St. Anne’s-Belfield School offers five- and seven-day boarding options for students in grades nine through twelve. In the 2016 - 2017 school year more than 80 boarders have joined us from Azerbaijan, China, Germany, Jamaica, New Zealand, Serbia, South Korea, the United States, and Vietnam.
Our boarding students are integral to the School’s ability to provide a world-class education to all students, rich with a diversity of culture, thought, interests, experiences, and goals.
Our program ensures that classroom experiences and extracurricular opportunities foster integration between our day and boarding students, and that Upper School faculty members routinely join them for dinner, study sessions, and weekend activities. Our Residential Life staff is exclusively made up of faculty members at the School, all of whom live on dorm either in dormitories or in homes adjacent to the Greenway Rise Campus, and are available to engage in personal chats and provide the occasional treat. Boarding residences are located in the midst of our Greenway Rise Campus, with students living in Walker House and Lee-DuVal Hall. Rooms are arranged in suites, and students share a common dining room and lounge. Meals are prepared on site by our talented and beloved Dining Services staff.
From our Ivy Road location, boarding students are afforded all of the opportunities of being part of the Charlottesville community. The University of Virginia is within walking distance of our campus, offering a plethora of cultural events, world renowned speakers, and collegiate athletics. Organized weekend activities offer our students the best of our region as well, including cultural trips to Richmond, the state capital, and Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital. Hiking and biking in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, and enjoying concerts, bowling, ice skating, and more right here at home are often on our students’ weekend schedules. We also facilitate a Host Family Program that matches boarding students with day student families, and sees them welcomed into homes on a regular basis for meals, celebrations, holidays, and the occasional overnight visit.
Residential life at St. Anne’s-Belfield School offers students a blend of studying, relaxing, playing, and enjoying outings and activities with friends and faculty. We create a meaningful family atmosphere not only for our boarding students, but for all who interact with them. In doing so, our boarding students are prepared for future success by developing values of responsibility, independence, resilience, and community, and laying the foundations for meaningful and lifelong friendships.