Come spend the summer with us!


Whether you want to learn a new skill or hone the ones you have, Burke's Summer in the City has a program for you! 

Immerse yourself in two weeks of creative writing in our Short Story Workshop. Practice your layups and freethrows in either of our two specialized basketball camps. Build a robot or design a website in our numerous technology programs. Get a jumpstart on the new school year with a prep class or credited honors course. 

Our summer programs are taught by experienced Burke faculty who really know their stuff and love working with bright and enthusiastic young minds. 

Explore this summer's unique offerings below.

Have questions? Please contact:

Brandy Menzel, Director of Summer Programs
202-362-8882 x218
summer@burkeschool.org 


Credit Bearing Courses

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  • Honors Biology

    Dates: June 24 -  July 26 (no class 7/4)
    Time: 9 am – 1 pm
    Grades: 10-12
    Teacher: Amber Roberson
    Tuition: $1,540
    Earn a full year's academic credit in one summer! This course is designed for highly motivated high school students who wish to accelerate through the science curriculum in order to take on more advanced coursework. It emphasizes molecular topics such as biochemistry, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, protein synthesis, genetic engineering and gene regulation. We will also study diversity among the five kingdoms. Forty percent of class time will be spent in the laboratory performing experiments that complement lecture material.

    Edmund Burke Students must have approval by Bob Kulaweic, Science Department Chair prior to registration. 

  • Honors Geometry

    Dates: June 24 – August 2 (no class 7/4)
    Time: 
    9 am – 1 pm
    Grades: 10-12
    Teacher: Chary Annaberdyev
    Tuition: $1,468
     
    Earn a full year's academic credit in one summer! This is an accelerated, intensive approach to Geometry designed for students who are strong in math and would like the flexibility to take more advanced classes during the regular school year. The course is challenging and students will be pushed to meet expectations. There will be daily class discussions, a considerable amount of homework, and two tests per week. Students are encouraged to stay after school. Students are encouraged to stay after class is completed to work with the teacher reviewing material, working on homework, and preparing for tests.

    Edmund Burke Students must have approval by Judyth Andresino, Mathematics Department Chair) prior to registration. 

Science & Technology

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  • Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Chemistry

    Dates: June 24 - 28
    Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
    Grades: 9-11
    Teacher: Bob Kulawiec
    Tuition: $350
     
    This course is designed to teach advanced laboratory techniques to students who have already completed a full year of chemistry in high standing. The skills developed will prepare students for Advanced Placement and college-level chemistry courses. Laboratory work will include experiments in chemical synthesis, qualitative and quantitative analysis (including spectrophotometric, gravimetric and titrimetric methods), thermochemistry, equilibrium, and kinetics. A brief introduction to laboratory techniques employed in organic chemistry (crystallization, phase separation, distillation) may be included as time permits.
  • Girls Who Code - Website Design & Development

    Dates: August 5 - August 16
    Times: 9 am - 4 pm
    Grades: 6-10
    Teacher: Girls Who Code Campus Instructor
    Tuition: $1,999
    Burke is excited to share that we are partnering with the nationally-recognized organization Girls Who Code to host two-week summer programs called Girls Who Code Campus! Since 2012, Girls Who Code has connected over 90,000 girls across the country to coding education and a sisterhood of fellow creators!

    At Campus programs, our students will:
    • Join a supportive sisterhood of girls who code all across the US.
    • Connect coding to their interests
    • Build bravery and confidence
    • Learn more about careers and women in tech
     
    Use code BURKE to save $200 on tuition

    Campus offers a research-based curriculum taught by high-caliber instructors. These courses will prepare girls to consider careers in technology, expose them to role models in STEM fields, and introduce them to the national Girls Who Code alumni network of ambitious, creative young women. Questions? Email campus@girlswhocode.com.
  • Girls Who Code - Wearable Tech & Fashion Design

    Dates: July 8 - July 19
    Times: 9 am - 4 pm
    Grades: 6-10
    Teacher: Girls Who Code Campus Instructor
    Tuition: $1,999
    Burke is excited to share that we are partnering with the nationally-recognized organization Girls Who Code to host two-week summer programs called Girls Who Code Campus! Since 2012, Girls Who Code has connected over 90,000 girls across the country to coding education and a sisterhood of fellow creators!

    At Campus programs, our students will:
    • Join a supportive sisterhood of girls who code all across the US.
    • Connect coding to their interests
    • Build bravery and confidence
    • Learn more about careers and women in tech
     
    Use code BURKE to save $200 on tuition

    Campus offers a research-based curriculum taught by high-caliber instructors. These courses will prepare girls to consider careers in technology, expose them to role models in STEM fields, and introduce them to the national Girls Who Code alumni network of ambitious, creative young women. Questions? Email campus@girlswhocode.com.
     
