FAQ’s

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

If you have any additional questions, please call us at 434-985-2811 or fill out an online information request form and a member of our Admissions staff will be in touch with you shortly. We look forward to assisting you in any way we can.

When was Blue Ridge School founded?

Blue Ridge School was founded in 1909 by the Reverend George P. Mayo. Please discover more about the history of Blue Ridge School by clicking here.

Who is the Headmaster/Principal of BRS?

The Headmaster is Mr. William “Trip” Darrin III. Mr. Darrin served as Blue Ridge School’s Assistant Headmaster for Marketing and Enrollment and then Associate Headmaster before he was named Acting Headmaster in November 2011. He was named Headmaster in November 2012.

What kind of school is BRS?

Blue Ridge School is an independent, private school. We are an all-boarding, all-boys school with grades 9-12. We serve young men who respond well to small classes, a structured environment and a strong sense of community.

Which colleges and universities do our graduates attend? 

Click here to view a list of schools attended by alumni since 2010.

Is BRS a religious school?

BRS is a diverse community and welcomes students of all faiths and beliefs. As a self-governed private school, Blue Ridge is affiliated with the Episcopal Church. We conduct three chapel services each week. Accommodations can be made for students of other faiths to attend religious services in the greater Charlottesville community.

How many students attend BRS?

At full enrollment, Blue Ridge School has 175 students.

What is the student-diversity of BRS?

BRS has a very diverse national and international student population. In 2014-2015, we have students enrolled from 22 states in the US and 20 countries worldwide.

What is the student-teacher ratio at BRS?

The student-teacher ratio is eight to one. The average class size is nine.

Do BRS students wear uniforms?

Blue Ridge students are required to adhere to a dress code. Students must wear coat and tie (sport coat, dress slacks/khakis, collared shirt, necktie or bow tie, belt, dress socks and dress shoes) from breakfast through the end of classes on school days, to chapel on Sunday evenings, and on certain School trips. 

What is the yearly tuition at BRS?

Please find the tuition and costs here.

Is there financial assistance?

Yes. Blue Ridge provides need-based financial assistance to a number of our students. Please complete a financial aid application in order to receive assistance. Click here for more information. We also offer a merit-based Baron Scholarship. For more information, click here

Are there scholarships for academics, athletics or arts?

While academics, athletics and skills within the arts are important to us and our students, we do not offer scholarships. Academic ability, athletic talent, character, leadership, musical skill, artistic ability, etc. are all qualities we value and are major considerations in our admissions decisions.

When do you apply for admission to BRS?

You may apply for admission to Blue Ridge School all year round. Our initial application deadline is in mid-February, but after that deadline BRS continues to accept applications on a rolling basis. We also consider applications for transfer students on a rolling basis.

When do you know if you are offered admission?

If you are applying on the regular application cycle (with the mid-February application deadline), you will receive the Admissions Committee’s decision on March 10th. If you are applying during rolling admission, you will receive the decision within two weeks from when your complete application is received. Acceptance letters are mailed to students to inform them of the Admissions Committee’s decision.

Does BRS have organizations for parents?

Parents are encouraged to become active in the Parent Association, which sponsors various activities and programs for the students of BRS.

How many alumni does BRS have?

BRS has an active network of over 2,000 alumni.

How many athletic teams and clubs does BRS offer?

Blue Ridge School offers 26 varsity, junior varsity and squire athletic teams. Clubs and organizations vary on a yearly basis depending on student interest.

In which athletic conferences does BRS compete?

Blue Ridge School competes against other private schools in the state of Virginia through a number of athletic conferences: Cavalier Athletic Conference (CAC), Old Dominion Football Conference (ODFC) and the Virginia Independent Conference (VIC).

[back to top]

"BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL HAS DEVELOPED THE PERFECT BALANCE OF NURTURE AND PUSH AND OUR SON MICHAEL IS STRONG EVIDENCE OF THAT SUCCESSFUL FORMULA. WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT WE FOUND BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL AND GRATEFUL THAT WE TRUSTED OUR SON'S INNATE INSTINCT THAT OF ALL THE SCHOOLS WE LOOKED AT, BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL WAS 'THE ONE.'"
– ROBERT GERRY, FATHER OF MICHAEL GERRY '15