The Best of Both WorldsBeing a day-boarding school our students have the benefits of living on campus and having access to our facilities and dorm faculty 24/7 and connecting with families in the local community, getting involved and building a home here.
I love being able to get out into nature. Charlottesville is so close to the National Park that we can go camping and kayaking and hiking on weekends.
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Our campus locations on Ivy Road and Faulconer Drive are easily accessible to major roads including Rt. 250, Rt. 29, and I-64, and allow for easy access to our neighbor, the University of Virginia. Close proximity to world-class speakers, major cultural events and performances, and NCAA athletics allows our students to complement their classroom learning with an array of co-curricular opportunities. Our boarding students in particular benefit from being able to walk to attractions in Charlottesville, and enjoy weekend excursions around the city and region.
A Vibrant Place to Live and LearnCharlottesville is a vibrant small city with amazing resources! Our campus is walking distance to the University of Virginia library and academic buildings allowing our students to use these resources on weekends.
It is really easy to reach out to the community! We have way more opportunities than your typical high school would have.
7:30 a.m. Doors open
7:30 – 8:40 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Classes
3:35 – 6 p.m. Athletics or afternoon activity
6:30 p.m. Dinner (everybody must sign in and be seated by 6:45 p.m.)
7 p.m. Announcements
7:30 – 9 p.m. Study Hall
10:30 p.m. Goodnights
Weekend schedules vary according to the activities and outings being offered with set meal times and required check ins for students on campus. Special schedules are set for three-day weekends and snow days.
St. Anne’s-Belfield School closes for Thanksgiving (one week), Winter Break (two weeks), and Spring Break (one week). The Residential Life Program also closes after Commencement for the summer break. The School must be informed and provide approval of students' plans prior to their departure.
St. Anne’s-Belfield School strives to ensure the safety of all students.Here are some of the precautions we use to ensure our residential students’ safety on campus:
Each student has an ID keycard that will grant them access to the dorm during non-school hours, and these areas are not accessible to day students.
Every dorm room door has an electronically-operated locking mechanism, opened with a four-digit code unique to every door’s lock. Dorm doors lock automatically upon closing.
A dorm parent and/or members of the School’s third party security team are on duty at all times.
The Residential Life Program has partnered with Orah, a student management platform, to ensure the safety of our students and streamline the management of life in the residential life program. Orah allows us to take attendance, coordinate events, access real-time information about the location of all students, executive emergency rolls, and keep a log of all information relevant to the caretaking of each student. All students and parents or guardians will receive an invitation to create an account and take action as needed.
Dorm parents need to be able to reach all students in order to ensure their safety. Consequently, all Residential Life students are required to have a cell phone with a functioning U.S. phone number compatible with Orah's tile system, and all students are expected to be responsive to communication from the dorm phone.