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.
Senior Associate Director of Enrollment and Director of Inclusion and Diversity
No stranger to boarding schools, Lauren comes to us from St. James School in Hagerstown, MD, where she was Senior Director of Enrollment Management and a dorm parent. She has also served as the Director of Admission and Financial Aid at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, DE, and Associate Director of Admission and Student of Color Recruitment at Tabor Academy in Marion, MA. Lauren holds a B.S. in Sociology from Towson University and a Master of Social Work from Barry University. In her role as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Foxcroft, Lauren will work with the Head of School to provide strategic leadership in the area of diversity and inclusion based on the School’s mission, philosophy, and strategic priorities. She will also support the School’s efforts to recruit and retain a diverse student body and faculty and to foster an inclusive community that values and celebrates all members. Lauren enjoys traveling and attending sporting events and dance recitals.
Ken joins the Enrollment Team to oversee the recruitment and admission functions of the department under Karla Vargas’s leadership. Ken graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Sports Management. He most recently served as Associate Director for University Recruitment at Husson University in Bangor, ME. He has also held the position of Vice President for Student Recruitment and Admissions at College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT. A fun fact is that Ken is fluent in Japanese!
Katie is a native of Loudoun County, having grown up in Leesburg. After her undergraduate years at University of Virginia, she traveled through Europe and Australia, with stops in Fiji and New Zealand, for about a year before starting a career in hospitality in Washington, DC, working closely with the World Bank and the Kennedy Center. Always eager to learn, Katie left D.C. and started working as a manager for a furniture company; it drove her crazy that her mother knew the difference between a Chippendale leg and a Federal leg and different styles of a Windsor chair but she did not.
As her 30th birthday approached, Katie decided that she missed the country life so she moved to Purcellville and began working at Loudoun Country Day School while obtaining her master's in Education at Marymount University. After graduate school, Katie got a position in educational publishing sales, selling to and training educators in schools all over Northern Virginia and Maryland — including several teachers who had taught her in elementary school!
Somewhere during all of this activity, Katie married a handsome young man from Williamsburg named Kameron, and they moved to Middleburg where they live with their two daughters, Hays (Foxcroft Class of 2021) and Winley. For many years Katie was a stay-at-home mother, but with a chronic volunteering condition. Eventually, she began working at the Middleburg Community Center, where she held a variety of positions. In 2011, Katie joined the Foxcroft family as the Co-Director of fundays@foxcroft Summer Camps. When the decision to close the camps was made several years later, Katie went to work in the College Counseling Office before joing the Admission team.
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.