Best Virginia Boarding Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 18 college-prep and junior boarding schools serving 4,954 students located throughout Virginia.

Top Virginia Boarding Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Blue Ridge School
Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
(Episcopal)
(7)
273 Mayo Drive
St. George, VA 22935
(434) 985-2811
Grades: 9-12
| 170 students
Chatham Hall
Chatham Hall Photo - Chatham Hall's campus was built to promote community and collaboration.
(Episcopal)
(5)
800 Chatham Hall Circle
Chatham, VA 24531
(434) 432-5516
Grades: 9-12
| 122 students
Christchurch School
Christchurch School Photo - "Set your course at the river. " Established in the Episcopal tradition, Christchurch is inclusive, welcoming students and families of all faiths and backgrounds.
(Episcopal)
49 Seahorse Lane
Christchurch, VA 23031
(804) 542-6843
Grades: 9-12
| 220 students
Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School Photo - Football
(Episcopal)
(12)
1200 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 933-4062
Grades: 9-12
| 464 students
Fishburne Military School
Fishburne Military School Photo
(7)
225 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 946-7706
Grades: 7-12
| 106 students
Fork Union Military Academy
Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
(Baptist)
(7)
PO Box 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
Fork Union, VA 23055
(434) 842-4205
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 300 students
Foxcroft School
Foxcroft School Photo - Schoolhouse
(9)
22407 Foxhound Lane
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-4340
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 160 students
Hargrave Military Academy
Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Hargrave is first and foremost a college preparatory boarding school. Our objective is to develop our cadets into leaders of character prepared for lifelong success.
(Baptist)
(6)
200 Military Drive
Chatham, VA 24531
(800) 432-2480
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 195 students
The Madeira School
The Madeira School Photo - Madeira's 376-acre campus in McLean, Virginia, overlooks the Potomac River from a perch just 12 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
(2)
8328 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 556-8273
Grades: 9-12
| 340 students
614 South Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-2167
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 115 students
1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 818-1385
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 215 students
North Cross School
North Cross School Photo - Students at North Cross pursue a variety of interests, from champion athletics teams to drama, STEM to Global Studies, all set in a beautiful campus with passionate, dedicated teachers to guide them.
4254 Colonial Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 989-6641
Grades: 9-12
PK-12 (day)
| 569 students
Oak Hill Academy
Oak Hill Academy Photo
(Baptist)
(1)
2635 Oak Hill Road
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
(276) 579-2619
Grades: 8-12
| 140 students
Randolph-Macon Academy
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - R-MA has a 100% university acceptance rate, every year. The Class of 2023 graduated 58 students who received over $19.3 million in scholarships.
(United Methodist)
(4)
200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 636-5484
Grades: 6-12, PG
| 315 students
2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-5106
Grades: 9-12
PK-12 (day)
| 907 students
St. Margaret's School
St. Margaret's School Photo - College Preparedness: Challenge yourself with a collaborative STEAM curriculum and rigorous academics, including Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses to start earning college credit. Our college counselor will help you to navigate the different colleges and degree fields to best prepare you for life after graduation from St. Margaret's.
(Episcopal)
(7)
PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-3357
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 72 students
Stuart Hall School
Stuart Hall School Photo - Students socialize between classes in the historic arcade
(Episcopal)
235 West Frederick Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 213-7774
Grades: 8-12, PG
6-12, PG (day)
| 144 students
Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest School Photo
(Non-denom. / Christian)
(2)
241 Woodberry Station
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
(888) 798-9371
Grades: 9-12
| 400 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many boarding schools are located in Virginia?
There are 18 college-preparatory boarding schools located in Virginia.
What is the average tuition cost of boarding school in Virginia?
The average Virginia boarding school tuition cost is $55,514 per year.
What is the oldest boarding school in Virginia?
Episcopal High School, founded in 1839, is the oldest boarding school in Virginia.
What boarding school in Virginia has the lowest acceptance rates?
Episcopal High School has the lowest boarding school acceptance rate (33%) in Virginia.
What boarding school in Virginia has the highest average SAT scores?
St. Anne's-Belfield School has the highest average SAT scores (1304) in Virginia.

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