Tuition & 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 by dedicating 15% of our annual budget to need-based financial aid

We also 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.

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fees for the 2020-21 School Year*

$43,995 for High School - Grade 9-12
$41,475 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 2019-20

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  • Financial Aid Process - Learn More

    Deadline for Burke's Financial Aid Form: January 20, 2020
    Deadline for TADS Application: January 31, 2020

    Our financial aid ensures that student can participate 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. In addition, all Burke Financial Aid applications should complete the following:

    1. The TADS Application. TADS is a third-party processer for financial aid applications; both parents should also submit copies of their 2018 W2 and 1040 forms. You will be asked to upload 2019's forms when they become available. Our TADS ID is 51086.

    Financial aid grants are not connected to admissions decisions and are based solely on financial need and availability of funds. Please note that most financial aid dollars are awarded in the first round of admission, so we strongly encourage you to apply by the January deadline.

Additional Funding & Scholarships

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  • *DC Opportunity Scholarship Program

    "Offers scholarships to low income children in the District of Columbia to attend a participating DC private school of their choice"
  • A Better Chance

    A Better Chance (Mid­ Atlantic Region) offers placement information and resources to minority students seeking private school education.
    800-562-­7865 or 610­-992-­0995
  • Black Student Fund

    Provides financial assistance and support services to Washington metropolitan area students in grades pre­-K to 12.
  • Children's Scholarship Fund

    (For students in MD, MI, NE, NC, OH, OR, PA)
    A privately funded scholarship program serving K-8 students.
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation enables high-­ability middle and high school students with financial need to realize their full academic potential, providing them with individualized educational advising combined with comprehensive financial support from the 8th grade through high school. Students can apply in 7th grade via Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
  • Latino Student Fund

    Provides information and application support to Hispanic students and their families in the Greater Washington area.
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