  • Girls Who Code - iPhone App Development

    Dates: July 22 - August 2
    Times: 9 am - 4 pm
    Grades: 8-12
    Teacher: Girls Who Code Campus Instructor
    Tuition: $1,999
    Burke is excited to share that we are partnering with the nationally-recognized organization Girls Who Code to host two-week summer programs called Girls Who Code Campus! Since 2012, Girls Who Code has connected over 90,000 girls across the country to coding education and a sisterhood of fellow creators!

    At Campus programs, our students will:
    • Join a supportive sisterhood of girls who code all across the US.
    • Connect coding to their interests
    • Build bravery and confidence
    • Learn more about careers and women in tech
     
    Use code BURKE to save $200 on tuition

    Campus offers a research-based curriculum taught by high-caliber instructors. These courses will prepare girls to consider careers in technology, expose them to role models in STEM fields, and introduce them to the national Girls Who Code alumni network of ambitious, creative young women. Questions? Email campus@girlswhocode.com.

Arts

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  • Darkroom Photography

    Dates: June 24 - June 28
    Times: 12 pm - 4 pm
    Grades: 6-12
    Teacher: Allen Jackson
    Tuition: $304
     
    Learn the craft of traditional photography as you develop skills and improve your ability to see and make images. This comprehensive 1-week photography course uses the 35mm camera, B&W field and the darkroom to explore photographic vision. You'll get extensive darkroom training in film development and printmaking, lots of fieldwork, along with an introduction to the history of the medium. We'll work on aesthetic aspects of composition, point-of-view, the moment and subject matter. You'll learn how to edit and sequence images, make silver gelatin prints in the darkroom, spot and mount finished prints. We'll engage in daily critiques, supervised lab exercises, and field trips around DC including the National Zoo and the monuments. Leave with new and improved technical skills, awareness of your creative potential as a photographer and new images for your portfolio.
  • Digital Photography

    Dates: June 24 - June 28
    Times: 9 am - 12 pm
    Grades: 6-12
    Teacher: Allen Jackson
    Tuition: $304
    Dive into digital photography in an environment with other young artists and photographers! The vibrant city of Washington DC is a great place to nourish your creative vision. This one week workshop is for aspiring teenage photographers wanting to explore technical capabilities of digital camera functions, Adobe Photoshop, and image editing. Learn tools of the trade such as how to use color to create dynamic compositions and handle the elements of time, motion, and image content. Through instruction, assignments and critique, you'll learn to photograph people, landscapes and architecture. You'll participate in shooting assignments, digital lab work, individual and group critiques. Leave with new and improved technical skills, awareness of your creative potential as a photographer, and new images for your portfolio. 
  • Band Camp

    Dates: June 24 – July 3
    Time: 12:30 pm – 4 pm
    Grades: 6-12
    Teacher: John Howard
    Tuition: $490.00
     
    Have a rockin’ summer experience. Learn how to start your own band.  If you sing, play guitar, bass, keyboards/piano, drums, sax, trumpet, violin, or any other instrument come and jam with other like-minded musicians. Students learn to play the music they love.

    Instruction will guide the musicians through the process of choosing, learning, practicing, and performing songs. All campers will learn techniques of rehearsing, ensemble, and arranging. All students will receive instruction in their instruments.
     
    Please note, all class but the final will run for 3.5 hours (12:30-4pm), the final class will be only three hours long (1-4pm).
     
    Family and friends are invited to the final concert Wednesday, July 3rd, which is open and free to all. Concert is from 2-3 PM.

Athletics

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  • Basketball Camp

    Dates: June 10-14
    Time: 9 am – 3 pm
    Grades: 6-12
    Teacher: JD Sand
    Tuition: $443
     
    You'll receive instruction in the fundamentals of offense, defense, passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding. There will be informative lectures and films. Past guest speakers at the camp have included NBA players Steve Blake, Richard Hamilton, Roger Mason Jr. and Pops Mensah-Bonsu. Speakers have also included NBA assistant coaches Ryan Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Pat Sullivan (Washington Wizards). A locker room is available for showers. JD Sand is entering his third summer as the Director of Burke Basketball Camp. He began his coaching career at Guy Carcillo Basketball Camp when he was 18 years old. He just finished his 6th season as Burke’s Boys Varsity Head Coach and has experience as Girls Varsity, Boys JV and Boys Middle School basketball teams. JD spent 2008 as an assistant coach with the Southern Connecticut State University Women’s basketball team (National Champions 2007). He has worked as a camp counselor at Georgetown and George Mason basketball camps and was an intern for the NBA’s Washington Wizards.
  • Offensive Skills Basketball Camp

    Dates: June 17 - 21
    Time: 12:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Grades: 6-12
    Teacher: Dwane Samuels
    Tuition: $304
     
    "Having coached and recruited at the college level, I know that coaches look for athletes who can score in 1-on-1 situations and who have a complete offensive game." - JD Sand, Edmund Burke School Athletics Director
     
    This week-long camp will focus strictly on improving your son or daughters offensive game from passing, to shooting techniques and drills to one on one footwork drills and an increased offensive IQ to better enable a translation of success on the floor.
     
