At Burke's, a love of learning lasts a lifetime! As a school, Burke's continuously evaluates and incorporates key elements of the latest research on the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional development of girls into the day-to-day practice of teaching. Parent Education events give the parent community an opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest thinking as well, and to join the discussion. 
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. The Children's Health Council (previously the Parent Education Network) provides events for parents who have children with learning and behavioral differences throughout the Bay Area.

Speaker Series

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Other Ed Events

Burke's parents also are invited to share in educational workshops, classes, and discussions on a range of relevant topics with other members of the Burke's family, as well as the outside community throughout the year.

Michele's Book Club
Gather at the Table by Sharon Leslie Morgan and Thomas DeWolf
January 28, 2019
Please contact Christine Preziosi for more details.

Past Events

SPEAK | Dr. Laura Kastner | April 25, 2018 at 9 a.m. 

Coffee Debrief: Brenda Conlan | March 5, 2018 at 8:30 a.m

Brenda Conlan: Lifestyle Risk Reduction | March 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. 

Coffee Debrief: Julie Lythcott Haims | February 12, 2018 at 8:30 a.m

SPEAK | Julie Lythcott-Haims | February 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. | San Francisco Friends Schoo

Coffee Debrief: Mike Matthews | January 25, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Mike Matthews: Understanding By Design | January 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m

Julie Metzger | "One More Thing...": Changing Up Conversations to Stay Connected | November 14 

Ruth Parker | Understanding Math Education in the 21st Century | October 26

SPEAK | Susan Cain | October 4 at 7 p.m. | The Hamlin 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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