Miller School of Albemarle

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  • 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

What's special?

Applied Engineering program | Land Management program | Design/Build program | Endurance Athletics: one of the nation's best road cycling and mountain biking programs

100% including: Bates College, Dartmouth College, Davidson College, University of Virginia, Washington & Lee University

Fast facts

1878
Four seasons, moderate snow in winter
Coed 172 (8-12) students
32% international students
9, Student/faculty ratio: 6:1
30 , 70% with advanced degrees
100%
Yes
Yes
8-12
Washington, D.C. (IAD) or Richmond, VA (RIC)
Christian/Episcopal
No

Academics

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Advanced placement courses:

Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Macroeconomics, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History

Honors courses:

AP 13

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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.

Graduation Requirements:

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
Science class

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Special Programs

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

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: 22

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1098

Accreditation

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

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Studio Arts, Ceramics, Dance, Design, Drama, Instrumental Music, Photography, Visual Arts, Vocal
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Athletics

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Equestiran
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Campus features

MSA's 1,600 acre campus has six academic buildings (including dormitories) and a number of faculty residences. The campus is wooded with open rolling hills and more than 15 miles (24 km of single-track hiking and biking trails, a lake for swimming and fishing as well as outdoor athletic space; complete with newly renovated gym and baseball field.

Extracurricular activities

  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Fitness
  • Discipline Review Board
  • Honor Committee
  • International Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Outdoor Wilderness
  • Resident Assistants
  • Robotics
  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Spirit Week
  • Student Government
French, Latin, Spanish

Admissions Requirements

3.0

80 iBT or SSAT

Required or TOEFL

SKYPE

Feb. 15 Rolling

ETS 3013

Estimated Costs

$54,000

$4,000 ESL Tuition Refund Plan is included in tuition

$1,073 Health Insurance

$2,000 Student Account

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