Miller School of Albemarle

1000 Samuel Miller Loop - Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA (434) 823-4805 http://www.millerschool.org/
Boarding School | Day School | Small Boarding School | Junior Boarding School | 5-Day Boarding School

"Old Main" - MSA's main academic building

History

The Miller School of Albemarle began with the vision of Samuel Miller, a 19th-century mercantilist born into poverty in 1792, educated through the good graces of others, and steeped in philanthropy upon achieving financial success in adulthood. At a time when only the financially capable could afford education, Mr. Miller maintained his vision for a school that would educate students seeking to maximize their potential regardless of their financial circumstances. Upon his death in 1869, Mr. Miller left the balance of his substantial estate to start a school in the Ragged Mountain hills where he grew up in western Albemarle County, Virginia.

The Miller School of Albemarle opened its doors in August, 1878, and has been preparing girls and boys for college, adulthood, and life ever since. Through more than 130 years, MSA has had various incarnations - as a manual labor school, military school, and college preparatory academy; as an all-male institution that became one of the first coeducational schools in the region in 1884, then flipped back to all-male and back to coeducational again, ultimately leading to the coeducational college preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 8-12 & PG that it is today. Throughout those eras, the Miller School of Albemarle has held constantly to Samuel Miller's vision of providing remarkable educational opportunities to promising students regardless of their financial condition. Today, MSA is home to approximately 150 students from around Virginia, around the United States, and around the world.

Overview

Region
Northern Virginia
Richmond VA Area
Washington DC Area
Program Emphasis
5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
Day School
Junior Boarding School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 8-12, PG
Boarding Grades 8-12, PG
Grade Divisions
Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 1600
Head of School Rick France
Endowment 15,000,000

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.millerschool.org/
Director of Admission Sam Hale
Admission Application Apply to Miller School of Albemarle
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 Domestic / $100 International
Application Deadline(s) Priority Deadline February 15
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Priority Deadline February 15
Financial Aid Awarded 779,612
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 40%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (several)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $15,865.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition $33,165.00
Boarding Student Tuition $36,980.00
International Student Tuition $44,940.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 150
Boys 81
Girls 71
% Boys/Girls 60/40
Boarding Students 90
Day Students 60
International
China
France
Korea
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
UK
United States
Delaware
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
North Carolina
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Majority of students come from Southeast
% of International Students 28

Academics

Full Time Faculty 25
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 56
% of Faculty with Doctorate 4
% of Faculty with Masters 48
Student/Faculty ratio 6/1
Average Class Size 10
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Community Service
Creative Writing
Drama
Driver Education
Earth Science
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
Government/Civics
Health
Latin
Music
Other (Design/Build)
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
World Culture
World History
World Literature
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
French Language
Macroeconomics
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
US Government & Politics
US History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 568
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 561
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 542
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations University of Virginia, College of William & Mary, Virginia Tech, Washington and Lee University, Yale, Hampden-Sydney College, James Madison University, Lynchburg College, Penn State University, Ohio State University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Mary Washington, University of Saint Andrews (Scotland), Virginia Commonwealth University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cycling
equestrian
golf
lacrosse
other (Drama)
soccer
tennis
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports
aerobics
cross-country running
cycling
dance
fitness
karate
mountain biking
skiing
soccer
table tennis
walking
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
French Club
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Other (Honor Committee)
Peer Tutoring
Recycling Club
Spanish Club
Spirit Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): Priority Deadline February 15
  • Financial Aid Awarded: 779,612
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 40%

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