2010 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Boarding Schools

St. Albans School
Mount St. Alban, Massachusetts and Wisconsin aves., NW; 202-537-6435; boys 4th–12th grades; $32,990 (day), $46,667 (boarding, 9th–12th grades); 570 students.

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What's New?
The school recently completed construction of additional upper-school classroom space.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Yale University, University of Virginia, Princeton University, and Georgetown University.

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Garrison Forest School
300 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills, MD; 410-363-1500; coed preschool and K, girls pre-1st–12th grades; $20,495–$22,560 (day), $31,830 (regional boarding), $39,660 (boarding); 683 students; gfs.org.

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What's New
Garrison Forest School was named as Maryland's first Confucius Classroom among independent schools and at the elementary and secondary school level, one of only a handful of such programs in the United States. Garrison Forest's Confucius Classroom is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Maryland, an organization with which GFS has established strong ties.

Recent Accomplishments
Garrison Forest is celebrating our Centennial. Five Upper School students participated in international community service projects in India, China, Jamaica, and Peru this summer.

Colleges where the greatest number of 2010 Graduates enrolled
University of Virginia and University of Maryland

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Georgetown Preparatory School
10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD; 301-493-5000; boys 9th–12th grades; $25,650 (day), $44,000 (boarding); 475 students; gprep.org.

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Mission
To form men of competence, conscience, courage, and compassion. Men of Faith, Men for Others.

What's New?
The William L. George Academic Center opened in 2010. It houses a state of the art library, 8 new classrooms, a student commons and cafe, and a recording studio.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Georgetown University, UVA, University of Maryland, Boston College.

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McDonogh School
8600 McDonogh Rd., Owings Mills, MD; 410-363-0600; $21,000 to $31,420; 1,295 students.

Oldfields School
1500 Glencoe Rd., Glencoe, MD; 410-472-4800; girls 6th grade to postgraduate; $28,800 (day), $40,100 (five-day boarding), $42,100 (seven-day boarding); 150 students.

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Mission
Oldfields School is committed to the intellectual and moral development of young women. In a culture of kindness and mutual respect, we encourage each student to make the most of her academic and personal potential. We seek to guide each student to grow in character, confidence, and knowledge by encouraging her to embrace the values of personal honesty, intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility.

What's New?
New indoor riding ring opened October 2010

Colleges where the greatest number of 2010 Graduates enrolled
George Washington University, Wheaton College, New York University, Virginia Tech

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Sandy Spring Friends School
16923 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring, MD; 301-774-7455; pre-K-12th grade; $19,900 to$25,860 (day), $38,400 (five-day boarding), $47,100 (seven-day boarding); 558 students.

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Mission
Sandy Spring Friends School provides a welcoming and nurturing learning community with Friends testimonies and meeting for worship central to its life and vitality. A challenging academic curriculum, enriched arts program, inclusive athletics, and service opportunities promote intellectual excellence and strength of character. Recognizing the unique worth of each person, the School strives to develop individual talents and foster caring and effective citizens of the world.

What's New?
Spanning 5 acres, Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School is a rope course opened by the school in August, 2010. The aerial course consists of more than 150 obstacles and 20 zip lines installed in the trees and connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. It offers 10 courses with five levels of difficulty, from the beginner course to The Gauntlet, described as brutal and challenging.

Recent Accomplishments
The Green Schools Department featured "40 Green Schools" across the world in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this year, and Sandy Spring Friends School was included. Sandy Spring Friends School is recognized in particular for Education and Stewardship.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Bowdoin College Connecticut College Guilford College Haverford College New York University University of Maryland, College Park

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St. Timothy's School
8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson, MD; 410-486-7400; girls 9th–12th grade; $25,750 (day), $44,300 (boarding); 150 students.

West Nottingham Academy
1079 Firetower Rd., Colora; MD; 410-658-5556; 9th–12th grade and postgraduate; $14,995 (day), $38,500 (boarding); Chesapeake Learning Center for learning differences (an additional $8,100 for freshmen and sophomores and $4,200 for juniors and seniors); 120 students.

