About Us

Fast Facts

• Founded in 1968
• Co-educational
• Grades 6-12
• Independent and college preparatory
• Committed to progressive education
• Located in upper northwest DC, two blocks south of the Van Ness-UDC Metro station (on the Red line)
• Over 60,000 square foot urban campus on Connecticut Ave.
• Athletic teams use local DC Parks & Recreation fields as well as UDC and Howard Law School

• Total enrollment of 305 students
• Approximately 80 middle school students
• Approximately 225 high school students
• 36% students of color

• Total faculty of 48
• More than 67% hold advanced degrees
• 100% of full time faculty serve as student advisors
• 6:1 student-teacher ratio
• Average class size of 11
• 13 AP courses offered
• In 2016, 86 students took at least one AP exam
• Mean SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 630, Math 600, Writing 33
• Mean ACT: Composite 28.5

• Grades 6-8 Tuition $37,775
• Grades 9-12 Tuition $40,075
• 33% of students receive financial aid

Tuition includes textbooks, lab fees, art materials and grade sponsored field trips.  
Tuition does not include optional service trips or Leadership Program fees.

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About Us

Burke by the Numbers

List of 11 items.

  • 281

    Number of student art pieces on display in our halls.
  • 578

    Number of years our current faculty and staff has collectively spent at Burke.
  • 348

    Number of tomatoes grown in our rooftop garden.
  • 7,380

    Number of community service hours carried out by Burke students last year.
  • 50

    Percent of students who played on a Fall or Spring sports team.
  • 10,000

    Number of books in the library.
  • 13,960

    Number of Metro trips taken by our students to and from school in a year.
  • 35

    Number of songs performed by our bands last year.
  • 88

    Number of iPads distributed among middle school students and teachers.
  • 105

    Number of cups of coffee consumed by Burke faculty and staff in a single day.
  • 32

    Number of extracurricular clubs and student organizations.
Co-ed, progressive college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.