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    Miller School of Albemarle ::: Charlottesville, Virginia ::: Northeast U.S.

    Miller School of Albemarle

    • Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 12 miles (19km) west of historic Charlottesville, Virginia, 1 hour from Richmond, Virginia, 3 hours from Washington, DC
    • 180 students (grades 8-12); 30% international, average class size 9 students, student/faculty ratio 6:1
    • Coeducational boarding school with religious affiliation - Episcopal
    • Rigorous and supportive academic program including advanced placement courses
    • Leadership opportunities
    • ESL Program

    Founded

    1878

    Climate

    Four seasons, moderate snow in winter

    Student Body

    180 students (grades 8-12); 30% international

    Average Class Size

    9 students

    Faculty

    30 faculty; 70% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    6:1

    College Placement

    100% university placement including Bates College, Dartmouth College, Davidson College, University of Virgina, Washington & Lee University among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French, Macroeconomics, Spanish, Statistics, US Government & Politics, US History

    Special Programs

    Leadership Opportunities: Honor Committee, Resident Assistants, Discipline Review Board, Student Government, National Honor Society, Clubs and Student Organizations.

    Marking System

    Students are graded on a 10 point scale.  Throughout their time at MSA students are assigned a faculty advisor.  A full time college placement coordinator is also available to assist in the application process and standardized testing tutoring.

    Programs of Study

    Minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    History - 3 credits
      (U.S. History & Government)
    Mathematics - 3 credits
      (Geometry & Algebra II)
    Science - 3 credits
      (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
    Foreign Language - 3 credits
    Fine Arts - 2 credits
    Physical Education - 2 credits
    Electives - 3 credits 

    Physical Education credits are earned through mandatory athletics

    Foreign Languages: French, Latin, Spanish

    SAT/ACT Scores:  Average SAT Score = 1650; Average ACT score = 27 

    Accreditation

    Miller School of Albemarle is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.

    Athletics

    Sports: Badminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country, Endurance Team, Equestrian, golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling 

    Arts

    Studio Arts, Build & Design, Ceramics, Dance, Drama, Photography, Instrumental Performance, Metal Working, Vocal Performance, Woodworking

    Extracurricular Activities

    Activities and Clubs: Chess Club, Dance Club, Dance Fitness, Dicipline Review Board, Honor Committee, International Club, National Honor Society, Outdoor Wilderness, Resident Assistants, Robotics, Skiing & Snowboarding, Spirit Week, Student Government

    Facilities

    Academic building "Old Main", Art studios, Athletic fields, Dance studio, Dining hall, Equestrian trails, 11-acre lake, Library, Mountain bike shop, Mountain bike trails, 2 residence halls, Science wing, Student center, Swimming pool (outdoor), Theater, Woodworking shop

    ESL

    Yes