Katherine Delmar Burke School

Tel: (415)751-0177
  • Burke`s mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls.
  • Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes

Student Body

Total Students402 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeKatherine Delmar Burke School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Lower School: Plaid jumper or green pants with white shirt. Upper School: Middy and skirt or blue pants and white shirt.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 11 / Jan. 3
Yearly Tuition Cost$32,000
Tuition Notes$32,000 for Lower School students $33,200 for Upper School students
% on Financial Aid
21%
Admissions DirectorSheika Luc
Admissions AssociateCheryl Mitchell Schaeffer
Endowment Size14.8 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

School Notes

To fulfill its mission, Burke`s commits to:
  • Provide a rigorous and robust program, tailored especially for girls, that nurtures academic, artistic, physical, cultural, and social-emotional growth.
  • Offer a vibrant and innovative learning environment that develops curiosity and creativity along with the collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in a complex world.
  • Build a caring, diverse, and inclusive school community that values differences as well as similarities and fosters a sense of responsibility for oneself and others.
  • Take a child-centered approach to learning that honors developmental stages, supports healthy relationships, promotes well-being, and recognizes the individuality of each girl.
  • Create ongoing opportunities for girls to embrace challenge, take risks, learn from mistakes, cultivate leadership, advocate for themselves, and achieve their personal best.
  • Sustain an inspiring faculty that is passionate about education.
  • Partner with parents to support a reflective and joyful educational experience.
  • Strive for continual improvement in a school-wide culture that celebrates meaningful tradition as a bridge from past to present to future.
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