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Blue Ridge School:
Blue Ridge School (BRS) is an all boys, college preparatory, private boarding school for grades 9 through to 12. We are located 1 mile north-west of Dyke in Greene County in Central Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our school is situated 20 miles north of downtown Charlottesville, and approximately a 2.5 hour drive from both Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. At Blue Ridge School, we serve young men who respond well to small classes, a structured environment and a strong sense of community.

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About Us:

Our faculty challenges each boy to reach beyond his current level of performance and expectation to discover his potential. We develop character by nurturing qualities such as integrity, courage, perseverance and empathy. The average class size is eight and the average student load per teacher is 40. This allows teachers to give personalized attention and individualize teaching materials for their classes.

Blue Ridge School understands that boys learn differently from girls, and the School uses a Learning Model designed specifically for boys. Social activities, the arts, clubs, community service and athletics are valuable vehicles for the development of young men. Blue Ridge School offers a number of different co-curricular programs that build self-esteem and develop leadership and teamwork skills.

Accreditation:

Our school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. We are also members of the National Association of Independent Schools, Small Boarding School Association, The Association of Boarding Schools and National Business Officers Association.

Our Values:
Blue Ridge School has been built upon the values of integrity, civility and a strong sense of work ethic. Our code of conduct is unique in the way that it is written for both our students and the adult members of our community. Additionally our code incorporates the concept of Brothers' Keeper - promoting a peer culture of responsibility and obligation to each other.

Our Mission:
We specifically focus on helping boys reach their potential through personalized, structured, innovative learning practices in a college preparatory, all-boarding community.

Boarding School Programs for Grades 9-12:

- College preparatory curriculum.

- Subjects include:  English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies, SAT / ACT Prep, ESL and Outdoor Curriculum.

- We strive to make our boarding campus a "home away from home."

- Additionally: Social activities, the arts, clubs, community service and athletics programs.

Residence Life:
Blue Ridge School seeks to create a home away from home for our boys. Residential life is the centerpiece around which every other aspect of the Blue Ridge experience revolves. Caring committed teachers serve as Hall Parents on the dorms, and offer students guidance and friendship.

Hall parents are assisted in creating a family environment by junior and senior Proctors and Prefects. Proctor and Prefects are voted by faculty and peers. These boys serve as “older brothers” to the students on their hall.

Parent Testimonial:

“I wanted to take a minute to thank you and your staff. It has been one year since we decided to make a change in schools and I cannot begin to tell you the incredible difference that I see in that young man that is my son. The comparison of night and day doesn't do it justice!

As I spoke to the boys yesterday at Career Day, I was amazed at how much the boys have matured in just one year at Blue Ridge. I had three sessions of seven boys each, and l knew two or more in each session…boys I had seen going back to early as last fall. The words that come to mind are development and character. Clearly these boys have a "moral compass" and it shows. They are really going to shine when they interview with future employers! I just wanted to thank you and your staff for what Josh has become in one year.”
- E. Beebe, parent of J.Beebe '08.

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Address: 273 Mayo Drive, St. George, 22935, Charlottesville, Virginia , USA
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Randolph-Macon Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Front Royal, VA, Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) is a college-prep boarding school with an Air Force JROTC program. R-MA is one of the premier military schools in the nation, and the only Virginia military school offering Air Force JROTC. Our focus is on college-prep. 100% of our students are accepted to college.

Students in Grades 6-12 discover their potential and develop better academic and organizational skills. Students receive personal attention in the classroom and in the dorm. They learn positive Christian morals and develop self-discipline through a structured program, administered by teachers and dorm counselors who care deeply about "their" kids.

As a small boarding school of 410 students, opportunities abound. Graduating classes average $4 million in college scholarships. The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program is grounded in the Air Force core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do.
- R-MA offers a complete college-prep curriculum (Grades 6-12, co-ed), including Advanced Placement and college-level courses.

- Students in grades 9-12 participate in Air Force JROTC. Flight lessons available for students 16 years and older.

- Sports offered at all grade levels. English as a Second Language classes available.

