Back on the Road
Thanks to Burke's proximity to the Metro, trips to DC's numerous museums, historical sites, and natural resources are woven into the curriculum.
Despite the slow going on the Red Line, Isabel M.'s Figure Drawing class was excited to head to the National Gallery of Art in October – for the first time in more than a year. Students enjoyed a reflective afternoon in the West Wing, looking at figure paintings and drawing from a work of their choice. Later this fall, our Art History students have plans at the Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery, along with a classical architecture scavenger hunt on the National Mall – and more to come in the spring.
In mid-October (on "PSAT Day"), the Middle School spent a Wednesday walking and exploring. The 6th grade stayed close by – strolling to and around Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden, just down the road from Burke. 7th graders took the Metro down to the Natural History Museum, while 8th graders tackled the Billy Goat Trail between the Potomac River and the C & O Canal.