Burke Life

Student Activities

Burke helps students to be analytical, original, independent, committed, and persuasive - powerful skills for making a difference in the world. At the same time, we want students to join together as a community and indulge their passions, whether it be for art, movies, religion or social justice.

Students at Burke can choose from more than 30 clubs, everything from Environmental Action to Ping Pong.  Each club has a faculty sponsor and meets once a cycle (7 days).

Burke also has a Student Activities Committee as well as the Leadership Program. Students plan dances, fundraisers and assemblies and are one of the reasons why visitors note that Burke has such a vibrant and welcoming community!

Student Government

Student Government is an important part of life at Burke. The group organizes and runs one of Burke's important traditions, the all-school assemblies, which occurr regularly for announcements, presentations and special programs. Student government members work together on a variety of projects, ranging from organizing fundraisers to working with administrators on school policies.

Student Government also sponsors the Student Activities Committee, which takes charge of planning and implementing student events such as dances, poetry readings, guest speakers and talent shows. The Student Government operates under rules outlines in the student-written Burke Student Constitution. 

Student Government

Faculty Advisor
Vanessa Aird

Founders Day

InLight Magazine

Clubs and Student Organizations

Anime, Comics, and Games
Art Club
Biking Bengals
Black Boys Club
Black Student Union
Burke Talks
Cageliner (Newspaper)
Census Team
Chess Team
Chinese Affinity Group
Club Hispano
Cooking Club
Dance Club
Debate & Speech Team
Drama Club
Dungeons and Dragons
E-Sports Club
FemCo (Feminist Cooperative)
French Breakfast
German Club
Higher Achievement (Elementary Tutoring)
InLight (Diversity Magazine)
Jam Band
Jewish Culture Club
Key Club
Math Team
Model UN
Music Production
Music Video Club
News of the World
PAW (Literary Magazine)
Peer Tutoring
SSASI (Students Supporting All Sexualities and Identities)
Seeing White
Slime Club
Stock Market
Students for Environmental Action
Students of Color
Young Democrats
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