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.
  • Browne Academy began as one of the first integrated schools in Virginia.
  • Today that spirit of inclusion endures, as our core values excellence, diversity, character, and community are an integral part of our school`s tapestry.
  • By encouraging all members of our community to exemplify these values every day, we are building a foundation of empathy and respect that will serve our students throughout their lives.
  • We believe in providing our students with experiential learning opportunities that encourage thoughtful questioning, personal engagement, use of the greater community, and a deeper understanding of the world.
  • Through our inquiry-based approach, we strive to foster our students` natural curiosity and develop their lifelong love of learning.
  • We intentionally keep our class sizes small to nurture each child`s academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • Students feel safe and cared for in such an environment, and as a result, we see them thrive.
  • Our graduates are equipped both academically and personally to navigate life after Browne Academy with confidence.

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 OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1941

Student Body

Total Students198 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by GradeBrowne Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki bottom, Polo top - different colors allowed)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,110
Tuition NotesPreschool Tuition: $15,720 - $23,980(dependent on Preschool 3 or JK, and half or full day PS3) K-8 Tuition: $29,110
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJohn Bonhom
Admissions AssociateElise Morrow-Schap


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Ultimate 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.

Browne Academy At-a-Glance

Grades served: Preschool  3 - 8th Grade
Average Class size: 12
Core values: Excellence, Diversity, Character, Community
Inquiry-based approach to education
Hands-on learning opportunities
Maker Space opening in fall 2016, providing hands-on experiences for Preschool through 8th Grade students
Individualized instruction
Learning specialists on site
Full-time nurse on site

Curriculum includes:
  • French and Spanish beginning in Preschool
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Library
  • Technology
    • 1:1 iPads, Grades 3-5
    • 1:1 Chromebooks, 6th-8th Grade
    • Smart boards in every classroom,  Kindergarten- 8th Grade
Year-round opportunities for busy families
  • Before and After Care
  • After-school enrichment classes
  • Winter and spring break camps
  • Summer camp
11-acre campus
  • Conveniently located in Alexandria, just outside the Beltway
    • 1 mile from the Huntington Metro
    • 2 miles from King Street Metro
    • 7 miles to George Washington`s Mount Vernon
    • 4 miles to Kingstowne
  • Sustainable gardens
  • Multiple play lots and sports fields
  • Basketball court and climbing wall
  • Center for Athletics and Performing Arts
  • Preschool building
  • Lower School building
  • Middle School building
  • Dedicated Maker Space
  • Greystone administration building
  • Lower School fine arts building
  • Campus creek and habitat restoration sites
  • Outdoor swimming pool
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