To accommodate busy schedules, Burke's offers both in person and Zoom admissions events. Registration for tours and other admissions events will open in early September. Please look in Ravenna for additional admissions events that will further connect you with the Burke's community. Kindergarten and Transfer Student applications are due on January 8, 2023.

Tours 
9 - 10:30 a.m.

October 4, 2022
October 13, 2022
October 17, 2022
October 27, 2022
November 9, 2022
December 18, 2022
January 5, 2023 (via Zoom)

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Curriculum Preview 
November 12, 2022 (via Zoom)
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Financial Assistance Workshop
November 30, 2022 (via Zoom)
5:30 - 7 p.m.

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.
December 6, 2022 (on campus)
5 - 6:30 p.m.

Upper School Shadow Days take place in early January. Applicants to Upper School (grades 5-8) are invited to spend a school day on campus.

Family Visit Days, held in January, are an opportunity for your daughter and entire family to visit campus. Current families will be available, and your daughter will explore classrooms, the Makeries, and our outdoor spaces. Playground time will be available too! Family Visit Days are optional but recommended for all Kindergarten applicants and applicants to Upper School (grades 5-8). For applicants to Lower School (grades 1-4) family visit days are required and will include a one-on-one academic assessment.

January 21, 2023
January 26, 2023
January 28, 2023

Kindergarten Screenings, are required for all Kindergarten applicants.  The screening is an in-person, one-on-one assessment, that will be held at Congregation Emanu-el, in January 2023. The screening will be accepted by Burke's and Hamlin.

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 and our Curriculum Preview (November 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.) Reservations are required.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due January 8, 2023)

    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 (due February 1, 2023) 
        • Confidential School Evaluation Form
          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: Schedule the Academic Screening
    Each applicant to kindergarten will be assessed for Kindergarten readiness through an in-person assessment at Temple Emanu-el. These screenings will happen in January 2023. Please contact admissions@burkes.org if your child requires unique accommodations.

    Step 6: Attend an On-Campus Family Visit Day (Optional)
    Each applicant to kindergarten is invited to spend time on campus with their family. Applicants will explore classrooms, meet with current families, and have access to our incredible outdoor spaces.
     
    Step 7: Receive your Decision on March 16, 2023
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2023. 

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2023. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on November 30, 2022 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 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., via Zoom)
    Reservations are required.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due January 8, 2023)

    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 (due February 1, 2023)
    • 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 Family Visit Day & Academic Assessment Screening (January 2023)
    Transfer students are asked to visit in January for a campus tour and academic assessment. These visits will primarily take place on weekends.

    Step 6: Receive your Decision on March 16, 2023
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2023. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on November 30, 2022 (via Zoom) from 5:30 p.m-7 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 Tour and our Curriculum Preview (November 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., via Zoom)
    Reservations are required.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due January 8, 2023)

    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 (due February 1, 2023)
    • Confidential School Evaluation Form
      Please reach out if you need a due date extension.
    • Please note Upper School applicants need to submit two evaluation forms 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.
    • Immunization Form
      Immunization forms may be sent from you or your pediatrician’s office. We accept both digital and hard copies.

    Step 5: Schedule an on-campus Shadow Day (January 2023)
    Transfer students are asked to visit in January for a shadow day, in which they will participate in a regular school day. These visits will take place on weekdays.

    Step 6: Receive your Decision on March 16, 2023
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2023. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on November 30, 2022 (via Zoom) from 5:30 p.m-7 p.m.
     
    Please email us with any questions: admissions@burkes.org.
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    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

Application Deadlines

  • October-January: Sign up for a tour. This is a requirement to submit an application.
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  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 is the application deadline. Please contact Natalie Mast if you need a fee waiver due to financial constraints, application fees are non-refundable.
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023 is the financial assistance application deadline. *Financial assistance applications will open in November.

  • Thursday, March 16, 2023 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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7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.751.0177 Fax: 415.666.0535
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