Why Blue Ridge School
PREPARING BOYS FOR LIFELONG SUCCESS
We’ve made Blue Ridge School one of the only all-boys, all-boarding schools in the nation for a specific reason—it’s how boys learn best. An all-boys environment allows us to tailor our curriculum to the relational and project-based approaches that distinctly resonate with young men. With small class sizes, we’re also able to provide the individualized attention that strengthens learning. And being an all-boarding school means your boy is immersed in a structured, supportive, character-based culture that breeds confidence and independence. At Blue Ridge School, boys find an inclusive home-away-from-home where family, faculty, and fellow students unite to support the development of knowledge, skills, and habits that will serve them well throughout their lives.
When boys put their heads and hearts into a topic, learning is more impactful. So Blue Ridge School emphasizes project-based learning that engages both linear and abstract thought. We bolster that with supportive teachers who share their infectious love of learning, diverse topics to stimulate creative and academic exploration, and a character-based environment that gives boys room for their passions and ambitions to grow.
Blue Ridge School gives boys the freedom to explore new talents and skills. From a curriculum featuring unique electives to myriad outdoor activities, excursions, volunteer opportunities, and character-building activities, boys safely move beyond their comfort zones and take personal and academic risks they wouldn’t otherwise. As they mature in the Blue Ridge environment, they’ll gain increasing independence and responsibility. By the time they graduate, their confidence will be at an all-time high leading into the college years ahead.
In our all-boys, all-boarding environment, exemplary mentors and roles models are with boys 24/7, helping to shape their success skills. Our faculty takes an individualized and supportive approach with each student in the classroom. They are on duty during study periods, helping students engage with their subject matter. They also act as coaches, dorm parents, and advisors. Their #1 goal at all times is transforming boys into successful young men.
Blue Ridge School boasts an international array of students and alumni who are bonded through the unique experience of an all-boys, all-boarding school. In fact, about 20% of students are from other countries, giving boys daily insight into other cultures and mindsets. No matter their socio-economic status, country of origin, or ethnicity, Blue Ridge boys form a common bond here that lasts throughout their lives, expanding their networks and perspectives as they enter adulthood.
Blue Ridge School Commencement
Commencement is an exciting and emotional event for the brothers of Blue Ridge School. Experience their joy and sense of accomplishment.