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Update on Fall 2021

As of March, we are not accepting applications for the upcoming school year (2021-22) 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 and 10th-11th grade. Please note that financial aid is limited during this round. If you are interested, start by contacting the Admission Office and creating an account in Ravenna, our online Admissions portal.

Explore for Fall 2022

Are you beginning to explore for the 2022-23 school year? We look forward to getting to you know you! Here are your first steps:

  • Send a quick inquiry via Ravenna, our online Admissions platform
  • Join us at a virtual "Burke Basics" event, which will start up in May

Upcoming Admissions Events

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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.