John S Burke Catholic High School

John S. Burke Catholic High School is the premier college and high school preparatory school in the Hudson Valley.
Burke Catholic Academy for grades 6-8 opened in fall 2021 and is joined on the BC campus, held to the highest of academic standards.
BC is chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State, and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Catholic Education Association.
Our seniors have a 100% graduation rate, and 100% college acceptance rate.
Our graduating seniors are awarded, on average, over $200,000 in college scholarships per student.
Small class sizes lead to personalized instruction. Burke Catholic offers 33 interscholastic athletic teams.
Many of those have won division, section, region and state championships! Burke Catholic's 25 activities and clubs allow students to fulfill their passions in the areas of art, education, drama and community service.Community service is an important element in making Burke Catholic who we are.
Our guidance department works with every student to ensure that all service activities are noted on college applications.
Burke Catholic & Burke Catholic Academy draws students from over 25 different school districts within NYS.
Burke Catholic holds 12 specialized college admissions agreements with specific colleges & universities that will Guarantee Acceptance into that institution along with a designated academic scholarship. Details are posted on burkecatholic.com website, Academics, Guidance Page.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 510 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

John S Burke Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
IEP and Building 504
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
510 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
John S Burke Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Computer Science A, English Language & Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Statistics, US Government, US History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki Pants or skort, polo, shirt & tie

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
President John Douthit
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Sullivan

Sports

School Notes

  • John S. Burke Catholic High School opened in December 1964. In the years that followed, Burke Catholic students, grades 8-12, were involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The Burke Broncos Spring Track team, Hawkeyes Basketball team, Wrestling, Ski and Swim teams Freshman, JV and Varsity Cheerleading squads and many intramural sports, were among the athletic pursuits of BCHS students. Beginning in 1968 the school mascot for all sports was officially changed to the Eagle. Photography, art, film, debate, science, foreign language and math clubs also garnered student interest. "Not Words, but Deeds," the school motto, reflects the character of BCHS students throughout it's hundred-year history. Concern for others and the pursuit of excellence remain hallmarks of this school. The success of the student's is evident in the fact that 99% of BCHS graduates attend college.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does John S Burke Catholic High School offer a summer program?
Yes, John S Burke Catholic High School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does John S Burke Catholic High School offer?
John S Burke Catholic High School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track and Wrestling. John S Burke Catholic High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.
What is John S Burke Catholic High School's ranking?
John S Burke Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for John S Burke Catholic High School?
The application deadline for John S Burke Catholic High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the John S Burke Catholic High School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Last Day of Class for Seniors
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)
Memorial Day weekend - School Closed
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
Last Day for BCA students/BCA Moving Up Ceremony
June 11, 2024 (Tuesday)
Juneteenth - School Closed
June 19, 2024 (Wednesday)
Last Day of School
June 27, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 510 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Orange County, NY is $22,015 for elementary schools and $27,643 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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