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We believe that the college process can (and should) be positive and rewarding – and we work closely with each individual student to achieve just that.

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Collaboratively developing a college plan tailored to each student's needs, interests, and goals.

We are proud of the range of colleges that our students attend, with the Class of 2022 matriculating at nearly 40 different institutions, both in the United States and abroad. This graduating class yielded a Jefferson Scholar at UVA, as well as students bound for schools in Canada, China, France, Ireland, and Scotland.

Between them, our Dean and Associate Dean of College Counseling have more than 30 years in the field and relationships with a wide network of colleges. We provide direct access to college admissions officers on our campus, through 160 small group meetings in 2021-22, the majority of which were in-person.

Burke also hosts a summer College Application Workshop for rising seniors, providing support with essay-writing and practice interviewing with real admissions officers.

* Although the College Counseling team does not meet formally with students until 11th grade, they provide information through sessions with 9th & 10th grade parents and at grade meetings with students.

College Matriculation Lists

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  • Class of 2022

    Boston University
    Bryn Mawr College
    College of Charleston
    Dickinson College
    Duke Kunshan University
    Elon University
    Emory University
    Fordham University (3)
    Franklin and Marshall College
    Indiana University
    Lafayette College
    McDaniel College
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Old Dominion University
    Pennsylvania State University (2)
    Rutgers University
    Savannah College of Art & Design
    Temple University (3)
    The New School: Parsons School of Design
    Toulouse Business School
    Trinity College Dublin / Columbia University
    Tulane University
    University of Arizona
    University of British Columbia
    University of California - Davis (3)
    University of California - Los Angeles
    University of California - San Diego
    University of Chicago (3)
    University of Denver (2)
    University of Maryland - College Park
    University of Miami
    University of St Andrews
    University of Vermont (2)
    University of Virginia
    Ursinus College
    Vassar College
  • Class of 2021

    Berklee College of Music
    Boston University (2)
    Brown University
    Bryn Mawr College
    Carnegie Mellon University (2)
    Chatham University
    Coastal Carolina University
    Colorado State University (2)
    Columbia University
    Emory University (3)
    Fordham University (4)
    George Washington University
    Haverford College
    Macalester College
    McDaniel College
    North Carolina A & T State University
    Northeastern University (2)
    Oberlin College
    Ohio State University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Pitzer College
    Skidmore College (2)
    Spelman College (2)
    St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Sweet Briar College
    Temple University (3)
    The New School
    The University of the South - Sewanee
    Trinity College
    Tulane University (2)
    University of California-San Diego
    University of California-Santa Cruz
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of San Diego
    University of San Francisco
    University of the Arts London
    University of Vermont (3)
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    Washington University in St Louis
    Wesleyan University (2)
  • Class of 2020

    American UniversityBard College
    Berklee College of MusicBoston College
    Bryn Mawr CollegeChapman University
    Clark UniversityCornell University
    Davidson CollegeGeorge Washington University
    Hampden-Sydney CollegeHaverford College
    Illinois Wesleyan UniversityKenyon College
    Macalester CollegeNew York University (3)
    Northeastern UniversityOberlin College
    Occidental CollegeProvidence College
    Rochester Institute of TechnologySarah Lawrence College
    Scripps CollegeSewanee: University of the South
    Skidmore CollegeSUNY - Purchase
    St. Mary's College of MarylandSyracuse University (2)
    Temple University (4)University of California - Davis
    University of Colorado - BoulderUniversity of Maryland - Baltimore County
    University of PittsburghUniversity of Puget Sound
    University of TampaUniversity of Toronto
    University of Vermont (2)University of Washington
    University of WisconsinVirginia Commonwealth University
    Washington Univ. in St. LouisWesleyan University
    Wheaton CollegeXavier University of Louisiana

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  • Dean of College Counseling

    Liz Pleshette
    liz.pleshette@burkeschool.org
  • Associate Dean of College Counseling

    Danny Spelta
    danny.spelta@burkeschool.org
  • Testing Coordinator

    Susan Feldman
    susan.feldman@burkeschool.org
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.
4101 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008    |    Phone: 202-362-8882    |    Fax: 202-362-1914