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Apply Now for Fall 2022

We are excited to meet you!

Our application for School Year 2022-23 is now live.

  • Create an account via Ravenna, our online Admissions platform, and start a preliminary application.
  • Join us at a virtual event, including an Open House on December 11, and an in-person tour of our campus.

*Note: we are fully enrolled for the current school year (2021-22).


Application Timeline

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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

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.

"Testing Optional"

For the Fall 2022 admission cycle, standardized testing will continue to be optional. Students are welcome and encouraged to submit SSAT and ISEE scores, but they are not required to do so.  Burke will also continue to require our own assessment, which will be administered in January and February 2022 and does not require advanced preparation. International students are required to take a standardized test (TOEFL, SSAT, or ISEE), but should contact Burke if their access to such a test is limited.

Upcoming Admissions Events

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Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.