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We are thrilled to report the successful conclusion of our historic campaign, which included a $1 million Campaign for Girls Endowment Challenge, putting us far over the top of our original fundraising goal.

$12 MILLION
Reimagining
Burke's Campus
$6 MILLION
The Ultimate
Endowment
$2 MILLION
The Gift
of Innovation

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.

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BURKE'S TODAY:

  • 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

BURKE'S
TOMORROW:

  • 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.

Campaign timeline

JUNE 2018

Groundbreaking for
All Construction

FEBRUARY 2018

Community Phase of Campaign Begins

SEPTEMBER 2018

Lower School Classrooms Completed and Students Return from Summer Break

SPRING 2019

(tentative)

Campus Center
Grand Opening

JUNE 2019

Campaign Completed

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

 
 

THANK YOU

Students at Burke's have benefited from the generosity of the generations that came before them. Thank you for your support to help us create a school that is transformative for current and future generations of Burke's girls.