Burke Life

Equity and Inclusion

Our mission is to bring together students who are different from one another in many ways. Embracing differences, developing sensitivity to the perspective of others, and preventing isolation of any one group are intrinsic to Burke's culture.

Our Director of Equity & Inclusion is committed to weaving the principles of affirmation and fairness into everything we do at Burke – from assemblies to course curricula.

Our Equity and Inclusion Statement

Burke respects the dignity and humanity of our students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and trustees, as well as our broader community. We foster a culture of equity and inclusion that embraces the wide range of backgrounds and perspectives present at Burke. We continuously strive to cultivate understanding and appreciation of diversity that includes, but is not limited to, age, ability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, gender identity, political perspectives, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

We acknowledge and encourage differences of opinions, ideas, and interests, and we expect thoughtful discussion and civil engagement. Burke affirms the individual worth of all community members, and we challenge behaviors that demean, marginalize, or exclude others. Our goal is to maintain a diverse school community that exemplifies these values and to fulfill our commitment to equity and inclusion consistently in all areas of school and community life.

Student Organizations

Affinity Groups: Mission Related Groups:
   
Asian American Student Alliance      Advocates for Diverse Abilities
Black Student Union Gender and Society
Chinese Affinity Group InLight Diversity Magazine
Club Hispano Jewish Culture Club
Examining White Privilege News of the World
Feminist Cooperative Students for Environmental Action
Young Black Men Students Supporting All Sexualities & Identities

Special Assemblies

  • 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March
  • Ethical Dilemmas Within Social Movements: Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign: David Tannenbaum, ThinkNear
  • Syrian Refugee Crisis: Kevin Sullivan & Linda Davidson, The Washington Post
  • The 2016 Presidential Campaign: Jay Newton-Small, TIME Magazine
  • Transgender Identity: Laya Monarez, Human Rights Campaign

Burke Life

   

Director of Equity and Inclusion

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  • Photo of Steven Lee

    Steven Lee 

    Director of Equity and Inclusion / Health, Values, & Ethics Department Chair
    202-362-8882 x657
    UCLA - B.A.
    UC Berkeley - M.A.

InLight Magazine

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