Mr. Tom Burkat

Mr. Tom Burkat is an Engineering teacher.
Mr. Burkat is from Rochester, New York and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s in Engineering and was previously Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of an engineering company.

“The lesson of the Six Simple Machines is fun for me because the lecture includes a lot of props and tools that makes the math and engineering real for students. It's also the time when students are faced with a very challenging project in my class and seeing their resilience and dedication really inspires me to find ways to be a better teacher than the day before,” he shares.

Mr. Burkat’s favorite saint is St. John Paul II and his favorite quote is from Albert Einstein: "I, at any rate, am convinced that He [God] does not throw dice." On weekend mornings, Mr. Burkat enjoys watching the English Premier League.

“At PVI, I love that we can gather as a community of students and teachers, any day, to participate in the celebration of Mass in a chapel that is always just steps away from where you are.”
St. Paul VI Catholic High School is a private Diocesan Catholic preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 9-12 in Chantilly, Virginia, seeking to help our students Grow in Grace and Wisdom. Our school is part of the Diocese of Arlington and offers rigorous academics, an inclusive community focused on spiritual and leadership formation, and a proud athletic tradition featuring nationally renowned programs competing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.

St. Paul VI Catholic High School is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.