St. Annes Belfield School

Total 2006-2007 enrollment includes 831 boys and girls in Pre-School-Grade 12: 90 in Pre-School and Kindergarten, 197 in Lower School (1-4), 231 in Middle School (5-8), 313 in Upper School (9-12).

Average Class Size
12 in Grades 9-12; 13 in Grades 5-8; 14 in Grades 1-4; 10 in Pre-School; 15 in Kindergarten. Student/teacher ratio: 8:1

Academic Program
Advanced Placement, Honors, and regular-level courses constitute Upper School offerings. Requirements for Graduation: English 4 years; Foreign Language 3 years of one language; History, Mathematics, and Science 3 years; Community Service, Fine and Performing Arts, and Religion required for graduation. English as a Second Language Program offered. Class of 2006 Median SAT: 620 verbal, 640 math.

Advisory (Grades 5-12)
Approximately 13 students per advisor who meets daily with advisees and oversees their progress; acts as parents’ first contact

College Counseling
Counselors work with students and their parents to make informed choices and to prepare and complete college applications. Graduates attend many of the finest public and private colleges and universities.

108 full and part-time faculty; approximately 75% hold advanced degrees. Average tenure at St. Anne’s-Belfield School is 7.4 years. The median faculty salary is at or above that of area public and private schools.

30 Varsity and Junior Varsity teams compete against public schools and in independent school leagues. About 80% of our Upper School students participate in interscholastic sports. Students in grades 7 and 8 may play on interscholastic teams, while intramural sports are offered to students in grades 5 and 6.

6 buildings house our 97 classrooms (including 3 computer labs and 8 science labs), 2 libraries, and 3 gymnasiums on 2 campuses which total 49 acres. Recent additions include a 32,000 sq. ft. Athletic and Convocation Center, a Student Activities Center, a baseball field, a softball field, and 6 tennis courts. In September 2000, the school opened with major renovations completed on our Upper School building, Randolph Hall, which included expansion of the library and construction of a 12,000 square foot annex. Extensive renovations were also completed on the dormitory, including central air conditioning, new dining facilities, and new furnishings for each dormitory room. The Alumni Cottage, formerly a residence for faculty, now houses the Alumni and Development offices. The Mary Welham Knopf Library has on-line public access catalogue, eclectic collection of printed historical material, virtual library on-line resource, 16 workstations to the World Wide Web and to subscribed on-line resources. Both campuses are connected by a Wide Area Network.

Financial Aid
Approximately 34% of our students receive financial aid, which is awarded on a need basis. Families apply for financial aid through the School and Student Service, Princeton, NJ.


Organization Name: St. Annes Belfield School
Address 1: 2132 Ivy Road
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: Charlottesville, Virginia  22903
Type: Private/Independent School
Number of Students: 832
Lowest Grade: pre-k
Highest Grade: 12


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