Katherine Delmar Burke School

  • 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.

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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
Year Founded1908

Student Body

Total Students402 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Katherine Delmar Burke School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(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. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost$33,920
Tuition Notes$33,920 for Lower School students $35,200 for Upper School students
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorNatalie Mast
Admissions AssociateCarson Perez
Endowment Size$15.8 million


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

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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: NS-8 | 300 students
    2.9 miles
    2938 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    2.9 NS-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 441 students
    4 miles
    333 Dolores Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    4 PK-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: NS-8 | 370 students
    3.3 miles
    2222 Broadway St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    3.3 NS-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 232 students
    2 miles
    3839 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    2 K-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 430 students
    4 miles
    250 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    4 K-8

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $19,430 for elementary schools and $31,533 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 63% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).