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Learning Support assists students in meeting the demands of our challenging academic program. Our full-time learning specialists provide support with:

Organization and Note-Taking | Memory and Test-Taking Strategy | Self-Advocacy

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  • Organization and Note-Taking

  • Memory and Test-Taking Strategies

  • Self-Advocacy Skills

Our learning specialists review all neuropsychological testing reports and monitor the use and implementation of accommodations at Burke (e.g.: extended time or designated seating). The high school specialist also applies for College Board and ACT accommodations based on recommendations from the neuropsychological report.

Our middle school specialist may have recurring meetings with students during lunch or after-school, while our high school specialist more often works with students on an as-needed basis – encouraging them to seek out support as necessary and to build self-advocacy. Ultimately, our goal is to provide students with the tools and resources to become independent, confident learners.

The Learning Support department advises our faculty on best practices for teaching students with learning differences, provides outside referrals for tutoring and psychoeducational testing, and consults with any family who may have academic concerns.

*For families who request Burke accommodations, we prefer to review neuropsychological testing conducted at least three years prior to admission. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.