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.".

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 170 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $59,000
  • Acceptance rate: 49%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 8 / rolling

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Class of 2014
5.00
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
5.00
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
5.00
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. . .
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Blue Ridge School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Blue Ridge School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1909
1907
Campus Size
751 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
170 students
300 students
% Students of Color
40%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Average SAT Score
1220
* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Monthly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki pants, jacket, and tie)
Casual
Average Class Size
9 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
6
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
53%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$21 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,000
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$32,995
Tuition international students
$59,000
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$27,500
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 8 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
49%
58%
Director of Admissions
James H. Miller, III
Associate Director of Admissions
Krystle Gee

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
8
23
Extracurriculars
Chess Club, International Affairs Group, Japanimation Club

Club or Organization:
Music Technology, Publications, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Jazz Band

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

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
  • Blue Ridge School accreditations: TABS, VAIS, NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Mamadi Diakite '15 - 2021 NBA Champion with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Profile last updated: 04/22/2022
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 170 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $59,000
  • Acceptance rate: 49%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 8 / rolling

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