Strategic Plan

The Strategic Planning Committee officially began work on this planning process in the fall of 2013; however, the underlying principles of the plan have been established for over a century at Burke’s: the education of the complete girl. The importance of educating the complete child is echoed in the early words of Katherine Delmar Burke, founder of our school, who wrote to her students in 1926: “Remember always that books and hours of schooling are not all of education; intellect and character build upon learning and give the grace and refinement of the truly educated women.”

We are deeply grateful to all those whose time, hard work, passion, and dedication to Burke’s shaped this plan for the future. Faculty members, administrators, trustees, parents, and alumnae served collectively on the steering committee and task forces that developed the plan. Our approach to planning was unique and the result is uniquely Burke’s.

Our past has included many great days. Our future will include many more. As we navigate our way into that future, we do so with a well-conceived road map. With gratitude for the entire Burke’s community, we present our Strategic Plan.  
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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