Academics

Middle School at Burke

A joyful, inclusive and close-knit community, we foster our students' love of learning as they build strong academic and social skills. Burke lessons are lively and engaging, built around critical thinking and discussion, collaboration, and projects that inspire active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Indeed, the city is our classroom—students learn through frequent field trips and guided experiences in the world outside Burke. Our one-to-one iPad program enhances learning and helps us teach 21st century skills, such as digital and media literacy, coding, design thinking, and global connectivity. Our students leave 8th grade with solid skills and a love of school, ready to succeed in 9th grade and beyond.

Middle School Vision Statement
At Burke we believe the world is diverse and dynamic. Through experiences that foster creativity, self-discovery, and wonder, our middle school students cultivate the skills and habits of mind they need to become critical thinkers and passionate learners. Burke students learn to collaborate with others and excel as individuals, ready to embrace the opportunities and meet the challenges of the future. We empower global citizens to change the world.

Middle School Leadership Team

List of 5 members.

  • Monica Miracky 

    Assistant Head of School for Program and Head of Middle School
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    Georgetown University - BA
    University of Chicago - MA
  • Amy Cataldo 

    Dean of Special Programs, Health Coordinator
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    The College of William & Mary - M.Ed.
    LeMoyne College - B.A.
  • Sean Felix 

    Dean of Community, 6th Grade Coordinator
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    Georgetown University - BA
    Graduate Theological Union - MA
  • Susan Hearn 

    Middle School Dean of Students; Middle School English; Health, Values, Ethics
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    UNC Chapel Hill - BA
    University of Florida - MA
  • Sarah Schriber 

    6th and 11th Grade English Instructor, Academic Technology
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    Johns Hopkins University - BA
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.