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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.

Groups & Clubs | 21-22

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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  • Affinity Groups

    Asian Student Association
    Black Girls Meet
    Black Student Union
    Boys Leading Boys
    Examining White Privilege and Allyship
    Faith in Focus
    FemCo (Feminist Cooperative)
    Latine/Hispanic Student Union
    Jewish Affinity Group
    Middle School White Allies and Accomplices
    Students Against Ableism
    S.S.A.S.I. (Students Supporting All Sexualities & Identities)
    Young Black Men
  • Friday Clubs

    These clubs meet on Fridays during community period:

    Book Club
    Chess Club
    Craft Club
    Crossword & Word Games Club
    Dance Club
    Debate & Discuss
    Drama Club
    E-Club
    Francophone Culture Club
    Film Club
    Fundraising Club
    High School D & D
    Make-A-Wish Club
    Math Club
    Oxford Comma Club
    Science Club
    Skate Club
    Social Club (SC)
    Trivia Club

  • 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
  • Task Forces

    Mental Health Awareness Committee
    REACT (Reaching Equity, Advancement, & Change)

Student Government | 22-23

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