Edmund Burke School

Founded in 1968, Burke is an established progressive school for Grades 6-12 in Washington, DC known for our experienced and creative faculty, small and vibrant classes, and dedication to social change and civic engagement.
At Burke, we actively involve students in their own education and empower them to become advocates for themselves, for others, and for their communities.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 292 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,475
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 8 / rolling

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
292 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Edmund Burke School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 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
Classroom Dress Code
(No dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle School - $41,475 / High School - $43,995
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Kai-Anasa George
Admissions Associate
Liz Paladino



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
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

  • Our Mission: Burke consciously brings together students who are different from one another in many ways, actively engages them in their own education, holds them to high expectations, gives them power and responsibility, and supports and advances their growth as skilled and independent thinkers who step forward to make positive contributions to the world in which they live.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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 (2021)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 292 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,475
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 8 / rolling

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