Foxcroft School
Selected programs:
USA / Other
Other locations: Middleburg, Virginia (50 miles from Washington, D.C.),
Institution Description
The School
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. The school is located on 500 acres in Middleburg, Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.

The Student Body 
Foxcroft is, by design, a small, residential school. The 2013-14 student body is 72 percent boarding students with a total of 165 girls from 21 states, Washington D.C., and nine foreign countries. Fourteen percent are U.S. students of color, 20 percent are international students, and about 33 percent receive financial aid. Nearly one-quarter of the students are related to alumnae -- an impressive testament to the relationship between the School and its graduates. 

Academic Excellence 
Foxcroft curriculum offerings number 81 courses and 12 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as academic support through the Learning Center and the Math and Writing Labs. In in 2010, one-third of the Class of 2011 earned AP Scholar recognition from the College Board; one-fifth earned AP Scholar with Distinction Award status by achieving an average of at least 3.5 (out of five) on all the AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more tests. Nationwide, only 17 percent of students who take AP Exams earn such recognition. (AP Scholars must earn a grade of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.)
Fabulous Faculty
The student:faculty ratio is 6:1 and 82 percent of the teaching faculty have advanced degrees. About  88 percent of the teaching faculty live on campus. All are available outside of class for extra help, review, and additional work.

Above and Beyond
Foxcroft students graduate with an average of 4.2 years of math courses and 4.4 years of science courses -- far above the national average, especially for girls. The School has interactive whiteboards in all classrooms, a new engineering lab and a lively Animal Room in the science wing, and an observatory that houses a Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope, two 8-inch Celestron telescopes, and astrophotography and solar-observing accessories. 

After Foxcroft
The 36 members of the Class of 2013 were offered 139 acceptances by 100 colleges and universities in England, France, Scotland, and the United States, including Barnard, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Purdue, UCLA, Virginia Tech, Wofford, and the state universities of Delaware, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Virginia.