Oldest Private Schools in Virginia

The average private school in Virginia was founded around 1979 (2021-22).
The oldest private school in Virginia is Norfolk Academy, founded in 1728.

Oldest Private Schools in Virginia (2021-22)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Norfolk Academy
Norfolk Academy Photo - Norfolk Academy's Wynne-Darden stadium features a turf field for football and lacrosse. The school has more than 70 athletic teams, and the majority of students participate in at least one season of athletics. Facilities include multiple playing fields, several gymnasiums, a weight room, and an indoor pool.
Founding Date: 1728
Grades: 1-12
1585 Wesleyan Dr
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 455-5582
Rank: #22.
Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School Photo - Washington Program
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1839
Grades: 9-12
1200 North Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 933-4062
Rank: #33.
Stuart Hall School
Stuart Hall School Photo - Students on a Field Trip.
(2)
Founding Date: 1844
Grades: 5-12
235 W Frederick St
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 885-0356
Rank: #44.
Basilica School of Saint Mary
Basilica School of Saint Mary Photo - Entrance to our School
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: PK-8
400 Green Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-1646
Rank: #55.
Immanuel Lutheran School
Immanuel Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1870
Grades: PK-8
1801 Russell Road
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 549-0155
Rank: #66.
St. Joseph School
St. Joseph School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: PK-8
123 Franklin Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 732-3931
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: 8-12
1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 823-4805
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Oak Hill Academy
Oak Hill Academy Photo
(Baptist)
(3)
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: 8-12
2635 Oak Hill Road
Mouth Of Wilson, VA 24363
(276) 579-2619
Rank: #99.
Fishburne Military School
Fishburne Military School Photo
All-boys
(2)
Founding Date: 1879
Grades: 7-12
255 South Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 946-7700
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Chesapeake Academy
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: PK-8
107 Steamboat Rd.
Irvington, VA 22480
(804) 438-5575
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Roanoke Catholic School
Roanoke Catholic School Photo - Our Early Childhood Program (ages 3-5) is dedicated to the physical, social, and emotional development of the young child in a nurturing Christian environment. Each school day is planned with age-appropriate activities to enhance socialization skills, personal independence, and physical development in a comfortable, happy, play-oriented setting. Indoor and outdoor play are part of each day.
Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: PK-12
621 N. Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 982-3532
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest School Photo
All-boys
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: 9-12
898 Woodberry Forest Rd
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
(540) 672-3900
Rank: #1313.
St. Catherines School
St. Catherines School Photo - While St. Catherine's believes single sex education is the ideal learning environment, we also know that men and women will live and work together for the rest of their lives. The school works closely with St. Christopher's to provide a Coordinate Program in the Upper School.
All-girls (Episcopal)
(3)
Founding Date: 1890
Grades: PK-12
6001 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-2804
Rank: #1414.
Randolph-Macon Academy
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - R-MA has a 100% university acceptance rate, every year. The Class of 2020 graduated 64 students who received over $8.4 million in scholarships.
Special Program Emphasis (Methodist)
(1)
Founding Date: 1892
Grades: 6-12
200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 636-5484
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Chatham Hall
Chatham Hall Photo - The classroom is just part of the learning experience at Chatham Hall. Highly qualified faculty who provide personal attention. Cocurricular programs that challenge and inspire. A supportive community of fellow students. They all come together in an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else.
All-girls (Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1894
Grades: 9-12
800 Chatham Hall Circle
Chatham, VA 24531
(434) 432-5613
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
St. Andrew's School
St. Andrew's School Photo - The students of St. Andrew's School and our historic, 1901 building in the Oregon Hill section of Richmond, VA.
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1894
Grades: K-5
227 S Cherry Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 648-4545
Rank: #1717.
Fork Union Military Academy
Fork Union Military Academy Photo - Graduation Day is a happy day!
All-boys (Baptist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1898
Grades: 7-12
4744 James Madison Hwy
Fork Union, VA 23055
(434) 842-4205
Rank: #1818.
