Middleburg Academy is Loudoun County, Virginia’s only independent, co-educational, college preparatory secondary school. Founded in 1965 as Notre Dame Academy, the school has since evolved into a fully independent day school that became Middleburg Academy in 2010. Middleburg Academy sits on a 90 acre campus nestled in the rural plains approximately 40 miles from Washington, D.C.

Middleburg Academy is a learning community that emphasizes individual attention, mutual respect and kindness, and outstanding academic challenge and achievement. Enrollment for grades 9-12 totals at approximately 150 students. Average class size at Middleburg Academy is 12-16, with a Student-to-Faculty Ratio of 8:1.

The school is a proud member of The National Association of Independent Schools and is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Admission to Middleburg Academy is selective and based on previous grades, standardized test scores (SSAT), school and teacher recommendations, student application and essay, parent statement, and student and parent interviews.

To learn more about the Middleburg Academy Admission Process, explore the links below, or contact Mrs. Edwina Bell, Director of Admission.

Middleburg Academy Admission

Mrs. Edwina Bell, Director of Admission 540-687-5581 or ebell@middleburgacademy.org

Middleburg Academy maintains a 100% college acceptance rate. Students attend a wide range of colleges and universities both domestically and internationally. 


Classes 2010-2014

Albright College
Allegheny College
American University
Auburn University

Berklee College of Music

Boise State University

Boston University

Brandeis University

Bucknell University

Catholic University of America

Champlain University

Christopher Newport University

Coastal Carolina University

College of Charleston

College of William and Mary

Cornell University

Dartmouth University

DeSales University

Dickinson University

East Carolina University

Eastern Mennonite University

Elon University

Ferrum College

Florida Institute of Technology

Georgetown University

George Mason University

George Washington University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gettysburg College

Hampden-Sydney College

High Point University

Hollins University

Indiana University

Iowa State University

Ithaca College

Jacksonville University

James Madison University

Johnson & Wales University

King’s College (UK)

Longwood University

Lynchburg College

Maryland Institute College of Art

Marymount University

Miami University of Ohio

Michigan State University

Murray State University

New York University

Ohio State University

Old Dominion University

Oxford College at Emory University

Pennsylvania State University

Pfeiffer University

Pomona College

Purdue University

Radford University

Randolph-Macon College

Rensselaer Polytechnic University

Roanoke College

Seton Hall University

Shenandoah University

Shepherd University

Saint Vincent College

Stevenson University

Stony Brook University

Suffolk University

Syracuse University

Texas Christian University

Tulane University

United States Naval Academy

University of California at Berkeley

University of Mary Washington

University of Montana

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

University of Nebraska

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

University of Puget Sound

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of Tampa

University of Tennessee

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

University of Wisconsin at Madison

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Tech

Virginia Wesleyan University

Wake Forest University

West Virginia University

York College

At Middleburg Academy, our students are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that a student’s secondary school experience should be meaningful in every way. Middleburg Academy inspires students to excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics. We are a dynamic community of students, faculty and staff, parents, and alumni dedicated to lifelong learning, service to others, spiritual growth, and the success of each student. Our school strives to develop young men and women of moral integrity who will be responsible leaders and citizens in a diverse and ever-changing world.

Many of our students are from the immediate Middleburg-Purcellville-Leesburg areas of Loudoun County; others come from a surrounding 20-30 mile radius including Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick and Prince William counties, as well as the independent City of Winchester. Ten percent are international (primarily Asian); 26% are students of color.


Middleburg Academy
35321 Notre Dame Lane
Middleburg, Virginia 20117

Email: info@middleburgacademy.org

Middleburg Academy’s challenging liberal arts curriculum prepares students for college success and lifelong learning through the mastery of independent study habits and critical thinking skills.

The school year is divided into two semesters. The school day comprises blocks of 45 and 90 minutes.  All courses meet at least four times each week.

Advanced Placement Courses

AP courses are taught according to college-level curricula and standards, by instructors approved by the College Board.

AP Courses Offered:
AP/College Calculus AB
AP/College Calculus BC
AP/College Chemistry
AP/College English Literature and Composition
AP/College Environmental Science
AP/College Latin
AP/College Physics C: Mechanics
AP Spanish Language
AP Studio Art
AP United States Government and Politics
AP United States History
AP European History
All students in an AP course are required to take the AP exam.

Grading Scale

Middleburg Academy utilizes a Numeric Grade Scale of 0-100 for all courses. For general comparison to other schools’ grading scales:

90-100 represent outstanding work (A); 80-89, commendable work (B); 70-79, average work (C).