International Students

All Non-US Citizens requiring the I-20/F-1 Student Visa should complete the International Student Application Process. If you have any questions about which application to complete, please contact the Admissions Office: 1-202-362-8882 x 670.

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 International Application Form is January 10, 2020.

    The application fee is $100. As part of this application, students submit a one page writing sample and parents submit a one-page parent statement describing their child.

    If you are not planning to visit Washington, DC before March 2020, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a Skype interview between the applicant and a member of the Admissions Office. To interview in person, please contact the Admissions Office at least 3 weeks in advance of your trip at: 1-202-362-8882 or Please note: We cannot guarantee your child's visit before decisions are made if your child's application is not received by January 10, 2020.
  • Step 3: Register for a Standardized Test

    All applicants are required to take one of the standardized tests listed below as part of the application process. 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 TOEFL code is 5453

    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 sent 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 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.

Please Note the Following:

1) Burke is a day school and does not have housing. Because we cannot provide host families for students, international applicants must work with one of the following agencies to secure a host family unless the applicant will be living with a family member:

2) Overseas candidates are cautioned that Edmund Burke School employs no organization to represent its interests outside the continental United States. While Burke has a relationship with a number of reputable consulting agencies who will refer candidates to the school, no agency can guarantee that their candidate will be admitted to our school. No agency has permission to use Edmund Burke School images or information for the purpose of marketing that agency without Burke’s permission.

Visa Information

Burke will issue an I-20 after the enrollment contract and deposit have been received.

Documents required to process the I-20 include the following:
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (if the place of birth is not on the passport)
  • Address in home country and the mailing address for the I-20 if different from the home address
  • A signed letter from the parents indicating the source of the funds needed to fulfill the financial obligations of attending school in the U.S. (i.e. total tuition, fees, living expenses, etc.). The letter should also include authorization to the school to release the information to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Why do our international students love Burke?


Applications are due no later than
January 10, 2020

Admission decisions will be made in
March 2020

* Enrollment contract and a deposit is due back within 30 days of receipt.

International Tuition and Fees

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

Grades 9 - 12 Tuition         $43,130
Academic Support Fee      $5,000

Non-native English speakers are required to receive academic support throughout their high school years. Please be advised that some international students pay fees in addition to standard tuition.

Tuition and fees includes all textbooks, lab fees, art materials and grade sponsored field trips. Tuition and fees do not include optional service trips, Leadership Program Fees and stipends to host families.

International students are not eligible for financial aid.
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