Browne Academy

Browne Academy is a diverse independent day school committed to developing the whole child through extraordinary teaching, exceptional academic programs, and a nurturing community.
We empower students to be critical thinkers, inspired innovators, engaged peers, and ethical leaders prepared with the confidence to thrive in a dynamic world.
We encourage each member of our community to embrace the core values of excellence, diversity, character and community.
Hallmarks of our program include small class sizes, individualized attention and a strong commitment to academics from preschool through eighth grade.
Visit us to begin your Browne Academy journey!.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1941

Student Body

Total Students 216 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Browne Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki bottom, Polo top - different colors allowed)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $27,790
Tuition Notes Preschool Tuition: $15,000 - $22,895 (dependent on Preschool 3 or 4, and half or full day) K-8 Tuition: $27,790
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director John Bonhom
Admissions Associate Elise Morrow-Schap


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Ballet, Cooking, Private Music Lessons, Science, Tae Kwon Do Art, Ballet, Cooking, Science, Tae Kwon Do, Private Music Lessons,

School Notes

Our Program:

Each student at Browne Academy is an individual, with a unique complement of talents, interests, abilities and experiences.Our purpose is to nurture those individual qualities as the basis for excellence and achievement. Education at Browne emphasizes creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills with an interdisciplinary curriculum that respects multi-cultural perspectives and promotes an open-minded view of the world. Our outstanding faculty works with students and families to foster a dynamic learning experience, inside and outside the classroom, that stimulates curious minds and keeps them working.

Browne Academy’s teachers share a love of subject matter in their respective specialties and an abiding interest in children and their development. Each teacher’s goal is to make every student in a class feel capable and confident, working with each child as an individual to give them the tools for success in the next chapter of their education.

Individualized Instruction:
  • Small class sizes.  Teachers are able to provide individualized attention to each student, essential to building academic foundations while fostering individual talents.
  • Emphasis on communication. In addition to the many ways in which we keep parents informed, we ask all faculty and staff to respond to any form of communication within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Student leadership opportunities. We inspire students to lead at all grade levels, both in and out of the classroom, through buddy and mentor programs as well as school-wide community service initiatives.?
Our Learning Environment:
  • Serene campus. Our all-encompassing 11 acre campus features streams, mature trees and rolling hills--the perfect backdrop for learning.
  • State-of-the-art facilities. Our CAPA facility (Center for Athletics and Performing Arts), technology lab, two libraries and swimming pool provide hands-on learning opportunities for all students.
  • A safe environment. Browne provides a nurturing atmosphere where all children feel safe to explore and expand their horizons, where individuals are valued and respected, and where a love of learning is central to the educational experience. 

Profile last updated: 10/22/2015

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