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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.

College Planning at Burke

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  • Dean of College Counseling

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

    Daniel P. 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 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
  • Class of 2018

    Alabama A&M UniversityAmerican University
    Babson UniversityColorado State University (2)
    Davidson CollegeDenison University
    Dickinson College (2)Drew University
    Eckerd CollegeEmerson College
    George Mason UniveristyGeorgia Institute of Technology
    Goucher CollegeLafayette College
    Loyola Marymount Univeristy (2)Loyolya University - New Orleans
    Merrimack CollegeMiami University - Oxford
    Mount Holyoke CollegeOberlin College (2)
    Old Dominion UniversityPitzer College
    Pratt InstituteSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Skidmore College (2)Spelman College
    Trinity College - DublinTufts University
    Tulane UniversityUniversity of California - Berkeley
    University of California - DavisUniversity of California - Santa Barbara
    University of ChicagoUniversity of Hartford (2)
    University of Mary WashingtonUniversity of Maryland - College Park
    University of MiamiUniversity of Michigan (2)
    University of North Carolina - Chapel HillUniversity of San Francisco
    Vassar College (2)Virginia Commonwealth University
    Washington University - St. LouisWheaton College - MA (2)
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