Blue Ridge School

273 Mayo Drive - St. George, VA 22935 USA (434) 985-2811 http://www.blueridgeschool.com
Boarding School | Learning Differences | Small Boarding School | International School | Summer School

Small class sizes, individual attention

History

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Founded in 1909, Blue Ridge School is an all boys, all boarding, college preparatory school near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Blue Ridge School is dedicated to providing a sound college-prep education for capable and willing young men. Blue Ridge is a supportive, structured community where self-esteem is founded upon solid accomplishment in the classroom, on the athletic fields, in the arts and in a host of co-curricular activities.

We are experts in boys’ education.

Like most private schools, we boast of small classes and personal attention - but our academic program is based on research that works best with boys. Blue Ridge is one of the few all boys, all boarding schools in the US. All of our programs - academic, athletic, outdoor - are intelligently crafted just for boys. Every teacher at Blue Ridge knows the most current research about how boys learn; and they apply it in their classrooms, in the dorms, and on the playing fields. Blue Ridge boys are more comfortable taking intellectual risks. With no girls, guys can simply be themselves.

Blue Ridge boys are instructed by a faculty well-known for their dedication to students and to the Blue Ridge community. Several on our faculty have longstanding tenure that spans decades and who coach our younger faculty to become better teachers.

All of our teachers give individual attention to each student to help him succeed. Class sizes average around 8-9 students. We emphasize the development and refinement of individual talents and skills essential to each boy's success in academics and in life. Blue Ridge School understands that athletics is an important part of many boys’ lives. We offer 20 varsity, junior varsity and squire programs in football, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, tennis, golf, wrestling, baseball, and track and field.

The school also offers a wide range of non-athletic options for those who are interested in learning more about the outdoors, or the arts.

Highlights • 2012 Football State Champions in the Virginia Independent School Conference. • Lacrosse made it to the state championship finals last spring. Our senior captain was named Virginia Independent Conference (VIC) Player of the Year, and was selected All-State. He was also Division I VISAA US Lacrosse All-American. Tyler Pace ’13 as well as other lacrosse alumni from the Class of 2013 are playing Division 1 lacrosse. • Basketball won the 2012 VIC Championship. Coach Bill Ramsey was named VIC Coach of the Year. • Productions of Oliver, Urinetown and Footloose by the BRS Players takes theatre on campus to a new level. • In most recent years, teachers have led students on trips to Peru, Europe, the Caribbean as well as Utah, Montana and other Western states for outdoor trips. • Phase one of Gateway Trails has been completed. More than eight miles of best-of-class multi-sport mountain bike trails now circle the forested perimeter of the School’s main campus. • The Baron Athletic Complex initiative to construct a new track and soccer fields more than halfway with initial gifts. • The Student Center was remodeled into a multi-faceted community space, led by a committee of students and faculty with a gift from the BRS Parents Council. • Two new faculty homes were completed on campus.

Blue Ridge School is located near the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and is close to Shenandoah National Park. Our Outdoor Education Program takes advantage of the 750-acre campus and offers a number of outdoor activities, including competitive mountain biking, canoeing, rock climbing, disc golf, and much more. The program aims to promote an appreciation for the natural environment, physical and cognitive growth, and enhance the overall development of our students.

Come visit our beautiful campus, or call our admission office at 434-985-2811.

Overview

Region
Richmond VA Area
Roanoke VA Area
Washington DC Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
International School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding School
Summer School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Student Body Boys
Dress Code Other(Coat and tie during the academic day)
School Setting Other(Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville, Virginia)
Campus Size (Acres) 750
Head of School William A Darrin, III

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.blueridgeschool.com
Director of Admission Jamie Miller '94
Admission Application Apply to Blue Ridge School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 domestic/$100 international
Application Deadline(s) Initial Application Deadline: February 16th, rolling admisssions thereafter
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Initial Deadline: February 16th, rolling admisssions thereafter
Financial Aid Awarded $1,600,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 37%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (SLEP)
SSAT
TOEFL
Boarding Student Tuition $41,500.00
International Student Tuition $42,500.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 175
Boys 175
Girls 0
% Boys/Girls 100/0
Boarding Students 175
Day Students 0
International
Canada
China
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Bahrain)
Saudi Arabia
Thailand
United States
Alabama
California
Colorado
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Majority of students come from Southeast
% of Students of Color 25%
% of International Students 27%

Academics

Full Time Faculty 35
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 55%
Student/Faculty ratio 5:1
Average Class Size 9
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Choir
Creative Writing
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Field Ecology
Film
French
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
History
Humanities
Mathematics
Music
Other (Business and Marketing)
Outdoor Education
Philosophy
Physics
Pre-calculus
Religion
Science
Spanish
Study Skills
World History
A.P. Courses Offered
Other (Dual enrollment program with local college)

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 520, range of 260-720
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 480, range of 260-690
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 480, range of 280-630
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations American University, Arizona State University, Auburn University, Babson College, Baylor University, Birmingham Southern College, Boston College, Boston University, Brevard College, Bridgewater College, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Catholic University, Christopher Newport University, College of the Holy Cross, College of Wooster, The Citadel, College of William & Mary, Dickinson College, East Carolina University, Elon University, Emory & Henry College, Emory University, Florida Institute of Technology, Fordham University, Franklin & Marshall University, Furman University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia Institute of Technology, George Mason University, George Washington University, Gettysburg College, Guilford College, Hampden-Sydney College, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, Johnson & Wales University, Kenyon College, Loyola University of New Orleans, Lynchburg College, Marshall University, Mercer University, Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, New York University, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Pepperdine University, Presbyterian College, Purdue University, Randolph-Macon College, Rhodes College, Roanoke College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Syracuse University, Texas Tech University, Temple University, Sewanee -University of the South, Texas A&M University, Tulane University, US Merchant Marine Academy, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of California Berkley, University of Maryland, University of Mary Washington, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, University of Massachusetts, Boston, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), University of North Carolina, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Oregon, University of Richmond, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, University of Texas, Austin, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Polytechnic, Virginia Wesleyan College, Wake Forest University, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington College, West Virginia University, Wheaton College, Wofford College, Xavier University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cycling
football
golf
lacrosse
other (Nationally recognized outdoors programs)
skiing (downhill)
snowboarding
soccer
tennis
track and field
wrestling
Recreational Sports
archery
baseball
camping
canoe
cross-country running
cycling
fishing
fitness
golf
hiking
kayaking
martial arts
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
rappelling
riflery
rock climbing
skate-boarding
skiing
snowboarding
soccer
swimming
table tennis
tennis
ultimate frisbee
volleyball
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Art Club
Astronomy Club
Audiovisual Club
Choir
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Debate Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Food Council
Habitat for Humanity
Honor Council
International Club
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
National Honor Society
Newspaper
Peer Tutoring
Quiz Bowl
School Band
Ski Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): Initial Deadline: February 16th, rolling admisssions thereafter
  • Financial Aid Awarded: $1,600,000
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 37%

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