Students are assessed on the mastery of the five language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking and cultural competency) and build skills through games and activities. Students also participate in cultural studies that examine traditions from Latin America and Spain through multidisciplinary assignments and projects.
Upper School Spanish students research the lives of famous and influential Latinas, and have taken that information and created stop-motion videos using figurines and other props and the camera function on iPads. They splice their movies together with voiceovers recorded in Spanish.

Other projects may include reading a novel or watching Spanish language films with an analysis of the plot, the various characters, and their motives, or a study of poetry. 

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.