As the eighth Head of School in Burke's 100+ year history, I am proud to be a part of a school that combines academic excellence
with an appreciation for childhood so that our students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.
Green and gold, our campus has a unique location amongst the cypress trees at the edge of San Francisco, overlooking the ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, and Lands End. Our location reminds us every day of our connection to the planet and our students are empowered to be both environmental scientists and stewards throughout their journey at Burke’s.
Our academic program values joy as much as academic rigor and is distinguished by a focus on real-world problems, purpose, life skills, and preparing our graduates to approach their future with confidence, and resilience. Burke’s child-centered approach to learning honors developmental stages, supports healthy relationships, promotes well-being, and recognizes the individuality of each girl.
A sense of belonging for all members of our community is vital to our student’s success. We believe a diverse, inclusive, and just community offers a more vibrant, intellectually stimulating, and enriching experience for both students and adults. Our goal is for every part of our students’ Burke’s experience to be uplifting and empowering.
It is an exciting time to be at Burke’s as we push forward with our five-year Strategic Plan: Experience. Connection. Growth
. Each strategic priority is nourished by Burke’s core values of joy, rigor, inclusivity, resilience, sustainability
, and belonging
. Far from a collection of words, each strategic priority is a bold commitment to our mission to educate, encourage and empower our students.
Whether you are a first-time visitor, current family, alum, or prospective parent, I invite you to look around our website to learn more about Burke's. Our website gives a true glimpse of what it means to be a part of this wonderful community.
On behalf of everyone at Burke's, welcome.
Head of School