Blue Ridge School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: 434-985-2811
273 Mayo Drive
St. George, VA 22935
  • "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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  • Class of 2014
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Western State Colorado University
    Over all, Blue Ridge School is a fantastic place for those who love the out doors. Not only is the Outdoor Program #1 in the country, but the campus is located on 400 acres of. . .

  • 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 
2017 School Data
Blue Ridge SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19091910
Campus Size751 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment195 students300 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
66%
Average SAT Score1700* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants, jacket and tie)
Casual
Average Class Size9 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered616
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
53%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$12 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$40,500$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$15,998$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
65%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJames H. Miller, III
Associate Director of AdmissionsMatt Munsey

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2214
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 Organizations1323
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Chess Club, Choir, Christian, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Intramural Sports, Library, Outdoor, Robotics, Social, Student, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2007 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Hampden-Sydney College5
James Madison University5
Lynchburg College4
University Virginia4
University of Illinois3
University of Mississipi3
Virginia Polytechnic and State University2
Texas Christian University1
University of Notre Dame1
William and Mary1
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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