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Meet Our Students

Ellen '23

Favorite tradition: "The Amazing Race!"
  • Started at Burke: 9th Grade
  • Favorite challenge: "Balancing the musical with my schoolwork. Musical theater is one of my passions, but I also take my grades really seriously. It was a difficult schedule and work balance, but I think it was worth it."
  • Favorite tradition: "The Amazing Race! Before I started in freshman year, the school combined new and old students into teams to compete in all sorts of mini-challenges."
  • Teacher shout-out: "I used to dread working on math, but because of Jamie's kindness, organization, and teaching methods, 10th Grade Geometry became my favorite class!"

> Ellen's schedule in 2021-22:

  • American Literature
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • Biology
  • Ceramics 11/12 (Fall)
  • Chorus (Fall)
  • Health, Values & Ethics 11 (Spring)
  • Improvisation (Spring)
  • Precalculus
  • Singing in the Spotlight (Winter)
  • United States History

Activities: Dead Poets Society, Feminist Cooperative, Winter Musical
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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.