Thank you for your interest in Burke. We are now in our second round of admission where we consider applications on a space-availability basis. These applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and decisions are made as they become complete.
Like many DC-area schools, we use Ravenna for our online application process. You will begin the process by setting up a profile in Ravenna. Once registered, you can complete the application, sign up for admission events, and check your application progress. If you have any general questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us: 1-202-362-8882 x 670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are now conducting family tours on select mornings by division. You can sign up here.
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 2019-2020 school year is January 8, 2019. Supplemental application pieces are due January 18, 2019.
Applicants for high school will upload a writing sample as part of the application. While we like to receive the high school essay prior to your visit, it can come under separate cover by the January 8 application deadline. Applicants for middle school will be asked to write on the day of their visit.
The domestic application fee is $70. Once we receive your application, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a half-day class visit, an interview for your child, and a conversation with you. 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 8, 2019.
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.