Admissions at Burke

PLEASE NOTE: Burke's campus is closed until May 11 due to COVID-19, but our Admissions process continues – and we look forward to meeting you virtually. Learn about virtual events on our Visiting Burke page and contact our Admissions team by email:

We’re delighted to learn of your interest in Edmund Burke School.
Since 1968, Burke has been dedicated to progressive education. We believe that students learn better when actively involved in research and solving problems. Hands-on projects, lively debates, and regular field work allow students to experience their learning rather than always listening to lectures. We maintain high academic standards while giving students the tools to succeed. We teach students how to think, not what to think, and provide them with a safe, inclusive environment in which to stretch themselves and try new things.

In our commitment to producing good citizens, we invest as much in programming for artsservice, and leadership training as we do in history, math, and foreign language. Our athletics program is open to everyone: from those new to a sport, to varsity players ready to lead a team.

We are proud of the way we match students with great colleges and universities. Our graduates are ready for the rigors of college life because they have taken responsibility for their education here at Burke. They are thoughtful leaders with excellent critical thinking skills and a commitment to social justice and civic responsibility.

You can get a feel for our community by looking through the archives of "Burke Beat" or by enjoying our Photo Gallery. We also invite you to follow up on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

However, the best way to know Burke is to step inside our doors and experience our community and learning environment. We encourage you to come in for a small group tour or an Open House.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing more about our terrific school. Please email or call if you have any questions.


Kai, Liz & Shala

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    Kai-Anasa George 

    Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid
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    Mount Holyoke College - B.A.
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    Elizabeth "Liz" Paladino 

    Associate Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid
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    Haverford College - B.A.
    Suffolk University - MEd
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    Shala Goolsby 

    Admissions Assistant
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    Univ. of the District of Columbia - BA
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.