An Extraordinary All School Opening Assembly

The All School Opening Assembly means that school is in full swing at Burke's.

After the flurry of device pickups and supply distributions in the first days prior to school, we launched into distance learning and haven’t stopped for a minute! The school year kicked off officially on September 9 with the traditional All School Opening Assembly where students, parents, faculty, and staff celebrated the school’s 100+ year history and gratitude for being part of this special place.
The Zoom room was filled with Burke’s students’ silent cheers for each other, our teachers’ smiles as they raised their arms to form a virtual tunnel for the Class of 2021, and the wonderful ways a bundt pan and pot lid were used to ring in the new year!
The morning was dark, smokey, and orange...but none of that mattered as we welcomed our newest community members and honored the Class of 2021 to kick off a year destined for top billing in the Burke’s history books! This will be the year when we put our growth mindset and resilience to the test as we work together to educate, encourage and empower our students.
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.


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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