Yeshiva of Greater Washington
2010 Linden La., Silver Spring, MD; 301-962-5111; Orthodox; 7th-12th grade; $15,545 (7th-8th grade day), $17,865 (9th–12th day); $22,115 to $22,865 (9th-12th grade boarding); 190 students.

Blue Ridge School
273 Mayo Dr., St. George,VA; 434-985-2811; boarding only; boys 9th–12th grades; $36,000; 195 students.

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Mission
We specifically focus on helping boys reach their potential through personalized, structured, innovative learning practices in a college preparatory, all-boarding community.

What's New
100% college acceptance in 2010 - upgrade your son's options; not only get him into better school, but prepare him for success while there: study skills, self-discipline, independence, self-esteem and confidence.

Recent Accomplishments
Blue Ridge reached the State Finals in football and basketball, the State Semi-Finals in lacrosse and baseball, and had six conference titles in 2009-2010.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Georgia Institute of Technology-2 Hampden-Sydney University- 2 Johns Hopkins University- 1 University of California Berkley-1 Emory University-1 Kenyon College- 1 University of Maryland- 1 Virginia Tech- 1

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Chatham Hall
800 Chatham Hall Cir., Chatham, VA; 434-432-2941; girls 9th–12th grade; $16,500 (day), $39,000 (boarding); 123 students.

Christchurch School
49 Seahorse La., Christchurch, VA; 804-758-2306; 9th–12th grades and postgraduate; boys boarding school, coed day school; $17,300 (day), $40,850 (boarding); 205 students.

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What's New
"Great journeys begin at the river" initiative, a new curriculum for teaching 21st century skills, focusing on the Chesapeake Bay watershed area successfully launched.

Recent Accomplishments
The sailing team is ranked in the nation's top ten.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
James Madison University, University of Mary Washington, The College of Charleston, Roanoke College.

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Fishburne Military School
225 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA; 800-946-7773; boys 7th–12th grades and postgraduate basketball program; $26,500 (boarding); 170 students.

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Recent Accomplishments
The school recently renovated its swimming pool and has had a 100-percent college acceptance rate for the last seven years.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Military Institute.

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Fork Union Military Academy
4744 James Madison Hwy., Fork Union, VA; 800-462-3862; Christian; boys 6th–12th grade, postgraduate; $31,050 (boarding, including uniforms), $21,000 (day, including uniforms); 500 students.

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Mission
Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, is a college preparatory, military boarding school for young men in Grades 6 through 12 and postgraduates. Affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia and open to those of all religious denominations, Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership, and scholarship. Upper School students follow a unique "One-Subject Plan" of study, concentrating on a single major subject every seven weeks.

What's New?
New Barracks Groundbreaking, Scheduled October 22, 2010

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Foxcroft School
22407 Foxhound La., Middleburg, VA; 540-687-5555; girls 9th–12th grade; $31,480 (day), $41,974 (boarding); 185 students.

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Mission
Foxcroft provides a residential learning experience for girls in which academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and integrity are our highest values. What does this mean? Everything we do is curriculum -- curriculum is not only math and sciences and humanities but it's what it means to be a person. How do we live morally? How do we make the world a better place? Those are really the essential questions. ... And everything we do at Foxcroft is, in some way, a response to those basic questions.

What's New
State-of-the-art Athletic/Student Center; an exciting science/math/engineering curriculum initiative with innovative computer hardware and softeware support; exchange program with schools in France and England; Riding program now competiting in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association.

Recent Accomplishments
23 students, including one-third of the 2010 graduating class, earned Advanced Placement Scholar recognition from the College Board. 51 members of Class of 2010 received 191 college acceptances from 129 colleges, including Barnard, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, UCLA, Vanderbilt, and Virginia. 2009 Delaney Athletic Conference field hockey champions.

Colleges with the Greatest 2010 Graduate Enrollment
William & Mary, Furman, Eckerd, Parsons The New School for Design (NYC)

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Hargrave Military Academy
200 Military Dr., Chatham, VA; 434-432-2481; boarding only; boys 7th–12th grade, postgraduate; $12,000 (day), $29,500 (boarding), $31,350 (non-US boarding); 325 students.

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Mission
Refocus young men for college and the college track; teaching success in academics, athletics, character and spiritually; teaching young men who to be effective leadership in all walks of life.

