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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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  • 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
The College Counseling team works collaboratively with students and families throughout the process. Although they do not begin meeting formally with students until 11th grade, they provide information through sessions with parents and at grade meetings with students.

Starting in 11th grade, we collaboratively develop 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 our 56 members of the Class of 2020 matriculating at 44 different schools.

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 also provide direct access to college admissions officers on campus. In Fall 2019, Burke hosted representatives from 150 different schools who meet with our students in small groups. 

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

College Matriculation Lists

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  • 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
  • Class of 2019

    Agnes Scott CollegeAmerican University
    Bates CollegeBennington College
    Berklee College of MusicBrown University (2)
    Bryn Mawr CollegeDavidson College
    DePaul UniversityDickinson College
    Drexel University (2)Emerson College
    Franklin & Marshall College (2)George Mason University
    Indiana University at BloomingtonMarymount University
    McDaniel CollegeMount Holyoke College
    New York UniversityNorfolk State University
    North Carolina A&T State UniversitySkidmore College (2)
    Syracuse UniversityTemple University
    The University of the ArtsTufts University
    Tulane University (2)University of California, Los Angeles
    University of ChicagoUniversity of Houston
    University of Maryland - College Park (4)University of Michigan
    University of North Carolina - AshevilleUniversity of Redlands
    University of San FranciscoUniversity of South Carolina - Columbia
    University of WashingtonVassar College
    Virginia Commonwealth UniversityWashington University in St. Louis
    Willamette UniversityWilliams College

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