Thank you for your interest in Burke! We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
Like many DC-area schools, we use the Ravenna platform for our online application process. You will begin the process by setting up a profile in Ravenna. Once registered, you can start the application process, sign up for admission tours and events, and check your application progress.
The preliminary application is due January 10, 2020
Transcripts, Testing Results and Recommendations are due no later than January 17, 2020
Financial Aid Forms are due no later than January 31, 2020
Admission decisions will be released in early March 2020
We look forward to getting to know you this admission season!
Kai, Liz and Shala
Edmund Burke School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
To begin an application, please create an account in Ravenna, our online Admission portal. Your Ravenna account will enable you to sign up for Burke events and complete the application process. The deadline for the first round application submissions for the 2020-2021 school year is January 10, 2019. Supplemental application pieces are due January 17, 2020.
The domestic application fee is $70. Once we receive your preliminary application (application form, parent statement, and interest questionnaire), you are able to schedule the shadow visit and interview. For Middle School candidates, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a half-day class visit, an interview for your child, and a conversation with you. For High School candidates, an online schedule of visit dates will be available to you in Ravenna once you complete the preliminary application. Shadow visits are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee your child's shadow visit before decisions are made if your child's application is not received by January 10, 2020.
All applicants are required to take either the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). While these tests may be taken at any official location, Burke should be listed as a score recipient (our school codes are listed below). For more information on the tests, including registration, dates, and locations, visit:
A complete and official secondary school transcript should be submitted electronically or mailed directly from your child's school to Burke. The transcript request form is available through your Ravenna account.
Once in Ravenna, you will be able to send teacher recommendation forms electronically to your child's current English and math teachers. The optional third form may be sent to an adult of your choice in a teaching, coaching or mentoring role.
Transcripts, Testing Results and Recommendations are due no later than January 18, 2019. Financial Aid Forms are due no later than February 1, 2019. Admission decisions will be made in early March 2019.