Everything you need for the 2017-2018 school year will be posted on our handy Back To School page. Just click here for summer homework assignments, important dates and other helpful information. We'll add to it throughout the summer. Classes begin on September 6!
Have fun and learn in our fully air-conditioned, relaxed and convenient location - just two blocks from the Van Ness Metro in Northwest DC. Our summer programs are taught by experienced Burke faculty who really know their stuff and love working with adolescents. Band, Art, Writing, Science, Basketball - click here for the complete list of offerings and to register.
Every organization needs a plan - a vision of where it wants to be in the future and how to get there. During the 2015-16 school year, the Board of Trustees undertook a strategic planning process, using feedback from students, parents, teachers, staff and alumni. The result is our vision for the next three years. Click here to read it!
Students learn about race all day long - in movies, in songs, on social media. It's incumbent on us as teachers (and parents) to help students learn how to think critically about race and how to see things from multiple perspectives. This is an essential part of Burke's mission. Click here to read an excellent discussion of how to have honest conversations about race.
Teaching ethics in school is unavoidable - it's in every decision we make, from the subjects we choose to the way discussions are led. At Burke, learning to be a good person is as important as academics, athletics and arts. Click here to read about how schools can give kids a strong moral compass.
At Burke, students lead their twice yearly family conferences. They take responsibility for their education, learn how to assess their own work, and practice collaborating with adults. This reflects the responsibility we give them and the high standards to which we hold them. Click here to read more about the power of the family conference.