Burroughs enjoys a sense of unity possible only in a small school, strengthened by long-standing traditions such as family-style lunch. We have three lunch periods, one for 7th and 8th grades, one for 9th and 10th grades, and one for 11th and 12th grades. Teachers join students for a sit-down hot meal (though our food service also provides lots of other options!). This structured pause in our day facilitates students, especially new ones, getting to know other classmates and faculty.

Tuition includes the cost of lunch. Healthy snacks are also available to students in designated spots at no extra charge to families.
Daily lunch service at Burroughs is provided by FLIK Independent School Dining. The FLIK team strives to bring students the food they want to eat with an abundance of variety including daily soup, salad, and sandwich bars in addition to the main entree. Vegetarian meals are also available in the kitchen.
Table assignments and jobs are also notable components of lunch at Burroughs. Each month, students in grades 7-10 are assigned a new table, while students in grades 11 and 12 who are not assigned jobs are allowed to choose their own table. All students are responsible for carrying out various jobs throughout the year, including waiter, clearer, scraper, and alternate.
Outdoor lunch brings students out onto the Quad for lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays (weather permitting and at the discretion of each grade-level principal). Buffet lunches are also held on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the school year.


Sustainability at Burroughs means many things, and it extends to our kitchen and dining room. From composting to converting cooking grease into bio-diesel fuel used by the Super Mileage Vehicle Club, our dining service and the Burroughs staff have found creative ways to collaborate on environmentally friendly efforts. We also use local ingredients sourced from local vendors, and is committed to the elimination of single-use plates and cutlery during daily lunch service.

Food Allergy Information

We know that food allergies can be life-threatening and we are making every effort to reduce the risk of accidental exposure to foods so we can provide a safe educational environment for all students. 

Students with a documented food allergy should download and complete the Food Allergy Action Plan form, which can be submitted to school nurse Casie Tomlinson via email or the nurse portal.