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  • At Edmund Burke School

    15% of our annual budget is dedicated to Financial Aid
    At Burke, we follow a need-blind admissions process – meaning that we do not consider applicants' financial circumstances when making admissions decisions. Our financial aid program is also need-based, and not merit-based.

    Our 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 families as possible.
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

  • 35% of Burke families receive financial aid
  • Households earning less than $250,000 typically are eligible for some level of financial assistance

(*) 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 17, 2021
Deadline for TADS/SSS Application: January 31, 2022

Burke's TADS/SSS ID code: 2956
TADS/SSS application will open on October 1, 2021

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.