Massanutten Military Academy
Massanutten Military Academy Photo
Military School
Founding Date: 1899
Grades: 5-12
614 South Main St.
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-2167
Rank: #1919.
Peninsula Catholic High School
Peninsula Catholic High School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1903
Grades: 8-12
600 Harpersville Road
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 596-7247
Rank: #2020.
The Potomac School
The Potomac School Photo
(1)
Founding Date: 1904
Grades: K-12
1301 Potomac School Rd
Mc Lean, VA 22101
(703) 749-6313
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
The Madeira School
The Madeira School Photo - Capitol Hill internships in the offices of senators and representatives are a hallmark of the junior year at Madeira
All-girls
(1)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: 9-12
8328 Georgetown Pike
Mc Lean, VA 22102
(703) 556-8273
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Saint James Catholic School
Saint James Catholic School Photo - We offer separately designated and fully equipped science, and computer labs, a newly installed robotics lab, a library, art room and music room.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: PK-8
830 W Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 533-1182
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Blue Ridge School
Blue Ridge School Photo - Battle House is the home of the Advancement and Admissions office, as well as the Alumni Reception Room.
All-boys
(1)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: 9-12
273 Mayo Drive
Dyke, VA 22935
(434) 985-2811
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Hargrave Military Academy
All-boys (Baptist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: 7-12
200 Military Dr
Chatham, VA 24531
(800) 432-2480
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
St. Charles School
St. Charles School Photo - St. Charles students perform in the annual Christmas Pageant.
Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: NS-PK
3299 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 527-0608
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
St. Anne's-Belfield School
St. Anne's-Belfield School Photo
(1)
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: PK-12
2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-5106
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Stanley Seventh-day Adventist School
Stanley Seventh-day Adventist School Photo - Hands-on activities spark a love of learning at Stanley SDA School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: PK-8
118 Church Ave
Stanley, VA 22851
(540) 778-3377
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Benedictine College Preparatory
Benedictine College Preparatory Photo
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: 9-12
12829 River Road
Henrico, VA 23238
(804) 708-9500
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
St. Christopher's School
All-boys (Episcopal)
(6)
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: PK-12
711 Saint Christophers Road
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 282-3185
Rank: #3030.
Foxcroft School
Foxcroft School Photo - Cherry Blossoms in bloom
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
(1)
Founding Date: 1914
Grades: 9-12
22407 Foxhound Lane
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-4340
Rank: #3131.
Collegiate School
Collegiate School Photo - This may not look like much now, but it's our new Academic Commons, under construction and opening in summer 2013. The entire complex includes new art studios, a cafe, library and flexible open space for meetings and collaboration.
(1)
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: PK-12
103 N Mooreland Road
Henrico, VA 23229
(804) 740-7077
Rank: #3232.
Virginia Episcopal School
Virginia Episcopal School Photo - Jett Hall is our main building on the VES campus. This original building, constructed in 1916, is where we welcome guests to campus. It houses our administration, Admissions, Development, Marketing and Business offices, holds classrooms and our Day Student Lounge.
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1916
Grades: 9-12
400 VES Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503
(434) 385-3600
Rank: #3333.
Eastern Mennonite School
Eastern Mennonite School Photo - Hands on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) at all levels.
(Mennonite)
(3)
Founding Date: 1917
Grades: K-12
801 Parkwood Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 236-6021
Rank: #3434.
St. Benedict School
St. Benedict School Photo - St. Benedict Catholic School on the corner of Grove and Belmont, is located in the historic Museum District of Richmond, Virginia.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1919
Grades: PK-8
3100 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 254-8850
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Christchurch School
Christchurch School Photo - Christchurch is recognized for rigorous academics and a well-rounded college prep program. 100% of Christchurch students are accepted to four-year colleges, with the majority attending universities on the U.S. News & World Report's top 150 list.
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1921
Grades: 9-12
49 Seahorse Lane
Christchurch, VA 23031
(804) 758-2306
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