Making the Most of Your Summer

As we enter a new year, and having just kicked off the month of January, you might be thinking it is too early to begin thinking and planning your summer. However, now is the time that many colleges and organizations start publicizing and sharing opportunities for high school students – such as summer internships, weeklong intensive programs and immersion courses. These opportunities help students become more familiar with a subject, figure out their own strengths and interests, earn college credit, and even experience college firsthand by taking college courses and living on a college campus.

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Thoughts and Prayers for the Charlottesville Community

We are shocked and disheartened at the news from Charlottesville, a peaceful university town twenty miles from our campus.

Our prayers go out to the family and friends of those individuals hurt in this unusual event for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Gibson Chapel at BRS: Intro to Iconography

The Gibson Memorial Chapel at Blue Ridge School is one of the many extant structures built in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Students and families did much of the construction work. The Chapel contains numerous beautiful stained glass windows.

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A Boy’s Life at Blue Ridge School

A Boy’s Life at Blue Ridge shows a typical day at our all-boys, all-boarding school. Please share!

We strive to make our campus a home away from home. Students enjoy opportunities for leadership as well as a variety of on and off campus athletic, social and cultural activities. Our faculty live on campus with their children making the campus genuinely feel like a family.

Advisee Cookouts

When I first came to BRS decades ago, I wanted to have cookouts and barbecues with my advisees. I began with a small charcoal heated hibachi on a Wednesday afternoon. I went to the grocery and bought chicken and steaks.

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