About Us


Welcome to Burke!

I am thrilled to be entering my fifth year in the Burke community. All that attracts and inspires me about Washington, DC is true of this wonderful school. It’s vibrant, diverse, urban, and full of creativity. The teachers and students are remarkably skilled, and engaged in pursuits both lofty and light-hearted. Lively discussions and exciting group projects are a regular occurrence in every classroom and spill out into the common spaces. Teachers and students greet one another warmly – the connections between young people and adults in the building are strong, and I can tell that our students feel appreciated and involved in school life. I’m surrounded here by artists, writers, scientists, leaders, mathematicians, activists and athletes – just like the city of Washington. The atmosphere is warm and inclusive and the students are visibly happy while working very hard. I hope you’ll come visit us and see for yourself why Burke is such a great place to go to school!

Damian R. Jones
Head of School
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.