Founded in 1968, Edmund Burke School enrolls 315 students in grades 6-12 (approximately 90 in the Middle School and 225 in the High School) on a city campus in Van Ness, Washington, DC. With a student / teacher ratio of 6:1 and average class size of 14, Burke is a place where each individual is known and engaged.
... Now, how about some lesser-known facts?
List of 15 items.
grade-wide civic engagement programs
junior & senior history electives
students cut from plays and sports teams
minutes to Rock Creek Park & Peirce Mill on foot
different colleges and universities attended by the class of 2022
percent students of color in 22-23
zip codes represented in 22-23
display spaces dedicated to 3D and 2D art work
mascots - one official and one less so
bands and choruses across all grades
different schools sending new students to Burke in 22-23
advisor meetings per student annually
different math pathways offered in 7th and 8th grade
computer science independent projects in 22-23
winner in school-wide musical chairs in winter 2022
• Determination of Equivalent Mass of a Metal by Electrolysis • Determination of the Standard Enthalpy and Entropy Changes in a Chemical Reaction • Preparation and Interpretation of Titration Curves • Preparation and Properties of Buffer Solutions • Spectrophotometric Determination of the Rate Law for the Reaction of Phenolphthalein with Sodium Hydroxide
Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle Bloodchild by Octavia Butler Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff October Country by Ray Bradbury The Complete Lovecraft by H. P. Lovecraft The King in Yellow by Robert Chambers The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman The Red Tree by Caitlin Kiernan The Weird ed. Ann & Jeff VanderMeer Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"Dyin' Ain’t So Bad" from Bonnie & Clyde "Dear Maria" by All Time Low "Stupid With Love"" from Mean Girls "Dos Oruguitas" from Encanto "Hor Ich Das Liedchen" by Shumann "Mi Buen Amor" "Fine" from Ordinary Days "Last Midnight" from Into the Woods "I Love You" by Billie Eilish
As a non-profit school since our founding, Burke is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and has no shareholders or owners. Revenues from tuition and fundraising go right back into the school – supporting academic, athletic, and arts programs, as well as buildings, technology, and professional development.