Katherine Delmar Burke School
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General Information

  • Founded in 1908
  • Independent, non-sectarian elementary school
  • Accreditation: California Association of Independent Schools
  • Memberships: National Association of Independent Schools; National Coalition of Girls' Schools; People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS); School Mentor and Resource Team (SMART)
  • Head of School: Kim Wargo
  • Director of Admissions: Renee Thompson


  • Approximately 400 students
  • Percentage of students of color: 30%
  • Number of preschools represented in current kindergarten: 26
  • Percentage of students receiving financial assistance: 22%


  • Number of faculty: 70
  • Teacher to student ratio: 1:7
  • Average faculty tenure at Burke’s: 9 years
  • Percentage of faculty and staff of color: 28%


  • 2009-2010 operating budget: $11.7 million
  • Tuition 2009-2010
           Kindergarten through grade 4: $23,400
           Grades 5-8: $24,200
  • Financial assistance as percentage of operating budget: 10%
  • Value of general endowment and restricted funds: $10.3 million (as of 8/31/09)

Campus and Facilities

  • 3.5 acre campus in Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco
  • 65% of campus is open space
  • 5,500 square foot state-of-the-art library and technology resource center
  • Three science labs
  • Five art, music and drama studios
  • Gymnasium/auditorium
  • Full sized grass athletic field
  • Two play structures and recreational courts


Organization Name: Katherine Delmar Burke School
Address 1: 7070 California Street
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: San Francisco, California  94121
Type: Private
Number of Students: 400
Lowest Grade: k
Highest Grade: 8


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