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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
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018
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
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, April 6, 2018
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice." —Martin Luther King, Jr., after being accused of disturbing the peace during the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama   On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, race remains a difficult topic. Racial justice, equality, and equity are still in question, and roiling identity politics fuel old divisions. Even if our hearts feel pure, the demons of bias on personal and societal levels... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018
If you’re on Facebook, we hope you’ll connect with Burgundy for updates! With regular changes to the news feed algorithm, you may be missing some content from us. But there’s an easy way to make sure you see what you want. First, make sure you’re connected to our page. Visit and ensure the buttons under our cover video read “Liked” and “Following.” If they don’t—please click the thumbs up to like and follow Burgundy! Then, hover over or click the... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018
UPDATE, May 9: Please note that due to a low number of registrations, the May 11-12 bootcamp class has been canceled.   This spring, Burgundy will host the first Alexandria parenting classes led by the Maryland-based Parent Encouragement Program. PEP’s parenting classes seek to help parents understand why kids misbehave, how to use positive discipline, and what to do when you’re stuck. Their two upcoming classes are open to all interested families in the area: Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018
Enjoy mancala and many other games!The Burgundy Parents Association is having a Family Game Night on Friday, April 20 and all Burgundy families are invited to attend! New families enrolling this fall are also invited. Join us 6-8 p.m. in the Burgundy Gym for a fun family night out, featuring a wide variety of games to play with family and friends, and plenty of food (pizza) for all. If you can attend, please register by April 18. Register Now
Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018
With inclement weather expected tomorrow, we have to postpone our garden work. You’re welcome to join us in the garden for fun, hard work and community any time from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday, April 14. This event is designed for all ages. Sign up if you plan to attend, and please indicate how many adults and how many children (with their ages) will be attending. Community garden preparation activities will include harvesting, weed pulling, and other odds and ends. All skill levels are... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2018
Girls Varsity 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
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, March 30, 2018
On Tuesday evening, immediately following spring break, we had a good portion of our 8th grade parents in the community room of the new arts and community center for a reception and discussion of their Class of 2018 Legacy Gift. Parents spoke with a great deal of gratitude for the various gifts their children had accumulated over their Burgundy years. In various ways these gifts often add up to the sense, when one speaks to an 8th grader or graduate, of a sort of 'renaissance person' — someone... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2018
Box Top coordinator Meghan Semiao gathered each classroom’s collection of Box Tops earlier this month and shared the numbers. Across our Alexandria campus, we collected 905 Box Tops, with the Viceroys and Kindergarten classes contributing the most. Each one is worth 10 cents, so that means this collection netted $90.50 for Burgundy’s annual giving fund, which supports professional development, program and instruction, and financial aid. You can send Box Tops in anytime! We’ll plan for one more... Read More