What's New?
New dining facility; big push to raise the bar still higher on academics; new unique middle school program that is very popular with students nd parents alike.

Recent Accomplishments
Qualified six students for U.S. service academies for 2009/2010; Qualified five students for ROTC college scholarships; Qualified several students for athletic scholarships; 100% college acceptance for 2009/2010; 99.9% college acceptance since 2002.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
East Tennessee State University (3); North Carolina State University (2); United States Military Academy at West Point (2); Virginia Military Institute (2); Liberty University (2).

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Madeira School
8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA; 703-556-8200; girls 9th–12th grade; $35,050 (day), $46,160 (boarding); 313 students.

Massanutten Military Academy
614 S. Main St., Woodstock, VA; 540-459-2167; 7th–12th grade, postgraduate; $25,000; 152 students.

Miller School of Albemarle
1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville, VA; 434-823-4805; 8th–12th grade, postgraduate; $31,200 (five-day boarding), $34,200 (seven-day boarding), $39,950 (international), $14,950 (day); 140 students.

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Mission
With a unique emphasis on mind, hands, and heart, Miller School prepares young women and men for success in college and life. Distinguished by a rigorous and supportive program, talented faculty and staff, meaningful leadership opportunities, and small classroom settings, our congenial community builds responsible citizens, insightful thinkers, and compassionate individuals.

What's New?
The Miller School of Albemarle has recently inaugurated a pre-engineering curriculum track that incorporates design/build woodworking and metalworking with math and science classes to give students hands-on preparation for further studies in engineering. A new athletic offering is the year-round endurance team that combines cross country running, mountain biking, and road cycling.

Recent Accomplishments
Students are beginning their second year in Miller's newly-renovated state-of-the-art science laboratories. The school has just begun a comprehensive gym renovation to improve athletic and fitness facilities for its students.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Emory University, Hampden-Sydney College, Lynchburg College, Ohio State University, Sewanee: The University of the South, University of Illinois, University of Mississippi, University of St. Andrews (Scotland), Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design, University of Wisconsin, and Washington & Lee University. The 39 students in the class of 2010 were awarded over $740,000 in scholarships for their first year of college.

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Randolph-Macon Academy
200 Academy Dr., Front Royal, VA; 540-636-5200; 6th–12th grade and postgraduate; $12,746–$14,597 (day), $27,775–$29,457 (boarding), $34,956 (international); 10-percent discount for Methodists; 359 students.

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What's New
The school has a new studio-art course, and a new state-of-the-art academic building opened in spring 2009. New in 2010: Special "high-flight" program for elite students interested in attending military service academies.

Recent Accomplishments
The Air Force Junior ROTC program was recently awarded a Distinguished Unit with Merit award. For the first time ever, a female was appointed corp commander.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Arizona State, Longwood University, Michigan State, University of Pittsburgh, Purdue, Virginia Military Institute.

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St. Anne's-Belfield School
2132 Ivy Rd., Charlottesville, VA; 434-296-5106; pre-K–12th grade; $7,000 to $9,750 (pre-K and half-day junior kindergarten), $14,475 (full-day kindergarten), $16,475–$20,075 (1st-12th grade), $12,995 additional for five-day boarding, $21,995 additional for seven-day boarding; 859 students.

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What's New
In the fall of 2010, the school opened a $26-million academic learning village, which will be the home for the school's kindergarten through 8th grade students.

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St. Margaret's School
444 Water La., Tappahannock, VA; 804-443-3357; girls 8th–12th grade; $16,800 (day), $41,800 (boarding); 130 students.

Woodberry Forest School
898 Woodberry Forest Rd., Woodberry Forest, VA; 540-672-3900; boys 9th–12th grades; $43,000; about 400 students.

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What's New?
The school recently started an exchange program with boarding schools in South Africa and a digital-filmmaking course taught by a Sundance Film Festival director.

Recent Accomplishments
The class of 2009 received more than $500,000 in merit scholarships.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
University of Virginia, Wofford College, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Mercersburg Academy
300 East Seminary St., Mercersburg, PA; 717-328-6173; 9th-12th grade. postgraduate; $44,900 (boarding), $33, 950 (day); 450 students.