Founded in 1909, Blue Ridge School is deeply rooted in the experience and traditions that have historically prepared its students to excel. Yet, our unparalleled academics, athletics and dorm life speak to the boys of today in ways that support them as they mature and grow in a modern world.
We are a fully accredited independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12, our program has a remarkable 6:1 student/faculty ratio and our average class size is 8 students per class. Our college acceptance rate is 100%. All of our students are boarding so that we can provide a safe, secure and comfortable environment designed for both living and learning.
Thanks to our constant attention to each boy’s unique requirements, our graduates are ready for their futures, having benefited from a specialized approach to learning that is truly just for boys. With such attention to the individual student, each boy has the opportunity to grow at his own rate. Our students succeed with the expert guidance of our teachers and administrators, the majority of whom live on the campus with their families. Typically, we have around 180 boys from 20 states and 15 foreign countries working together to learn from each others’ experiences.
With 800 acres at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, our boys experience more than just the four walls of a classroom. The great outdoors becomes our laboratory, too, creating an extraordinary setting for all we do.
Blue Ridge teachers are truly experts on boys. Every teacher receives training based on the most current research about how boys learn.
More than 60% of our faculty hold advanced degrees.
75% of our students come from 20 U.S. states and around 25% come from 15 different foreign countries.
The Blue Ridge community of adults and their families provide a welcoming environment in which boys can thrive.
As an all-boarding school, Blue Ridge offers more opportunities to make friends with boys who are more focused on academic achievement, more driven toward success, and more positive about school.
Blue Ridge boys are more comfortable taking intellectual risks in the classroom.
Blue Ridge boys are better able to direct their energy toward tasks critical to achieving success in school and in life.
Blue Ridge boys gain independent life skills that prepare them well for college and beyond.
100% of our graduates are accepted to colleges and universities
Blue Ridge won the VISAA State Football Championship in 2012, the VIC Lacrosse Championship 2013, and the VISAA State Basketball Championship in 2015.