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    Foxcroft offers a robust college preparatory academic program which prepares young women for a future that demands intelligent responses, highly developed skills, and firmly rooted character. The central components of a Foxcroft education are intellectual; the academic curriculum is designed to challenge each student to develop analytical ability, critical thinking, and communication skills, and rigorous independent thought. We educate each student to seek the confidence and character to meet her future with integrity, high purpose, and a sense of accomplishment.

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    NCGS Leadership Retreat to Grand Canyon coming up June 18-22

    Five Foxcroft girls are taking advantage of an amazing leadership opportunity with the National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) in an awe-inspiring location -- the Grand Canyon. Joining together at a leadership retreat with students from other NCGS schools, they will generate big ideas in a "Grand Classroom" while taking in one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, and will hone their leadership skills and think about ways to incorporate them into the Foxcroft community.

    24 Students Honored for Excellence on National French Contest
    Freshman Itzi Y. got a perfect score on the French I exam to earn a Platinum Medal and lead an impressive group of 24 Foxcroft students honored for excellence on the National French Contest, teacher Arnaud Boulestreau announced recently.

    Itzi's performance placed her first, not only in Virginia but in the entire United States -- out of 21,791 students who took the Level I exam. Two students, Lu C. '19, in Level I, and Patia F. '16, in Level IV, placed second in the state, while junior Michelle A. took third among Virginian Level II contestants. They all received gold medals.

    Six Students Earn National Latin Exam Honors!
    The foreign language accolades continue! Six Foxcroft students have been recognized for achieving excellence on the National Latin Exam (NLE), Latin teacher Eric Dombrowski shared this week.

    Lindsay W. '17 of Latin IV Prose and Pradyuta P. '18 of Latin III were both honored with Gold Summa Cum Laude awards for scoring 35 and 33 respectively out of 40 on the exam. Grace M. '19 continues the tradition of Latin aptitude in her family after her sisters Charlotte '12 and Lily '14, earning Silver Maxima Cum Laude with a score of 30 on the Latin III exam. Three students -- Aria D. '19 (Latin I), Sophia D. '16 (Latin I) and Jasmine M. '16 (Latin II) -- achieved Magna Cum Laude honors by scoring in the 30-32 range.

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    Courtney Ulmer
    Academic Dean, Dorm Parent
    Year Appointed: 2006
    College of William and Mary - B.A.
    Vanderbilt University - M.A.
    Courtney Ulmer was born and raised in Baltimore, Md., and attended The Bryn Mawr School, an all girls day school, for 13 years. Courtney also attended The College of William and Mary as an undergraduate and earned a master's degree in American History from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Foxcroft she taught history in New Hampshire and Baltimore.

    In 2013, Courtney became Foxcroft's Academic Dean, a new role that she embraced following seven years of teaching and serving as Chair of the History Department. Now that she has had time to settle into the Academic Office, Courtney is excited to be returning to the classroom this year to teach History of Western Art, which has been a passion of hers since her undergraduate days as a dual history and art history major.

    She lives in Stuart Hall, where she serves as the Resident Relief. When not reading history books, Courtney enjoys sailing with her family on the Chesapeake Bay.

    Patty Boswell
    Registrar and Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean, Lead Dorm Parent
    Year Appointed: 1993
    Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Patty Boswell attended an all girls' private high school where she learned the value of single sex education. She arrived at Foxcroft in May of 1990 with her family and began what was to become an unexpected adventure. After a brief stint on the switchboard, Patty became the Registrar/Administrative Assistant in the Academic Office in 1992. Always the faithful Hound, Patty proudly became the HoundBacker in 1999 and has lived in her Fox/Hound world ever since. In 2000, Patty added Court Housemother to her job description.
    In her spare time, Patty enjoys spending time with her family -- Patty's daughter Kelli graduated from Foxcroft in the Class of 2003. She also enjoys reading, listening to music and enjoying the company of her many pets.