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100 Linden Avenue
Irvington, N.J. 07111
Dr. Jeff White 
Chief School Administrator

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’s 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 in September, 2008.  Our primal mission is to enable students to reach their intellectual and personal potential.  We strive to instill integrity and respect in our students' in partnership with families and the community.  We maintain a blended learning environment that enhances positive character traits that ensures our students become productive 21st century world citizens.
The Burch Charter School of Excellence, a public school, is committed to providing best practices for educating our students in an environment that enables them to develop into critical thinkers that evolve into digital, life-long learners.  Our curriculum emphasizes literacy and mathematics infused with technology.





Information For Parents


Chief School Administrator Selection
Open Forums
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Letter to Parents
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Back to School Info
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OPRA Request Form
Get the Open Public Records Request Form
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 Enterovirus Info
Read the latest information regarding the Enterovirus.
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Asbestos Notification
Read the latest information regarding Asbestos inspection.
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Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying Policy
Read the latest information regarding this policy.
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BCSE Self Assessment.
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 School Safety School Climate Team
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School  Climate Survey
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 Water Safety Report
The water in our building has been tested for lead by Environmental Hazards Services, LLC and found to be very SAFE. We are well below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Standards. A copy of the report is also maintained in the BCSE main office.
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Disney Musicals in Schools
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NJDOE Self-Assessment for Determining Grades
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 2018-2019 Assessment Schedule
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Strengthening Families of Essex
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Before Taking Opiods
English Version Click HERE
Spanish Version Click HERE
PTA 2018 - 2020 Campaign
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Local Wellness Policy
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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.



Parent of the month

Sakinah-Fullwood 1

Sakinah Fullwood

Teacher of the month

Larrieux 1

Ms. Diane Larrieux


Latest BCSE News

Our Water Is Safe

Burch Charter School of Excellence has Safe Water!

The water in our building has been tested for lead by Environmental Hazards Services, LLC and found to be very SAFE.
We are well below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Standards. A copy of the report is also maintained in the BCSE main office.

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.

School Registration


Registration Enrollment

Lottery numbers will be given out beginning November 17, 2019. Open enrollment is for Kindergarten only. All other grade levels will be waitlisted.


Pre - registration forms are available in the Main Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am – 9:00am, or 2:00pm – 3:00pm only for the Lottery.
Burch Charter School Lottery will take place on January 6, 2020, at 6:00pm in the school gymnasium.

Your Educational Family at the
Burch Charter School of Excellence


BCSE Girls Track Team
invited to the
Colgate Women's Track Finals
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Letter to Parents 



  • First day of school: September 5, 2018
  • Last scheduled day of school: June 25, 2019
  • 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 8:10 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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