W. L. Callahan School

Callahan Receives State Recognition!

To the left you will see the WLC staff celebrating our shoutout from the state for increased student achievement in the midst of COVID! Only 46 schools were recognized out of a little over 300! (This included both public and charter schools.) Way to go Callahan! We couldn’t have done it without our awesome teachers, amazing students, and supportive families! ❤️Click here to read the article from NRI NOW

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Mission Statement

The mission of The Callahan Elementary School is to create a stimulating, secure learning environment where all students are empowered to take responsibility for learning while actively engaged in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to become lifelong learners and contributing members of society.


About WLC

Welcome to the William L. Callahan School website. We will be updating our site frequently, so please visit often! You can also receive the latest information by visiting the Principal's Blog. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please let us know using the Contact Us page.

The William L. Callahan Elementary School was originally Burrillville High School which was built in 1936. It remained Burrillville's High School until the late 1960's. From that point forward, it has been used as an elementary school. Recently it has gone through two major renovations. The first was in 1973. In that renovation, it added the brick area to the right of the original high school. In 2007, a new Gymnasium, science lab and office area was added, while the rest of the school was completely updated.

Today there are currently 327 students who attend grades two through five.

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2022-2023 School Calendar.pdf

Hours and Directions

School Hours

8:40am to 3:00pm

Driving Directions

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School Administration

David Brissette, Principal

brissetted@bsd-ri.net

Bullying Policy

Please see Burrillville School Department's policy on bullying and how to report it.