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  • At Edmund Burke School

    15% of our annual budget is dedicated to Financial Aid
    Burke's mission directs us to bring together students who are different from one another in many ways. To that end, we strive to be an affordable independent school choice for as many familes as possible.

    Burke is its people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priorities has been keeping our community whole and supporting our families. With that in mind, we turned all fundraising attention to Financial Aid in 2020 – knowing that our aid budget would need to increase.


    We also continue to follow a need-blind admissions process, so we do not consider applicants' financial circumstances when making admissions decisions.
Our families represent a broad range of financial situations and we want to discuss what might make Burke affordable for you. Please don't hesitate to be in touch.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fees for the 2021-22 School Year*

$44,875 for High School - Grade 9-12
$42,305 for Middle School - Grades 6-8

  • Households earning less than $250,000 typically are eligible for some level of financial assistance 
  • On average, 32% of Burke families receive financial aid

(*) The above total includes both tuition and cost of textbooks, field trips, lab fees, art materials, and student ID cards; activity and insurance fees are $325 for Grade 6-8, $190 for Grades 9-11, and $490 for Grade 12.

Financial Aid Process

Deadline for Burke's Financial Aid Form: December 15, 2020
Deadline for TADS/SSS Application: January 29, 2021

Burke's TADS/SSS ID code: 2956

Our financial aid supports student participation in all school-sponsored academic, athletic and social activities, thus ensuring that every facet of school life is open to every student. Parents of applicants who are interested in financial aid should check the appropriate box on their Application for Admission.

Additional Funding & Scholarships

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