Edmund Burke School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (202)362-8882 Ext. 670
4101 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
  • Founded in 1968, Burke is a co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for Grades 6-12.
  • Burke places the intellectual, physical and creative lives of our students at the center of all our efforts. Our teachers know, respect and appreciate their students as individual, unique learners, and nurture their social and emotional well-being. Burke encourages students to engage actively in critical thinking and informed and open discussion. We are committed to developing their intrinsic motivation for lifelong learning.

School News

  • Edmund Burke School | December Open House - 12/14/2019 - At our Open House, prospective students and their families can tour the school, meet faculty members, talk with current students and parents, and enjoy student performances.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1968
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students295 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade Edmund Burke School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature, French Language, Physics, Spanish Language, US History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$40,665
Tuition NotesMiddle School - $40,665 / High School - $43,130
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorKai-Anasa George
Admissions AssociateLiz Paladino


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Affinity Groups, Student Government, Student Magazines, Student Newspaper

Arts and Music Programs:
Choral Groups, High School Play, Instrumental Music, Middle School Play, Musical, Vocal Music

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Esports Club

School Notes

  • Founded in 1968, Edmund Burke School provide a challenging curriculum and inclusive environment for 300 students in Grades 6-12. 
  • Located steps from the Van Ness/UDC Metro on Connecticut Avenue, Burke students have access to the myriad resources of Washington, DC.
  • Known for our small class sizes, strong advisory program, rich arts offerings, and social change program, Burke commits to teaching every student to be a better human being.

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    0.7 miles
    3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016
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    1.3 miles
    4200 Davenport Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20016
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    0.6 miles
    3100 Macomb Street NW
    Washington, DC 20008
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    1.8 miles
    2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20007
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    0.9 miles
    3000 Cathedral Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
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