Details overview

Hours 08:15 AM - 03:30 PM
School leader Michele Williams
Transportation options Yes
Summer program No

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender All girls

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning 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.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Design
2
Music
including: Band
3
Languages
including: French
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

15
Facilities
including: Music room
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Industrial shop
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
Tutoring
Special education program details The Learning Specialists help manage accommodations, explore the most effective strategies for individual learning styles, and serve as a resource to help all students problem solve and understand their learning style. The Learning Specialists can also provide direct support to students who need specific academic strategies, accommodations or interventions during their journey through Burke’s.

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 67% 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander 14% 11%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Hispanic 5% 52%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

5
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
0
Boys Sports
3
Clubs
including: Yearbook
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Boys sports None
Clubs Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Recycling club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 06:00 PM
After school program offered Yes
Summer program offered No

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details Each year, Burke's Parent Education committee, in partnership with the Head of School and administration, invites local and national thought leaders in a range of fields to share their ideas through the Burke's Speaker Series. In addition, Burke's is an integral part of the SPEAK consortium of Bay Area schools and Challenge Success, both of which coordinate thought-provoking, high-profile events throughout the Bay Area.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying We emphasize the value of both similarities and differences as central for helping our girls grow beyond their natural tendencies toward conformity, underscoring our conviction that there are “400 ways to be a Burke’s Girl.”

Teachers

6
Staff
including: Librarian / media specialist
Staff Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
Security personnel
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
Spanish
Staff details Teachers and staff can be contacted by telephone, email, notes sent with students and regular mail. It is always advisable to check with individuals to determine whether they prefer telephone, email or notes.

Neighborhood

Transportation details Lower School girls are invited to hop on the bus at the Spruce Street bus stop or at any bus stop between there and the school (see detailed 1-California bus schedule below). When Upper School girls are encouraged to catch the 1-California bus which leaves from the Presidio Ave. stop (in front of the JCC) at 7:40 a.m. (or they may catch that bus at any of the subsequent stops, per the schedule below). This should get them to campus shortly before 8 a.m.
Transportation options Accessible via public transportation

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Each year, the tuition deposit of $1,500 is due in March with a student's enrollment contract. Payment Plans One payment: The enrollment deposit is due in March. The balance is due by June 1 Two payments: The enrollment deposit is due in March. The remaining tuition balance is payable in two installments Nine payments: The enrollment deposit is due in March. The remaining tuition balance is payable in nine monthly installments
Learn more Http://www.kdbs.org/admissions
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Application deadline 01/30/2017
Tuition range (low) $25000
Tuition range (high) $30000
For the year 2013-2014
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012