St. Anne's-Belfield School

2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Tel: (434) 296-5106 Ext. 2140
Join a vibrant community of energized students who become engaged, global citizens Our teachers believe in fostering age-appropriate independence so that students learn to make choices, to experiment, to fail safely, and to be curious.
St. Anne's-Belfield and Charlottesville, Va. are vibrant, inclusive communities where we learn about and from one another.
Our students leave prepared to make a positive impact on the world around them, wherever their journeys may lead.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 907 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,670
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $34,180
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 24 / Mar. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Anne's-Belfield School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
St. Anne's-Belfield School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
8-12
Grades Offered (Day)
PK-12
PK-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1910
1906
Campus Size
55 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
907 students
320 students
% Students of Color
29%
25%
% International Students
19%
20%
% Students Boarding
11%
67%
Average SAT Score
1304
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1200 - 1440
-
Average ACT score
28
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform, formality dependent on day
Casual
Average Class Size
14 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
39
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
77%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$41.5 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$72,670
(Tuition + Boarding)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,180
(Grades 9-12)
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 24 / Mar. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
35%
60%
Director of Admissions
Randie Benedict
Zach Swope
Associate Director of Admissions
Ann Bell

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
39
17
Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP French Language, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C (Mechanics), AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
31
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Amnesty International, Art Club, Art Magazine- "Plum", Black Student Union, Boarding Council, Care for Critters, Community Service Council, Destination Imagination (D.I.), Environmental Club, FOCUS, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Gold Key Club, Habitat for Humanity, Latin Club, Literary Club, Martial Arts Club, Model United Nations, NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), Peer Mentors, Philosophy Club, Red Cross Club, School Newspaper- "Belfield Banter", Spanish Club, STEPup, Student Council, Theatre Club, Waterboys Club, Young Dems, Young Reps

College Matriculation

Year: 2019 - 2023
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Virginia
41
Virginia Tech
26
James Madison University
14
University of Chicago
12
New York University
11
College of Charleston
8
Christopher Newport University
6
Emory University
6
Southern Methodist University
6
The College of William and Mary
6

School Notes

  • Founded in 1910, St. Anne's-Belfield has an established reputation as a best-in-class independent day and boarding school in Charlottesville. Our community of teachers, coaches, and staff continually improve their own knowledge and apply new skills in and out of the classroom to benefit our students. We provide innovative learning opportunities, and challenging and exciting academic curricula to inspire the curiosity and imagination in all students.
  • We can't imagine a better place for out-of-the-classroom enrichment than our two beautiful campuses with their wide-open spaces. Charlottesville has been named among the top 5 happiest cities in the U.S. by "The Today Show" and "National Geographic.
  • It's no wonder more families choose us than any other private school in Charlottesville/Albemarle County. Learn more about our student-centered education and inclusive community on 25 beautiful acres.
  • St. Anne's-Belfield School accreditations: NAIS, VAIS, Cum Laude Society, CASE, ERB, ISM, NACAC, PCACAC, SSTAB, TABS
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Anne's-Belfield School cost?
St. Anne's-Belfield School's tuition is approximately $72,670 for boarding students and $34,180 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Anne's-Belfield School?
The acceptance rate of St. Anne's-Belfield School is 35%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does St. Anne's-Belfield School offer?
St. Anne's-Belfield School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Anne's-Belfield School's ranking?
St. Anne's-Belfield School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High # of AP/advanced courses offered.
When is the application deadline for St. Anne's-Belfield School?
The application deadline for St. Anne's-Belfield School is Jan. 24 / Mar. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 24 / Mar. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 907 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,670
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $34,180
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 24 / Mar. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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