Admissions

Visiting Burke

All it takes is one visit to Burke to see that our community is special. We offer many ways to experience Burke classes and activities, including tours, interviews and Open House events. We invite you to come see why our students look so happy while they're working hard. 

Open Houses
We hold two Open Houses each year that are open to the entire family. Prospective students and their families can tour the school, meet faculty members, talk with current students and parents, and enjoy student performances. Open houses for the 2019-2020 admissions season are:

Saturday, October 20, 2018: 1:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018: 1:00-3:30 pm

Please click here to create a profile in Ravenna, our online admission portal, to register for an Open House.
 
 
Parent Tours
Parents and guardians can visit Burke for a small student-led group tour to see classes in session and ask questions. These are typically held in the mornings throughout the fall by appointment. Students do not attend these tours, but can come for a shadow visit once an application is submitted.

Please click here to create a profile in Ravenna, our online admission portal, to register for a parent tour.


DCPS Days for Rising 6th Graders
On select days when DCPS is closed but we are open, we invite 5th grade students to shadow our 6th grade. DCPS Days for the 2018-19 admissions season are:

Friday, October 26, 2018: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 6, 2018: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Please click here to create a profile in Ravenna, our online admission portal, to register for DCPS Day.


Parent Shadow Day for Middle School
Parents are invited to experience our middle school classes first hand. Our Parent Shadow Day for the 2018-19 admissions season is:

Wednesday, November 7, 2018: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Please click here to create a profile in Ravenna, our online admission portal, to register for Parent Shadow Day.


Student Visits
Upon receipt of the application, a member of our office will contact you to arrange a time for your child to visit the school. Visits generally take place between 8 am - 1 pm. During the visit, your child will spend time attending classes with a current student as a guide. Following the visit, the applicant will meet for an interview with a member of the admissions team. Burke does not have a uniform, so please have your child wear comfortable clothing on the day of their visit.


Parent Interviews 
As part of the application process, we hold parent interviews with you to find out more about your interest in Burke and talk with you about what we can offer your family. These interviews are typically scheduled the day your child comes in for a visit. 

Admissions

Admissions

List of 3 members.

  • Kai-Anasa George 

    Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    202-362-8882 x610
    Mount Holyoke College - B.A.
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Paladino 

    Associate Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    202-362-8882 x 650
    Haverford College - B.A.
    Suffolk University - MEd
  • Shala Goolsby 

    Admissions Assistant, Assistant Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach
    202-362-8882 x670
    Univ. of the District of Columbia - BA
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.