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2009 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Girls’ Schools
Comments () | Published October 20, 2009
Recent accomplishment: The Foxcroft Summer Science Research Institute, an intensive six-week program in molecular-biology lab techniques and research projects, debuted with two groups of students successfully investigating different aspects of a University of Virginia professor’s research project on direct delivery of drugs in humans. Foxcroft also won Delaney Athletic Conference championships in field hockey and lacrosse and the Tri-State Equitation League championship.

Colleges where the greatest number of 2009 graduates enrolled: Virginia Tech, James Madison, University of Mississippi, and Brown University.

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

What’s new: Internships throughout Washington as part of the school’s co-curriculum program. Sophomores intern at a social-service agency. Juniors intern in the office of a representative or senator. Seniors intern in the workplace of their dreams.

Colleges where the greatest number of 2009 graduates enrolled: University of Virginia, New York University, Emory University, Georgetown University, and Boston University.

Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Rd., McLean; 703-790-5450; girls 6th–12th grades; $15,310–$16,323; 180 students; oakcrest.org.

What’s new: The school added a debate course. Twenty-five students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams.

Recent accomplishment: The average SAT score of the class of 2009 was 1860, up for the third year in a row.

+ St. Margaret’s School, 444 Water La., Tappahannock; 804-443-3357; girls 8th–12th grades; $16,000 (day), $40,000 (boarding); 130 students; sms.org.

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