This affordable college prep high school in Virginia is truly a community of understanding hearts, where each girl is known and valued. Our key values of respect, integrity, kindness, and service are at the center of all that we do. Girls thrive intellectually, socially, and emotionally because our nurturing community and strong values foster growth in each of these realms.
— Emilie S. ’24
“I’ve been at boarding school before, but it didn’t feel like a home in the way that Foxcroft does.”
— Camie D. ’24
“If you come to Foxcroft, you will be welcomed by an inclusive community and you will find your friends. To me, my fellow classmates are like family to me, and I know they have my back.”
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Five Dorms with Dedicated Faculty
Foxcroft has five dormitories that each house between 20-45 girls. Dorm Teams are comprised of four dedicated faculty members and several student leaders managing residential life and daily happenings.
Each girl at Foxcroft establishes a special, unique relationship with her faculty advisor. Through weekly meetings, shared meals in the Dining Hall or in the advisor’s home, and other activities, girls find their advisors to be a source of support away from home.
Having had time to get to know each other and settle into Foxcroft, members of the Freshman Class recently held elections for their Class Officer positions. Whether running for a position or not, each girl picked one of Foxcroft's core values — Respect, Integrity, Kindness, and Service — as the topic of a two-minute speech she prepared and delivered to her peers.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Spanish Club hosted a banquet to share the importance of honoring one another's identity and heritage. The theme was “Mis Raices” — my roots. Before dinner, Spanish Club leaders and members, and others from our community spoke and performed in front of the school. Many students read quotes and reflections representing the banquet’s theme. Along with quotes, students also read poems, performed songs, and shared an Argentinian dance (“El Tango”).
This past Sunday, students, faculty, and staff gathered in FoxHound Auditorium in Schoolhouse for a special Honor Assembly. Organized by Honor Council, the event allowed everyone to reflect on our shared values and what it means to live in a community based on trust.
Last Friday, September 16, Head of School Cathy McGehee kicked off Leadership Day by weaving an apropos metaphor of the connectivity of trees into an understanding of the connection between all members of the Foxcroft community. “Just like forests,” she shared, “our community must be tended to, and no one individual thrives without the entire community coming together to support one another. For the Foxcroft community to be a thriving place of learning, each individual needs to take care of their health, mind, body, and spirit. … On your journey at Foxcroft, know that the roots you put down are becoming part of a network that will support you and that you yourself will support. You must tend to this network and nurture it not just with your words but with your actions.”
This year, students met on the Sally B. Courtyard outside the Athletic/Student Center for the club fair. Tables for each club lined the patio where students browsed, learned about, and signed up to be a part of various student-run organizations.
Jodi Campbell joined Foxcroft as Dean of Students in July 2022. Ms. Campbell has outstanding experience working with girls in boarding schools. She comes to Foxcroft from The Webb School in Bell Buckle, TN, where she served as Director of Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. In this role, she developed and oversaw an SEL-based advisory program; implemented DEI initiatives, mediation programs to address student conflicts, and leadership programs; coordinated all student clubs and affinity groups; and created wellness lessons, among many initiatives. She was Head of the middle school girls’ dormitory as well as a member of the history department.
Prior to The Webb School, she was Academic Dean and Director of College Counseling at Squaw Valley Academy in Olympic Valley, CA, where she also taught social studies. Her previous teaching experiences span high school and college-level courses at Sage Ridge School (Reno, NV); Wesley College (Dover, DE); and The University of Guelph (Ontario).
Ms. Campbell earned a B.A. in Early American History from Dickinson College, an M.A. in British history, with a certificate in Museum studies, from University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. (ABD) in history from University of Guelph. A life-long learner, she continues her studies and professional development having earned a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and a certificate in Social Emotional and Character Development from Rutgers University. She has attended many programs in mindfulness, responsive classrooms, successful advisories, and navigating social media and technology positively.
She and her dog Sassafras (a “spoiled min-pin mix rescue”) are glad to be back on the East Coast where they are closer to her family in Delaware. She loves to travel and is always planning her next trip, reading historical fiction, or cheering on the Yankees.
In 2016, Josie Ross joined the Foxcroft family as the Assistant to the Dean of Student Life and as a Lead Dorm Parent in Dillon. As Assistant to the Office of Student Life, Josie closely advises the student-led Activities Committee, which plans on and off campus activities for the student body. She coordinates the weekend duty team, handles weekend and weekday permissions for students, and assists the Student Life team in leadership development and wellness programming. Josie also manages the on-campus low ropes course and, during the winter months, dedicates her after-school hours as head coach to the Foxcroft competitive climbing team.
Josie earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Western Michigan University with minors in political science, holistic health, and interdisciplinary health. Since graduation, she has worked in a variety of roles involving outdoor leadership, and experiential and service learning. These include serving as a Team Leader for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, a role in which she trained and led diverse teams of young adults doing service learning projects in communities across the United States. As an experiential educator for Adventure Centre at Pretty Lake in Michigan, Josie managed overnight multi-day programs for student and adult groups, including low and high ropes challenge courses and rock climbing walls.
Josie and her husband, Ronnie, an English teacher at Highland School, live on campus in Dillon with their son.
Beth O’Quinn is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with bacheloer’s degrees in Fine Arts and Interior Architecture. She worked for several architecture and interior design firms in both New York City and Washington, DC, on projects ranging from large scale, corporate headquarters to small scale, residential spaces. After Beth and her husband, Dan Murphy, moved to Middleburg in 1986, she opened O’Quinn Design.
In addition to her design work, Beth has engaged in volunteer work for various organizations in Loudoun County, and currently serves on the Outreach Committee of Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, VA. She is a lifelong rider and avid gardener. Beth and Dan have two daughters, Grace, Foxcroft Class of 2010, and Molly ‘15.
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.