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100 Linden Avenue
Irvington, N.J. 07111
Dr. Alexis R. Colander
Interim Principal

Our History

schoolphoto1The Leaguers Incorporated was founded in 1943 by the late Mary B. Burch and incorporated in 1948. The agency’s mission for over 50 years has been to enhance the quality of life for children and families through diverse programming that fosters self-growth, pride in one’ community, personal empowerment and the attainment of self-sufficiency. We believe in opportunity through education. Goals include assisting youth in self-realization by allowing them to express their talents, hobbies and specialties; stressing civic responsibilities and awakening a sense of economic self-sufficiency.




Our Mission Statement

Burch Charter School of Excellence (BCSE) was founded with the mission to enable students to reach their intellectual and personal potential. In partnership with families and the community, the School will work with integrity and respect to realize the shared vision of enabling students to become life-long learners and effective contributors to society. Burch Charter School of Excellence, a sister agency of the Leaguers, Inc. opens in September 2008.

Burch Charter School of Excellence, a public school, is committed to providing best practices for educating young children in an environment that enables them to learn and meet high academic standards. Its curriculum will emphasize the basics of literacy, mathematics and technology.





About Us



Our school day begins at 8:00 A.M. each morning. Dismissal is at 3:30 P.M.  Breakfast is served at 7:30 A.M. each morning.




Latest BCSE News

Peanut Free Lunch

BCSE has adopted a peanut free policy. Please do not send your child(ren) to school with any kind of peanut products for lunch.

Welcome Back


Back to school night
 Tuesday, Sept 29th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


We hope you are excited to begin another school year, our seventh, here at Burch.  We have had an amazing smooth start to this academic year.  It was so great to see all of our returning families and meet so many new families.  The teachers have been working hard to prepare their classrooms and we're all ready to meet the challenges we will face together by working together to accomplish much!

Your Educational Family at the
Burch Charter School of Excellence


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The Burch Charter School PTA plans social and educational events that benefit both parents and students. Please take an active role by joining the PTA. Annual membership is $10 per family.




  • First day of school: September 9, 2015
  • Last scheduled day of school: June 24, 2016
  • Max. enrollment (charter enforced): 360
  • Grades K-5 (three classes per grade)
  • Max. class size: 20
  • School day: 8:000 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 1/2 Day Dismissal 12:00 PM
  • Breakfast at 7:30 AM

  • Fill out your pre-registration form and mail or bring it in
  • You will receive a lottery number via mail or in person
  • Announcement of lottery day, date and time will follow
  • Pre-acceptance letters will be sent out following the lottery
  • Upon completion and submission of all required documentation, your child(ren) will be fully enrolled.

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