Our Plan in Action: Burke's Releases Gender Inclusion Statement

On Wednesday, May 23, Burke's released its new Gender Inclusion Statement to our parent body with an email from Head of School Michele Williams.

The statement, which was crafted by the Gender Inclusion Subcommittee of the Diversity Task Force over the past two years, reads as follows:

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.

In fulfillment of our Mission Commitments, we strive to ensure that Burke’s is a school where all our students feel safe and comfortable to express their whole selves, including their gender identity.

As a girls’ school, we believe there are 400 ways to be a Burke’s girl. Burke’s supports, respects, and values each girl’s identity and expression across the gender spectrum. Burke’s is committed to the education of all students who identify as girls, regardless of their biological sex.


To learn more about the statement and what it means for Burke's, visit our new Gender Inclusion webpage.

(Click here to learn more about the Genderbread Person depicted in the image at right.)
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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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