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 exploring our viewbook and by coming to visit us.

Upcoming Events

Financial Assistance Workshop
Wednesday, December 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 
The workshop will focus on financial assistance application deadlines, the factors that go into making financial assistance decisions, and answers to questions about the process. Attendance is not required to complete the Burke's application process. Please RSVP here.

MOSAIC 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 
MOSAIC is an opportunity for prospective families of color, LGBTQ families, and adoptive families to meet prospective and current Burke's families, who identify with similar backgrounds. Heavy appetizers will be served. Please RSVP here

If you have questions about any of these events, please email the Admissions Office at admissions@kdbs.org.

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  • Lower School: Kindergarten

    Application Requirements
     
    Step 1Sign Up for Admissions Preview and join us for a Parent Tour
               
    Reservations are required.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due December 13, 2019)

    Step 3: Schedule a Parent Interview
    The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an interview after you have submitted an admissions application.

    Step 4: Submit Admissions Documents
        • Confidential School Evaluation Form (due January 3, 2020)
        • Immunization Form
          Immunization forms may be sent to from you or your pediatrician’s office. We accept both digital and hard copies.

    Step 5: Schedule your Individual Screening and Play Date
    Each applicant to kindergarten will complete two evaluations for Burke's. The first evaluation is an individual screening hosted at the Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco, and the second evaluation is a group play date on the Burke's campus. Both evaluations will take place on various dates in January. Click on the Individual Screening and Play Date links above to register.

     Step 6: Receive your Decision on March 19, 2020
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Enrollment agreements are due back the following week on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10 a.m.

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2020. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    For questions or if you would like to visit Burke's and all tour dates have passed, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@kdbs.org or 415.751.0177.
  • Lower School: Grades 1-4

    Application Requirements
     
    Step 1: Sign Up for Admissions Preview and join us for a Campus Tour
               
    Reservations are required for tours.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due January 6, 2020)

    Step 3: Schedule a Parent Interview
    The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an interview after you have submitted an admissions application.

    Step 4: Submit Admissions Documents
    • Confidential School Evaluation Form (due February 7, 2020)
    • 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 Student Visit 
    (January-February 2020)
    The Admissions Office will contact you in early January to schedule a campus visit.

    Step 6: Receive your Decision on March 19, 2020
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Enrollment agreements are due back the following week on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10 a.m.

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2020. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 5:30 p.m-.7:30 p.m.
     
    For questions or if you would like to visit Burke's and all tour dates have passed, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@kdbs.org or 415.751.0177.
  • Upper School: Grades 5-8

    Application Requirements
     
     
    Step 1: Sign Up for Admissions Preview and join us for a Campus Tour
                Reservations are required for tours.

    Step 2: Submit an Application (due January 6, 2020)

    Step 3: Schedule a Parent Interview
    The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an interview after you have submitted an admissions application.

    Step 4: Submit Admissions Documents
    • Confidential School Evaluation Form (due February 7, 2020)
      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.
    • Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) (due February 7, 2020)
      Please have results sent directly to Katherine Delmar Burke School (school code 054064). Families facing financial constraints may be eligible for a fee waiver and should contact Natalie Mast, Director of Admissions, at 415.751.0177, ext. 221.
    • 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 Student Visit (January-February 2020)
    The Admissions Office will contact you in early January to schedule a campus visit.

    Step 6: Receive your Decision on March 19, 2020
    Admission decisions will be emailed at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Enrollment agreements are due back the following week on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10 a.m.

    Families interested in applying for financial assistance should submit an application by January 31, 2020. If you would like to learn more about our financial assistance process, we invite you to attend our Financial Assistance Workshop on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 5:30 p.m-.7:30 p.m.

    For questions or if you would like to visit Burke's and all tour dates have passed, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@kdbs.org or 415.751.0177.
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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 having at least one parent or guardian visit for a school tour (October through December). You can request more information, or schedule a tour here on our website. This is a requirement in order to submit an application.
  • All kindergarten applications must be submitted by Friday, December 13, 2019 with a non-refundable $100 application fee. Please contact Natalie Mast if you need a fee waiver due to financial constraints.
  • All 1-8 applications must be submitted by Monday, January 6, 2020. 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 Friday, January 31, 2020. *Financial assistance applications will open in November.

  • All admissions decisions will be sent out electronically at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020. 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.

Katherine Delmar Burke School

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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