Coming to Foxcroft’s campus often leaves a lasting impression on our visitors. Whether it is the conversation you share with your tour guide, the friendly “hellos” you receive from students and faculty as you walk across campus, or the feeling you get taking in our uncommonly beautiful setting, your visit to the private girls’ school in the Southeast will give you an authentic look into life at Foxcroft. Come see us soon!
— the Brown family
“The feeling of Family is very obvious. We knew our daughters would be in good hands and that has proven to be true during our time at Foxcroft. It has been the perfect fit since day one.”
Select from One of Several Open House Dates Annually
The best way to learn about our school is to visit! An Open House is an excellent way to meet our students, teachers, and parents as well as discover the overall “vibe” of our warm community and campus.
Our Open House events are unique in that they showcase programs designed for both students and parents. To begin the day, you will take a student-led tour of our beautiful campus before joining our community for an all-school Morning Meeting. After Morning Meeting, parents and students will begin their separate programs.
If you are unable to attend an Open House, we welcome you to schedule your personalized visit today! Tours, interviews, and class shadows are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the school year and last between 2-4 hours. All visits include a student guided campus tour, optional student interview, and a parent Q&A with a member of the Admissions team.
Additional options include attending classes and/or lunch with Foxcroft girls, joining our community for our all-school Morning Meeting, and visiting our beautiful stables. We will work with you to arrange the perfect visit day to suit your daughter's interests!
Karla Vargas joins the Admission Office as Director of Enrollment Management. Karla brings to the role extensive expertise and experience in admission, financial aid, and marketing for independent schools, boarding schools and undergraduate, graduate, and online programs.
Karla began her career in education at Mercersburg Academy, where she taught Spanish, lived in a dorm, and served as Director of the ESLPlus Summer Language Enrichment Program. From there, she moved into graduate school enrollment, serving as Director of Financial Aid at Cornell Law School and then at the University of Chicago Law School. She broadened her experience while Assistant Vice President of Traditional Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX, before serving as Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT.
Most recently, Karla was Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, MS, where she oversaw the recruitment and retention of 1,150 students in pre-K3 through 12th grade.
Karla earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Western New Mexico University. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Marketing from Cornell University.
Karla, her husband, Rusty, nephew, Joaquin, and her three dogs live on campus.
Associate Director of Enrollment for Visitor Services and Internal Outreach
Tracey Bigelow joined Foxcroft as Assistant Director of Admission in August 2013 and became Associate Director of Enrollment Management for Visitor Services and Internal Outreach in 2017.
Prior to joining the Admission Office, she was working as Assistant to Head of the Upper School at Norfolk Collegiate School, and for a short time, Admissions Coordinator. This transitioned her into her current career path working in secondary school admissions. She brings with her experience in independent school education and human resource and non-profit management.
Tracey earned a degree in Human Resource Management from Saint Leo University and is enjoying the boarding school experience, especially because her daughter is a member of Foxcroft’s Class of 2019.
Associate Director of Enrollment for Recruitment and Marketing
Brileigh joined our Admission Office in August 2016. She is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY where she majored in Psychology. While at Union, Ms. Pinkney worked in both the Admission and Development offices and did a study abroad semester in Brazil. Prior to coming to Foxcroft, Brileigh worked as an Admissions Associate and dorm parent for two boarding schools: The Ross School and Knox School, both in New York State.
Brileigh is a graduate of the McDonogh School in Baltimore, where she swam and worked as a tour guide for Admissions. She is thrilled to be back in the mid-Atlantic to be closer to family in Maryland.
Assistant Director of Enrollment for Information and Systems, Dorm Parent, Coach
Jenny Hurst joined our Admission Office as Assistant Director of Enrollment Management for Information and Systems in August 2017. In addition to her administrative work, she coaches field hockey and softball
Jenny holds a BA in European History from Boston University and master’s degrees in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (from the University College, London) and Book and Paper Conservation (Camberwell College of Arts, London.)
Before coming to Foxcroft, Jenny worked for the two years at The Madeira School, her alma mater, as a substitute teacher, hockey and softball coach, and administrative assistant. She and her husband Eoin (pronounced Owen) live on campus with their rescue dog, Darcy.
An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.