Blue Ridge School

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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 158 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $59,500
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Blue Ridge School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1909

Student Body

Total Students
158 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Blue Ridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Dual Enrollment Courses with Piedmont Virginia Community College
Average SAT score
1210
(Out of 1600)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
dress pants, jacket, and tie

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Baron Scholarships are awarded to five 9th graders each year.
% on Financial Aid
53%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$36,362
Admissions Director
Jamie Miller III '94
Admissions Associate
Josh Palubicki

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Economics Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gay Straight Alliance, Outdoor Program

Arts and Music Programs:
Theatre

School Notes

  • The average class size isnine 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.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Mamadi Diakite '15 - 2021 NBA Champion with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Blue Ridge School cost?
Blue Ridge School's tuition is approximately $59,500 for private students.
Who are famous alumni from Blue Ridge School?
Blue Ridge School famous alumni include: Mamadi Diakite '15.
What sports does Blue Ridge School offer?
Blue Ridge School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting and Winter Track. Blue Ridge School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for most sports offered.
What is Blue Ridge School's ranking?
Blue Ridge School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Blue Ridge School?
The application deadline for Blue Ridge School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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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.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 158 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $59,500
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $13,669 for elementary schools and $18,012 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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