There are 400 ways to be a Burke's girl.
There is no one way to be a Burke's girl. She might careen up the driveway in the morning, excited to get to her classroom, or she might walk in quietly, but she most likely greets her teachers with a hug. She might scream on the playground at recess or find a secluded nook to read, but she definitely lends a helping hand to a classmate in need. 

She may try out for a sports team or run for an elected office or find refuge in the arts (or all three!), but however she chooses to spend her time, she is surrounded by girls just like her. She may wear a jumper or skirt, or she may choose instead to wear pants, but she finds joy both in the classroom and on the playground.

When we say that there are 400 ways to be a Burke's girl, we mean that every student who sets foot on our campus belongs here, no matter her interests or background. As a school, we are shaped and powered by the unique experiences that each girl brings to class.

Click below to see what they plan to do with those different perspectives.

The 21st-Century Burke's Girl:

Embraces opportunity and challenge.

Solves problems, takes risks and learns from both setbacks and success.

Takes responsibility for her own learning.

Is confident, resourceful, resilient and reflective.

Engages in both unstructured and purposeful activity.

Is curious and focused, creative and methodical, open-minded and discerning.

Contributes to and learns from the community around her.
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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