FAMILY- Schools Listings


# of students: 12,486

Superintendent: Pam Moran

Board meets: 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 6:30pm in Room 241 of County Office Building

Phone: 296-5826

Albemarle school board

School Board members, one from each of the six magisterial district plus one at-large, are elected to serve four-year terms.

Clerk: Jennifer Johnston

Phone: 972-4055

Sue B. Friedman, Chair

(Rivanna) 971-8338

Pamela R. Moynihan, Vice Chair (Rio) 973-4555

Barbara Massie Mouly

(White Hall) 823-2143

Stephen H. Koleszar

(Scottsville) 293-7262

Diantha McKeel

(Jack Jouett) 296-4931

Jon Stokes

(Samuel Miller) 295-3095

Brian Wheeler

(at-large) 978-1825

Albemarle elementaries (K-5)


3201 Berkmar Drive


Principal: Michele Del Gallo


2740 Proffit Road


Principal: Keith Hammon

Broadus Wood

185 Buck Mountain Road in Earlysville


Principal: Barbara Edwards


5870 Rockfish Gap Turnpike in Crozet


Principal: Jo Vining

Paul H. Cale

1757 Avon Street Extended


Principal: Matthew Landahl


1407 Crozet Avenue


Principal: Karen Marcus

Mary C. Greer

190 Lambs Lane (by AHS)


Principal:Kim Cousins


2775 Powell Creek Drive


Principal: Carole Hastings

Meriwether Lewis

1610 Owensville Road in Ivy


Principal: Sylvia Henderson

Virginia L. Murray

3251 Morgantown Road in Ivy


Principal: Andy Grider

Red Hill

3901 Red Hill School Road in North Garden


Principal: Art Stow


7868 Scottsville Road


Principal: Lisa Jones


958 North Milton Road


Principal: Ashby Kindler

Stony Point

3893 Stony Point Road in Keswick


Principal: David Cushman


100 Woodbrook Drive


Principal: William Sterrett

B.F. Yancey

7625 Porters Road in Esmont


Principal: Alison Dwier-Selden

Albemarle middle schools (6-8)

Jackson P. Burley

901 Rose Hill Drive


Principal: Marcha Howard

J.T. Henley

5880 Rockfish Gap Trnpike in Crozet


Principal: Anne Coughlin

Jack Jouett

210 Lambs Lane (by AHS)


Principal: Kathryn Baylor

Mortimer Y. Sutherland

2801 Powell Creek Drive


Principal: David Rogers

Leslie H. Walton

4217 Red Hill Road


Principal: Eric Johnson

Albemarle High Schools (9-12)

Monticello High School

"The Mustangs"

1400 Independence Way (off Avon St.)

Principal: Billy Haun


Albemarle High School

"The Patriots"

2775 Hydraulic Road

Principal: Matthew Haas


Western Albemarle High School

"The Warriors"

5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike (in Crozet)

Principal: Chris Dyer


Murray High School

"A School of Choice"

1200 Forest Street downtown


Principal: Vicki Miller


Ivy Creek School

227 Lambs Lane

Principal: Nicholas Smith


Other nearby county systems:

Greene: 985-5254

Fluvanna: 589-8208

Louisa: 540-894-5115


Orange: 540-661-4550

Nelson: 263-7100


# of students: 4,331

Superintendent: Rosa Atkins

Board meets: 1st & 3rd Thursday (only public meeting) at 7:30pm in the CHS library

Phone: 245-2400

Closing/cancellation line: 245-2401

Charlottesville school board

For years, Charlottesville City Council chose the seven-person board, but just this year they were elected for the first time.

Clerk: Linda Bowen

Phone: 245-2400

Alvin Edwards, Chair


Peggy VanYahres, Vice Chair


Julie L. Gronlund


Louis Bograd


Ned Michie


Leah Puryear


Juandiego Wade


Charlottesville elementaries (K-4)


406 14th Street NW


Principal: Lacy Peale


1645 Cherry Avenue


Principal: Dorren Brown


508 Harris Road


Principal: Elizabeth McCay


2228 Greenbrier Drive


Principal: Faye Giglio

George Rogers Clark

1000 Belmont Avenue


Principal: James Pierce


1300 Long Street


Principal: Daphne Keiser

Charlottesville middle schools

Walker Upper Elementary School (5-6)

1564 Dairy Road


Principal: James Henderson

Buford Middle School (7-8)

617 Ninth St. SW


Principal: Tim Flynn

Charlottesville high schools

Charlottesville High School (9-12)

"The Black Knights"

1400 Melbourne Road


Principal: Kenneth Leatherwood

CATEC (Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center) - a joint project of City and County, this Rio Road complex teaches auto repair, culinary arts, video production, early childhood education, carpentry, electricity, masonry and courses needed for health careers. 973-4461 Director: Darah Bonham.


Afton Christian School

Emphasizes character training in a Christian setting and uses the ABEKA phonics curriculum for reading. Near the Albemarle/Nelson line.

Grades K-12. 540-456-6853

Blue Ridge School

Boarding school for boys who need closer attention near the Shenandoah National Park south of Stanardsville.

