​OUR APPROACH: FANNING THE FLAME OF INQUIRY

Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair

Rotating Crane

Rotating Crane

Tile Work

Tile Work

Leg Splint

Leg Splint

Charlie & Cam at Saw

Charlie & Cam at Saw

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Kid at Board

Kid at Board

Jaz Saw

Jaz Saw

At EBS, passion drives education.  Students here enjoy the freedom to incorporate their interests and hobbies into their academic work, exploring fields as varied as you can imagine.
 
Want to learn how to repair an engine?  Go for it!  How to build a survival shelter?  Absolutely.  How to read and speak ancient Greek?  We can teach that.  Perhaps you want to pursue an internship or class off campus?  We can accommodate that, too. 
 
With a school as small, a faculty as experienced, and a student body as passionate as ours, the possibilities are endless.  
"Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they're not 
because the thing they were good at in school
wasn't valued, or was actually stigmatized."

~Ken Robinson
Author & Speaker on Education

WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO

QUESTION

the world around them, driving their own learning through research, conversation, and reflection.

CREATE

artifacts in the fine and practical arts to build skill, to practice problem-solving, and to experience
the joys of the creative
process. 

CONNECT

to each other and to teachers through a mix of independent,
small group, and whole-school learning opportunities.

EXPLORE

unfamiliar territory to exercise courage, to build community
through shared inquiry,
and to discover
new passions.

WHAT SETS US APART

  • Small, family-like scale
  • Mixed learning settings:
    • ​Individual
    • Small group
    • Whole-school 
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Self-directed studies 
  • Detailed narrative evaluations rather than grades
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Frequent off-campus learning opportunities
  • Internship and community service options

CURRICULUM AT A GLANCE

Students need 24 credits to graduate from East Burke School.  Credits are typically earned and distributed as follows:​
  • 4 years of Humanities

    • ​2 credits per year

  • 4 years of Math

    • 1 credit per year

  • 4 years of Science

    • 1 credit per year 

  • 4 years of Physical Ed. 

    • 1 credit per year

  • 4 years of Art  

    • 1 credit per year

  • Languages (optional)

    • 1 credit per year

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