About Us

Fast Facts

Our School

  • Co-ed college prep school for Grades 6-12
  • Founded in 1968 in Washington, DC
  • 225 students in the High School
  • 75 students in the Middle School
  • Located on Connecticut Avenue NW in DC
  • 60,000-square-foot urban campus
  • Less than two blocks from the Van Ness/UDC Metro
  • Two Burke shuttle buses from Virginia

Our Students & Faculty

  • 40% students of color
  • Only 12-14 students in the average class
  • More than 60 zip codes represented
  • 42 different colleges attended by the Class of 2019
  • 50 faculty members
  • More than two-thirds holding advanced degrees
  • 6-7 student advisees per faculty

Our Accreditations & Memberships

  • 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.

Other memberships and affiliations:

Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.