The PSAT: Why you shouldn’t take it lightly.

Most college bound students and their families are familiar with the SAT and understand the importance of being successful on the SAT test. You know the test that is required by most colleges and universities for admissions consideration? The one that students and families stress out about from the very beginning of a student’s high school experience? Don’t worry, this post isn’t about that test.  It’s about another equally important test that many students do not even think to prepare for.

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Condemnation of the Violence in Charlottesville

This weekend’s violence and words of hatred in Charlottesville have profoundly saddened and disturbed the Blue Ridge School community. I write today to condemn the acts of violence, hate and intolerance that we witnessed over the weekend.

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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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Built for Teamwork

VISAA Central Virginia Boys Basketball Coach of the Year, Cade Lemcke, and VISAA Div. II State Player of the Year, Aamir Simms ’17, talk about how the Blue Ridge School environment helps build teamwork, and helps students bond with each over. “It’s more than just about basketball, it’s about love, it’s about caring for each other….” – Aamir Simms ’17.

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Kyle Pursues Academia and Research at Stanford

This summer I’ve been at Stanford University where I am conducting two research studies that I will continue to work on at Blue Ridge in the fall. The first is on the health care reform in Chinese healthcare, the other in finding alternative treatments for ADHD; both of which are being submitted for publication.

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