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Middleburg Blog: Foxcroft School introduces new academic program

Foxcroft School is a girl’s boarding and day school for grades 9-12 and postgraduates. The school, located in Middleburg, is on a 500-acre campus and is internationally known for its excellent and innovative programs. During this school year, 2017-18, the 157 students enrolled include those from 18 states plus Washington, D.C. and from 13 countries in addition to the U.S. The enrollment includes 74% boarding and 26% day students, with 24 % international students.

Academic Dean Courtney Ulmer recently announced another innovative program, an Academic Concentrations Curriculum offering specialized study set to launch in the 2018-19 school year. The specialized studies will include Animal Science, Global Studies, Fine Arts, and STEM.

Typically, students will apply at the end of their freshman year to participate in their choice of concentration for the next three years, but the sophomores and juniors next year will have an opportunity to participate.

Dean Ulmer says, “The Academic Concentrations program will allow our students to delve into subjects which they are passionate about and to explore them in a multifaceted way, ranging from internships and service learning experiences to a culminating capstone experience. Specific requirements vary depending on the concentration, but each one includes course requirements, service learning projects or participation, on-campus and/or off-campus internships, and a final independent study project.”

The school has announced a final admission open house is scheduled for January 12, 2018, and is aimed specifically at students applying for the 2018-19 school year. To register for the open house, visit http://www.foxcroft.org and select “Admission” or call 540-687-4340. The open house will run from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will offer campus tours, student and faculty panels, an opportunity to attend classes, and an all-school gathering run by students.

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