Rigorous college prep taught the way girls learn best

— Alexis Hall ’12

“My teachers could see things in me that I never believed existed inside of me.”
    • prep school classes

— Maeve M. ’22

“Here at Foxcroft, grades are important — don’t get me wrong — but more than that, the teachers here allow us to personalize our learning and support us to think outside the box, which allows a great deal of flexibility in the learning process.”
Foxcroft’s academic program challenges you to develop the analytical, critical thinking, and communications skills you need and your own creative, confident, and independent voice as well. Terrific teachers, who want you to succeed, design hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons and group projects with real-world value. And, in response to our rapidly changing world, the boarding school faculty continually examines course offerings and teaching methods to prepare you for college, career, and anything else the 21st century may bring!

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Foxcroft’s comprehensive program also offers 69-73 courses, including 17 Advanced Placement and post-AP offerings — in six disciplines as well as opportunities for independent study, additional courses online through One Schoolhouse, and a distinct humanities track for non-native English speakers. The multi-faceted STEM initiative, which informs all math and science curricula, gives you an advantage in crucial fields typically underrepresented by women.

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  • AP Courses

    Many girls get a leg-up on college by taking Advanced Placement courses, which have a college-level curriculum taught at the high school level. To take these exceptionally challenging courses, which the College Board oversees, you must get permission from the department, do well in the prerequisite courses, and complete significant summer assignments first. In May, students take the AP Exams that match the courses they took; top scores may help you earn college credit. 
  • Digital Literacy

    Required for freshmen, the Digital Literacy class focuses on three crucial aspects of life in the digital age:
    • your ability to find, evaluate, utilize, and share information;
    • new ways for you to create content using information, technology, and the Internet;
    • perhaps most importantly, digital safety so that you better understand the risks associated with putting information online and how to protect what you put there.
  • Educational Technology

    Foxcroft strives to make the most effective use of educational technology in all disciplines. The Director of Educational Technology works with faculty to integrate appropriate and innovative technologies in support of student learning.
  • One Schoolhouse

    Foxcroft is a charter affiliate member of the Online School for Girls, which expanded in 2016 to become One Schoolhouse. It presents courses that might not be offered at individual schools. With the approval of the Assistant Head of School for Academics and appropriate Department Chair, a student may take a course for credit during the school year or the summer. One Schoolhouse offers a variety of courses.
  • Wellness

    Wellness is a four-year, research-based program targeted to the aspects of wellness that most affect our students. Freshmen attend a class that meets regularly during the fall to study topics ranging from nutrition and the female body to the principles of mindfulness, stress, and public speaking, among other things. The program continues with a variety of age-appropriate seminars through the subsequent three years.
  • Wintermission

    Wintermission is a week-long term in February during which you take one or two intensive courses, generally on a topic very different from your usual classes. These courses encourage students and teachers to examine a subject in great depth and provide opportunities for off-campus travel and service. Students must successfully complete Wintermission each year they are at Foxcroft. 


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  • 70%

    of faculty hold
    advanced degrees
  • 5

    teachers have
    Ph.D.s or J.D.s
  • 93%

    of faculty and administrators
    live on campus
  • 100%

    offer extra help
    outside of class


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  • Wellness Program

    Foxcroft's motto is mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind in a healthy body), and we help our girls live that through a robust Wellness program. Tailored to their needs and interests, topics change for each grade level and build upon one another, instilling in girls a strong foundation for all-encompassing well-being.

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Experiential Learning

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  • Learning is Everywhere

    At Foxcroft, everything we do is curriculum — and that means learning occurs in many places and many ways. Foxcroft boasts a variety of unique programs focused on experiences outside the classroom and even beyond the front gate. Explore Experiential Learning at Foxcroft.

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STEM Initiative

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  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

    At Foxcroft, these critical fields for the 21st century are compelling, engaging, and fun. Our landmark STEM Initiative emphasizes inquiry-based labs, using technology with confidence and ease, and hands-on problem-solving — and extends well beyond the classroom. Investigate STEM, one of Foxcroft’s signature programs.

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Schoolhouse News


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  • Photo of Tanya Hyatt

    Tanya Hyatt 

    Assistant Head of School
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    Whittney Preston 

    Dean of Inclusive Excellence
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  • Photo of Patty Boswell

    Patty Boswell 

    Registrar and Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Head of School, Lead Dorm Parent
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  • Photo of Steven McCarty

    Steven McCarty 

    Dean of Academics, Department Chair, English
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Watch us Learn!

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    Open Mic and Poetry Slam – Paul K. Bergan Poetry Festival 2023

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    Wintermission 2023

  • Wintermission 2022

    Wintermission 2022

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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.