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  • May

    “Look Up” — Community, Defined and Designed

    By Julie Fisher, Director of STEAM Education

    Last week, a bright spectrum of colorful clothing brought unity to a crowd of unfamiliar faces that coalesced at an experiential art event conceptualized by artist Elizabeth Turk. “Look Up” was designed to bring together different generations of community members and honor their connectedness to one another and their environments. The focal point was a series of vibrant umbrellas designed by the artist and adorned with resilient plant species including the ginko, poppy, and echinacea, along with fireweed and lodgepole pine.
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  • Subira K. ’25 and Mr. Cappacio are our April Everyday Heroes!

    We are excited to share that Subira K. ’25 and STEM/Chorale teacher Sonny Cappacio are our April Everyday Heroes!

    The campus community nominated employees and students who have been doing great things and living out our values in big and small ways during the month. The Everyday Hero Award Committee (Gracie R. ’24, Isabella W. ’24, Tashae' A. ’25, Kyla P. ’26, and faculty members Erika Page, Christine McCrehin, Lynnette Saunders, Dr. Tanya Hyatt, Dr. Whittney Preston, and Cathy McGehee) received a multitude of nominations and the announcement of winners at Morning Meeting was met with much cheering and applause.
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  • Things With Wings — Elise L. ’26

    Winners of Arts Week Science Photography Contest Capture Stunning Shots

    Throughout the school year, we see many great examples of cross-disciplinary work on display in the halls of Schoolhouse. Last Friday, during Morning Meeting, Fine Arts Department Chair Julie Fisher and STEM teacher Dr. Meghen Tuttle highlighted the beautiful results of collaboration between two academic areas — fine arts and science — when they announced the winners of this year’s Science Photography Contest.
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  • A Fine Arts Takeover

    From Fine Arts Department Chair Julie Fisher

    Monday, April 22, marked the first day of an immersive, week-long Fine Arts takeover. It all started with a burst of visual arts beaming throughout Schoolhouse. Exhibits first popped up in the basement, enticing voters to select their favorite amongst a competitive collection of Science Photography Contest entries, including a new bonus category “Design” that aligns with our 2023-2024 theme. On the main floor, exhibits ranged from photography, ceramics, drawing, and painting, with Senior Solo Shows featuring bodies of work by the Class of 2024.
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  • Farming for Abundance and Aesthetic

    Foxcroft’s 2024 Helen Cudahy Niblack 1942 Arts Lecturer Joneve Murphy's career in farming started right out of college. “I had just finished college and was looking for a summer job while I figured out what my next move was going to be. We had 20 acres in production, and I worked almost 80 hours a week that first season.”
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  • From Dream to Stunning Reality: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Wows in FoxHound Auditorium

    Joseph’s “coat of many colors” wasn’t the only thing that dazzled the audience in FoxHound Auditorium last weekend. Capping off a wonderful Arts Week, the performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Friday and Saturday evening showcased the incredible talent of the cast and crew, with great collaboration between students, faculty, and a faculty child, too! The sing-song storytelling of Ava B. ‘24’s Narrator and the cast’s songs from each scene captivated the audience in place of any formal dialogue — singing throughout the entire show is quite an accomplishment! The Foxcroft community was humming and singing along during the performances and throughout the following week, as the show’s success was talked about well after the final bow.
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  • April

    Ceremonial Groundbreaking Opens Construction Phase of Mars STEAM Wing

    Friday, April 19, Foxcroft held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Mars STEAM Wing, the second of four phases in the School’s “Building for Our Future” campaign. The groundbreaking took place during the opening reception for Reunion Weekend when close to 150 alumnae, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends gathered just outside the current science wing.
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  • Relationships Matter: Make Connections and Nurture Them

    Traci Collins, Class of 1989 and current Head of Communications for Mission Systems at Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense technology companies, kicked off Foxcroft’s annual Alumnae Career Day last Friday with her keynote speech at Morning Meeting. With a career spanning communications, management, and strategic leadership in the corporate and government sectors, she brought a wealth of experience and insights to Career Day — and invaluable life advice for students.
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  • Congrats to all our Scholastic Art Award Winners!

    10 Works by Students Earn Prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Eight Foxcroft students created ten outstanding works of art that were selected for special recognition in the 2024 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards regional competition.
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  • Foxcroft Hosts Another Successful Middleburg College Fair! 