Grades 9-12. 985-2811

Charlottesville Catholic School

Eye-catching school on Rio Road "providing a rich and challenging curriculum in a community rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and traditions of the Catholic Church." Charlottesville's only U.S. Department of Eduction Blue Ribbon School. Pre-K-8 with 9-12 planned. 964-0400

Charlottesville Community Jewish Day School

Integrated curriculum of general studies and Jewish/Hebrew studies in a "nurturing environment of mutual respect." K-2 with plans to add one grade each year up to 5th grade. 566-3884

Charlottesville Day School

This school opened in the fall and seeks to "educate the whole child." PreK-2 with 3-5 planned. 200 Four Seasons Drive in ACAC Adventure Central, 817-2371

The Covenant School

"Academic Excellence Under the Sovereignty of God" in two campuses, one facing the 250 Bypass and the other on Hickory Street. K-12. 220-7309 for the Lower School, 220-7329 for the Upper School. 

Charlottesville Waldorf School

One of over 100 schools nationwide that "encourage students to live with self-assurance," but the only one aiming to be the "greenest school in America" thanks to ambitious building plan incorporating eco-friendly design. PreK-8. 1408 Crozet Ave. 823-6800

Einstein School

Private tutorial program for kids with learning disabilities. 1-12. 974-1991

Fork Union Military Academy

The country's leading college-preparatory, military boarding school for boys in grades 6-12 plus a post-grad program. Unique one-subject plan for high school students. 4744 James Madision Highway, Fork Union, 842-3212

Field School of Charlottesville

Boys' day middle school dedicated to developing "well-rounded boys of character and accomplishment" with an emphasis on rigorous academics and physical activity. Grades 5-6 open in Fall 2007, grades 7-8 in Fall 2009. P.O. Box 4234, Charlottesville, 22905, 923-3435

Free Union Country School

"A curriculum centered on excellence; an environment centered on the child." PK- 5. 4220 Free Union Road. 978-1700

Little Keswick School

Tiny school for boys 10-17 with learning, behavioral, or emotional difficulties. 295-0457

Living Education Center for Ecology and the Arts

A small school for creative kids downtown that aims to empower them to be "catalysts for creating a positive future that enhances the quality of our community and of the natural world." Students can design their own path and even teach their peers. 7-12. 971-1647

Miller School

One of America's first coed boarding schools, its "Mind Hands and Heart" curriculum is available to both boarding and day students. Picturesque 1,600-acre scenic campus with lake and plenty of Victorian architecture. 8-PG. 823-4805

Montessori Community School (AMS)

Montessori environment for toddlers, preschool, elementary and middle school. Accredited by the American Montessori Society. 305 Rolkin Road off Rt. 250 on Pantops Mountain. PK-8. 979-8886

North Branch School

This Afton-area school stresses a love of learning, rather than focusing on grades and competition. Preschool-8. 540-456-8450

Oakland School

Coed boarding and day for children who have dyslexia, learning disabilities, or organizational and study skills difficulties. In Boyd Tavern near Keswick. Age 8-grade 12. 293-9059

Peabody School

For intellectually advanced children, on Avon Street near Mill Creek. "Education is not filling the pail... it's lighting the fire." K-8. 296-6901

Renaissance School

Located on the Downtown Mall, this school has a rigorous college preparatory curriculum dedicated to developing Renaissance thinkers, with an honor code and music. No sports. Grades 9-12. 984-1952

St. Anne's Belfield School

This perennial private school lacrosse power has two campuses, both in the Ivy Road area. Honor codes and respect for Christian traditions including chapel are hallmarks. Grades K-12. 296-5106

Tandem Friends School

"Freedom with responsibilty" marks this college prep program in a spiritual community based on Quaker values and "no-cut" athletic policy. Grades 5-12. 296-1303

Village School for Girls

Girls school downtown with lots of visiting experts as teachers. 5-8. 984-4404

Woodberry Forest School

Boys boarding school near Orange that draws students from across the country for its high-powered academics and athletics. Honor code. 9-12 540-672-3900


University of Virginia - One of the world's top universities. Founded in 1825 by Thomas Jefferson. 924-0311

UVA's School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies offers sundry courses for self-improvement and career advancement. or 982-5313

Piedmont Virginia Community College - PVCC isn't quite as famous as UVA, but it's supposed to be one of the best-kept educational secrets around. 977-3900

Mary Baldwin College - This Staunton-based institution offers an adult degree program with 25 majors right here at PVCC. 961-5422

Old Dominion University - The Tidewater-based institution's "Teletechnet" program offers part-time classes at PVCC toward an ODU degree. 757-683-3000

Averett University - This Danville-based institution offers state-wide graduate business degrees for working adults at night. 800-Averett.

National College of Business & Technology - computer classes and such. 295-0136

Virginia School of Massage - Charlottesvillians love their massages– and you could be giving them! 293-4031

Jefferson Institute of Lifelong Learning - A UVA branch with non-credit classes offering "subjects that interest active, involved seniors." 982-5272