St. Anne's-Belfield Upper School College Profile

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Upper School Profile 2022 - 23 SCHOOL YEAR ABOUT US Founded in 1910 — A co-educational age 2 - Grade 12 independent school located in Charlottesville, Va. Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools­— The School’s memberships include NAIS, VAIS, SAIS, Cum Laude Society, CASE, Duke Talented and Gifted Program, ERB, ISM, NACAC, PCACAC, SSATB, and TABS. Weekly non-denominational Chapel services — Our services are student- and faculty-led, representing a variety of faiths and providing a reflective and spiritual environment for all. Core Purpose— To inspire and prepare the next generation of exemplary citizens and visionary leaders.


2020-21 Academic Year: St. Anne’s-Belfield School closed in early March 2020 in response to COVID-19. With little to no disruption to the school calendar, all classes migrated to a virtual platform and met online as regularly scheduled. Students received letter grades for their work. Domestic and international students had the option to fully enroll as in-person or virtual learners for a traditional academic experience. 2021-22 Academic Year: We returned to a fully immersive academic in-person experience for all students. 2022-23 Academic Year: While we continue to offer a fully immersive academic in-person experience, opportunites for extracurricular activities were severly curtailed in the 2020-22 years. As a result extracurricular activities for the class of 2023 are more limited.

COLLEGE COUNSELING Sandra Sohne-Johnston Director of College Counseling





Colleen Zierk Associate Director of College Counseling

Upper School students

hours of community service logged

student:teacher ratio

Liza Rubenoff Associate Director of College Counseling


Class of 2023 students



Kathy Sandridge Office Manager 2132 Ivy Road Charlottesville, Va. 22903 School: (434) 296-5106 Office of College Counseling: (434) 220-4201 ACT/CEEB# 470435

Residential Life students

of the faculty have advanced degrees

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities: English - 4 years Humanities: History - 3 years World Languages - Third level of the same language for 4-year students or the second level of the same language for students entering after Grade 9 Science (including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) - 3 years Math - 3 years

Visual or Performing Arts (4-year students) - 1 year Advanced Senior Seminar - 1 year Life Skills - 1 term Study Skills - 1 term Community Service - 60 hours (15 per year) Senior Internship - 2 weeks





for the Class of 2023


ACT TEST RANGES for the Class of 2023


MEAN 1303 MID 50% RANGE: 1180 - 1480


Class Rank: St. Anne’s-Belfield does not report class rank.

HIGHEST LEVEL OF COURSES AVAILABLE TO THE CLASS OF 2023 Arts Honors Counterpoints Honors Saints Chorale Honors Continuing Studies in: • Theater Arts • Music Theory • Ceramics • Drawing, Painting & 2D Design • Digital Media Arts AP Music Theory English Humanities 9: English Honors Humanities 10: English Honors American Studies: English/ U.S. History* Honors Humanities 12* Honors Dramatic Literature

World Language Honors Spanish 2 Honors Spanish 3 AP Spanish Honors Spanish 5 Honors French 2 Honors French 3 AP French Honors French 5 Honors Latin 2 Honors Latin 3 Honors Latin 4 Honors Latin 5 Mathematics Honors Integrated Mathematics 2 Honors Integrated Mathematics 3 Honors Statistics [AP Statistics] & Calculus AP Calculus AB & BC AP Statistics Honors Linear Algebra (offered 2021 - 22) Honors Differential

Equations (offered 2022 - 23) Lab Sciences Honors Advanced Physics Honors Advanced Chemistry AP Chemistry Honors Advanced Biology Honors Advanced Anatomy (new 2022-23) AP Physics C: Mechanics Advanced Senior Seminar: BioTechnology & Ethics+ Advanced Senior Seminar: Environmental Studies & Research+ Computer Science AP Computer Science Principles Honors Data Structures* Honors Software Engineering* Honors Intro to Data Science (new 2022-23)

Social Science Humanities 9: History Honors Humanities 10: History Honors American Studies: History Honors European History* Advanced Senior Seminar: 21st Century Citizenship: Local, National, & Global+ Advanced Senior Seminar: Entrepreneurship+ Advanced Senior Seminar: State-Building & PostColonial Societies+ Advanced Senior Seminar: Comparative Religion Philosophies of the East & the West+

Special Notes: +Students are required to take at least one Advanced Senior Seminar during the Grade 12 year, students can earn AP credit in Advanced Senior Seminars | *Courses with an asterisk are modeled after college courses and are taught at or above the AP level | The standard course load is six classes | No Honors Humanities English or History courses are available during the Grade 9 year | Students must meet entry requirements to take Honors and AP courses The School may disclose the circumstances of any disciplinary incident to the School community, for the purpose of educating its students about sound, ethical behavior and providing clarity regarding disciplinary decisions. Therefore, students who are subject to disciplinary action, including violations of the Honor Code, should not have an expectation of privacy when they are found in violation of the School’s rules and expectations and are subject to disciplinary action.