    From Director of College Counseling Laura Moan

    Foxcroft was delighted to welcome 102 college admission representatives from schools across the country to the Mary Louise Leipheimer Gym of our Athletic/Student Center yesterday for the Middleburg College Fair. Our students, along with others from Wakefield School and Highland School, introduced themselves to and had wonderful conversations with the admission officers who will be reading their applications and making admission decisions in the coming years! It was great to see so many vibrant and robust discussions taking place!
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  • Fox/Hound Riding Competition Concludes in a Tie

    From Director of Riding Kate Worsham

    In an afternoon that showcased team spirit, accurate and thoughtful riding, well-loved horses, and a lot of fun, the Foxes and the Hounds emerged jointly victorious on Wednesday when the final Fox/Hound competition of the year was held at the Jean DuPont McConnell Stables and Riding Arena.
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  • Just One Week To Go – Middleburg College Fair Hosted by Foxcroft School!

    Foxcroft is thrilled to host the Middleburg College Fair next Wednesday, April 10, from 12:30-2pm in the Mary Louise Leipheimer Gym of our Athletic/Student Center.
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  • Eight Students and Dr. Sweeney Elected to Foxcroft Chapter of Cum Laude

    Class of 2024 members Eva C., Sarah F., Emmy Q., and Isabella W. were elected to the Foxcroft Chapter of the Cum Laude Society (modeled on the collegiate Phi Beta Kappa), announced Society President Dr. Meghen Tuttle this week. In addition, Sara W., Flora W., Eunice W., and Hailey Y. received the impressive distinction of being selected during their junior year. STEM teacher Dr. James Sweeney was also elected to the Society to honor his dedication to the scholarship, teaching, and love of learning fundamental to the ideals of the Society.
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  • March

    Visiting Poet Junious 'Jay' Ward to Speak April 12 during Paul K. Bergan Poetry Festival

    Foxcroft is excited to welcome Junious 'Jay' Ward as our Visiting Poet for the 2024 Paul K. Bergan Poetry Festival, to be held on Friday, April 12.
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  • Designing for Inclusivity — Fashion for All

    "When you have the freedom and the opportunity to do your things, take full advantage and really do it with passion," shared Grace Jun, Foxcroft's 57th Alison Harrison Goodyear 1929 Fellow, who spoke with our campus community last week about her journey to starting Open Style Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating functional, wearable solutions for people of all abilities without compromising style.
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  • Senior Irene B. Signs on to the Equestrian Team at Sewanee

    We are delighted to recognize and celebrate Irene B. ’24 on her decision to ride for the equestrian team at Division III Sewanee: The University of the South next year as she joins a growing group of Foxcroft graduates playing NCAA sports.
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  • Competitors in Foxcroft’s "Powered by STEAM" STEM Challenge Solve Steampunk-Inspired Dilemmas

    Foxcroft team takes second in the high school division.

    Holton-Arms School and Village School each claimed the top prize in their respective high school and middle school divisions during Foxcroft’s 13th annual STEM Challenge last Saturday.
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  • Students Honor and Educate During Black History Month

    Students from Foxcroft’s Black Student Union (BSU) organized multiple events during Black History Month that allowed the entire campus community to celebrate and reflect on Black History. The nationwide theme for 2024 is “African Americans and the Arts," encouraging reflection on Black Americans' influence on visual arts, music, cultural movements, and more.
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  • February

    Lauren G. ’26 and Ms. Antila are our January/February Everyday Heroes!

    We are excited to share that Lauren G. ’26 and Director of the Learning Center Regan Antila are our January/February Everyday Heroes!

    The campus community nominated employees and students who have been doing great things and living out our values in big and small ways during the month. The Everyday Hero Award Committee (Gracie R. ’24, Isabella W. ’24, Tashae' A. ’25, Kyla P. ’26, and faculty members Erika Page, Christine McCrehin, Lynnette Saunders, Dr. Tanya Hyatt, Dr. Whittney Preston, and Cathy McGehee) received a multitude of nominations and the announcement of winners at Morning Meeting was met with much cheering and applause.
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  • Put on Your Thinking Caps: “Full STEAM Ahead” STEM Challenge is This Weekend!

    When the competitors gather Saturday to embark on the 13th annual Foxcroft STEM Challenge, they will set off on a day filled with collaboration, calculations, deductive reasoning, and — above all else — STEM-tastic fun!
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  • You’re Invited: Author and Inclusive Design Educator Grace Jun to Speak at Foxcroft

    Grace Jun, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia, where her research and teaching focus on design and disability processes, has been named Foxcroft’s 2024 Alison Harrison Goodyear 1929 Fellow. Jun will speak to the community about her career journey and research on Thursday, March 21, at 7pm in the Audrey Bruce Currier Library at Foxcroft.
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  • 16 Students Attend AmeriMUNC where Natasha H. ’27 receives Honorable Mention

    Last weekend, Foxcroft’s 16-member Model UN Team traveled to American University, in the heart of Washington, DC, to compete in AmeriMUNC, which their website describes as “...the only high school conference to host a completely interconnected crisis simulation that is centered around one region of the world.” Students arrived Friday and stayed through Sunday to participate in the conference.
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  • What a Wintermission!

