Blue Ridge School

273 Mayo Drive,
Dyke, VA, 22935-0229
Tel: (434)985-2811
Grades: 9 - 12 | 193 students
BRS is an all boys, college preparatory boarding school with grades nine through twelve.
We are a private school that serves young men who respond well to small classes, a structured environment and a strong sense of community.
Our teachers challenge each boy to reach beyond his current level of performance and expectation to discover his potential.
We develop character by nurturing qualities such as integrity, courage, perseverance and empathy.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1909

Student Body

Total Students 193 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Dual Enrollment Courses with Piedmont Virginia Community College  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(dress pants, jacket and tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $41,500
Tuition Notes Baron Scholarships are awarded to five 9th graders each year. The scholarships total $105,000.
Admissions Director Jamie Miller III '91
Admissions Associate Matt Munsey

Sports

Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballClimbingCross CountryFootball
GolfIndoor SoccerLacrosseMountain BikingSoccer
SoftballSwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball
WeightliftingWrestling
BaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
FootballGolf,
Indoor SoccerLacrosse,
Mountain BikingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Wrestling

School Notes:

    • The average class size is eight and the average student load per teacher is 40. This allows teachers to give personalized attention and individualize teaching materials for their classes. Blue Ridge School understands that boys learn differently from girls, and the School uses a Learning Model designed specifically for boys.
    • Social Activities, the Arts, Clubs, Community Service and Athletics are valuable vehicles for the development of young men. Blue Ridge School offers a number of different co-curricular programs that build self-esteem and develop leadership and teamwork skills.
    • Blue Ridge School has been built upon the values of integrity, civility and a strong sense of work ethic. Our Code of Conduct is unique in the way that it is written for both our students and the adult members of our community. Additionally our code incorporates the concept of Brother's Keeper - promoting a peer culture of responsibility and obligation to each other.
    • The Blue Ridge School campus is located twenty miles from Charlottesville, Virginia and only 2.5 hours from Washington D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. Our campus, which comprises nearly 800 acres, lies at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    Profile last updated: 04/01/2014

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The nearest high school is St. Anne's-Belfield School (15.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Free Union Country School (4.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mountaintop Montessori (13.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended April 05, 2014 - BRS has provided us with a huge confidence boost regarding our son''s academic future, and much of it having to do with his mind set and effort. He always performed well in public school but primarily with teachers that did not focus their attention on forcing our round peg to fit into a square hole. BRS has perhaps a luxury by design of demanding significant structure but with an odd paring of flexibility between teacher/student that we find amazing. I just wanted to share the impact BRS has had on our son''s academic future, and in many ways, his personal growth. - Posted by Parent

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