Exceptional Learning Opportunities
WARREN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Founded in 1892, Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) is America’s oldest co-ed boarding and day school with Air Force JROTC for students in grades 9–12. R-MA Middle School, for students in grades 6– 8, has a separate campus uniform, but is close enough to the Upper School that advanced students are able to take Upper School courses and/or participate in varsity sports. R-MA helps students achieve their academic potential through small classes, tutorial sessions with teachers, mentoring groups, and supervised study halls. Advanced-placement and college courses are available, along with 20 varsity sports, forensics, band, chorus, and drama. Graduating classes have a 100% college acceptance rate, and average over $6.6 million in college scholarship offers each year. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
The Warren County Public School System has eight fully accredited schools and serves approximately 5,400 students in grades pre-K through 12. Per-pupil expenditure is $9,570, and the system’s studentto-teacher ratio is approximately 20-to-1. The school system’s basic curriculum at all levels is aligned with the Virginia Department of Education’s Standards of Learning. In addition to the core curriculum, elementary students receive weekly music and physical education instruction taught by certified teachers. Art instruction is also part of the standard curriculum for students in K–5. Middle school students have opportunities to explore such subjects as visual and performing arts, computer software applications, and technology education. At the secondary level, approximately 177 required and elective courses are available. Career and technical education courses enable students to acquire industry certification in a chosen field. Students enrolled in the Early College Scholars Program are dually enrolled at Lord Fairfax Community College and can receive up to 15 college credits while they attend high school. The school system serves diverse populations by offering special education programs, gifted education, alternative education, English as a second language, SOL remediation, and classes for at-risk 4-yearolds. In addition to the wide range of academic opportunities, the school system has multiple ways in which students can participate in cocurricular and extracurricular activities.
MOUNTAIN LAUREL MONTESSORI SCHOOL www.mountainlaurelmontessori.org Founded in 1989, Mountain Laurel is the only school in the region providing Montessori education from birth through 9th grade. Its mission is to provide ideal learning environments for each stage of a child’s development. The main campus in Front Royal is home to infant, preschool and elementary programs through 6th grade. A separate campus on a 23-acre farm is home to the 7th – 9th grade students. Mountain Laurel Montessori School fosters the whole child, fully prepared to meet the challenges of a college preparatory program. It is committed to an education that guides children to become joyful, lifelong scholars, and engaged, compassionate citizens of a diverse world community.
RIVERFRONT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL www.riverfrontchristian.com Riverfront Christian School, located between the bridges, serves Front Royal and its surrounding areas with a preschool through 12th grade program, rich in academics, service, and personal development based on a Christian perspective. Its highest priority is to train students to master academic, leadership, life and social skills from a Biblical viewpoint. Students enjoy a wide variety of academic, social, ministry, fine arts, and physical education experiences. Its strong college-preparatory program provides students with the foundation they need for acceptance into college. Riverfront’s graduates have received scholarships and accelerated placements at leading universities. Some have begun successful careers in the military. Its award-winning athletic programs afford students the opportunity to compete locally and statewide in various sports. The skilled and experienced faculty works with both the family and the child to meet the child's needs for a successful academic year. Riverfront also offers campus tours year-round, a summer enrichment program, and before/aftercare hours. continued on page 8
MOUNTAIN VISTA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL www.mvgshome.org Mountain Vista Governor’s School is one of 18 regional academic-year governor’s schools in Virginia, serving 125 students in six school systems, including Culpeper, Fauquier, Frederick, Rappahannock, Warren, and Winchester. Mountain Vista is designed for gifted students entering 11th or 12th grade who have the abilities and desire to accept a challenging program of studies that emphasizes science and mathematics. www.frontroyalchamber.com
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