Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been closely monitoring information and following best practices and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Loudoun County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health, and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

The success of our plans for the 2020-21 school year requires the entire community’s commitment to reduce individual exposure to infection, and they depend on a strong partnership and trust between the School and families. In this partnership, we acknowledge that we all will have to adapt to keep one another healthy and safe, to take personal and collective responsibility for our compliance with healthy practices, and to place community needs ahead of personal needs.

The principles that have guided our work begin with the health and safety of our students and our employees and the continued excellence of our academic program, as well as equity and inclusion and our strong residential and community culture.

This website will serve to inform the Foxcroft community as updates become available. Please bookmark this page for easy reference to the COVID-19 response as it relates to Foxcroft School.

A Look Back at the Fall Semester on Campus

Contact Information

Current families with questions or concerns should contact: 

Courtney Ulmer, Assistant Head of School
          540.687.4331
          courtney.ulmer@foxcroft.org

Stephanie Young, Interim Dean of Students
Josie Ross, Assistant Dean of Residential Life
          540.687.4348
          josie.ross@foxcroft.org

Rebecca Wise, Director of International Student Services:
          rebecca.wise@foxcroft.org

The Health Center:
          540.687.4430 (office)
          703.963.4352 (cell)
          health.center@foxcroft.org

Alumnae with questions about Reunion should contact the Office of Institutional Advancement:
          540.687.4510
          advancement@foxcroft.org

Prospective and newly admitted families with questions about campus visits should contact the Admission Office:
          540.687.4340
          admission@foxcroft.org

Foxcroft Health and Safety Actions

To keep our community healthy, we are taking the following measures:
  • Asking students, parents, and employees to sign Foxcroft's Green and White Promise.
  • Displaying signage across campus indicating foot traffic direction and staircase direction to direct the flow of pedestrian traffic.
  • Continuing daily to clean and disinfect all high touch surfaces such as doors, door fixtures/knobs, desks, and tables to maintain a clean, safe environment.
  • Adding a housekeeping position focused on additional disinfection of high touchpoints.
  • Placing hand sanitizer stations at every building entrance and each floor of the dorms.
  • Asking everyone to keep windows open for fresh air.
  • Reviewing all events planned on campus over the next several months, including scheduled trips and activities, to determine what changes may be prudent to contain the spread of infection.
  • Asking visitors, including parents, alumnae, and guests, about their recent travel and about any illnesses, and restricting access to campus as appropriate.
  • Sharing these protocols with our employees and implementing the same expectations for them and their families who live on or visit campus.

Staying True to Our Values and Supporting Our Students

We appreciate that these are times of uncertainty and worry for our community. While we are first and foremost concerned for the health and education of our students, we must remain true to our values of respect, integrity, kindness, and service. Many of our families come from regions of the country and the world that have been impacted significantly by the Coronavirus outbreak. We continue to hold the highest expectation of respect, inclusion, and compassion from all members of our community to all members of our community and their families — regardless of their nationality, culture, or ethnicity.

In addition, we appreciate some students may need extra support during this time that most students are away from campus. Please know that our school counselor Erin Abbott and our Health Center nurses are available to talk with students and parents by phone or video conference. Also, please feel free to reach out to any teacher, advisor, or administrator with questions, concerns, or ideas for supporting our students.
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.