Inclusivity & Community Building


To prepare all of our students for participation in an increasingly global community, Katherine Delmar Burke School is dedicated to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community with a strong and comprehensive multicultural curriculum. We value diversity as essential for educational excellence. We strive to create a community in which learning from and with others who bring different backgrounds and experiences to our campus, and building critical thinking skills by considering information from a variety of perspectives, are the cornerstones for academic success. We emphasize the value of both similarities and differences as central for helping our girls grow beyond their natural tendencies toward conformity, underscoring our conviction that there are “400 ways to be a Burke’s Girl.”
We are dedicated to supporting each of our students and families in order to create a unified and thriving school community in which all individuals are valued for what they bring to the community. Burke's defines diversity as a full range of cultures, families, interests, backgrounds, perspectives, learning styles, and talents. We strive to provide our girls with a broad educational experience in which they will benefit from learning in a strong, equitable and just environment; be prepared for a life beyond Burke’s; and be empowered to effect positive change in their world.

For more information on Burke's inclusivity programming, contact Howard McCoy, Burke's Interim Director of Inclusivity & Community Building.
"We value diversity as essential for educational excellence."
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
Directions | Employment | Contact Us