Now more than ever, it is our duty to educate and prepare young women for the world that lies ahead of them. While their journey will be filled with endless opportunities and exciting possibilities, invariably there will be challenges to face and barriers to overcome. At Burke’s, we believe it is our responsibility to equip our students with the tools they need to be resilient, confident, and resourceful female leaders.
This is bold. This is Burke's.
WE WANT TO BECOME THE MODEL FOR K-8 GIRLS' EDUCATION IN THE COUNTRY.
There are many fine schools — public and independent — in the United States, but Burke's stands out as a place that uniquely combines academic rigor and joy. But the best institutions refuse to stand still. With your support, our great school will become the benchmark for K-8 girls’ education. As our campaign name suggests, we embark on this great adventure together.
To achieve that goal, we are launching an ambitious $20-million campaign
to enable us to enhance our beloved school:
Many Voices. Many Hands. All Burke’s.
A scattered campus without a central area that brings divisions together
Lower School classrooms that have been largely untouched since 1952.
Teachers that are in high demand and courted by other independent schools due to a small pool of talent
Not enough freedom to test cutting-edge curricula and programs
A maker space that is limited by the walls that contain it
A beautiful campus that is not easily accessible
A Campus "Center" for parents and alumnae to congregate and students to work and perform, with a professional performing arts stage
Lower School classrooms that allow for project-based learning across all curriculum and extend into the outdoors to further leverage our space
Faculty free to pilot innovative new courses of study
Thriving teachers who can afford to work and live here
A Women in Technology residency program
Expanded bus routes that come to Burke's from all over the city
We will invest $12 million in
Reimagining the Burke's Campus
A campus center that simultaneously serves myriad needs
Your investment will equip generations of Burke's girls for the future, whatever it holds.
Look below to see how this campaign will transform our campus.
We will invest $2 million in
The Gift of Innovation
We will invest $6 million in
The Ultimate Endowment
With your help, we can make this happen.
Community Phase of Campaign Begins
Lower School Classrooms Completed and Students Return from Summer Break
The best teachers and faculty in the Bay Area, attracted by robust salaries and extensive professional-development opportunities
The flexibility to create and try out innovative curricula
WE NEED YOU!
Students at Burke's have benefited from the generosity of the generations that came before them. We invite all of our supporters to look ahead and help us create a school that is transformative for current and future generations of Burke's girls.
To learn how you can help
in this effort, please contact
Director of Advancement Selena Shadle
at 415.666.3204 or .