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Prep Schools in Virginia and North Carolina

Jtsmith1Jtsmith1 6 replies42 threads Junior Member
edited July 2010 in Prep School Admissions
Hello! While on my search for the "perfect" boarding school my parents informed me that I they want me to go to a school close to home and I could only apply to schools in Virginia and North Carolina. So I was wondering if anyone could give me any information or opinions on the following schools.

Chatham Hall ( Chatham Virginia )
Foxcroft School ( Middleburg Virginia )
The Madeira School ( McLean Virginia )
Saint Mary's School ( Raleigh North Caroolina )
Salem Academy ( Winston-Salem, NC )

I want to go to a school that has challenging academics, a great campus, many traditions, teachers who care and "Know" their field of study, and of course nice dorms =]
edited July 2010
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  • hj0519hj0519 628 replies3 threads Member
    Someone on here was accepted to Chatham Hall and I think is attending there...if you do a search you an probably find some of her posts or private message her. I think it was leapindoughnuts maybe?
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  • Burb ParentBurb Parent 2010 replies90 threads Senior Member
    I've heard very good things about the Asheville School. You could look into it if you haven't already.

    I cannot help you with the schools you mentioned, but you could use the Search function to find old posts.
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  • Jtsmith1Jtsmith1 6 replies42 threads Junior Member
    Thank you hjo519, yes Leapindougnuts has already sent me a PM. I just wanted to know more about it, what people thought about it as a school.
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  • Princess'DadPrincess'Dad 1077 replies46 threads Senior Member
    ashville is probably = to all of NE
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  • teensyalmondteensyalmond 115 replies11 threads Junior Member
    woot woot salem academy!! i go there if you have questions...
    nice school, a little overrated, but i like it for the most part... it's really tiny if that's what you're into...
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  • beatlesforeverbeatlesforever 183 replies13 threads Junior Member
    I haven't really looked into any boarding schools in North Carolina, but although it's in Northern Virginia, Episcopal High School is I think really good and worth looking into. It has great access to Washington DC.
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  • bamagirl95bamagirl95 477 replies46 threads Member
    They're all great schools! Like the person above me said, Episcopal is also an option. Out of all the schools, Episcopal really meets your description. It has strong academics and is 100% boarding, so the campus is close.
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  • toombs61toombs61 775 replies0 threads Member
    EHS accepted my son last year. Although he didn't accept that offer, we found many things about Episcopal exciting: strong language department; 100% boarding; co-education; church affiliation (the parents especially like this factor, my son less); solid college placement program; stout athletics; proximity to D.C., etc. I highly recommend EHS.
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  • maddog15maddog15 567 replies20 threads Member
    Chatham,Maderia,foxcroft, Ashville and Episcopal are excellent schools.
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