Miller School of Albemarle

1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Tel: 434-823-4805
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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.
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.
Miller School head girls basketball coach James Braxton led the Mavericks to their fourth straight VISAA Division II state championship. Braxton led Miller to a 22-10 record and a championship game victory over Seton (52-28).
  • 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.millerschoolofalbemarle.org.

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Miller School ofBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18781910
Campus Size1600 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment170 students300 students
% Students of Color
14%
20%
% International Students
32%
20%
% Students Boarding
60%
66%
Average SAT Score1316* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score29*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(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 Size9 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1516
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
79%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$15 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,500$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,000$28,270
Tuition international students$52,000$47,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$40,000$37,945
% Students on Financial Aid
36%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$28,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 17 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
65%
57%
Director of AdmissionsSam Hale
Associate Director of AdmissionsDee Gregory

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1516
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 Offered2014
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Riding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations823
ExtracurricularsBadminton Club, Chess Club, Dance Club, Indoor Sports, International Club, Outdoor Club, Robotics, Ski and Snowboarding

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201510 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Virginia Tech15
University of Mary Washington13
James Madison University10
Pennsylvania State University8
Boston University7
University of Virginia7
Hampden-Sydney College6
University of California - Irvine6
Syracuse University5
Washington and Lee University5

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.millerschoolofalbemarle.org.
  • School accreditations: VAIS, NAIS
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