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2007 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Boarding Schools

DISTRICT
St. Albans School, Mount St. Alban, Massachusetts and Wisconsin aves., NW 20016; 202-537-6435; boys 4th–12th grades; $28,860 (day), $40,824 (boarding, 9th–12th grades); 565 students; www.stalbansschool.org.
The school celebrates its centennial anniversary next fall.

MARYLAND
Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills 21117; 410-363-1500; coed preschool, girls pre-1st–12th grades; $9,900-$20,975 (day), $29,900 (regional boarding), $36,400 (boarding); 696 students; www.gfs.org.
In the fall of 2007, Garrison Forest opened a new green middle-school building.

Georgetown Preparatory School, 10900 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda 20852; 301-493-5000; boys 9th–12th grades; $22,650 (day), $39,650 (boarding); 450 students; www.gprep.org.
The school has one of the area’s largest athletic centers, with 154,000 square feet.

McDonogh School, 8600 McDonogh Rd., Owings Mills 21117; 410-581-4719; K–12th grade; $18,550–$20,640 (day), $27,770 (optional five-day boarding, 9th–12th grades); 1,283 students; www.mcdonogh.com.
In July 2007, McDonogh welcomed a new headmaster, Charles W. Britton, former headmaster at the Casady School in Oklahoma City.

Oldfields School, 1500 Glencoe Rd., Glencoe 21152; 410-472-4800; girls 8th grade–postgraduate; $29,100 (day), $34,100 (5-day boarding), $39,100 (7-day boarding); 151 students; www.oldfieldsschool.org.

Sandy Spring Friends School, 16923 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring 20860; 301-774-7455; pre-K–12th grade; $16,900–$22,900 (day), $32,580 (five-day boarding), $39,750 (seven-day boarding); 561 students; www.ssfs.org.

Saint James School, 17641 College Rd., St. James 21781; 301-733-9330; 8th–12th grades; $21,000 (day), $32,000 (boarding); 235 students; www.stjames.edu.

St. Timothy’s School, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson 21153; 410-486-7400; girls 9th–12th grade; $23,000 (day), $39,000 (boarding); 151 students; www.sttims-school.org.

West Nottingham Academy, 1079 Firetower Rd., Colora 21917; 410-658-5556; 9th–12th grade, postgraduate; $18,100 (day), $34,900 (boarding); Chesapeake Learning Center for learning differences ($25,400 day, $40,100-$43,900 boarding); 165 students; www.wna.org.
An open ampitheater and a renovated dormitory are among newly finished projects at the school.

Yeshiva of Greater Washington, 2010 Linden La., Silver Spring 20910; 301-962-5111; Orthodox; girls 7th grade–postgraduate; $13,500 (7th and 8th grades), $15,670 (9th–12th); 186 students; www.yeshiva.edu.

VIRGINIA
Blue Ridge School, 273 Mayo Dr., St. George 22935; 434-985-2811; boarding only; boys 9th–12th grades; $32,000; 195 students; www.blueridgeschool.com.
Volleyball team recently added to fall sports program.

Chatham Hall, 800 Chatham Hall Cir., Chatham 24531; 434-432-2941; girls 9th–12th grades; $13,200 (day), $36,000 (boarding); 138 students; www.chathamhall.com.

Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse La., Christchurch 23031; 804-758-2306; 8th–12th grade, postgraduate; coed day school, boys boarding school; $15,500 (day), $36,600 (boarding); 220 students; www.christchurchschool.org.

Episcopal High School, 1200 N. Quaker La., Alexandria 22302; 703-933-3000; 9th–12th grade boarding; $38,200; 435 students; www.episcopalhighschool.org.

Fishburne Military School, 225 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro 22980; 800-946-7773; boys 8th–12th grades; $10,300 (day), $22,200 (boarding); 120 students; www.fishburne.org.
The school recently added five new fine-arts classes—music appreciation, vocal music, elementary art, advanced art, and art appreciation.

Fork Union Military Academy, 4744 James Madison Highway, Fork Union 23055; 800-462-3862; Christian; boys 6th–12th grade, postgraduate; $24,700 (uniforms $3,270); 500 students; www.forkunion.com.
The school’s first capital fundraising campaign helped pay for a new aquatics center and the expansion of the the school’s expanded library and new aquatics center.

Foxcroft School, 22407 Foxhound La., Middleburg 20117; 540-687-5555; girls 9th–12th grade; $29,531 (day), $39,375 (boarding); 180 students; www.foxcroft.org.

Hargrave Military Academy, 200 Military Dr., Chatham 24531; 434-432-2481; boys 7th–12th grade, postgraduate; $11,500 (day), $26,500 (boarding only); 364 students; www.hargrave.edu.

Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean 22102; 703-556-8200;  girls 9th–12th grades; $31,000 (day), $40,000 (boarding); 317 students; www.madeira.org.

Massanutten Military Academy, 614 S. Main St., Woodstock 22664; 540-459-2167; 7th–12th grade, postgraduate;  $23,489 (boarding); 200 students; www.militaryschool.com.

Miller School of Albemarle, 1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville 22903; 434-823-4805; 8th–12th grade, postgraduate; $31,450 (boarding), $13,650 (day); 155 students; www.millerschool.org.

Randolph-Macon Academy, 200 Academy Dr., Front Royal 22630; 540-636-5200; 6th–12th grade, postgraduate; $8,438-$10,607 (day), $20,870–$22,368 (boarding), $25,687 (international); 10-percent discount for Methodists; 396 students; www.rma.edu.

St. Anne’s–Belfield School, 2132 Ivy Rd., Charlottesville 22903; 434-296-5106; preschool–12th grade $12,750-$21,750 (five- or seven-day boarding for 9th–12th grade), $8,550 (preschool and half-day K), $12,550 (full-day K), $14,450–$18,150 (grades 1–12); $12,750 additional for five-day boarding, $21,750 additional for seven-day; 838 students; www.stab.org.

St. Margaret’s School, 444 Water La., Tappahannock 22560; 804-443-3357; girls 8th–12th grades; $13,950 (day), $36,000 (boarding); 158 students; www.sms.org.
The school built a pair of soccer fields and softball diamonds along with a cross-country course on 42 acres.

Virginia Episcopal School, 400 VES Rd., Lynchburg 24503; 434-385-3607; 9th–12th grades; $16,950 (day), $33,500 (boarding); 262 students; www.ves.org.

Woodberry Forest School, 898 Woodberry Forest Rd., Woodberry Forest, 22989; 540-672-3900; boys 9th–12th grades; $36,200; 388 students; www.woodberry.org.
A new football stadium with seating for 1,300 was dedicated in September 2007. Construction on a new track is almost complete.

PENNSYLVANIA
Mercersburg Academy, 300 E. Seminary St, Mercersburg, PA, 17236; 717-328-6173; coed 9th–12th grades; $30,200 (day), $39,100 (boarding); 430 students; www.mercersburg.edu.
The academy recently opened the Burgin Center for the Arts, a 6,500-square-foot complex.

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