Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

Since the start of the spring semester, we have been closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus or COVID-19 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).

Our concerns remain the health of our Foxcroft community — which includes our students, employees, families, alumnae, and members of the extended community — and the education of our students. Following Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's order that all of Virginia’s K-12 schools, both public and private, are to close for the rest of the year due to COVID-19, Foxcroft will be closing campus but will continue to implement online learning through the end of May.

We will assess and notify you of any status updates or change in plans for Foxcroft. 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.

Event Updates

  • Admission Revisit: we have postponed our Admission Revisit overnight event scheduled for March 19-20. Once we have a new date and new format, we will reach out and extend a warm welcome to our newly admitted families.
  • Alumnae Reunion: we have postponed Alumnae Reunion scheduled for April 16-18, 2020. With our dynamic cluster format, we will be able to welcome classes planning to return to campus for Reunion 2020 at our Reunion 2021 events.
  • All non-academic school events planned for March and April will be postponed and rescheduled.
  • Extra-curricular events, including athletic games and riding events, planned through April 6 will be canceled or rescheduled.
  • Events planned after April 6 will be reviewed.
At this time, there are no known cases of Coronavirus on campus at Foxcroft.

Contact Information

Current families with questions or concerns should contact: 

Emily Johns, Assistant Head of School for Student Life:
          540.687.4351
          emily.johns@foxcroft.org

Courtney Ulmer, Assistant Head of School for Academics
          540.687.4331
          courtney.ulmer@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 and the Admission Revisit overnight 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:
  • Our dorms have gotten a deep cleaning and been disinfected over break, and we are 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.
  • Food Service has increased not only their cleaning schedule but also the disinfection of all high touch surfaces after each meal. We will remind students to wash their hands before entering the dining room and not to reach into food trays using their hands.
  • We are 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.