The health and safety of your family, as well as the Burke's community, is our top priority. Because of this, Burke's will be conducting a fully distanced admissions process this year. Please join us for a Zoom Tour, along with multiple other virtual admissions events, beginning in October. Registration for Zoom Tours and other admissions events will open in September.

Zoom Tours last from 9 - 10 a.m.
(Zoom links will be emailed to you closer to the date of your Zoom Tour.)

Tour 1: October 8, 2020
Tour 2: October 13, 2020
Tour 3: October 21, 2020
Tour 4: October 28, 2020
Tour 5: November 12, 2020
Tour 6: November 17,2020
Tour 7: December 2, 2020

* Do you need language translation for your Zoom Tour? We will be offering translation services on our December 2 tour. Please contact us at admissions@kdbs.org, to let us know which language you need.

  • Kindergarten applications are due on Sunday, December 20, 2020.
  • Transfer Student applications (Grades 1-8) are due Monday, January 7, 2021.
 
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
     
    Step 1Sign Up for a Zoom Tour and our Admissions Preview 
               
    Reservations are required.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due Sunday, December 20, 2020)

    Step 3: Schedule a Family Interview
    The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a family interview after you have completed a Zoom Tour. All parents and guardians must attend, along with your daughter. We will not be assessing your daughter during the interview, but we want to include your daughter as it is an additional opportunity for us to get to know one another and connect.


    Step 4: Submit Admissions Documents
        • Confidential School Evaluation Form (due January 7, 2021)
        • Immunization Form
          Immunization forms may be sent from you or your pediatrician’s office. We accept both digital and hard copies.

    Step 5: Submit your Home Admissions Assessment
    Each applicant to kindergarten will complete a home admissions assessment. Instructions on what to do and how to submit this assessment will be personally emailed to all prospective families.

     Step 6: Receive your Decision on March 18, 2021
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2021. 

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by Sunday, January 31, 2021. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

    For questions, or if all Zoom Tour dates have passed, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@kdbs.org.
  • Lower School: Grades 1-4

    Application Requirements
     
    Step 1:  Sign Up for a Zoom Tour and our Admissions Preview 
               
    Reservations are required.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due January 7, 2021)

    Step 3: Schedule a Family Interview
    The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an interview after you have submitted an admissions application. Transfer family interviews will be completed in December and January. All parents and guardians must attend, along with your daughter. We will not be assessing your daughter during the interview, but we want to include your daughter as it is an additional opportunity for us to get to know one another and connect.


    Step 4: Submit Admissions Documents (below documents are due February 7, 2021)
    • Confidential School Evaluation Form
      Please complete top portion of form, and submit to your child’s school. Form must be emailed or mailed directly from the school director or teacher to our Admissions Office.
    • Grade 1 Evaluation Form
    • Grades 2-4 Evaluation Form (Please note 4th Grade applicants need to submit two evaluation forms from two different teachers)
    • Official Transcripts (Grades 2-4)
      Please submit a Transcript Request Form to your child’s school. 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 Virtual Student Visit 
    (January-February 2021)
    The Admissions Office will contact you in early January to schedule a virtual visit for your child(ren). If you have already submitted an application, you may also schedule a virtual student visit through your Applicant Portal.

    Step 6: Receive your Decision on March 18, 2021
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2021. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on December 1, 2020 from 5:30 p.m-.6:30 p.m.
     
    For questions, or if all Zoom Tour dates have passed, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@kdbs.org.
  • Upper School: Grades 5-8

     Application Requirements
     
    Step 1:  Sign Up for a Zoom Tour and our Admissions Preview 
               
    Reservations are required.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due January 7, 2021)

    Step 3: Schedule a Family Interview
    The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an interview after you have submitted an admissions application. Transfer family interviews will be completed in December and January. All parents and guardians must attend, along with your daughter. We will not be assessing your daughter during the interview, but we want to include your daughter as it is an additional opportunity for us to get to know one another and connect.

    Step 4: Submit Admissions Documents (below documents are due February 7, 2021)
    • Confidential School Evaluation Form
      Grade 5-8 applicants need to submit two evaluations from two different teachers. Please complete top portion of form, and submit to your child’s school. Form must be emailed or mailed directly from the school director or teacher to our Admissions Office.
    • Official Transcripts
      Please submit a Transcript Request Form to your child’s school. 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.
    • Optional: Standardized Test or ISEE results: if you have a standardized test or ISEE from the last 12 months, you are welcome to include this with your application.
    • 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 Virtual Student Visit (January-February 2021)
    The Admissions Office will contact you in early January to schedule a virtual visit for your child(ren)If you have already submitted an application, you may also schedule a student visit through your Applicant Portal.

    Step 6: Receive your Decision on March 18, 2021
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2021. 

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2021. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on Wednesday, December 1, 2020 from 5:30 p.m-.6:30 p.m.

    For questions, or if all Zoom Tour dates have passed, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@kdbs.org.
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    Natalie Mast 

    Director of Admissions
    415.751.0187, ext. 206
  • Photo of Carson Perez

    Carson Perez 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    415.751.0177, ext. 221
  • Photo of Cheryl Shaeffer

    Cheryl Shaeffer 

    Admissions Coordinator
    415.751.0177, ext. 222

Application Deadlines

  • Begin the admissions process by scheduling a Zoom Tour, which are held October through December. Once you have scheduled your Zoom Tour, we will email you our Virtual Walkthrough of campus. This is a requirement to submit an application.

    * Do you need language translation for your Zoom Tour? We will be offering translation services on our December 2 tour. Please contact us at admissions@kdbs.org, to let us know which language you need.
  • All kindergarten applications must be submitted by Sunday, December 20, 2020 with a non-refundable $100 application fee. Please contact Natalie Mast if you need a fee waiver due to financial constraints.
  • All Grade 1-8 applications must be submitted by Monday, January 7, 2021. Please contact Natalie Mast if you need a fee waiver due to financial constraints.
  • Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by Sunday, January 31, 2021. *Financial assistance applications will open in November.

  • All admissions decisions will be sent out electronically at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2021. 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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An independent K–8 school for girls
7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.751.0177 Fax: 415.666.0535
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