Foxcroft School

22407 Foxhound Lane
Middleburg, VA 20117
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12 and post-graduate with a mission of helping every girl explore her unique voice and develop the skills, confidence, and courage to share it with the world. Foxcroft offers 72-76 courses, including 16+ AP classes and 5+ post-AP offerings, and a STEM program that inspires girls to pursue studies in fields where women are underrepresented.
Foxcroft fields athletic teams in 10 sports and has a nationally recognized riding program.
For more information about the School, visit our website at www.foxcroft.org or call 540.687.5555.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 160 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $49,500
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Foxcroft School ranks among the top 10 schools with < 200 students (out of 89 schools) for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Foxcroft School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1914
1906
Campus Size
500 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
160 students
315 students
% Students of Color
25%
25%
% International Students
11%
20%
% Students Boarding
82%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
13 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
66%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,500
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$49,500
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
51%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Trey Adams

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
Courses
Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Calculus AB, Advanced Placement Calculus BC , Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Computer Science, Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles, Advanced Placement English Language, Advanced Placement English Literature, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Advanced Placement French Language, Advanced Placement Human Geography, Advanced Placement Macroeconomics, Advanced Placement Microeconomics, Advanced Placement Spanish Language, Advanced Placement Spanish Literature, Advanced Placement Statistics, Advanced Placement United States History, Advanced Placement World History: Modern

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
39
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admission Ambassadors, Admissions Tour Guides (Student Ambassadors), Astronomy Club, Bee Keeping Club, Black Student Union, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Christian Fellowship Club, Community Service, Cooking Club, CyberPatriot, Donkey Club, Environmental Sustainability, Fitness Club, Flag Club, Gardening/Composting, Global Cultures Club, Hand in Hand (A club to help people learn about the LGBT+ community), Honor Council, Leadership, Model UN, Next Chapter Book Club, On-Campus Internships, Rhythm Nation (Hip-Hop Dance), Robotics Club, Social Justice, Spanish Club, STEM Club, Student Activities Committee, Techies

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Art Club, Chimera Literary Magazine, Performing Arts (Voice, Instrumental, Theater), Soggie Cheerios (A comical singing club), Tally Ho! (Yearbook), Visual Arts (Design, Ceramics, Digital Arts, Photography, Fashion Design)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletic Association, Fox/Hound, Hiking Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2018 - 2022
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Virginia
13
The College of William and Mary
10
College of Charleston
6
University of Kentucky
5
University of Mary Washington
5
Elon University
4
High Point University
4
New York University
4
Boston University
3
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
3

