An Independent School serving grades 8-12

No locks on our lockers, no bells interrupting classes, we have a college-like feel to the day. There is an educational maturity in our day. The small class ratio means we learn to work together in an incredibly diverse community. There are no social cliques. It is a real world experience as we work together pursuing both our collective and personal achievements. It is an education that demands participation - it was such a critical time in my life. The faculty cultivated my independence and I learned to advocate for myself. This is why my college experience is even more fulfilling than many of my peers. I know what is expected of me, and how to achieve the goals I set. And best, how to go beyond.

Alumnus Class of 2015

Middleburg Academy inspires students to excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics.  We are a dynamic community of students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni dedicated to lifelong learning, service to others, personal growth, and the success of each student. Middleburg Academy strives to develop young men and women of moral integrity who who are responsible leaders and citizens in a diverse and ever-­changing world.  

Middleburg Academy interprets “college preparation” in the broadest sense: we prepare our students for the academic demands of higher education, but we also help each to develop his or her own moral compass in preparation for increased independence at college.

This genuine emphasis on developing the whole person – head and heart, intellect and character – is deeply embedded in our rich and varied past. The philosophy was established in 1965, when Notre Dame Academy was founded as a Catholic boarding school for girls; it was there in the 1990s, as we evolved into a coeducational Catholic day school; and it continues to guide a non-sectarian extraordinary independent school - welcome to Middleburg Academy.