North Cross School, located in Roanoke, Virginia and serving families in Southwest Virginia is a private, independent college-preparatory, day and boarding school grounded in a strong liberal arts and science curriculum combined with exceptional co-curricular art and athletic programs.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 508 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,700
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

North Cross School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Language-based learning differences, dysgraphia, tutoring
Year Founded
1944
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
508 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
North Cross School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
67 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
64%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Caculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Literature and Composition, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Latin, Physics 1, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art 2-D, United States History, World History
Average SAT score
1253
Average ACT score
25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Khaki bottoms and collared shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
North Cross\' tuition varies per grade. The cost listed above is for the Upper School day program. North Cross uses an indexed tuition model called Tailored Tuition. Find out more at www.northcross.org
Summer Program Cost
$205
Summer Program Cost Notes
The cost listed above is for an average weekly day camp for kids ages 4-11. Athletic camps average $150/week. Visit: www.northcross.org for more information.
% on Financial Aid
26%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Matthew Gilliland
Admissions Associate
Reed McGinn

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
American Red Cross Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Environmental Club, Math Club, Model UN Club, Robotics Team, Save the Next Girl, Student Council Association, Tutoring Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Guitar Club, International Thespian Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cycling Club, Ski Club

School Notes

  • For over 75 years, North Cross School has been Roanoke's premiere independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory school that serves children from early childhood through twelfth grade. North Cross's mission is to provide a rigorous academic curriculum, competitive with the best college-preparatory schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. While we explicitly recognize the importance of intellectual development and academic achievement, we also strive to promote personal integrity, empathy, and responsibility to self and community. Through this, our graduates will act as leaders in the local and global communities, persons of intellectual and moral courage, and scholars in the service of others.The program, from early childhood starting at age 3 through twelfth grade, offers a challenging curriculum instructed by imaginative, supportive and engaging faculty. The school offers a STEM Certificate to seniors who have met the criteria upon graduation, and a Global Studies diploma that encourages diverse perspectives through travel, classwork and service. 
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Will Dichtel ’96 - MacArthur Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, Northwestern University chemist who helped pioneer the development of porous polymers known as covalent organic frameworks.
    • Liza Mundy ’78 - New York Times Best selling biographer of Michelle Obama, her most recent book "Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II is a national best-seller.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 508 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,700
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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