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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  • Assistant Golf Coach - Starting in March 2020

    Edmund Burke School seeks an energetic, creative and organized assistant golf coach, who loves working with young people, to serve as a member of its coaching staff beginning in March of 2020. This position will be part-time and require an open mid – late afternoon and evening schedule. The ideal candidate will have golf coaching experience and be committed to professional development. Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to constructing a safe and welcoming environment that allows student athletes to learn, develop and excel. In addition the candidate will be committed to teaching and emphasizing life lessons outside of the sport. The candidate must communicate effectively with both children and adults and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. All candidates must be certified, or able to obtain certification in CPR.
  • Dean of College Counseling - Starting July 1, 2020.

    Edmund Burke School, located in Washington, D.C., seeks a Dean of College Counseling to serve as a member of its administrative team beginning July 1st, 2020. The Dean of College Counseling understands and appreciates the complexities of the college admission process and provides support and guidance to students and their parents/guardians as they navigate the college process from ninth through twelfth grades. The Dean of College Counseling is responsible for overseeing all activities, programs, policies, and procedures related to college admissions. Candidates should indicate a preferred salary range when applying.

    * The Dean of College Counseling is a 12 month administrative employee, starting July 1, 2020.
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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.