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A Better Chance - ABC (

A national scholarship organization founded in 1963, A Better Chance has provided many students of color with the chance to attend college-prep private schools and public schools across the country. Burgundy’s participation in the ABC program began in 2017.


Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington  - AISGW (

AISGW is an association of 85 non-profit schools in the Washington area formed to further professional development and promote high professional and ethical standards in and among its member schools. The Association represents member schools on local and national levels.


Black Student Fund (

The Black Student Fund is an advocate for equity in educational opportunity in independent schools for black children. Its primary goal is to publicize the benefits of independent school education in the black community and support the application of black students. It also provides information and counseling support for black students enrolled in Virginia and Washington metropolitan area independent schools. The organization holds an annual School Fair in the fall.


Capital Area Progressive Schools - CAPS

CAPS is a local network of progressive educators. CAPS schools include Burgundy, Capitol Hill Day School, Friends Community School, Green Acres School and Lowell School.


Eastern Educational Resource Collaborative - East Ed (

East Ed is an educational non-profit organization offering consultation and support to independent schools regarding diversity and multicultural issues. A membership organization, they coordinate networking meetings of area diversity professionals, sponsor lectures, seminars and workshops and provide input as schools develop multicultural programs.


Emerging Scholars - ES (

The program provides an academic enrichment program for a diverse group of students, who without financial assistance could not consider an independent school education. Burgundy is a founding charter member of ES and our Head of School serves on the ES Board of Trustees.


Latino Student Fund (

The Latino Student Fund promotes equal access to educational resources for Hispanic students in the metropolitan area through financial and academic support and informational outreach.


National Association of Independent Schools - NAIS (

NAIS is a membership organization representing approximately 1,300 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well. Founded in 1963, NAIS is the national advocate for independent education and a provider of conferences, seminars, publications and data.


Parents Council of Washington (

The Parents Council of Washington fosters communication between parents, students and schools and supports the exchange of information about educating and raising children in the metropolitan area with other organizations.


Progressive Educators Network - PEN (​)

PEN is a nationwide network of educators dedicated to the sharing of progressive teaching practices, which foster in students a strong motivation for learning and leadership in our democratic society.


Virginia Association of Independent Schools - VAIS (

VAIS is comprised of 84 independent schools. Membership is obtained after a rigorous accreditation process including a formal self-study and evaluation by VAIS of educational, ethical and professional standards. Burgundy successfully completed its ten-year reaccreditation process in April 2012.