Award Year: 2022

Burlingame Intermediate School

1715 Quesada Way
Burlingame, CA, 94010-5701

(650) 259-3830

Mrs. Erica Gilbert, Principal at time of Nomination

Burlingame Elementary School District

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At BIS it is our mission to educate our students and to ensure academic growth, achievement and challenge for ALL as measured by formative and summative assessment.We commit to a comprehensive system of support to achieve this goal.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 48%
  • Hispanic: 15%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 28%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Spirit Day- Bring Anything, but a Back Pack

Spirit Day- Bring Anything, but a Back Pack

Burlingame Intermediate School (BIS) is a public school located in Burlingame, California and is the only middle school in the Burlingame School District where all six elementary schools in Burlingame send their students after 5th grade. BIS serves over 1000 students grades 6-8. The wonderful staff includes over 45 Teachers and over 20 professional staff that ensure students are supported socially, emotionally, and academically. The school includes a Dual Immersion Spanish Program, World Language classes in Spanish and Mandarin, choices for grade-level or advanced math, as well as a focus on inclusivity, equity, and empathy for students, staff, and the community.

The BIS motto is Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Others and Take Care of This Place. The principal believes middle school should embrace the whole school community to come together for our children and meet the needs of each student. She empowers all staff, faculty, and students to take on leadership roles. A title should not get in the way of making things better for our students!

#TrojanPride program works to recognize and reward students who are caught doing good work that has positive effects on our community. All staff members engage students in taking ownership and responsibility for themselves and their actions. For serious issues, our Peer Council is convened to help students learn accountability, as they present to the Council to decide consequences, in lieu of detention or suspensions. Advisory Classes are in place to build community through Circles and focus on social emotional learning components in their discussions. This has been a needed response after Covid closures to support students in their social emotional development and resiliency.