Come See For Yourself

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  • Open Houses

    It's hard to understand how special Burke is until you experience the community in person. We encourage your to attend one of our Open Houses this fall to tour the building, meet students, teachers and parents, hear from our head of school, and see some remarkable student presentations. Saturday, October 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and Saturday, December 3, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
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Welcome

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Arts Spotlight

Burke's Future

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  • The Next Three Years

    Every organization needs a plan - a vision of where it wants to be in the future and how to get there. During the 2015-16 school year, the Board of Trustees undertook a strategic planning process, using feedback from students, parents, teachers, staff and alumni. The result is our vision for the next three years. Click here to read it!
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What We're Reading

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  • Facing Race

    Students learn about race all day long - in movies, in songs, on social media. It's incumbent on us as teachers (and parents) to help students learn how to think critically about race and how to see things from multiple perspectives. This is an essential part of Burke's mission. Click here to read an excellent discussion of how to have honest conversations about race.
  • Teaching Ethics

    Teaching ethics in school is unavoidable - it's in every decision we make, from the subjects we choose to the way discussions are led. At Burke, learning to be a good person is as important as academics, athletics and arts. Click here to read about how schools can give kids a strong moral compass.
  • Student Driven

    At Burke, students lead their twice yearly family conferences. They take responsibility for their education, learn how to assess their own work, and practice collaborating with adults. This reflects the responsibility we give them and the high standards to which we hold them. Click here to read more about the power of the family conference.
  • The Power of Questions

    "Kids need to learn during their time at school that they have the right to ask questions, to challenge assumptions and to dig deeper. When teachers open the space for these questions, value them and explore them with students, a deep trust is built." That's what we do here at Burke. Click here to read the entire article.
  • Learn To Be Original

    At Burke, we encourage kids to find the "joy in work" rather than become "excellent sheep" Click here to read more.
  • Where's The Joy?

    "Decades of research have shown that in order to acquire skills and real knowledge in school, kids need to want to learn. You can force a child to stay in his or her seat, fill out a worksheet, or practice division. But you can’t force a person to think carefully, enjoy books, digest complex information, or develop a taste for learning. To make that happen, you have to help the child find pleasure in learning—to see school as a source of joy." Ask anyone - Burke kids WANT to come to school. Click here for the full article.
  • The Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain

    "The problem is that many schools confuse 'challenging work' with 'amount of work.' " 
    Not at Burke! Read the full article here.
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