About Us


Burke is a co-educational day school for grades 6-12. We emphasize a progressive, student-centered, constructivist approach to education. In addition to demonstrating expertise in their subject matter and skill in their delivery of lessons, we expect teachers to:

  • Run orderly but energetic classes. 
  • Use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage many types of students. 
  • Include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction. 
  • Employ appropriate technology in the classroom, especially iPads.
  • Use our web-based Student Information System to write comments, report cards and post assignments. 
  • Enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues. 
  • Take pleasure in the company of adolescents. 
  • Be open-minded, patient and maintain a respectful, supportive environment. 
Teachers at Burke are an integral part of a lively, informal and inclusive school community; we are committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty. Many teachers and staff serve as advisors for six to eight students. We are always looking for teachers who can enrich Burke’s community outside the classroom, especially by coaching.

Current Openings

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How to Apply

Unless otherwise noted, resumes and references should be sent to:

Nigel Hinshelwood, Academic Dean
Edmund Burke School
4101 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008

About Us

We are accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools, & Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and are a member of Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, the  and the National Association of Independent Schools

A nonprofit educational institution, Edmund Burke School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or handicap, veteran status, marital status or any other classification protected by law.
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.