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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 402 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,920
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 10

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
402 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Katherine Delmar Burke School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
67 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
(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 Deadline
Dec. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$33,920 for Lower School students $35,200 for Upper School students
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Natalie Mast
Admissions Associate
Carson Perez
Endowment Size
$15.8 million


Total Sports Offered
5 sports

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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 402 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,920
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 10

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $22,345 for elementary schools and $34,168 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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