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Miller School

1000 Samuel Miller Loop - Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA   (map) (434) 823-4805 http://www.millerschool.org/

School Profile

Miller School History

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 8-12 & PG 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).

Miller School 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
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 1600
Head of School Winn Price
Endowment 15,000,000

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.millerschool.org/
Director of Admission Jay Reeves
Admission Application Apply to Miller School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 Domestic / $100 International
Application Deadline(s) Rolling basis
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Rolling basis
Financial Aid Awarded 779,612
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 30%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (several)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $15,400.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition $32,200.00
Boarding Student Tuition $35,900.00
International Student Tuition $42,000.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 152
Boys 81
Girls 71
% Boys/Girls 60/40
Boarding Students 106
Day Students 46
International
China
Germany
Korea
Other (Nigeria)
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Ukraine
United States
Delaware
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Maryland
New Jersey
North Carolina
Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Majority of students come from Southeast
% of Students of Color
% of International Students 30

Academics

Full Time Faculty 25
Part Time Faculty
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 45
% of Faculty with Doctorate 6
% of Faculty with Masters 44
Student/Faculty ratio 6/1
Average Class Size 10
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Chorus
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
International Relations
Latin
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Religion
Spanish
Studio Art
Study Skills
World Culture
World History
World Literature
A.P. Courses Offered
Calculus AB
English Language
European History
French Language
French Literature
Macroeconomics
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, Virginia Tech, Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, Wellesley, Auburn, Bryant University, Hampden-sydeny College, James Madison University, Longwood College, Lynchburg College, Penn State, Randolph-Macon College, ringling College of Art and Design, University of Arizona, University of Mary Washington, UNLV, Virginia Commonwealth
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
other (Drama)
soccer
tennis
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports  
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
Envirothon
French Club
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Other (Honor Committee)
Peer Tutoring
Recycling Club
Spanish Club
Spirit Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook
Young Republicans

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