Rockbridge Academy

     Tel: (410)923-1171
        
   
Grades: K - 12 | 344 students
Rockbridge Academy is a K-12 classical Christian school in the Annapolis area committed to the highest standards of Christian education using the classical method.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1995

Student Body

Total Students 344 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Rockbridge Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
Average Class Size 13 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Advance Rhetoric, Advanced Latin, All Upper School Classes taught at AP level, College Calculus, College Chemistry, College Physics, Honors English, Honors History, Honors Literature  
Average SAT score 2006
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Varies by grade level)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Kindergarten Half Day M-F $7,100 Kindergarten Full Day M-F $9,500 Kindergarten Full Day 2 days: T, Th $8,400 Kindergarten Full Day 3 days: M,W,F $9,050 grades 1-6 $11,000 grades 7-12 $11,700
% on Financial Aid 15%
Acceptance Rate 96%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Amy Boswell

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, TennisBasketballCross Country,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bi-annual Musical and Bi-annual Variety Show, Black Tie Club, Chamber Music - The Haydn Quarter, Chess Club, Debate, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Finance Club, Grammar Choir - Rockbridge Academy Singers, Journalism, Junior and Senior Soirees, Latin Certamen, Orchestra, Photography Club, Recorder Club, Rhetoric Choir - Kantorei, Rising Senior Grand Tour - Annual all student 3 week trip to Europe, Rockbridge Annual Student Music Competition, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Youth Sports Clinics - Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse Black Tie Club, Chess Club, Debate, Finance Club, Journalism, Latin Certamen, Orchestra, Recorder Club, Yearbook, Bi-annual Musical and Bi-annual Variety Show,
Chamber Music - The Haydn Quarter,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Grammar Choir - Rockbridge Academy Singers,
Junior and Senior Soirees,
Photography Club,
Rhetoric Choir - Kantorei,
Rising Senior Grand Tour - Annual all student 3 week trip to Europe,
Rockbridge Annual Student Music Competition,
Science Olympiad,
Youth Sports Clinics - Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse,

School Notes:

  • Rockbridge Academy is a classical Christian school which utilizes a time-proven method of education based on the Trivium. Rockbridge Academy is committed to offering a service to parents who are seeking a truly excellent education for their children, taught from a distinctively Christian world view.
  • Rockbridge Academy is centrally located near Rt.97 and Rt. 32 and is especially convenient for families driving from the Baltimore, Annapolis, and Bowie areas.
  • Rockbridge Academy seeks to individually challenge children at all levels and to teach them how to learn. Through a proven, centuries-old pattern of education called the Trivium, students are taught using specific methods which correlate to their natural, God-given developmental stages. All subjects are taught as parts of an integrated whole with scripture at the center as students are encouraged to become "thinking Christians" and to develop a solid, biblical, world view.
  • Rockbridge Academy students are taught critical thinking with a Christ-centered worldview. Our goal is not to worry about tests and skills, but rather to master the tools of learning and build critical thinking methodologies so as to become life-long learners who glorify God. We believe this is a Biblical approach to education, and God has richly blessed our teachers and students as they labored diligently in these efforts.
  • The average SAT scores at Rockbridge were 695 verbal, 663 math, and 648 writing, for a total of 2006 out of a possible 2400. Put into perspective, these scores are over 440 points above both the national and Maryland averages, and are over 350 points above Maryland Private Religious schools average.
  • How important is an education that produces these kind of results? Practically, our graduates earned an average of $14,000 in college aid/scholarships each for their first year of college!
  • The really important news however is that in cooperation with the efforts of their parents and churches, graduates head off to college grounded in their faith and confident in applying Christian thinking to the world around them. They are poised young men and women of godly character who are prepared to stand for their faith in all situations.

Profile last updated: 08/06/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Christian Community Fellowship (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Play & Learn At Community Place (2.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Play & Learn At Community Place (2.7 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 week ago
My family has been part of the Rockbridge Academy community for a dozen years. I can recommend the school without hesitation. What makes it so great? Lots of things, but I'll name a couple. First, the teachers. They are dedicated, hardworking, and passionate about their subjects and about their own Christian faith. They have, without exception, loved my kids by caring about them and challenging and encouraging them to strive for growth in godly character and instilling in them a love of learning. Another of the school?'s strengths is a challenging curriculum focusing, as mentioned above, on a love for learning. The curriculum follows the natural stages of development as a student matures from kindergarten through 12th grade. The challenges have exercised my kids?' "learning muscles" in a good way, but not so much that it is overwhelming. (Note: administrators and teachers are happy to work with any students who are feeling overwhelmed to guide them through difficulties and make accommodations as appropriate.) Is Rockbridge perfect in every way? No. Of course not. What school is? But I'm thankful for the teachers and administrators who truly desire to honor Christ and serve the families in the pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness.
- Posted by Parent
1 week ago
Great education taught with a Christian worldview. I compared a lot of schools before selecting Rockbridge Academy and this was by far the best program for my children. Now graduated, my son is working on his Master's in Engineering; he was well prepared for higher education and the world.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
The academic program is excellent. I appreciate the emphasis put on teaching students how to process their thoughts logically and speak before an audience. The teachers are awesome and the administration is helpful.
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