Thank you for your interest in Burke!

  • For Fall 2019 enrollment inquiries, please visit our summer enrollment page; we have limited space available in select grades.
  • For Fall 2020 enrollment, our first Open House will be on Saturday, October 26, from 1-4 PM. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: 202-362-8882 x670 or
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.

Note: All U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents should follow the steps below. All Non-US Citizens should follow the International Student Application Process in the righthand menu.

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.

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Request Materials

    If you have not already done so, please fill out our online inquiry form to be entered into our database and to receive our viewbook.
  • Step 2: Apply & Interview

    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.
  • Step 3: Register for the ISEE or the SSAT

    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:

    Burke's ISEE School Code is 090064

    Burke's SSAT School Code is 2956
  • Step 4: Submit Transcript

    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.
  • Step 5: Submit Recommendation Forms

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