The health and safety of your family, as well as the Burke's community, is our top priority. Because of this, Burke's will be offering both on campus and Zoom tours. All adults attending on campus tours must provide proof of full vaccination and wear masks while on campus. Adults will not be able to enter classrooms where students are present during the tours, but will be able to explore our extensive outdoor campus in small groups. Registration for tours and other admissions events will open in the end of the summer.

Tours 
9 - 10:30 a.m.

Tours are held in the fall of the year prior to entering school. Please check back in the end of summer to register for a tour.

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Curriculum Preview 
Registration for tours and other admissions events will open in September.

MOSAIC,
our admissions event dedicated for families of color, LGBTQ+ families, and adoptive families to meet current Burke's families who identify with similar backgrounds.

Kindergarten and Transfer Student applications are due on January 8, 2023.



Burke's takes pride in its diverse and inclusive community and seeks to enroll students of many cultural, religious, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The admissions process for students begins in the fall prior to the planned year of attendance. We admit students to Kindergarten through eighth grade, with Kindergarten as the main entry point and other grade levels being filled as space becomes available. Please note that all applicants to Kindergarten must be age 5 by September 1 of their Kindergarten year. We work hard during the admissions process to learn a great deal about the applicant and her family and for you to get to know us. We view a student's application as a whole--based on academic and social skills, developmental readiness, and school recommendations. Begin your exploration of Burke's, by reviewing our viewbook and joining us for a virtual event.

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  • Lower School: Kindergarten

    Application Requirements (Apply, Access Forms and Submit Requirements on Ravenna)
     
    Step 1Sign Up for a Tour (in person or virtual) and our Curriculum Preview (November 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.) Reservations are required.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due Sunday, January 9, 2022)

    Step 3: Schedule a Parent Interview
    Schedule a parent interview on Ravenna after you submit an application. We kindly ask that all parents and guardians attend. 

    Step 4: Submit Admissions Documents
        • Confidential School Evaluation Form (due January 9, 2022) Please reach out if you need a due date extension.
        • Immunization Form
          Immunization forms may be sent from you or your pediatrician’s office. We accept both digital and hard copies.

    Step 5: Submit your Home Admissions Assessment
    Each applicant to kindergarten will complete a home admissions assessment. Instructions on what to do and how to submit this assessment will be personally emailed to all prospective families.

    Step 6: Attend an On-Campus Outdoor Playdate
    Each applicant to kindergarten will visit our campus for an outdoor, masked playdate. We will offer various dates in January 2022 (more details to come).
     
    Step 7: Receive your Decision on March 17, 2022
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022. 

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2022. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on December 1, 2021 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

    Please contact us with any questions: admissions@burkes.org.
  • Lower School: Grades 1-4

    Application Requirements (Apply, Access Forms, and Submit Requirements on Ravenna)
     
    Step 1:  Sign Up for a Tour and our Curriculum Preview (November 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.) 
               
    Reservations are required.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due January 9, 2022)

    Step 3: Schedule a Parent Interview
    Schedule a parent interview on Ravenna after you submit an application. We kindly ask that all parents and guardians attend. 

    Step 4: Submit Admissions Documents (below documents are due February 7, 2022)
    • Confidential School Evaluation Form
      Please reach out if you need a due date extension.
    • Please note 4th Grade applicants need to submit two evaluation forms from two different teachers.
    • Official Transcripts (Grades 2-4)
      Transcripts should include grades and comments from the current and previous two school years, and be sent directly from the school to our Admissions Office.
    • Immunization Form
      Immunization forms may be sent from you or your pediatrician’s office. We accept both digital and hard copies.

    Step 5: Schedule a Virtual One-on-One Student Assessment (February 2022)
    The Admissions Office will contact you in January to schedule an assessment via Zoom for your child(ren).

    Step 6: Receive your Decision on March 17, 2022
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2022. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on December 1, 2021 from 5:30 p.m-.6:30 p.m.
     
    Please email us with any questions: admissions@burkes.org.
  • Upper School: Grades 5-8

     Application Requirements (Apply, Access Forms and Submit Requirements on Ravenna)
     
    Step 1:  Sign Up for a Zoom Tour and our Curriculum Preview (November 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.)
               
    Reservations are required.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due January 11, 2021)

    Step 3: Schedule a Parent Interview
    Schedule a parent interview on Ravenna after you submit an application. We kindly ask that all parents and guardians attend. 

    Step 4: Submit Admissions Documents (below documents are due February 7, 2022)
    • Confidential School Evaluation Form
      Grade 5-8 applicants need to submit two evaluations from two different teachers. 
    • Official Transcripts
      Transcripts should include grades and comments from the current and previous two school years, and be sent directly from the school to our Admissions Office.
    • Optional: Standardized Test or ISEE results. If you have a standardized test or ISEE from the last 12 months, you are welcome to include this with your application.
    • Immunization Form
      Immunization forms may be sent from you or your pediatrician’s office. We accept both digital and hard copies.

    Step 5: Schedule a Virtual One-on-One Student Assessment (February 2022)
    The Admissions Office will contact you in January to schedule an assessment via Zoom for your child(ren).

    Step 6: Receive your Decision on March 17, 2022
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022. 

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2022. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on December 1, 2021 from 5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.

    Please email us with any questions: admissions@burkes.org
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  • Photo of Natalie Mast

    Natalie Mast 

    Director of Admissions
    415.751.0187, ext. 206
  • Photo of Cheryl Shaeffer

    Cheryl Shaeffer 

    Admissions Associate & Operations Support
    415.751.0177, ext. 222
  • Photo of Krissi Lewis

    Krissi Lewis 

    Admissions Associate
    415.751.0187, ext. 221

Application Deadlines

  • October-January: Sign up for a tour. This is a requirement to submit an application.
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  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 is the application deadline. Please contact Natalie Mast if you need a fee waiver due to financial constraints, application fees are non-refundable.
  • Sunday, January 31, 2022 is the financial assistance application deadline. *Financial assistance applications will open in November.

  • Thursday, March 17, 2022 is the day all admissions decisions will be sent electronically. Parents and guardians will have a week to contemplate their decision and share it with the 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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An independent K–8 school for girls
7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.751.0177 Fax: 415.666.0535
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