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    Preparing students for success in the 21st century
    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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    Building Global Connections with V-Pals
    by Camila K. '18

    Learning languages and building relationships around the world is critical. Virtual Pals, or V-Pals, is an improved, modern version of the old Pen Pal concept. In the past, a limited number of people from around the world could meet others, read stories, and become remote friends via snail mail and local school programs that were usually limited and difficult to manage. Today, with the development of technology, we can build such networks in real time.

    Four Seniors earn National Merit Scholarship Commendation
    Seniors Lindy D., Emily D., Lindsay W., and Isabella Z. have all been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, Head of School Cathy McGehee announced Friday at Morning Meeting.

    The four girls are among some 34,000 Commended Students across the U.S who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. They all placed among the top 5% of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

    Photographer Dede Pickering ‘71: Shooting from the Heart
    From the moment Dede Pickering approached the podium for her Helen Cudahy Niblack ‘42 Arts Lecture, the audience was rapt. As photos of her days at Foxcroft, her travels immediately after her graduation, and her many, many trips since filled the big screen in the Engelhard Gym, Pickering took the community on a candid journey from unhappy teenager, begging Foxcroft not to accept her during her interview, all the way to the present moment and her current service on Foxcroft’s Board of Trustees. In between, a different sort of education opened her eyes to a long list of social issues percolating in the 1970s: apartheid, injustice, disease, misgovernment, corruption, poverty, slavery, lack of education, and gender and racial inequality. Pickering explains, “What I saw during the summer of 1971 was always on my mind and the more I travelled the more I realized that the social challenges I witnessed were not exclusive to Africa -- they were global.”
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    Courtney Ulmer
    Academic Dean, Dorm Parent
    Year Appointed: 2006
    College of William and Mary - B.A.
    Vanderbilt University - M.A.
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    Elizabeth O'Quinn
    Experiential Learning Coordinator
    Year Appointed: 2015
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    Susan Bentley
    Director of the Learning Center, Dorm Parent
    Year Appointed: 2016
    Jacksonville University - M.A.T.
    University of Georgia Southern - B.S.
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    Patty Boswell
    Registrar and Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean, Lead Dorm Parent
    Year Appointed: 1993
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