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History Of School

Miller School 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 Miller 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 125 years, Miller School 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 6-12 that it is today. Throughout those eras, Miller School has held constantly to Samuel Miller's vision of providing educational opportunities to willing and receptive students regardless of their financial condition. Today, Miller School is home to students from around Virginia, around the United States, and around the world (with over 15% of its student body coming from foreign countries spanning the globe).

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Miller School

Address1: 1000 Samuel Miller Loop


City: Charlottesville

State: Virginia

Postal Code: 22903

Country: USA

Main Phone: 434-823-4805

Main Fax: 434-823-6617

School Email Address: [email protected]

Web Site:

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Director of Admission

Name: Jay Reeves

Title: Director of Admissions

Head of School

Name: Lindsay R. Barnes, Jr.

Title: President/Headmaster

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General Information

Boarding School or Day School: Boarding/Day

Campus Size (Acres): 1600

Dress Code: Neat Informal



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School Environment:

School Setting: rural

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School Type: Coed

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No. of Boarding Students: 100

No. of Boys: 110

No. of Day Students: 66

No. of Girls: 56

Percentage Boys/Girls 66/34

Ratio Boys/Girls 2/1

Total Enrollment: 151-300

Geographic Distribution


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New Jersey

North Carolina


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West Virginia

Majority of students come from: Southeast

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Grade 6: 10-12

Grade 7: 16-20

Grade 8: 20-25

Grade 9: 25-30

Grade 10: 28-32

Grade 11: 28-32

Grade 12: 28-32

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Nearest Airport: Charlottesville


Nearest Bus Station: Charlottesville


Nearest Major City: Richmond

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School provides transportation services to airport/bus station at the beginning/end of vacations: Yes

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