Blue Ridge School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (434)985-2811
  • 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)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1909

Student Body

Total Students193 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeBlue Ridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesDual Enrollment Courses with Piedmont Virginia Community College
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(dress pants, jacket and tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$47,500
Tuition NotesBaron Scholarships are awarded to five 9th graders each year. The scholarships total $105,000.
Admissions DirectorJamie Miller III '91
Admissions AssociateKrystle Roach

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
FootballGolf,
Indoor SoccerLacrosse,
Mountain BikingMountaineering,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
WeightliftingWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Theatre

School Notes

  • The average class size is nine 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.
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School Reviews

5  5/17/2016
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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