Come spend the summer with us!


Whether you want to learn a new skill or hone the ones you have, Burke's Summer in the City has a program for you! 

Immerse yourself in two weeks of creative writing in our Short Story Workshop. Practice your layups and freethrows in either of our two specialized basketball camps. Build a robot or design a website in our numerous technology programs. Get a jumpstart on the new school year with a prep class or credited honors course. 

Our summer programs are taught by experienced Burke faculty who really know their stuff and love working with bright and enthusiastic young minds. 

Explore this summer's unique offerings below.

Have questions? Please contact:

Brandy Menzel, Director of Summer Programs
202-362-8882 x218
summer@burkeschool.org 


Credit Bearing Courses

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  • Honors Biology **cancelled**

    Dates: June 18 -  July 20
    Time: 9 am – 1 pm
    Grades: 10-12
    Teacher: Amber Roberson
    Tuition: $1,495
    Earn a full year's academic credit in one summer! This course is designed for highly motivated high school students who wish to accelerate through the science curriculum in order to take on more advanced coursework. It emphasizes molecular topics such as biochemistry, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, protein synthesis, genetic engineering and gene regulation. We will also study diversity among the five kingdoms. Forty percent of class time will be spent in the laboratory performing experiments that complement lecture material. Edmund Burke School students must have permission from the Science Department Chair, prior to registering for this course.
  • Honors Geometry

    Dates: June 18 – July 27
    Time: 
    9 am – 1 pm
    Grades: 10-12
    Teacher: Chary Annaberdyev
    Tuition: $1,440
     
    Earn a full year's academic credit in one summer! This is an accelerated, intensive approach to Geometry designed for students who are strong in math and would like the flexibility to take more advanced classes during the regular school year. The course is challenging and students will be pushed to meet expectations. There will be daily class discussions, a considerable amount of homework, and two tests per week. Curriculum will be delivered between 9 am and 12 pm. From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm students will have time work with each other reviewing material, working on homework, and preparing for tests.

Technology

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  • We Are Makers! **cancelled**

    Dates: June 25 - 29
    Time: 9 am – 3 pm
    Grades: 6-8
    Teacher: Amy Cataldo
    Tuition: $425
     
    Last summer’s weeklong makestravagana was quite a success last year! This year, we will add exciting new opportunities for students to learn many new skills. Students will have a chance  to tackle STEM challenges, make a variety of games, make items for your yard,  create and compete in their own Sphero Olympics, learn how to solder, explore paper circuits,  and play with Legos! Check out the detailed day by day list below...
    • Day 1: Fun & Games! Helicopter name tags, magnetic dart boards, mini games (foosball/catapult basketball) & Makey Makey games (operation & laser maze) in the afternoon.
    • Day 2: Nature Beckons! Seed bombs, bird feeders, real flower sun catchers, painted rocks & gardening.
    • Day 3: Solder on! Solder practice kits (3), soldered glass art jewelry, & paper circuits.
    • Day 4: Bring home the gold! Back by popular demand - Sphero Olympics!
    • Day 5: Hit the bricks! Lego fidget spinner, Lego wind car racing trials, Lego Boating & zipline target game!
  • Girls Who Code - Wearable Tech & Fashion Design

    Dates: July 9 - July 20
    Times: 9 am - 4 pm
    Grades: 9-12
    Teacher: Girls Who Code Campus Instructor
    Tuition: $1,999

    Register Now
    (Use code BURKE at checkout to save $200 before April 30)

    Campus offers a research-based curriculum taught by high-caliber instructors. These programs will prepare girls to consider careers in technology, expose them to role models in STEM fields, and introduce them to the national Girls Who Code alumni network of ambitious, creative young women.
  • Girls Who Code - Website Design & Development

    Dates: July 23 - August 3
    Times: 9 am - 4 pm
    Grades: 9-12
    Teacher: Girls Who Code Campus Instructor
    Tuition: $1,899

    Register Now
     (Use code BURKE at checkout to save $200 before April 30)

    Campus offers a research-based curriculum taught by high-caliber instructors. These programs will prepare girls to consider careers in technology, expose them to role models in STEM fields, and introduce them to the national Girls Who Code alumni network of ambitious, creative young women.

