Miller School of Albemarle

1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Tel: 434-823-4805
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12, PG | 181 students
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MSA`s senior art students are consistently accepted to the top art and design schools. Acceptances over the past two years have included institutions such as Parsons (NYC), Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC), Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), Savannah College of the Arts & Design, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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MSA`s senior art students are consistently accepted to the top art and design schools. Acceptances over the past two years have included institutions such as Parsons (NYC), Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC), Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), Savannah College of the Arts & Design, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Explore methods ranging from traditional film photography and darkroom processes to innovative digital techniques. Study the history and application of the photographic process while embracing contemporary practices.  MSA offers four levels of photography to challenge and inspire everyone from beginners to the most advanced student photographers.
The Miller School of Albemarle athletic program embodies the spirit of the School`s mission by educating the mind, hands, and heart through healthy and balanced athletic competition and team membership. For well over a century, MSA student-athletes have competed with integrity, determination, and spirit, leading teams that honor the traditions and high standards of our institution in each athletic endeavor.
Miller School of Albemarle, a coeducational day and boarding college preparatory school for students in grades 8-12 and post-graduate, opened its doors in 1878 with 33 students. Girls first enrolled in 1884, making it one of the nation`s oldest coeducational boarding schools.  The school is situated 12 miles west of Charlottesville on a gently rolling campus of 1600 pristine acres.
The baseball program places emphasis on developing the mind, making informed baseball decisions, the hands, the physical skills of throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, and running, and the heart, inspiring players to play with passion, confidence, commitment, and integrity. While each of these is important on its own, when fostered together, they enable the game of baseball to be played well.
The school is situated 12 miles west of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia on a gently rolling campus of 1,600 pristine acres, including our very own 11-acre lake!
Our nurturing and controlled environment promotes physical and emotional well-being, an understanding of world cultures and values, in a safe environment. MSA`s historical tradition of implementing an approach of 'Mind, Hands and Heart' stresses the need to learn how to accomplish ideas and projects in a sincere, heartfelt manner.
The MSA Endurance team is a nationally recognized high school cycling, mountain biking, and distance running program.  The team is a varsity sport and competes in both high school and USA Cycling events throughout the year.  In addition the VAHS MTB Series, the team competes in USA Cycling road races, criteriums, and Virginia Off-Road Series races on weekends.
Braxton brings home another state title for MillerDespite having just two starters returning from last season`s team, Miller School head girls basketball coach James Braxton led the Mavericks to their third straight VISAA Division II state championship. Braxton led Miller to a 20-8 record and its second straight championship game victory over Nansemond-Suffolk and George Washington University.
Miller School of Albemarle is a coeducational day and boarding college preparatory school for students in grades 8-12 and PG. We have a 6 to 1 student-faculty ratio, a student population of approximately 170, and an average class size of 10-12.
In addition, a one-on-one study skills course is available for those with a demonstrated need.
This environment, where class sizes are kept small and personal attention is readily available, allows students to thrive.
Several AP classes are available for qualified students, and our unique Design/Build program allows interested students to explore engineering and architecture while gaining hands-on experience.
In addition to a healthy variety of academic courses, the Miller School of Albemarle offers a wide range of athletic programs.
We are focused on educating the whole child the mind, hands, and heart.
Please give us a call to schedule a visit.
There is no better way to get a true feeling for our program than to visit in person and take a tour.
After doing so, you`ll realize what makes Miller such a rewarding, meaningful, and valuable experience.
In the meantime, we encourage you to explore our website at www.millerschool.org.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Miller School of Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1878 1910
Campus Size 1600 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 181 students 298 students
% Students of Color
14%
20%
% International Students
32%
20%
% Students Boarding
74%
70%
Average SAT Score 1316 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 27 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki style pants of any color, collared shirt, Shorts, Skirts (no more than 3" above knee), Dresses (no more than 3" above knee))
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 15 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
69%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $15 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,945 $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$21,510 $28,500
Tuition international students $50,980 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$38,440 $37,500
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $12,000 $21,500
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 16 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
65%
55%
Director of AdmissionsSam Hale
Associate Director of AdmissionsDee Gregory

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 15 16
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, European History, French Language, Latin, Macroeconomics, Physics I, Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish Literature & Culture, Statistics, US Government & Politics, US History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 8 23
ExtracurricularsBadminton Club, Chess Club, Dance Club, Indoor Sports, International Club, Outdoor Club, Robotics, Ski and Snowboarding

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 2015 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Virginia Tech 15
University of Mary Washington 13
James Madison University 10
Pennsylvania State University 8
Boston University 7
University of Virginia 7
Hampden-Sydney College 6
University of California - Irvine 6
Syracuse University 5
Washington and Lee University 5

School Notes

  • Miller School of Albemarle is a coeducational day and boarding college preparatory school for students in grades 8-12 and PG. We have a 6 to 1 student-faculty ratio, a student population of approximately 160, and an average class size of 10-12. In addition, a one-on-one study skills course is available for those with a demonstrated need. This environment, where class sizes are kept small and personal attention is readily available, allows students to thrive. Several AP classes are available for qualified students, and our unique Design/Build program allows interested students to explore engineering and architecture while gaining hands-on experience. In addition to a healthy variety of academic courses, the Miller School of Albemarle offers a wide range of athletic programs. We are focused on educating the whole child the mind, hands, and heart. Please give us a call to schedule a visit. There is no better way to get a true feeling for our program than to visit in person and take a tour. After doing so, you`ll realize what makes Miller such a rewarding, meaningful, and valuable experience. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore our website at www.millerschool.org.
  • School accreditations: VAIS, NAIS
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