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What makes Burke's unique?

If you ask one of our families about their answer to that question, you would get a wide range of responses! There are so many different facets to this community and campus that make a Burke's education so special. Click below to learn more about some of the many things that set us apart.

Why a Girls' School?

After more than 100 years of educating young women, we still have a passion for single-gender education. Why? The answer lies in girls who aren't afraid to raise their hands, sports teams where every position is filled by a young woman, and the impressive slate of high schools and colleges that our alumnae eventually attend. According the International Coalition of Girls' Schools, girls' school graduates plan to enter engineering at a rate three times that of their co-ed school counterparts, and given that Burke's is located in a city where the booming tech industry is dominated by men, that speaks to us. 
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.
Burke's admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.