Blue Ridge School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
273 Mayo Drive
St. George, VA 22935
Tel: 434-985-2811
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 195 students
  • "Nestled against the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge School has 750 acres of fields, trails, hills, streams, lakes and mountains to explore as students make their journey toward college and beyond.
  • The school provides a college preparatory education for capable boys, grades 9-12, who are suited to a program that incorporates small classes, a faculty advisor program, and a predictable daily schedule designed to help students develop sound study habits and time management skills.".

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  • Review Description

  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars   8/7/2012
    Ferrum College
    Blue Ridge is a one of a kind boarding school. This gem is hidden back at the feet of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The campus is one of the most beautiful that I have ever. . .

  • Class of 2004
    5 Stars   12/12/2004
    The USC Moore School of Business
    In my family nearly every male for the past eight generations has attended a boarding school. My father went to Woodberry Forest, his father went to Episcopal HS in Alexandria, and his father went. . .

  • Class of 1986
    5 Stars   10/29/2016
    Davis & Elkins
    Blue Ridge is nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains offering all sorts of outdoor activities.as well we are about 20 minutes from one of the most beautiful colleges Univ. of Virginia. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Blue Ridge School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1909 1910
Campus Size 751 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 195 students 298 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Average SAT Score 1700 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki pants, jacket and tie)
Casual
Average Class Size 9 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 6 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
53%
69%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $12 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$40,500 $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $15,998 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
65%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJames H. Miller, III
Associate Director of AdmissionsMatt Munsey

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 22 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 13 23
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Chess Club, Choir, Christian, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Intramural Sports, Library, Outdoor, Robotics, Social, Student, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2007 - 2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Hampden-Sydney College 5
James Madison University 5
Lynchburg College 4
University Virginia 4
University of Illinois 3
University of Mississipi 3
Virginia Polytechnic and State University 2
Texas Christian University 1
University of Notre Dame 1
William and Mary 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Founded in 1909 as an Episcopal mission school, Blue Ridge reorganized as an independent boarding school and adopted its current focus on all boys in 1962. The school provides a college preparatory education for boys, grades 9-12, who are suited to a program that incorporates small classes, a faculty advisor program, and a predictable daily schedule designed to help students develop sound study habits and time management skills. Sufficient flexibility is built into the program to allow instructors to work with the students' strengths and needs. A state-of-the-art learning center provides additional academic support as needed. Nestled against the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge School has 750 acres of fields, trails, hills, streams, lakes and mountains to explore as students make their journey toward college and beyond.
  • LD types supported: Mild learning differences
  • School accreditations: TABS, VAIS, NAIS
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