    Camp will include video sessions and breaking down each component of the offensive side of the floor. The students will leave camp with an increased confidence level as it relates to their offensive skills and basketball.
     

Back-to-School Prep Courses

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  • Algebra 1 Prep

    Dates: August 12 - August 16
    Time: 9 am - 12 pm
    Grades: 8-10
    Teacher: Jenn Chudy
    Tuition: $304
     
    Solidify your basic math and pre-algebra skills before moving up to Algebra 1. We will work on basic numeracy skills, mathematics vocabulary, equation solving and graphing (up through linear equations), linear inequality solving and graphing, modeling real world scenarios with linear equations, and solving absolute value equations. 
  • Algebra 2 Prep

    Dates: August 12 - August 16
    Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
    Grades: 8-10
    Teacher: Jenn Chudy
    Tuition: $304
     
    Solidify your skills before moving up to Algebra 2. We will work on numeracy, linear equation solving and graphing, quadratic equation solving and graphing, linear inequality solving and graphing, systems of equations, and simplifying exponents and radicals.
  • College Essay Writing

    Dates: August 12 – 16
    Time: 1st Session 9 am – 11 am, 2nd Session 1 pm – 3 pm
    Grades: 12
    Teacher: TBD
    Tuition: $304
     
    The college essay allows you the unique opportunity to present the most rich and truthful picture of yourself to a college or university. Choose a great topic and deliver your essay in fine, clear language. Students will have about one hour of at-home work each night of the course. Suggested pre-course and post-course work will also be offered. Write the best essay possible, before senior year begins!
  • Study Skills

    Dates: August 19 - August 23
    Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
    Grades: 6-8
    Teacher: Susan Feldman
    Tuition: $304
    In Study Skills students will learn how to:
    1. organize materials,
    2. record assignments & use SIS to find or check assignments,
    3. manage their time for daily assignments and setting up a schedule for long term assignments
    4. take notes from written materials and from lectures
    5. how to make note cards - both written & with the help of Noodle Tools.

    The class will also do a general review of how to read texts and a review of basic mathematics. Students will be provided with binders, papers, note cards, Post-its, pens/pencils.
  • Writing Workshop

    Dates: August 19 – 23
    Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
    Grades: 8-10
    Teacher: TBD
    Tuition: $304
     
    Strengthen your written expression of ideas. Learn to write clear and strong essays as well as improve grammar skills and find out what teachers are looking for in written assignments.

Creative Writing

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  • Short Story Workshop

    Dates: June 24 – 28
    Time: 9 am – 12 pm
    Grades: 6-8
    Teacher: Sarah Schriber
    Tuition: $304
     
    Spend your summer traveling to exciting new places—through fiction! This is your chance to explore the creative writer in you, all while reading fun and action-packed short stories. In this course, we'll read a variety of genres, ranging from realistic to historical to horror and science fiction. Following the readings, we will write short works based on the writers and genres we have read. We will edit our work until it is perfect and end the class with a book release where we publish our fiction! Taking this course not only means that you'll be able to identify a range of literary genres and themes, but you'll also strengthen your writing, both in style and grammar.

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  • Tuition

    All tuition must be paid in full in order to reserve a space in your preferred class.

    Burke reserves the right to close registration for programs which are full and cancel programs that are under-subscribed. Textbooks and other course-related materials will be provided.
  • Forms

    A completed registration must be submitted along with your full tuition prior to the start of your program. Please click on the online registration link below.
  • Academic Credit

    For academic courses, Burke will send home a written report of each student’s progress at the end of the summer. If requested, a copy of the report will also be sent to the student’s school.
  • Cancellations & Withdrawal

    All summer programs require a minimum enrollment; you will be notified at least two weeks prior to the start date in the event the program must be canceled. We will be happy to move campers into other programs on our campus or refund deposit and fees promptly.

    If a student withdraws from a class prior to two weeks before the start of class, 75% of the tuition will be refunded. Withdrawals made after two weeks before the class start date receive no refund.
  • Financial Aid

    Edmund Burke School commits to programs that help make a Burke education financially feasible for families from a wide range of economic backgrounds. Although we are unable to meet all requests for assistance, there is limited aid available. Information on financial aid for summer programs may be obtained by contacting Brandy Menzel, Director of Summer Programs.
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