We are the only high school in the nation with a federal license that allows seniors enrolled in the Environmental Studies Advanced Senior Seminar to work in consultation with the Virginia Department of Game and Wildlife to study, analyze, and gather data on the federally endangered James River Spinymussel. Seniors enrolled in our Biotechnology and Ethics Advanced Senior Seminar are developing an environmental DNA ACADEMIC CULTURE Research To promote intellectual rigor, students at St. Anne’s-Belfield engage in research at some point over the course of their high school career. Each year, approximately 45% of our student body is involved in an intensive research project. All eleventhgrade students undertake a major research paper. Students in good academic standing in grades 10-12 who either exhaust the course offerings within a given department or wish to pursue a particular idea or topic in significant depth may undertake an Independent Study Research Project, or students in Grade 12 may pursue a Capstone Thesis. In addition, all students enrolled in the Environmental Studies Advanced Senior Seminar participate in an ongoing research project with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. AP Senior Seminars: All students enrolled in a senior seminar may elect to pursue Advanced Placement Seminar credit. Students electing to follow this pathway will complete differentiated assessments including both individual and team presentations, two major written papers, and submit a portfolio of their work. • • • • •

Social Science: AP Seminar: 21st Century Citizenship Social Science: AP Seminar: Entrepreneurship Senior Seminar Social Science: AP Seminar: Comparative Religion: Philosophies of the East & West Social Science: AP Seminar: State-Building & Post-Colonial Societies Lab Science: AP Seminar: Environmental Studies & Research

Teaching Assistant Program Each year, a select number of students are invited by faculty to serve as Teaching Assistants (TA’s). They are treated by faculty as collaborators and play an active role in researching, planning, and teaching one or more mini-lessons. They curate, create, and help customize support materials for the course. They also help to steer their affiliated program having previously excelled in the course content. Humanities Curriculum Our Humanities program reflects a belief that the most significant way to prepare students for the demands of an increasingly global and complex world lies in interdisciplinary study. Our Humanities program emphasizes the fundamental skills of reading, writing, analysis, interpretation, problem solving, collaboration, and

sequence, a tool that will allow our student researchers to find new populations of endangered species in our ecosystem. Working collaboratively with academic experts, faculty, and students in our Biology, Biotechnology, and Computer Science departments work in our Zebrafish research lab and use contemporary biological and computer science techniques to answer novel questions about Zebrafish, a model organism for scientific research. Research findings will help us answer questions about how environmental toxins impact aquatic animal survival. persuasive communication as students interact with foundational texts in the broadest sense, works that include literature, history, art, architecture, philosophy, human geography, and the wisdom traditions. Our curriculum encourages students to become more informed, engaged, and empathetic citizens as they develop an understanding of and sensitivity to other cultures. Integrated Mathematics Curriculum In Integrated Mathematics 1 through Integrated Mathematics 4, students learn all of the concepts traditionally taught in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 with an introduction to trigonometry, Advanced Algebra/Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry, data analysis, analytic geometry, and introduction to Calculus. Successful completion of the integrated mathematics curriculum allows students to enroll in courses taught at or beyond the AP level. Computer Science The computer science program demands the collaborative creation of projects that use the source material of typical undergraduate courses as a basis for academic exploration, self-expression, and interdisciplinary synthesis. Over the course of three years, students in the program create web applications, dive into artificial intelligence, algorithmic analysis, and learn Agile engineering methodology. They also master recursion, set theory, counting, and further fundamentals of discrete mathematics. Senior Seminars Each senior is required to enroll in and pass one Senior Seminar. Many seniors elect to take two seminars. Students, with faculty, and experts in the field collaborate in a yearlong experience that emphasizes the exploration of multiple perspectives, research, critical thinking, and the creation of one or more works that contribute to the betterment of the field of study and the St. Anne’s-Belfield community. The seminars in each academic discipline listed below are modeled on college-level courses. • • • • • •

Social Science: 21st Century Citizenship Social Science: Entrepreneurship Senior Seminar Social Science: Comparative Religion: Philosophies of the East & West Social Science: State-Building & Post-Colonial Societies Lab Science: Environmental Studies & Research Lab Science: Biotechnology & Ethics

College Acceptances Adams State University Allegheny College American Musical and Dramatic Academy American University Arizona State University (Main Campus) Auburn University Babson College Baldwin Wallace University Bard College Barnard College Barry University Baylor University Belmont University Bennington College Bentley University Berklee College of Music Blue Ridge Community College Bluefield College Boston College Boston University Bowie State University Bradley University Brandeis University Bridgewater College Brown University Bryn Mawr College Bucknell University Butler University California Institute of Technology California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) Campbell University Carleton College Carleton University Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Centre College Chapman University Christopher Newport University Clark Atlanta University Clark University Clarkson University Clemson University Coastal Carolina University Colgate University College of Charleston Colorado College Colorado State University (Fort Collins) Columbia University Concordia College Concordia University (Montreal) Connecticut College Cornell University Culinary Institute of America Dartmouth College Davidson College Denison University DePaul University DePauw University Dickinson College Drew University Drexel University Duke University Duquesne University Durham University Earlham College East Carolina University East Tennessee State University Eastern Mennonite University Eckerd College Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne Elizabeth City State University Elon University Emerson College Emory & Henry College Emory University Fairfield University Ferrum College Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Florida Institute of Technology Florida Southern College Florida State University Fordham University

