazenovia’s School Lunch Program

Written by admin on . Posted in Burton Street, High School, Middle School

red_apple_55348 The era of students piling tater tots or French fries on a plate and calling it lunch are over.  That’s a good thing in the long run – for all of us.  With childhood obesity rates spiking higher every year, the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act is designed to combat obesity while encouraging healthy eating [...]

Dignity for All Students Act DACT

Written by svickers on . Posted in Burton Street, High School, Middle School

DignityTeens_000 New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The New York State Dignity For All Students [...]

Quick District Contact Info

315.655.1317 District Office
315.655.1340 Business Office
315.655.1370 High School Office
315.655.1324 Middle School Office
315.655.1325 Burton Street Office
315.655.1361 Special Education Office
315.655.1358 Athletics & Communications
315.655.5303 Technology Coordinator
315.655.1326 Transportation
315.655.5354 Buildings and Grounds

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