Those 90 degree days are coming. Sign up for our amazing summer courses here in the convenient and climate-controlled Burke building. We're offering the usual fan favorites: Basketball Camp, Band Camp, and College Essay Writing. We're also hosting two NEW programs. Girls Who Code and NuMinds STEAM camp. Click here to sign up today!
Once again Takoma Jazz, Burke's faculty band, (music teacher John Howard, Spanish teacher Eugenio Ibarz, and Leadership Director Stacy Smith,) will be performing to raise money for financial aid. Come tap your feet, snap your fingers and smile! The concerts are Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, at 7:00 PM in the Burke theater. Go to BookTix for tickets.
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.