Summer Classes

Blue Ridge School's Summer Academic Program offers students the opportunity to complete a full-credit course in either Algebra 2, 9th or 10th grade literature through a blend of face-to-face and online instruction with teachers who are experts in how boys learn best. 

COURSE Schedule:

On-campus portion: June 26-July 1
Online portion: July 5 - August 18
Return to campus for final review and an exam: August 22-26

Matthew A. Munsey, Director of Enrollment Management


Blended instruction allows students and their families greater flexibility with their summer plans through a schedule that combines one week of courses on campus, seven weeks online, and one additional week on campus for review and a final exam.  

The initial on-campus component allows a student to build a solid and trusting relationship with his teacher, which is an essential component for teaching boys. It also enables our teachers to shape an individualized online plan for each student, taking his learning styles and preferences into account. Boys have the option of boarding or may attend as day students.

The seven-week online portion of the course gives families greater flexibility with their summer plans. Instructors will keep abreast of a student’s progress through Google Classroom and scheduled Skype meetings.

Students return to the Blue Ridge campus for the last week of the program to review with their teachers and take the final exam. 

In addition to our experienced teachers, learning specialists will be available during both on-campus portions of the program.

The Blue Ridge School campus is on 750 acres and includes a lake, eight miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, track, climbing tower and more. 

$1,900 Boarding, $1,000 Day

June 26 - July 1
8 AM-4 PM: Classes
4 PM - 6 PM: Afternoon Activities
6 PM : Day Students Depart
6-7 PM: Dinner
7-8 PM: Time to relax
8-10 PM: Study Hours (tutoring available)
10:30 PM: Lights-out

Mr. Dan Dunsmore holds a B.A. in English and Science, Speech/Theater Education from the University of Tennessee and an M.A. in Secondary English Education from Georgia State University. 

Mr. Jim Douglas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Virginia Tech.

In a time when the line between boys and girls seems blurred, I think Blue Ridge stands out. The world still expects boys to become gentlemen and that is something only boys can become. Gentlemen are produced through experience and atmosphere, which is where Blue Ridge excels. - Archie Morgan (father of Jacob '15, Connor '16 and Selby '19)