We regret that we have sad and surprising news for our community. Early the evening of June 21, Topaz, Burgundy's young filly, passed away after a brief illness.
Topaz began showing signs of digestive discomfort on Wednesday evening. The vet visited and began treatment but recommended taking Topaz to a veterinary hospital. Caretaker Ali Shepard '04 took Topaz and her mom Poppy to the the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg. Poppy was there to be a comforting presence for... Read More
On Thursday, June 7, Burgundy celebrates the graduation of the 8th grade Class of 2018. The graduation ceremony is a student-directed event, and each member of the class will play a role.
After their time at Burgundy, these young alumni plan to attend a variety of independent and public high schools:
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Bishop O'Connell High School
Collège du Léman (Switzerland)
Edmund Burke School
Episcopal High School
Flint Hill School
Georgetown Day School
Gonzaga... Read More
Some of the Deep Creek Middle School students on stage.This morning at a special All School Meeting in the amphitheater, second grader Anna M. announced the name caretaker Ali Shepard ’04 has chosen for Poppy’s foal, born in the barn last week. We’ll call the filly Topaz! The Burgundy community offered a lot of suggestions, and the idea of “Topaz” came from Melissa Koval, parent of 8th grader Rowan Smith. In the announcement, Anna explained “Topaz is a gemstone and she’s our little gem!” The... Read More
On Thursday evening, the day-old filly practices running near the pond and science cottage.
Early Wednesday morning, miniature horse Poppy gave birth to a filly. Caretaker Ali Shepard ’04 reported that the delivery was very quick, after she had spent several days on foal watch with help from friends including Austin Fodrie, Burgundy’s technology support and integration specialist. Poppy, also known by her full name Poppyseed and her registered name Baby Be Mine, came to Burgundy last... Read More
Posted by Ali Shepard ’04, caretaker on Friday, April 13, 2018
This past weekend Burgundy lost one of our beloved goats, Ruby. She would have been 9 in August and lived a wonderful and full life at Burgundy. In Ruby’s passing, I have been reminded of exactly what makes Burgundy the best place for me and so special for all our students. The value of truth, as well as the belief that social and emotional intelligence belong at the heart of education, are exactly why I will be a Burgundian for life.
On Monday, I was invited to meet with the Kindergarten and... Read More
Cutting the ribbon to officially open The Logan Loft! See more photos from the dedication.
On Wednesday our school community and many guests gathered to celebrate the dedication of The Logan Loft, named for alumni parent donors who inspired hundreds more donors in our community to fund construction, and the Campus Commons, which will honor longtime librarian Ann Van Deusen. The program opened with singing from the 7th grade “Burgundy Bellas” chorus; included remarks from Head of School Jeff... Read More
This was a tremendous season of growth for the girls varsity basketball team. Many of our players were new to basketball and from the beginning were dedicated to building their fundamentals. We are proud of the way our players were able to improve their individual technical skills such as dribbling, shooting, and passing but also improved collectively as a team. They deepened their understanding of the game and honed their defensive skills.
During the final third of our season... Read More
Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent Board and BPA elections. Our community’s input in these elections is important for maintaining the strong governance structure at Burgundy.
The Board’s Committee on Trustees is pleased to announce that Tina Chindgren-Wagner, Marc DeCourcey, and Allen O’Neil ’92 have been elected for their first three-year term beginning July 1 on the Board of Trustees. The Committee is also grateful for the continued service of current trustees David Aaron, Jake... Read More
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Friday, January 19, 2018
Getting ready to make meals for families at the Ronald McDonald House. View more photos.
On Monday, January 15, 2018, the Middle School celebrated "A Day On, Not a Day Off" to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and call for service by completing six service projects, five of them with off-campus components. We have been doing this for nearly a decade.
Middle School students and parents met in the gym for a communal take-and-go breakfast and very short introductory program, before... Read More
Dr. Wayne Jonas, a career physician and healer, is a former member of Burgundy’s Board of Trustees; parent of alumni Chris '96, Maeba '98, and Emily (EJ) '03; and a guest speaker for American Indian education and activism. He is publishing a book on a new approach to injury, illness, and wellness. How Healing Works will be available January 9, and he will be reading from and signing copies of the book at the Politics & Prose at The Wharf in Southwest DC on January 11.
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Fall Fair - Saturday, October 13! We hope to see you for the annual alumni photo at 1 p.m. Want to coordinate plans with other alumni? Contact Michele McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burgundy is a one-of-a-kind independent school for students age 4 through grade 8. We believe children learn best in an inclusive, creative, and nurturing environment that engages the whole child.
3700 Burgundy Road
Alexandria, VA 22303