Franklin & Marshall College Furman University Gardner-Webb University Garrett College George Mason University George Washington University Georgetown University Georgia College Georgia Institute of Technology (Main Campus) Georgia State University Gettysburg College Grinnell College Grove City College Guilford College Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University Harvard University Hawaii Pacific University High Point University Hobart and William Smith Colleges Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hood College Howard University IE University Indiana University (Bloomington) Ithaca College Jacksonville University James Madison University Johns Hopkins University Kean University Kentucky State University Kenyon College Lafayette College Lawrence University Lesley University Liberty University Long Island University (Brooklyn) Longwood University Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Maryland Macalester College Marquette University Marshall University Mary Baldwin University Maryland Institute College of Art Marymount University Massachusetts Institute of Technology McGill University McMaster University Messiah University Miami University (Oxford) Michigan State University Middlebury College Mississippi State University Montana State University Morehead State University Mount Holyoke College Mount St Mary's University Nazareth College New York University Norfolk State University North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina State University Northeastern University Northern Arizona University Northwestern University Notre Dame of Maryland University Oberlin College Ohio University (Main Campus) Ohio Wesleyan University Oklahoma State University (Main Campus) Old Dominion University Otis College of Art and Design Oxford College of Emory University Pace University (New York City) Parsons School of Design at The New School Penn State University (Altoona) Penn State University (Main Campus) Penn State University (Schuylkill) Pepperdine University Piedmont Virginia Community College

The Classes of 2019 - 2022 matriculated to these colleges and universities.

Princeton University Purdue University (Main Campus) Queen's University Queens University of Charlotte Radford University Randolph College Randolph-Macon College Reed College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rhode Island School of Design Rhodes College Rice University Roanoke College Rochester Institute of Technology Rollins College Rutgers University (New Brunswick) Saint Ambrose University Saint Joseph's University Salve Regina University Samford University San Diego State University Santa Clara University Savannah College of Art and Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sewanee: The University of the South Shaw University Shenandoah University Siena College Simmons University Skidmore College Smith College Southern Methodist University Spelman College St. John's College (Annapolis) St. John's College (Santa Fe) St. Lawrence University St. Olaf College Stetson University Stevens Institute of Technology SUNY College at Potsdam SUNY University at Buffalo Swarthmore College Syracuse University Tel Aviv University Temple University Texas A&M University Texas Christian University The College of William and Mary The College of Wooster The New England Conservatory of Music The New School The Ohio State University (Main Campus) The University of Alabama The University of Edinburgh The University of Montana The University of Tennessee (Knoxville) The University of Texas at Austin The University of Virginia's College at Wise Toronto Metropolitan University Towson University Trinity College Tufts University Tulane University of Louisiana Tuskegee University Union College United States Naval Academy University College London University of Arizona University of Bristol University of British Columbia University of California (Berkeley) University of California (Davis) University of California (Irvine) University of California (Los Angeles) University of California (Riverside) University of California (San Diego) University of California (Santa Barbara) University of California (Santa Cruz) University of Chicago University of Colorado (Colorado Springs) University of Colorado Boulder University of Connecticut

University of Delaware University of Denver University of Florida University of Georgia University of Hartford University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign University of Kansas University of Kentucky University of Lynchburg University of Mary Washington University of Maryland (Baltimore County) University of Maryland (College Park) University of Massachusetts (Amherst) University of Miami University of Michigan University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) University of Mississippi University of Missouri (Columbia) University of New Hampshire (Main Campus) University of New Haven University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina Wilmington University of North Dakota University of Notre Dame University of Oregon University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh) University of Puget Sound University of Richmond University of Rochester University of San Francisco University of Scranton University of South Carolina University of Southern California University of St Andrews University of St Thomas University of Toronto University of Toronto Mississauga University of Toronto Scarborough University of Utah University of Vermont University of Virginia (Main Campus) University of Washington (Seattle Campus) University of Waterloo University of Wisconsin (Madison) Ursinus College Vanderbilt University Vassar College Villanova University Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Military Institute Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia State University Virginia Union University Virginia Wesleyan University Wake Forest University Washington Adventist University Washington and Lee University Washington College Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College Wells College Wesleyan University West Virginia University West Virginia Wesleyan College Western Kentucky University Whitman College Williams College Wingate University Wofford College Worcester Polytechnic Institute Xavier University of Louisiana York University

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