Home to many U.S. presidents as well as much of the nation's early history, Virginia also has a reputation for being home to many well-known boarding schoo – alternative schools and facilities for troubled youth and therapeutic boys ranches.
  • Blue Ridge School

    St George, VA

    The Blue Ridge School is an all-male boarding school located at the foothills of Shenandoah National Park in St George, Virginia. The school enrolls…

    9 - 12
    all-boy
    194 Students
    30 Teachers
  • Chatham Hall

    Chatham, VA

    Chatham Hall is an all-girl college-preparatory boarding school spanning 365 acres at Chatham, Virginia. Established in 1894, the school is well-known for its academic…

    9 - 12
    all-girl
    140 Students
    32 Teachers
  • Christchurch School

    Christchurch, VA

    Christchurch School is a private coed school in Christchurch, Virginia. Christchurch is a rural area in Middlesex County and Christchurch School is the only…

    9 - 12
    coed
    226 Students
    29 Teachers
  • Episcopal High School

    Alexandria, VA

    Episcopal High School is a private coed school in Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria is a city in Alexandria County. Alexandria County is home to 13…

    9 - 12
    coed
    438 Students
    60 Teachers
  • Fishburne Military School

    Waynesboro, VA

    Fishburne Military School is a private all-boy school in Waynesboro, Virginia. Waynesboro is a town in Waynesboro County and Fishburne Military School is the…

    7 - 12
    all-boy
    136 Students
    21 Teachers
  • Fork Union Military Academy

    Fork Union, VA

    Fork Union Military Academy is a private all-boy school in Fork Union, Virginia. Fork Union is a rural area in Fluvanna County. Fluvanna County…

    6 - 12
    all-boy
    378 Students
    42 Teachers
  • Foxcroft School

    Middleburg, VA

    Founded in 1914 by Charlotte Noland, Foxcroft School is a college-prep boarding school and day school for girls in grades 9-12. Girls can also…

    9 - 12
    all-girl
    124 Students
    22 Teachers
  • Hargrave Military Academy

    Chatham, VA

    Set in a rural area known as Chatham, Hargrave Military Academy is a private boarding school in Virginia for boys. There are 6 private…

    7 - 12
    all-boy
    214 Students
    30 Teachers
  • Massanutten Military Academy

    Woodstock, VA

    Founded in 1899, the Massanutten Military Academy is located in Woodstock, Virginia. The school is a preparatory academy for students in grades 6-12, with…

    7 - 12
    coed
    146 Students
    26 Teachers
  • Miller School of Albemarle

    Charlottesville, VA

    Founded in 1878 by Samuel Miller, the Miller School of Ablemarle is a co-educational college preparatory school available to students in grades 8-12. Located…

    8 - 12
    coed
    158 Students
    27 Teachers
  • Randolph-Macon Academy

    Front Royal, VA

    Located within Front Royal, Virginia, Randolph-Macon Academy is one of the premiere boarding schools within not only the South but also the United States.…

    6 - 12
    coed
    362 Students
    40 Teachers
  • St. Anne’s-Belfield School

    Charlottesville, VA

    Located on about 50 acres in Charlottesville, Virginia, St. Anne's-Belfield School is a boarding school located near the campus of the University of Virginia.…

    12
    coed
    892 Students
    111 Teachers
  • St. Margaret’s School

    Tappahannock, VA

    St. Margaret's School is a private all-girl school in Tappahannock, Virginia. Tappahannock is a remote town in Essex County, where you will find 2…

    8 - 12
    all-girl
    105 Students
    28 Teachers
  • Stuart Hall

    Staunton, VA

    Stuart Hall is a private coed school in Staunton, Virginia. Staunton is a town in Staunton County. Staunton County is home to 5 private…

    12
    coed
    315 Students
    57 Teachers
  • The Madeira School

    Mclean, VA

    The Madeira School is a college-preparatory boarding school for girls in grades 9-12. Originally, the school was located in Washington, D.C. The current campus…

    9 - 12
    all-girl
    311 Students
    40 Teachers
  • Virginia Episcopal School

    Lynchburg, VA

    Virginia Episcopal School is located in Lynchburg, Virginia along the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a mixed preparatory school for males and…

    9 - 12
    coed
    176 Students
    30 Teachers
  • Woodberry Forest School

    Woodberry Forest, VA

    Woodberry Forest School is one of the most popular all-male private schools in Virginia. The 1,200 acre campus is located in Madison boasting many…

    9 - 12
    all-boy
    404 Students
    59 Teachers

What's Up in Virginia

Home to many U.S. presidents as well as much of the nation’s early history, Virginia also has a reputation for being home to many well-known boarding schools. Whether it is attending a school that emphasizes athletics or academics, there are many schools in Virginia that offer excellence for boys and girls of all ages.

Oak Hill Academy

Located in Mouth of Wilson, this coed school for grades 8-12 is nationally known not only for its academics, but also its athletic programs. The school’s basketball team, one of the best private school teams in the United States for decades, has produced many players who have gone on to have stellar college and professional careers.

Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, students regularly take hikes or go on camping trips with teachers and administrators.

Hargrave Military Academy View profile »

Considered one of the most challenging military boarding schools in the country, Hargrave has a reputation for academic excellence. Many of the students who attend the school do so with the intent of improving their academic performance before entering college, and the school is known for helping improve SAT scores of its students. An all-boys school for grades 7-12, it’s a popular choice for parents who value a military education for their children.

Foxcroft School View profile »

An all-girls school founded in 1914, Foxcroft focuses most of its academic attention on science and mathematics. A school for girls who especially want to pursue careers in engineering, medicine, and other fields where science and math are emphasized, Foxcroft has built a reputation for helping more and more girls be able to enter these fields. Along with its academics, it also has a nationally-recognized equestrian program, with many of its students winning state and national competitions.

Woodberry Forest School View profile »

A boys school for grades 9-12, Woodberry Forest is located on 1,200 acres of rolling countryside and recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. Having an international flavor with its student body, it has just over 400 students from 15 nations. Along with having students winning numerous awards in physics and economics, the school also offers students the chance to study abroad in Central America and Europe.

Oakland School

Designed for students with learning disabilities, Oakland focuses on one-on-one instruction with students who have ADHD or dyslexia. In addition to academic programs that are challenging, the school also offers day camps in the summer for students who stay on campus year-round.

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