Why Foxcroft?

A school girls love to come to and never want to leave

—Lexie ’16

“Every Foxcroft girl is a part of a community that sees the greatness within each student, even if that student has yet to discover it for herself.”
Congratulations for embarking on the grand journey of finding the right high school for you — and for choosing to explore Foxcroft School. We are excited to share some of the people, places, and programs that make Foxcroft the top school for girls in Virginia.
After you have a “virtual” look at Foxcroft, please pay us a real visit to our uncommonly beautiful 500-acre campus in Virginia. Walking around campus, attending classes and Morning Meeting, seeing the stables and athletic center, and meeting students and teachers is the absolute best way to see for yourself what’s so special about Foxcroft.

Why Choose Foxcroft?

List of 8 items.

  • You can be yourself.

    There is no typical Foxcroft girl. Each girl is known and valued as an individual with her own unique gifts, passions, hopes, and dreams. You can take risks and dare to be different without fear because you will be encouraged, supported, and celebrated.
  • You'll make friends with all kinds of people from all over the world.

    Students come from across the country and around the world. They represent a wide range of ethnic, racial, and socio-economic groups. They all come together to form a special, close-knit, accepting community at Foxcroft that honors differences even as it embodies inclusivity, broadening horizons, and preparing girls for the ever-shrinking global community we all live in.
  • The teachers are awesome.

    Our faculty are passionate about teaching girls and are engaged in the community beyond the classroom. They serve as coaches and dorm parents, share meals in the Dining Hall, and meet with advisees weekly. They are available for extra help at daily tutorials and the majority live on campus.
  • You won't get lost in the crowd.

    Our mission and philosophy, along with our size, cultivate a more individual approach, in the classroom and out. Small by design, Foxcroft has a 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio, an average class size of nine, and a caring faculty who mostly live on campus and truly know their students. This enables us to make sure that each student is met where she is in her educational, social, and emotional journey, and that she is given the support and/or the challenges that she needs.
  • Girls’ schools rock!

    At girls’ schools, girls get every opportunity — they are the leaders, the speakers, the stars.

    Educational research strongly suggests that girls develop the self-esteem, confidence, and sense of purpose essential to success through relationships and affiliations and through opportunities for collaborative, connected learning — all of which are best achieved in a girls' school.

    Unafraid of taking risks because of the support they feel, girls rise to the challenge.
  • You'll gain independence and learn self-reliance "away from home."

    Boarding school teaches you many life lessons from managing time and doing your own laundry to getting along with girls who are very different from you. 

    Our system of multiple “dorm parents” creates an extended family which provides intellectual and personal support even as it challenges you to take responsibility for yourself, to balance that with duty towards others, and to assume leadership in the dormitory and the School.

    Plus, research shows, boarding school students use their time more productively, are better prepared for college, and advance more quickly in their careers than independent day and public school graduates.
  • You will find 500 gorgeous acres to explore.

    At Foxcroft, teachers take classes outdoors for scientific exploration, creative inspiration, or a change of scenery that enhances focus and motivation. Students get outside every day — to play sports, ride horses, enjoy the views, or simply walk from dorm to dining hall.

    Our miles of riding and running trails, along with the pool, tennis courts, playing fields, and natural features such as Goose Creek, are hard to resist. Anywhere you go, there is something special. As one former student put it, "It is hard to not fall in love with the scores of blooming cherry blossoms in the springtime.”
  • Kindness and community aren't just words.

    Intentionally small, Foxcroft is an especially warm and personal educational community full of kind, caring people. Girls come here because they like what they see, hear, and feel during their visits — that our core value is that each student is known and valued, that meanness of spirit is not tolerated, that the School’s traditions are awesome, and that students love their teachers and their friends. Alumnae cherish the lifelong friendships.

    Many schools tout their sense of community; Foxcroft exudes it.
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— Saylor ’18

“The best thing about Foxcroft is the ability to be yourself, to feel free to express who you are. Here, being different is a good thing.” 

— Maddy ’17

“The thing I love most about Foxcroft is being able to meet people from around the world and being able to have that special bond with someone.” 

— Teddy ’19

“I love the relationships I have established with all of my teachers, in and out of the classroom.”

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Join Us at an Upcoming Event

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  • Apr

    Admission Spring Open House

    Families looking for an outstanding secondary school experience are invited to visit Foxcroft on Friday, April 26, for an Admissions Open House.

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An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.