Arts

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  • Project Runway All Star Kate Pankoke Teaches - Fashion Design + Illustration

    Dates: Session 1: June 18 - June 22, Session 2: June 25 - June 29
    Times: 9 am - 3 pm
    Grades: 6-12
    Teacher: Kate Pankoke: Designer and Project Runway All Star
    Tuition: $550
    Learn more about this course

    Fashion Design + Illustration is perfect for students who are thinking of applying to a design school that requires a portfolio interview or for those who just want to learn more about fashion or illustration in general. At the end of their course, students will be given a bound and printed copy of their sketches and inspiration board along with the digital files.
  • Band Camp

    Dates: July 2 – 13
    Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
    Grades: 6-12
    Teacher: John Howard
    Tuition: $465.00
     
    Have a rockin’ summer experience. Learn how to start your own band. If you sing, play guitar, bass, keyboards/piano, drums, sax, trumpet, violin, or any other instrument come and jam with other like-minded musicians. Students learn to play the music they love.

    Instruction will guide the musicians through the process of choosing, learning, practicing, and performing songs. All campers will learn techniques of rehearsing, ensemble, and arranging. All students will receive instruction in their instruments.
     
    Family and friends are invited to the final concert Friday, July 13, which is open and free to all. Concert is from 2-3 PM.
  • Choir Camp **cancelled**

    Dates: June 25 - June 29
    Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
    Grades: 6-9
    Teacher: Max Nolin
    Tuition: $295
    Students will be immersed in an intense but fun week of singing at Burke. This program provides students with experience in all facets of the vocal art.  This week long program emphasizes choral singing as well as solo vocal performance. Students will sing a varied repertoire of music ranging from standard classical and choral standards to music theater and pop music. They will also get instruction in the fundamentals of performance and music theory. Throughout the week students will prepare a final performance that showcases them as an ensemble as well as soloists. This program is perfect for the beginning or advanced singer.

Athletics

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  • Basketball Camp

    Dates: June 11-15
    Time: 9 am – 3 pm
    Grades: 6-12
    Teacher: JD Sand
    Tuition: $420
     
    You'll receive instruction in the fundamentals of offense, defense, passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding. There will be informative lectures and films. Past guest speakers at the camp have included NBA players Steve Blake, Richard Hamilton, Roger Mason Jr. and Pops Mensah-Bonsu. Speakers have also included NBA assistant coaches Ryan Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Pat Sullivan (Washington Wizards). A locker room is available for showers. JD Sand is entering his third summer as the Director of Burke Basketball Camp. He began his coaching career at Guy Carcillo Basketball Camp when he was 18 years old. He just finished his 6th season as Burke’s Boys Varsity Head Coach and has experience as Girls Varsity, Boys JV and Boys Middle School basketball teams. JD spent 2008 as an assistant coach with the Southern Connecticut State University Women’s basketball team (National Champions 2007). He has worked as a camp counselor at Georgetown and George Mason basketball camps and was an intern for the NBA’s Washington Wizards.
  • Offensive Skills Basketball Camp

    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 12:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Grades: 6-12
    Teacher: Dwane Samuels
    Tuition: $295
     
    "Having coached and recruited at the college level, I know that coaches look for athletes who can score in 1-on-1 situations and who have a complete offensive game." - JD Sand, Edmund Burke School Athletics Director
     
    This week-long camp will focus strictly on improving your son or daughters offensive game from passing, to shooting techniques and drills to one on one footwork drills and an increased offensive IQ to better enable a translation of success on the floor.
     
    Camp will include video sessions and breaking down each component of the offensive side of the floor. The students will leave camp with an increased confidence level as it relates to their offensive skills and basketball.
     

Creative Writing

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  • Short Story Workshop

    Dates: June 18 – 29
    Time: 9 am – 12 pm
    Grades: 6-8
    Teacher: Sarah Schriber
    Tuition: $400
     
    Spend your summer traveling to exciting new places—through fiction! This is your chance to explore the creative writer in you, all while reading fun and action-packed short stories. In this course, we'll read a variety of genres, ranging from realistic to historical to horror and science fiction. Following the readings, we will write short works based on the writers and genres we have read. We will edit our work until it is perfect and end the class with a book release where we publish our fiction! Taking this course not only means that you'll be able to identify a range of literary genres and themes, but you'll also strengthen your writing, both in style and grammar.

