History

Blue Ridge School was founded in 1909 as The Blue Ridge Industrial School by the Rev. George P. Mayo of the Virginia Diocese of the Episcopal Church. As the name indicates, the School's early mission was to provide a vocational education for a coed student body which otherwise would not have had the opportunity to realize its rich potential. The School opened to approximately 35 students in January 1910, and when the word "industrial" was removed from the title years later, it added to the School's stature as an academic institution. Blue Ridge School, which still requires students to attend chapel three times per week, held its first commencement in 1918, when two graduates were awarded diplomas.

Today, 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.

Approximately 195 students presently attend Blue Ridge; from the beginning, those students have been instructed by a faculty comprised of men and women well known for their dedication not only to their students but to the community. A caring and committed faculty and staff continue to provide individual attention to each student and show him how to succeed. Class sizes average approximately nine students. School programs emphasize the development and refinement of individual talents and skills essential to success and fulfillment in academics and life.

Overview

Region
Richmond VA Area
Roanoke VA Area
Washington DC Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
International School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding 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 academic day.)
School Setting Other(Blue Ridge Mountains, near Charlottesville, VA.)
Campus Size (Acres) 750
Head of School Dr. John O'Reilly
Endowment

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.blueridgeschool.com
Director of Admission Ben Douglass
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
Day Student Tuition
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition
Boarding Student Tuition $38,500.00
International Student Tuition $40,000.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 195
Boys 195
Girls 0
% Boys/Girls 100/0
Boarding Students 195
Day Students 0
International
Canada
China
Japan
Korea
Mali
Other (Bahrain)
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Ukraine
United States
California
Colorado
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
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
Part Time Faculty
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 55%
% of Faculty with Doctorate
% of Faculty with Masters
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, Baylor University, Boston College, Boston University, College of William and Mary, Drexel Unversity, Emory University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Gettysburg College, Hampden-Sydney College, James Madison University, John Hopkins University, Ohio State University, Presbyterian College, Pepperdine University, Randolph-Macon University, Syracuse University, The Citadel, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cycling
football
golf
lacrosse
other (Nationally recognized outdoors programs)
soccer
tennis
track and field
wrestling
Recreational Sports
camping
canoe
fishing
fitness
hiking
kayaking
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
rappelling
rock climbing
skiing
swimming
table tennis
tennis
ultimate frisbee
volleyball
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Astronomy Club
Audiovisual Club
Choir
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Debate Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Habitat for Humanity
Honor Council
International Club
Judiciary Board
National Honor Society
Newspaper
Ski Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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