Oldest Private High Schools in Virginia

The average private high school in Virginia was founded around 1972 (2021-22).
The oldest private high school in Virginia is Norfolk Academy, founded in 1728.

Oldest Private High 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
(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: #4 - 54. - 5.
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: 8-12
1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 823-4805
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Oak Hill Academy
Oak Hill Academy Photo - RSVP to join us for a chat about Oak Hill Academy! https://www.oak-hill.net/open-houses/
(Baptist)
(3)
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: 8-12
2635 Oak Hill Road
Mouth Of Wilson, VA 24363
(276) 579-2619
Rank: #66.
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: #7 - 87. - 8.
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: #7 - 87. - 8.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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: #1212.
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: #1313.
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: #1414.
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: #1515.
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: #1616.
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: #17 - 1817. - 18.
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: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Hargrave Military Academy
All-boys (Baptist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: 7-12
200 Military Dr
Chatham, VA 24531
(800) 432-2480
Rank: #1919.
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: PK-12
2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-5106
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
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: #20 - 2120. - 21.
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: #2222.
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: #2323.
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: #2424.
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: #2525.
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: #26 - 2726. - 27.
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
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
St. Margaret's School
St. Margaret's School Photo - WE BELIEVE YOU BELONG HERE. * 10 acre historic riverfront campus * 42 acre athletic complex * Within 2 hours of Washington, DC, Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach
All-girls (Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1921
Grades: 8-12
444 S Water Ln
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-3357
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Saint Gertrude High School
Saint Gertrude High School Photo
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: 9-12
12829 River Road
Richmond, VA 23238
(804) 708-9500
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School Photo - Lower School math class: Learn more about Lower School academics at http://www.sssas.org/lower
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: NS-12
1000 Saint Stephens Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 212-2705
Rank: #3030.
Cape Henry Collegiate
Cape Henry Collegiate Photo
(6)
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: PK-12
1320 Mill Dam Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 481-2446
Rank: #3131.
Highland School
(1)
Founding Date: 1928
Grades: PK-12
597 Broadview Ave
Warrenton, VA 20186
(540) 878-2700
Rank: #3232.
North Cross School
North Cross School Photo - North Cross School develops in its students curiosity, a love of learning, and respect for themselves and others. Through a progressive curriculum, our students graduate as global citizens, understanding the diversity our world provides.
Founding Date: 1944
Grades: PK-12
4254 Colonial Avenue Sw
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 989-6641
Rank: #3333.
Norfolk Collegiate School
Norfolk Collegiate School Photo - Middle school students use the green room to film a short video for class. The room is equipped with movie editing software, iPads and more for students to utilize.
(5)
Founding Date: 1948
Grades: PK-12
7336 Granby St
Norfolk, VA 23505
(757) 480-1495
Rank: #3434.
Catholic High School
Catholic High School Photo - Welcome! Welcome to Catholic High School! This building is a special place...It is home to the Crusaders. Come in and let us show you around!
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1949
Grades: 9-12
4552 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 467-2881
Rank: #3535.
Richmond Christian School
Richmond Christian School Photo - Newly crowned homecoming king with our elementary attendants (children of alumni).
(Christian)
(6)
Founding Date: 1951
Grades: K-12
6511 Belmont Rd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832
(804) 276-3193
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