- Summer: ESL, flight, and courses for high school credit are available during a four-week summer program.
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Virginia and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
St. Anne's - Belfield School
Courses / Programs
St. Anne’s-Belfield School, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is an accredited, independent, day and boarding school offering Grades Pre-School - 12 (day), and Grades 9-12 (boarding).

Five-day and seven-day boarding options are available in Grades 9-12. A weekly chapel service, a competitive sports program, and a fine and performing arts program compliment the academic experience.

We at St. Anne's-Belfield School believe that the transmission of knowledge, the encouragement of curiosity, the development of rational thought, and the cultivation of responsible, honorable behavior are the great ends of education.

St. Anne’s-Belfield School is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).
Co-Educational Day & Boarding Programs for Grades Pre-K through12:
- Day Programs (Pre-school - Grade 12)
- Boarding Program (Grades 9-12)

Subject areas include:
- English
- History
- Mathematics
- Foreign Language
- Science
- Religion
- Fine Arts
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses...
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
• With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

• Designed for 10-12th Grade students from Virginia, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

• Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students (ages 14-18) in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.

• During the academic year 2017-18, we are in Botswana, India, Japan & Spain, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, China, Germany, Argentina, the U.S. and more.

• TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature UN, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

• THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Expert Testimonial:
"The collective energy that the students at TGS possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
International Traveling High School Program for Students in Grades 10-12:

• Pre-IB Program (Grade 10)

• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

• Taught in small classes by experienced & dedicated teachers

• All subjects are inspired by the location & designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.

• Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

• Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue
The Madeira School, McLean
Courses / Programs
The Madeira School is a girls' boarding school and day school, Grades 9–12, located 12 miles outside Washington, D.C. in McLean, Fairfax County, northern Virginia.

Designed for girls who are bright, curious, and independent, Madeira is committed to providing an exemplary college prepatory school education with with prep courses for PSAT, SAT and SAT II, summer and community programs as well as a global emphasis and a unique co-curriculum program offering off-campus internship opportunities for every student.

The six dormitories at Madeira accommodate girls from all over the world. Over half of our girls are boarders, and boarding life forms a vital and vibrant portion of life at Madeira.

Most boarders have roommates, and many continue to live with that roommate each year. Faculty and girls bring with them diverse ethnic, racial, religious, socio-economic, and cultural perspectives and share them in both academic and social settings.

Imagine the fun you will have getting to know girls from Bhutan, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Nigeria, and across the United States? Your character, interests, and culture are considered valuable assets that improve and enhance the overall community.
Boarding and Day Programs for Girls in Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, science, math, fine arts, history and physical education

- College Preparation Courses PSAT, SAT and SAT II with Counseling

- Co-Curriculum Experimental Learning Program offering internships in business, politics, and social services

- Global Program with Cultural Trips
- Study Skills Center
- Technology Program
- Summer and Community Programs
Fishburne Military School, Waynesboro
Courses / Programs
Located in Waynesboro, an independent city located within the confines of Augusta County, Virginia, Fishburne Military School is a military boarding school for boys in Grades 7-12. For 130 years, Fishburne Military School has aided young men to reach their full potential as scholars, athletes and individuals.

Here, students develop lifelong skills in leadership and self-discipline. By virtue of our distinguished Leadership Training Program (FLTP) as part of recognized JROTC Cadet Program, FMS nominates qualified seniors to U.S. Military Service Academies.

In addition Fishburne offers students a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with college prepartion courses such as SAT and ACT as well as AP courses.

Within the barracks with modern dorm facilities, cadets learn and grow under the 24-hour supervision of the staff. Fishburne offers a structured and caring environment for young men.

Our instructors are committed to every cadet's success. FMS graduates' enjoy a 100 percent college acceptance standard, attending many of the best universities in the U.S. We are accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Military Boarding and Day Programs for Boys in Grades 7-12

- Fishburne Leadership Training Program (FLTP) as part of recognized JROTC Cadet Program with nomination to U.S. Military Service Academies

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, U.S. history and government, world history or geography, fine or practical arts, athletics

- Advanced Placement Courses

- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT