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  • Summer @ Burke

    Register Today: Small Classes + In-Person


    Academic Enrichment | Creative Arts | Learning Support | College Prep

    Students began returning to Edmund Burke School's campus in November 2020, and we are excited to continue with in-person programming this summer – paired with our rigorous health and safety protocols. We will be offering a few all-virtual classes as well for families who prefer that format.

    Have questions? Contact summer@burkeschool.org.

Classes & Programs by Grade

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  • For Rising 5th Graders

    5th Grade Brushup: Ready, Set, School! (In-Person)
    August 16-20 from 9am - 3pm
    Instructor: Isabella Boland

    Chess Camp (In-Person)
    July 26-30 from 9am to 3pm
    Instructor: Chess Wizards

    Dungeons & Dragons (In-Person)
    July 19-23 from 9am to 3pm
    June 28-July 2 from 9am to 3pm
    Instructor: Sam Haley-Hill
  • For Rising 6th Graders

    Intro to 6th Grade English (In-Person)
    August 16-20 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Onika Mayhew

    Intro to 6th Grade Math (In-Person)
    August 9-13 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Branden McGarrity 

    Executive Functioning for Middle School (In-Person)
    July 26-30 from 9am-12pm OR
    August 2-6 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Viktoria Schofield

    Dungeons & Dragons (Virtual)
    June 14-18 from 9am-12pm
    July 6-9 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Josh Dawes 

    Dungeons & Dragons (In-Person)
    June 21-25 from 9am-3pm with Sarah Schriber 
    June 28-July 2 from 9am-3pm with Sam Haley-Hill
    July 6-9 from 9am-3pm with Sam Haley-Hill 
    July 19-23 from 9am-3pm with Sam Haley-Hill

    Graphic Design for Middle School (In-Person)
    June 28-July 2 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Jadéa Asante 

    Intro to Music Production (Virtual)
    June 14-25 from 10am-12pm
    Instructor: Daniel Bazán Jr.

    Chess Camp (In-Person)
    July 26-30 from 9am to 3pm
    Instructor: Chess Wizards
  • For Rising 7th Graders

    Rising 7th/8th Math (In-Person)
    August 16-20 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Branden McGarrity 

    Writing Workshop (In-Person)
    August 9-13 from 1pm-4pm
    Instructor: Onika Mayhew

    Fashion Design & Creation (In-Person)
    July 19-23 from 9am-3pm
    Instructor: Cecily Habimana and Tisha Thorne from Sew Creative Lounge

    Executive Functioning for Middle School (In-Person)
    July 26-30 from 9am-12pm OR
    August 2-6 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Viktoria Schofield

    Intro to Music Production (Virtual)
    June 14-25 from 10am-12pm
    Instructor: Daniel Bazán Jr.

    Dungeons & Dragons (Virtual)
    June 14-18 from 9am-12pm
    July 6-9 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Josh Dawes 

    Dungeons & Dragons (In-Person)
    June 21-25 from 9am-3pm with Sarah Schriber 
    June 28-July 2 from 9am-3pm with Sam Haley-Hill
    July 6-9 from 9am-3pm with Sam Haley-Hill 
    July 19-23 from 9am-3pm with Sam Haley-Hill

    Chess Camp (In-Person)
    July 26-30 from 9am to 3pm
    Instructor: Chess Wizards

    Graphic Design for Middle School (In-Person)
    June 28-July 2 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Jadéa Asante
  • For Rising 8th Graders

    Rising 7th/8th Math (In-Person)
    August 16-20 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Branden McGarrity 

    Algebra I Prep (In-Person)
    August 16-20 from 1pm-4pm
    Instructor: Jenn Chudy

    Writing Workshop (In-Person)
    August 9-13 from 1pm-4pm
    Instructor: Onika Mayhew

    Fashion Design & Creation (In-Person)
    July 19-23 from 9am-3pm
    Instructor: Cecily Habimana and Tisha Thorne from Sew Creative Lounge

    Executive Functioning for Middle School (In-Person)
    July 26-30 from 9am-12pm OR
    August 2-6 from 9am-12pm

    Intro to Music Production (Virtual)
    June 14-25 from 10am-12pm
    Instructor: Daniel Bazán Jr.

    Dungeons & Dragons (Virtual)
    June 14-18 from 9am-12pm
    July 6-9 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Josh Dawes 

    Dungeons & Dragons (In-Person)
    June 21-25 from 9am-3pm with Sarah Schriber 
    July 6-9 from 9am-3pm with Sam Haley-Hill 
    July 19-23 from 9am-3pm with Sam Haley-Hill

    Chess Camp (In-Person)
    July 26-30 from 9am to 3pm
    Instructor: Chess Wizards

    Graphic Design for Middle School (In-Person)
    June 28-July 2 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Jadéa Asante
  • For Rising 9th Graders

    Intro to Computer Science (for-credit) (virtual)
    July 6-23 from 10am-12pm
    Instructor: Jason Rosenberg 

    Javascript Game Design (for-credit) (virtual)
    July 26-August 13 from 10am-11am + Asynchronous Class
    Instructor: Jason Rosenberg

    Dungeons & Dragons for High School (In-Person)
    July 12-16 from 9am-3pm
    Instructor: Sam Haley-Hill

    Fashion Design & Creation (In-Person)
    July 19-23 from 9am-3pm
    Instructor: Cecily Habimana and Tisha Thorne from Sew Creative Lounge

    Executive Functioning for High School (In-Person)
    July 12-16 from 12-3pm
    Instructor: Chalis Waiznegger

    Writing & Grammar Fundamentals: 9th Grade (In-Person)
    August 16-20 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Elizabeth Sislen
  • For Rising 10th Graders

    Intro to Computer Science (for-credit) (virtual)
    July 6-23 from 10am-12pm
    Instructor: Jason Rosenberg 

    Javascript Game Design (for-credit) (virtual)
    July 26-August 13 from 10am-11am + Asynchronous Class
    Instructor: Jason Rosenberg

    Adv. Biology (for-credit) (In-Person)
    June 21-July 30 from 9am-1pm
    Instructor: Jarrett Arnold 

    Adv. Geometry (for-credit) (In-Person)
    June 21-July 30 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Chary Annaberdyev

    Dungeons & Dragons for High School (In-Person)
    July 12-16 from 9am-3pm
    Instructor: Sam Haley-Hill

    Fashion Design & Creation (In-Person)
    July 19-23 from 9am-3pm
    Instructor: Cecily Habimana and Tisha Thorne from Sew Creative Lounge

    Executive Functioning for High School (In-Person)
    July 12-16 from 12-3pm
    Instructor: Chalis Waiznegger

    Writing & Grammar Fundamentals: 10th-12th Grade (In-Person)
    August 9-13 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Elizabeth Sislen 
  • For Rising 11th Graders

    Javascript Game Design (for-credit) (virtual)
    July 26-August 13 from 10am-11am + Asynchronous Class
    Instructor: Jason Rosenberg

    Adv. Biology (for-credit) (In-Person)
    June 21-July 30 from 9am-1pm
    Instructor: Jarrett Arnold 

    Adv. Geometry (for-credit) (In-Person)
    June 21-July 30 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Chary Annaberdyev

    Dungeons & Dragons for High School (In-Person)
    July 12-16 from 9am-3pm
    Instructor: Sam Haley-Hill

    Fashion Design & Creation (In-Person)
    July 19-23 from 9am-3pm
    Instructor: Cecily Habimana and Tisha Thorne from Sew Creative Lounge

    Executive Functioning for High School (In-Person)
    July 12-16 from 12-3pm
    Instructor: Chalis Waiznegger

    Writing & Grammar Fundamentals: 10th-12th Grade (In-Person)
    August 9-13 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Elizabeth Sislen 

    SAT Prep (In-Person)
    August 2-13 from 9am-12pm
  • For Rising 12th Graders

    College Essay Writing (In-Person)
    August 9-13 from 9am-12pm OR 1pm-4pm
    Instructor: Alexis Martina

    SAT Prep (In-Person)
    August 2-13 from 9am-12pm

    Javascript Game Design (for-credit) (virtual)
    July 26-August 13 from 10am-11am + Asynchronous Class
    Instructor: Jason Rosenberg

