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From our "no cut" policy to our extracurricular schedule, we foster an environment where students can explore, collaborate, and try new things – whether they are in 6th grade or 12th grade. Whether you are brand-new to cross country or extremely well-versed in technical theater, Burke will be your space to learn and excel.

Students have numerous extracurricular time slots throughout the week. Athletics and theater typically meet after-school, while choruses and bands meet during class time. All students join at least one club, which meets during the morning community period, and can join up to several affinity groups, which meet on a rotating basis. Some clubs, such as The Cageliner (student newspaper) or Student Government, also meet after-school to work on large projects.

Clubs & Groups

40+ student-led clubs, organizations, and affinity groups meet weekly. Many clubs and affinity groups gather during the midday "community period" or during lunch, and encompass social action, writing, dance, chess, and yoga, among many other pursuits and passions.

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  • Student-Run Clubs

    These clubs meet on Fridays during the morning community period.

    Updated: September 2023

    Arts for Change
    Badminton Club
    Book Club
    The Cageliner (newspaper)
    Chess Team
    Crafts Club
    Crochet Club
    Current Events Club
    Dance Team
    Debate & Discuss Club
    Dungeons & Dragons Club
    Eco Club
    Entrepreneurship Club
    Fashion Club
    Make-A-Wish Club
    Math Team
    Mock Trial
    Model UN
    Movie Club
    Oxford Comma Club
    PAW (literary magazine)
    Science Club
    Skate Club
    Social Club
    Stock Market
    Students Against Gun Violence
    Tea Club
  • Affinity Groups

    Anti-Racist Group of White Students
    Asian Student Association
    Black Girls Meet
    Black Student Union (BSU)
    Boys Leading Boys
    Faith in Focus
    Feminist Cooperative (FemCo)
    Latine/Hispanic Student Union (LHSU)
    Jewish Affinity Group (JAG)
    Middle School Students of Color
    Queer Student Alliance
    Young Black Men
  • Publications

    Photography, Art, Writing ("PAW") - meets during clubs period
    The Cageliner (newspaper) - meets during lunch and enables participation in other clubs 
    Yearbook - meets during clubs period
  • Additional Opportunities

    Founders’ Day Team
    Mental Health Committee
    Student Government Association (SGA)

Student Government

Burke's student-elected leadership organizes and runs the weekly all-school assemblies. Student government members also work together on a variety of projects – ranging from organizing fundraisers to collaborating with administrators on school policies. The Student Government operates under rules outlined in the student-written Burke Student Constitution.

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  • SGA Officers

    Co-Presidents: Lucy M. ‘24 and Aaron H. ‘25
    Secretary: Phoenix G. B. ‘24
    Treasurer: Eoin S. ‘24
  • HS Grade Representatives

    Maite B. G. '24, Sienna M. '24, and Sophia T. '24
    Fiona C. '25, Miriam K. G. '25, and Tommy K. '25
    Cassius F. '26, Jack J. '26, and Wray P. '26
    Angela W. '27, Everett P. '27, and Zora P. '27
  • MS Grade Representatives

    Jack F. '28, Leona K. '28, and Natalie W. '28
    Jessica B. '29 and Nick K. '29
    Brooke F. '30 and Priya B. '30
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.