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  • Welcome to Edmund Burke School in Washington, DC

    Dedicated to equityinclusion, and service in our nation’s capital since 1968.

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  • Alumni Are Prepared for College & Beyond

    students learn to self-advocate and work independently here at Burke, which serves them well for years to come.
  • Arts and Athletics Are Inclusive

    our "no-cut" policy means that students who want to try a new sport and audition for a production always have space to participate.
  • Civic Engagement is Woven Directly Into Our Curriculum

    through long-term organizational partnerships, students can deeply engage in service projectsadvocacy, and social action.
  • No One Gets Lost in the Shuffle

    each student is paired up with a faculty advisor who closely monitors progress and provides one-on-one support.
  • Our Learning Environment is Not "One Size Fits All"

    both challenging, high-level coursework and extra learning support are available for students who need them
  • Washington DC is Our Campus

    Burke is steps from the Van Ness Metro and our faculty integrate the city’s resources directly into their classes.
  • We Keep the Fun in Middle School

    our close-knit Middle School has its own dedicated space and leadership team, who foster community and love of learning at the age when students are developing their attitudes towards school.
  • You Can Bring your Whole Self to School

    Burke fosters an environment where creativity, individuality, and differences of opinion and ideas are celebrated.
  • You Can Pursue Your Own Passions

    independent studies, teaching assistantships, seminars, and senior projects enable students to dig into subjects that spark their interests.
  • You Know Your Teachers, and They Know You

    with an average class size of just 12 students, teachers have the time and space to connect with each individual and truly understand how they learn best.

Why A Small School?

As a close-knit community of 315 students and 60 faculty, Burke ensures that each individual (and family) is known and engaged.

In times of stress or uncertainty, this relatively small size confers tremendous value.

We can adapt swiftly and creatively to change. We can adjust our supports and resources as needed. And students and families have multiple points of contact – from advisors to Grade Deans to the Head of School – when they are in need.

How Do I Learn More?

Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.