Best Virginia Boarding Schools (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 21 college-prep and junior boarding schools serving 5,527 students located throughout Virginia.
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Episcopal High School Photo
Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
Massanutten Academy Photo
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.
Foxcroft School Photo - Schoolhouse
Miller School of Albemarle Photo - 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.
Fishburne Military School Photo
Woodberry Forest School Photo
St. Margaret's School Photo - BELIEVE IN SOMETHING GREATER. * What kind of person will you be? Honest? Trustworthy? Responsible? * Our honor code inspires a culture of honesty and promotes trust in one another. * We have confidence that you will do the right thing, even when no one is watching. * We believe in you.
Chatham Hall Photo - Our traditions are a vital force: They bridge the generations, bond students, and help us continually build our community. Best of all, they're a lot of fun (and they help make Chatham Hall the unique place it is).
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.
Williamsburg Christian Academy Photo - Williamsburg Christian Academy: Equipping Students to be Lifelong Learners who Reflect God's Heart for others and Impact the World for Christ.
Oak Hill Academy Photo
Massanutten Military Academy Photo - At Massanutten Military Academy, our holistic approach to education guides students to excel academically and grow as well-rounded adults. Our co-ed, college prep program focuses on character development, leadership, and service to help your student realize success. We believe in experiential learning promoting a STEM program, 100% college acceptances and 100% participation in athletics. Your child's success can begin today.
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.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - Randolph-Macon Academy's Flight Program includes a drone class called Unmanned Flight Operations. Students finish with the knowledge base for the FAA exam so they can obtain their commercial drone license if they so desire. This class is just one of the innovative offerings at R-MA.
Virginia Episcopal School Photo - Freshman English class with Katie Markunas
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.
Stuart Hall School Photo - Students socialize between classes in the historic arcade
Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!

Top Virginia Boarding Schools (2021)

  • 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.
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    (434) 985-2811

    Grades: 9-12 | 170 students
  • Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Our traditions are a vital force: They bridge the generations, bond students, and help us continually build our community. Best of all, they're a lot of fun (and they help make Chatham Hall the unique place it is).
    All-girls  (Episcopal)
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    (434) 432-5516

    Grades: 9-12 | 150 students
  • 49 Seahorse Lane
    ChristchurchVA 23031
    (804) 758-2306

    Grades: 9-12 | 215 students
  • 1200 N. Quaker Lane
    AlexandriaVA 22302
    (877) 933-4347

    Grades: 9-12 | 440 students
  • 225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    (540) 946-7706

    Grades: 7-12 | 150 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.
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    (800) 462-3862

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 330 students
  • Foxcroft School
    Foxcroft School Photo - Schoolhouse
    All-girls 
    22407 Foxhound Lane
    MiddleburgVA 20117
    (540) 687-4340

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 175 students
  • Hargrave Military Academy
    Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    200 Military Drive
    ChathamVA 24531
    (800) 432-2480

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 141 students
  • The Madeira School
    The Madeira School Photo - Capitol Hill internships in the offices of senators and representatives are a hallmark of the junior year at Madeira
    All-girls 
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    (703) 556-8273

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 324 students
  • 614 S MAIN ST
    WoodstockVA 22664
    (540) 459-2167

    Grades: 5-12, PG | 140 students
  • 614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    (540) 459-2167

    Grades: 5-12, PG | 140 students
  • 1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    (434) 823-4805

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 180 students
  • 4254 Colonial Avenue
    RoanokeVA 24018
    (540) 989-6641

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 528 students
  • 2635 Oak Hill Road
    Mouth of WilsonVA 24363
    (276) 579-2619

    Grades: 8-12 | 140 students
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - Randolph-Macon Academy's Flight Program includes a drone class called Unmanned Flight Operations. Students finish with the knowledge base for the FAA exam so they can obtain their commercial drone license if they so desire. This class is just one of the innovative offerings at R-MA.
    (United Methodist)
    200 Academy Drive
    Front RoyalVA 22630
    (540) 636-5484

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 246 students
  • 2132 Ivy Road
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    (434) 296-5106

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 888 students
  • St. Margaret's School
    St. Margaret's School Photo - WE BELIEVE YOU BELONG HERE. * 10 acre historic waterfront campus * 42 acre athletic complex * Within 2 hours of Washington, DC, Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach
    All-girls  (Episcopal)
    PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
    TappahannockVA 22560
    (804) 443-3357

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 120 students
  • Stuart Hall School
    Stuart Hall School Photo - Students socialize between classes in the historic arcade
    (Episcopal)
    235 West Frederick Street
    StauntonVA 24401
    (540) 213-7774

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 4-12, PG (day) | 185 students
  • 400 VES Road
    LynchburgVA 24503
    (434) 385-3607

    Grades: 9-12 | 260 students
  • 101 School House Lane
    WilliamsburgVA 23188
    (757) 378-5263

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day) | 200 students
  • 241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA 22989
    (888) 798-9371

    Grades: 9-12 | 405 students
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