School Notes

  • The School is small, but its program is large. Foxcroft School`s curriculum meets the needs of students` varying interests and abilities and offers a very wide variety of electives. Students are currently enrolled in over 76 different courses, including 15 Advanced Placement courses in five disciplines. With a student-faculty ratio of 5:1, students are able to work closely with their teachers. The small class size--the average class size is 11-- means that no student goes unnoticed. The Foxcroft School academic program is further enriched by special events such as Wintermission, which offers a week of experiential classes and/or trips. Past themes have been the Arctic and Antarctic (with a trip to Antarctica), the environment (with a trip to the Amazon rainforest in Peru), and Southeast Asia (with a trip to Vietnam). The Paul Bergan Poetry Festival, Alison Goodyear Fellowship and Helen Niblack Lecture Series bring noted poets, artists, academicians, and other speakers to campus annually.
  • Girls succeed academically at Foxcroft School because of the quality of our curriculum and the close attention of our faculty. But they thrive here intellectually, socially, and personally because this is a close community which they quickly come to love. Foxcroft is truly a residential community; every student, even day students, have a dorm room and bed on campus. In addition, nearly 86% of the faculty and administration live on campus. Foxcroft has five dormitories. In addition to having dedicated teams of 4 dorm parents, each dormitory has two seniors as student leaders and counselors and two or three juniors to assist them. Each dorm has a living room, dedicated sleeping porches, kitchen, and laundry facilities. Dorm Parents are in constant contact with teachers and the Office of Student Life. In addition, each girl establishes a special, unique relationship with her faculty advisor. The close rapport that develops manifests itself in many ways: shared meals in the Dining Room or in the advisor's home, attendance at a game or play, formal meetings or just casual conversations. Advisors and teachers speak to parents on a regular basis about girls they know on many levels. Taken together these things create an exceptional community where girls grow in knowledge, in wisdom, and in compassion, and where they feel safe to take the risks that help them develop into leaders.
  • Years before Title IX and the fitness boom, Miss Charlotte made a "healthy body" part of the School's philosophy. In keeping with the School`s motto, every student is required to take part in athletics throughout the year. In addition to nine interscholastic team sports (basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, riding, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball), the Physical Education program offers a variety of non-competitive activities, including dance, rock climbing, yoga and conditioning. Teams compete in the all-Virginia Delaney Athletic Conference and against other schools in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. In the Spring of 2010, Foxcroft School opened a $14 million, 47,500 square foot Athletic/Student Center. This beautiful facility includes a competition gym, a double gym, a rock-climbing wall, a fitness room, a trainer's room, a mezzanine-level track, a dance studio, team rooms, a student center, a game room, a kitchen, and a snack room.
  • Foxcroft School has many clubs and student organizations, including Student Activities Committee, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Athletic Association, Community Service, Cooking Club, Model UN, International Ambassadors, and Christian Fellowship. There are three singing groups: Octet, A Capella Club, and Soggie Cheerios. Student publications include "Chimera" (online literary magazine) and "Tally-Ho!" (yearbook).
  • The tradition of giving back is a cornerstone of Foxcroft School. Our commitment to involvement in and meaningful service to the community is reflected in an array of student-run organizations, community service opportunities and special ad hoc efforts, limited only by students' busy schedules. For instance, students have organized fund-raisers in response to the earthquake in Haiti and the wildfires in California. The Junior Class organizes a Walk-a-thon and selects a charity to receive funds raised each year, for example the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation ($36,000 raised) and the Pediatric AIDS Unit of a hospital in Ghana, Africa ($10,000). Every grade, club and advisory group also participates in at least one self-selected service activity per year. In addition, several times a year, the entire Foxcroft School community takes time out to "give back." Students and faculty, working side by side, may prepare food baskets for the needy, pick up litter on Foxcroft Road, sort out clothing for homeless women, or assemble decorations to brighten the homes of the elderly. Or they may care for their campus home by painting the Animal Room, cleaning outdoor furniture or organizing costumes, library books, and school mailings.
  • At Foxcroft School, weekends are a special time to relax and have fun. On a typical Friday, there are on-campus movies and food at the student-run snack bar or dinner at a local restaurant. In addition, faculty members are available to chaperone our numerous weekend activities. Such trips may include the mall, movies, Washington's Kennedy Center for theater, mixers, dinners, amusement parks or a ski resort. If an activity is held at another school, Foxcroft School provides transportation and chaperones for students who are interested in attending. On Sunday, students may take the bus into Middleburg to attend church services at local churches or to do some shopping in town.
  • During their eleventh grade year, students meet formally with the College Counselors to begin discussing their college plans. They receive guidance on course selection, extracurricular activities, and PSAT preparation. All sophomores and juniors take the PSAT in October. Approximately 40 colleges send representatives to Foxcroft School for information sessions each fall. Both juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend meetings with the colleges that are of interest to them. With the help of the College Counselors, each student begins compiling a list of colleges to research in the winter of her junior year, although the College Counselors are available to assist students and families who wish to begin the search earlier. Throughout the college admission process, the College Counseling Office provides information and workshops on topics such as evaluating colleges, writing application essays, visiting college campuses, interviewing, and preparing for standardized testing.
  • Foxcroft School accreditations: NAIS (The National Association of Independent Schools), VAIS (Virginia Association of Independent Schools) , TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools), NCGS (The National Coalition of Girls' Schools)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Anne Legendre Armstrong ’45 - First woman appointed the U. S. Ambassador to Great Britain, counselor to Presidents Nixon and Ford, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
    • Frances Fitzgerald ’58 - Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction author and journalist
    • Sophy Doub Burnham ’54 - Award-winning author
    • Keziah Knight-Pulliam ‘97 - Actress
    • Alison Firestone ’95 - Equestrian
    • Nina Fout '77 - Equestrian and Olympic Bronze Medalist
    • Millicent Fenwick - U.S. Congresswoman (1975-1983)
    • Meri Danquah - Author and NPR commentator
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Foxcroft School cost?
Foxcroft School's tuition is approximately $69,500 for boarding students and $49,500 for day students.
What schools are Foxcroft School often compared to?
Foxcroft Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Chatham Hall by visitors of our site.
Who are famous alumni from Foxcroft School?
Foxcroft School famous alumni include: Anne Legendre Armstrong ’45, Frances Fitzgerald ’58, Sophy Doub Burnham ’54, Keziah Knight-Pulliam ‘97, Alison Firestone ’95, Nina Fout '77, Millicent Fenwick and Meri Danquah.
What sports does Foxcroft School offer?
Foxcroft School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Riding, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Foxcroft School's ranking?
Foxcroft School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Foxcroft School?
The application deadline for Foxcroft School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Class of 2013
5.00
UNC-Chapel Hill
I think there are a lot of things Foxcroft offers that make it unique, but one that really sticks out. The school's tradition of the "Foxhound" is one that creates a lasting bond between the. . .

Class of 2013
5.00
Washington and Lee University
Foxcroft is really flexible in how you take courses. For instance, a lot of girls rode horses competitively and spent a few months of the school year in Florida and they were still able to. . .

Class of 2012
5.00
Boston University
Most teachers (about 80%) were required to live on campus, so teachers were a part of our lives even more than at a normal school. It wasn't odd to be at a teacher's house for. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 160 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $49,500
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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