Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:
Middleburg Academy inspires students to excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics. We are a dynamic community of students, faculty and staff, parents, and alumni dedicated to lifelong learning, service to others, spiritual growth, and the success of each student. Our school strives to develop young men and women of moral integrity who will be responsible leaders and citizens in a diverse and ever-changing world.
Middleburg Academy interprets “college preparation” in the broadest sense: we prepare our students for the academic demands of higher education, but we also help each to develop his or her own moral compass in preparation for increased independence at college, and beyond.
This genuine emphasis on developing the whole person -- head and heart, intellect and character -- is deeply embedded in the school's rich and varied past. The philosophy was established in 1965, when Notre Dame Academy was founded as a Catholic boarding school for girls; it was there in the 1990s, as the school evolved into a coeducational Catholic day school; and it continues to guide a fully independent Middleburg Academy. Today, students engage with the "wisdom of the world" in a core curriculum that focuses on major historical, religious, and philosophical movements. Junior year shifts to social justice and personal morality in an Applied Ethics course.
The study of ethics is not seen as an academic discipline alone, but also as preparation for successful adulthood.
We are dedicated to honoring our past as we begin writing the next chapter. All stands on the foundation of building and supporting a faculty who are passionate about their given disciplines, and to being members of a vigorous school enterprise. Ultimately, Middleburg Academy's present and future finds every student with a seat in the front row.
We want to produce students with high academic honors, but we also want to produce honorable students.
School Fast Facts:
Loudoun County, Virginia's only independent, coeducational, college preparatory high school. A learning community that emphasizes individual attention; mutual respect and kindness; and outstanding academic challenge and achievement.
Founded in 1965 as Notre Dame Academy, it has since evolved into a fully independent day school that became Middleburg Academy in 2010.
Typical class size: 12 - 16
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
Setting: rural; eight minutes from historic town of Middleburg
Nearest major city: 50 miles from Washington, D.C.
Campus size: 90 acres
100% college acceptance, including such selective colleges and universities as Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale, Georgetown, Juilliard, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Tufts, United States Naval Academy, Vanderbilt, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, William & Mary, and James Madison.
Over 70% hold advanced degrees, and approximately 60% are certified to teach college level courses, through the College Board as Advanced Placement (AP) course teachers and/or through the Virginia public university system to teach our on-campus Dual Enrollment (DE) classes.
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