Back-to-School Prep Courses

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  • Algebra 1 Prep

    Dates: August 13 - August 17
    Time: 9 am - 12 pm
    Grades: 7-9
    Teacher: Jennifer Chudy
    Tuition: $295
     
    Solidify your basic math and pre-algebra skills before moving up to Algebra 1. We will work on basic numeracy skills, mathematics vocabulary, equation solving and graphing (up through linear equations), linear inequality solving and graphing, modeling real world scenarios with linear equations, and solving absolute value equations.
  • Algebra 2 Prep

    Dates: August 20 - August 24
    Time: 9 am - 12 pm
    Grades: 9-10
    Teacher: Jennifer Chudy
    Tuition: $295
     
    Solidify your skills before moving up to Algebra 2. We will work on numeracy, linear equation solving and graphing, quadratic equation solving and graphing, linear inequality solving and graphing, systems of equations, and simplifying exponents and radicals.
  • College Essay Writing

    Dates: August 13 – 17
    Time: 1st Session 9 am – 11 am, 2nd Session 1 pm – 3 pm
    Grades: 11-12
    Teacher: Elizabeth Sislen
    Tuition: $295
     
    The college essay allows you the unique opportunity to present the most rich and truthful picture of yourself to a college or university. Choose a great topic and deliver your essay in fine, clear language. Students will have about one hour of at-home work each night of the course. Suggested pre-course and post-course work will also be offered. Write the best essay possible, before senior year begins!
  • Middle School Spanish Immersion

    Dates: August 20 – 24
    Time: 9 am – 12 pm
    Grades: 6-9
    Teacher: Maria Rhoe
    Tuition: $285
     
    Students will be fully immersed in the Spanish language through fun, interactive activities and field trips carefully designed to encourage the use of the Spanish language in a natural way. Each day is carefully planned to give students the opportunity to learn and practice the use of complex grammatical structures in the target language. All lessons are delivered with enough flexibility to allow each student to develop the specific skills they need to advance in their knowledge of the Spanish language. During the week, students will visit the National Zoo, local stores and an art museum for cool interactive games and Project ZERO interactive exercises to encourage the use of the language and boost a positive “can do” attitude as a team.
     
    This class is a great way to get your Spanish ready for the school year, make new friends and have a blast before school starts! All levels of Spanish are welcome.
  • Study Skills

    Dates: August 13 - August 17
    Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
    Grades: 7-9
    Teacher: Susan Feldman
    Tuition: $295
    In Study Skills students will learn how to:
    1. organize materials,
    2. record assignments & use SIS to find or check assignments,
    3. manage their time for daily assignments and setting up a schedule for long term assignments
    4. take notes from written materials and from lectures
    5. how to make note cards - both written & with the help of Noodle Tools.

    The class will also do a general review of how to read texts and a review of basic mathematics. Students will be provided with binders, papers, note cards, Post-its, pens/pencils.
  • Writing Workshop

    Dates: August 20 – 24
    Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
    Grades: 8-10
    Teacher: Elizabeth Sislen
    Tuition: $295
     
    Strengthen your written expression of ideas. Learn to write clear and strong essays as well as improve grammar skills and find out what teachers are looking for in written assignments.

Service Learning

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  • Service Learning for Food Justice

    Dates: June 18-22
    Time: 8 am – 12 pm
    Grades: 8-12
    Teacher: Sonija Parsons
    Tuition: $300
     
    You don't have to board a plane or drive eight hours to engage in a meaningful service learning this summer. Rather, examine what hunger  looks like here in Washington, DC and how we can fight the problem through both charitable and justice-oriented methods. We will participate in both direct service and direct action with several different partners including Thrive DC, Campus Kitchen and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. When we’re not engaged in service or advocacy work, we’ll deepen our understanding of the root causes and impact of hunger and how organizations are taking action to address this solvable social issue.

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  • Tuition

    All tuition must be paid in full in order to reserve a space in your preferred class.

    Burke reserves the right to close registration for programs which are full and cancel programs that are under-subscribed. Textbooks and other course-related materials will be provided.
  • Forms

    A completed registration must be submitted along with your full tuition prior to the start of your program. Please click on the online registration link to the right.
  • Academic Credit

    For academic courses, Burke will send home a written report of each student’s progress at the end of the summer. If requested, a copy of the report will also be sent to the student’s school.
  • Cancellations & Withdrawal

    All summer programs require a minimum enrollment; you will be notified at least two weeks prior to the start date in the event the program must be canceled. We will be happy to move campers into other programs on our campus or refund deposit and fees promptly.

    If a student withdraws from a class prior to two weeks before the start of class, 75% of the tuition will be refunded. Withdrawals made after two weeks before the class start date receive no refund.
  • Financial Aid

    Edmund Burke School commits to programs that help make a Burke education financially feasible for families from a wide range of economic backgrounds. Although we are unable to meet all requests for assistance, there is limited aid available. Information on financial aid for summer programs may be obtained by contacting Brandy Menzel, Director of Summer Programs.
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