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  • Summer 2021

    Regarding Fall 2021

    Thank you so much for considering Burke.

    Updated on March 22: we are not currently accepting applications for our main "entry years," which include 6th and 9th grade.

    We may be able to consider applications to our 2nd Round in some non-expansion years: 8th, 10th-11th grade. Please note that financial aid is limited during this round. If you are interested in being considered, please start by contacting the
    Admission Office starting the week of April 5

    Burke is on Spring Break from March 29 - April 2.

Of new Burke students, 52% are from public schools, 48% are from private & parochial schools. Our 2020-21 student body represents 63 zip codes: 60% from DC, 33% from Maryland, 5% from Virginia.

Expansion Years at Burke

Burke is a 6th-12th grade school and we encourage applications for 6th-11th grade. In a typical year, we welcome at least a couple new students in each of these grades.

The following grades, however, are considered "expansion years" (or "entry years") and have the largest concentration of new-to-Burke students:

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  • 6th Grade

    20-24 new students
  • 7th Grade

    5-6 new students
  • 9th Grade

    30 new students
  • 10th Grade

    5-6 new students

"Testing Optional"

In typical years, all applicants are required to take an entrance exam: either the ISEE or SSAT.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Burke has eliminated the standardized testing requirement for applicants applying for Fall 2021.

In lieu of a standardized test, applicants for the 2021-22 school year will complete an in-house assessment. Students who have SSAT or ISEE scores on record that they believe reflect their ability are welcome to submit those as well.
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.