    Dungeons & Dragons for High School (In-Person)
    July 12-16 from 9am-3pm
    Instructor: Sam Haley-Hill

    Executive Functioning for High School (In-Person)
    July 12-16 from 12-3pm
    Instructor: Chalis Waiznegger

    Writing & Grammar Fundamentals: 10th-12th Grade (In-Person)
    August 9-13 from 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Elizabeth Sislen 

Classes & Programs by Name & Start Date

JUNE | JULY | AUGUST

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  • Dungeons & Dragons | July 6-9

    Instructor: TBD
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

    OR

    Instructor: Josh
    Format: Virtual
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
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  • Intro to Computer Science | July 6-23

    Format: Virtual
    Grades: Rising 9th-12th graders

    Monday-Friday 10am-12pm
    Synchronous Classes: M-F, 10 AM - 12 PM
    Materials Required: Computer with Sublime Text App or iPad with Textastic App. 

    Students in Introduction to Computer Science will complete activities and projects that introduce Burke's five domains of computer science:  1. Ethics of Computing, 2. Algorithms and Programming, 3. Data and Analysis, 4. Networks and the Internet, 5. Computing Systems. The topics covered will include, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ethics, CS Fundamentals, and Working with Data . Students will create a Javascript platformer game which allows them to showcase what they have learned.
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  • Executive Functioning - High School | July 12-16

    Instructor: Chalis W. (Learning Support - chair, Burke)
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 12-3 PM
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  • Dungeons & Dragons - High School | July 12-16

    Instructor: Sam Haley-Hill
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 3 PM
     
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  • Fashion Design & Creation | July 19-23

    Instructor: Cecily Habimana (Sew Creative Lounge)
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 3 PM
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  • Dungeons & Dragons | July 19-23

    Instructor: TBD
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 3 PM
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  • Chess Camp | July 26-30

    Instructor: Chess Wizards
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

    Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. You'll improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle - your brain! Our camps include fun team chess games (like bughouse), recess time (of course), tournaments, and puzzles. Each camper receives a T-shirt, trophy, and puzzle folder. Unleash your brain power and spend part of your vacation with Chess Wizards and Summer at Burke!
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  • Executive Functioning - Middle School | July 26-30

    Instructor: Viktoria Schofield (past faculty, Burke)
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
  • Javascript Game Development - For Credit | July 26 - August 13

    Format: Virtual
    Grade: Rising 9th-12th

    Asynchronous classes: M/W/F
    Synchronous classes: T/Th, 10-11 AM
    Prerequisite: Intro to Computer Science or similar experience
    Materials Required: Computer with Sublime Text App or iPad with Textastic App. 
    0.333 Credits; Pass/Fail Grading

    In this course students will build interactive web-based games using HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, and the React JavaScript library for building user interfaces. Projects may include: building interactive games, a tip-calculator, a random quote machine, or a student-chosen topic. Web based Javascript games are global and are accessible with any web-browser and not device dependent. Students will build knowledge by building pure Javascript games that focus on the use of data structures and building algorithms. They will then learn to use coding libraries for more complex coding.
     
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  • Algebra 1 Prep | August 16-20

    Instructor: Jenn C. (Math Department, Burke)
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 1-4 PM
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  • College Essay Writing | August 9-13

    Instructor: Alexis M. (English Department, Burke)
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM OR 1-4 PM
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  • Executive Functioning - Middle School | August 2-6

    Instructor: Viktoria Schofield (past faculty, Burke)
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
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  • Intro to 6th Grade English | August 16-20

    Instructor: TBD
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM

    The goal of this course is to help students brush up on their grammar, reading, and writing skills to prepare for their upcoming 6th-grade English classes. Students will work on their command of mechanics and ability to produce longer pieces of writing. They will also focus on being able to pull main ideas out of a piece of reading including the 5W’s. Students can expect to get a lot of practice and have fun brushing up on their skills before the start of 6th grade!
  • Rising 6th Grade Math Brush-Up | August 9-13

    Instructor: Branden M. (Math Department, Burke)
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
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  • Rising 7th & 8th Grade Math Brush-Up | August 16-20

