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Edmund Burke School

Private Day School – Washington , District of Columbia

Burke is a progressive, urban, inclusive, vibrant college-prep school for 300 students in grades 6-12. Located in the heart of Washington DC, we offer challenging academics, world-class arts and championship sports. Students are accomplished, confident leaders who go on to well-respected colleges and successful careers.

Students at Burke are engaged in a learning environment that is small in size but diverse in its members. Group discussions are rigorous, lively, respectful and thought-provoking. Studies are organized around problems, projects and questions because facts and skills are most powerful when they are given a context and a purpose. Research and hands-on activities enable students to think critically and creatively.

Community Information
Burke is located in a safe and convenient part of a lovely residential section of Northwest Washington, two blocks south of a metro stop, and within walking distance of restaurants, shops, Rock Creek Park and National Zoological Park.

Located in Washington D.C.

Area population: 618,000
Capital website: Capital of Washington D.C.

Estimated Start Date: Early September
Estimated End Date: Early June

Additional Programs
Offer a wide range of advanced independent studies including post-AP French, Screenplay Writing, Organic Chemistry, as well as college-level courses in Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Physics 1, Physics 2.

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students

277 (4% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • 3D Design
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Actors and Playwrights Workshop
  • Advanced Portfolio
  • Ceramics
  • Drama
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Instrumental Music
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Stagecraft
  • Playwriting
  • Subconscious Drawing
  • Singing in the Spotlight
  • Theater Design
  • Theater Production
  • Video Production

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language and Composition
  • French Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Burke Political Forum
  • Environmental
  • French Lunch Club
  • Men/Women of Color
  • Music
  • Rock Club
  • Rocket
  • Spanish Lunch Club
  • Stock Market
  • Student Activity
  • Yearbook

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Clark University, College of William & Mary, Connecticut College, Cornell University, Emerson College, Emory University, Fordham University, Franklin & Marshall College, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Grinnell College, Harvard University, Harvey Mudd College, Indiana University, Ithaca College, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, Marquette University, McGill University, Mercyhurst College, Miami University, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Northeastern University, Ohio State University, Ohio University, Pennsylvania State University, Pratt Institute, San Francisco Art Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Skidmore College

University Acceptance Rate: 100%

Closest International and Local Airports: Reagan National Airport (DCA)
For Details Visit Website: Edmund Burke School

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