Edmund Burke School

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 315 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $44,680
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6 / Jan. 20
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
mild learning differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
315 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 46%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature, French Language, Physics, Spanish Language, US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
No dress code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 6 / Jan. 20
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle School - $43,363 / High School - $45,996
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Kai-Anasa George
Admissions Associate
Liz Paladino



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Affinity Groups, Art Clubs, French Club, Leadership Team, Make a Wish Club, Math Club, Science Club, 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 enrolls 315 students in 6th-12th grade on an urban campus in the Van Ness neighborhood of Washington, DC.
  • Drawing on the District's myriad resources, from the museums to the Metro, Burke emphasizes civic engagement and hands-on, project-based learning.
  • In and outside the classroom, Burke brings together students who are different from one another in many ways and actively engages them in their own education.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Edmund Burke School cost?
Edmund Burke School's tuition is approximately $44,680 for private students.
Does Edmund Burke School offer a summer program?
Yes, Edmund Burke School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Edmund Burke School offer?
Edmund Burke School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Edmund Burke School?
The application deadline for Edmund Burke School is Jan. 6 / Jan. 20.
In what neighborhood is Edmund Burke School located?
Edmund Burke School is located in the Northwest Washington neighborhood of Washington, DC. There are 61 other private schools located in Northwest Washington.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
My experience with Edmund Burke School has been overwhelmingly positive. It has provided my children with an excellent education while nurturing their social conscience and activism. For any parent seeking a school that not only educates but also empowers their children to make a difference in the world, I wholeheartedly recommend Edmund Burke School. I couldn't have made a better choice. From academic excellence to fostering a culture of social justice, Burke has truly stood out as a beacon of progressive education.
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We were so glad when we found Burke for our oldest daughter. She thrived during her seven years there and now is thriving in college. Our younger kid recently started at Burke, and while she is very different than her sister, she is having an equally positive experience. Burke is a hidden gem.
- Posted by
I have two kids who went/are going through Edmund Burke School. One now at a selective top university, happy and well-prepared. We picked Burke because of the strong academics and the commitment to values as articulated in the school's mission. Have never seen an institution so committed to its mission. The school is extremely well run, and the mission guides every decision, including during COVID. This school is a gem and I could not endorse more highly.
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I loved this school and wanted to study here as well.It is a great opportunity for a talented student.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 315 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $44,680
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6 / Jan. 20
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $29,281 for elementary schools and $34,064 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington, DC is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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