    Instructor: Branden M. (Math Department, Burke)
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
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  • SAT Prep Course | August 2-13

    Instructor: TBD
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
  • Writing & Grammar Fundamentals - 10th-12th Grade | August 9-13

    Instructor: Elizabeth S. (English Department - chair, Burke)
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM

    This course will cover important writing and analysis habits, skills, and strategies to help students feel confident in writing in their high school Humanities courses. The course will begin with a variety of diagnostic activities to gauge what areas of writing and analysis each particular student needs to strengthen, and then provide targeted skill-building for each student based on those strengths and weaknesses. All together, we will work on areas potentially neglected in the necessities of virtual learning, including thesis drafting, common grammar mistakes, organizing papers, and confidence and comfort with the process of revision. 
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  • (Rising) 5th Grade Brush-Up | August 16-20

    aka: "Ready, Set, School!"
    Format: In-Person
    Grades: Rising 5th

    This program will help students brush up on skills in reading comprehension, writing, math, and organization as they prepare for 5th grade! Mornings will be spent academically, honing skills through student-centered activities and collaborative work. Afternoons will be spent at lunch, outdoor play, crafts, games, science projects, and other activities!
  • Writing & Grammar Fundamentals - 9th Grade | August 16-20

    Instructor: Elizabeth S. (English Department - chair, Burke)
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
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  • Writing Workshop - Middle School | August 9-13

    Instructor: TBD
    Format: In-Person
    Time: 1-4 PM
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List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the health and safety procedures related to Covid-19?

    Summer at Burke maintains strict COVID-19 policies with the ability to enforce them as needed. These policies may be revised at any time to adhere with local health regulations, governmental guidance, or CDC recommendations. 

    Students who will be coming to campus for Summer at Burke must agree to:

    • 100% compliance with mask wearing, including keeping the nose and mouth covered
    • maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from their peers and teachers at all time
    • completing daily health screenings before entering the school building
    • bringing a snack and lunch to school each day (for full day programs) and three masks/cloth face coverings
    • not leaving the campus until the end of the day
    • presenting a negative COVID test (PCR only), administered at a doctor’s office or a DC Health community location no more than 7 days before returning to school
    • having all Summer at Burke Forms and Medical Forms completed before returning, including all required vaccinations (Note: we cannot require the flu vaccine, but it is highly recommended)
    • Quarantine for 10 days AND receive a negative PCR test if returning from a high-risk state as defined by DC 
  • What is the refund & cancellation policy?


    Summer @ Burke recognizes the effect of COVID-19 on our community, and makes an exception to provide full refunds if a student is not able to participate in a course due to COVID-19.

    Summer @ Burke maintains a refund policy with the agreement to enforce it under any circumstances. Full refunds will only be provided when a course is cancelled by Summer @ Burke. Otherwise, after a registration is processed, registrants can request either a credit for Summer 2021 OR a refund of 50% before May 1, 2021. After May 1, 2021, all sales are final and payment is non-refundable. 

    Summer @ Burke bases staffing contracts, materials purchasing, and administrative needs based on registration.

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    Summer at Burke reserves the right to cancel a course at any time prior to its start date due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Summer at Burke reserves the right to change a class format from in-person to virtual learning due to COVID concerns. Full refunds will be provided for any class cancelled by Summer at Burke. Refunds will not be provided for change in class format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • What is the attendance policy for for-credit courses?

    • No more than 3 days at the beginning of the course (missed)
    • No more than 4 days total
    • All missed work must be made up outside of class
    • Planned absences (vacations, family commitments) must be approved by the instructor and Director of Summer Programs before starting the class.
  • What are the expectations for student behavior?

    We are proud of the inclusive, vibrant and welcoming nature of Burke’s community. We expect students to join us in keeping Burke a safe and respectful place. We expect students to act with honesty and integrity, to treat others with kindness, and to engage in conduct that neither harms nor creates a threat of harm to others or their property. These expectations apply both on and off campus, to any conduct that impacts or threatens to impact the School and its community. Behavior that violates the safety of our community, students, or staff is to be reported to the Director of Summer Programs for review.
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