    Last Friday saw the completion of another invigorating and engaging Wintermission term. Diving enthusiastically into new experiences, there was a more playful and relaxed feeling around campus during Wintermission as the girls explored new topics. Based on their reflections, many were impressed and even a bit surprised by what they learned.
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  • Making a Difference in My Community as a Doula

    By Grace P. ’24

    During my sophomore year, I decided to pursue a STEM concentration regarding aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. I didn't know what I wanted to focus on, but Dr. Tuttle, my mentor, helped me figure it out when she suggested becoming a birth doula. As a birth doula, one provides pregnant women with emotional and physical support throughout their pregnancy and labor to ensure a positive birthing experience. Although I didn't know what a doula was or how it could benefit the birthing process, I was determined to pursue it to make a difference in my community and contribute to the medical field. My ultimate goal is to become a certified doula, which involves extensive reading, writing, and attending three births, among other requirements.
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  • Fox/Hound Basketball Coming Soon!

    Fox/Hound Basketball (March 1-2) and the days leading up to it are exciting and eventful times for the entire community.
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  • Foxcroft’s 13th Annual STEM Challenge Coming on February 24! 

    Foxcroft will host up to 40 teams of girls on Saturday, February 24, as they compete in the “Powered by STEAM” STEM Challenge. Designed for middle and high school students, the competition will see girls from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, using their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math to participate in challenges around helping a group of scientists who were transported back in time and need to use the technology available to figure out how to return home.
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  • Wintermission is Underway!

    The unique learning experiences of Wintermission taking place across campus this week are generating a different type of energy in the classroom, Athletic/Student Center, The Innovation Lab, and beyond!
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  • January

    Foxcroft is Only School in Virginia to Earn Both AP CSA and AP CSP Female Diversity Awards

    Foxcroft is the lone school in Virginia and one of only 68 worldwide to earn the prestigious College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Awards for achieving high female representation in both AP Computer Science A (AP CSA) and AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) courses during the 2022-23 academic year.
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  • Robotics Team Competes in FIRST Tech Challenge

    Last Sunday, the Foxcroft Robotics team traveled to Harrisonburg, VA, to participate in their first event of the season. Foxcroft competes in the FIRST Tech Challenge, which provides a framework for students to develop their design, building, and coding skills. Several team members took an Independent Study in Robotics in the Fall semester, and some also met three days a week during athletic practice time. While their coach Mr. Northrup was present, the students worked independently to solve the challenges presented to them by the competition.
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  • "The Hamilton Conspiracies" Brings Mystery and Intrigue to FoxHound Auditorium

    By Manabi K. ’25

    On January 11, the Foxcroft Mainstage and Technical Theater classes took the stage for the first of three performances of The Hamilton Conspiracies. Written by Terry Smith from Ashburn, Virginia’s StageCoach Theatre, The Hamilton Conspiracies is a gripping murder mystery that delves into the intriguing web of theories surrounding the untimely demise of Alexander Hamilton. 
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  • A Day of Service and Reflection Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

    This past Monday, students participated in a day-long celebration of the legacy and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with morning workshops and an afternoon of on-campus service projects.
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  • A Relaxing Yet Engaging Wellness Weekend Opens the New Semester

    Keynote speaker and alumna Alice Lane Lloyd ’97 (Gigi ’25), a nutritional therapy practitioner and certified autoimmune paleo coach, kicked off Foxcroft's annual Wellness Weekend events with an interesting and informative presentation on the health benefits of water and electrolytes versus energy drinks during last Friday's Morning Meeting.
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  • Registration Open for 2024 Foxcroft Equestrian Residential Camp

    Foxcroft is excited to offer a week-long equestrian residential camp from June 23-28, 2024, for riders entering the 8th-11th grade in the fall of 2024 and interested in exploring attending Foxcroft School during their high school years. The program, designed for riders with experience riding at a level of walk-trot-canter or above, was created to further a girl's riding skills while allowing her to experience Foxcroft’s uncommonly beautiful campus and local community.
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  • Vote for Foxcroft as “Best K-12 Independent School” in Best of Virginia!

    Voting is now underway for organizations across the state to be recognized on Virginia Living's Best of Virginia list for 2023. Foxcroft is running in the category of “Best K-12 Independent School,” and you can help generate some positive attention for the School by voting! Please take a moment to vote for Foxcroft:

    Virginia Living's 2024 "Best of Virginia" Poll

    VOTE HERE: https://virginialiving.com/vote2024
    Region: Northern
    Category: "Best K-12 Independent School"  

    The poll is open through January 31.
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  • Start your year off with a Friends of Foxcroft Fitness membership!

    Join Friends of Foxcroft Fitness to Use Our Great Workout Facilities

    Ready to get — or stay — in shape?
     
    Join us at Foxcroft, where we offer an outstanding opportunity to do just that with a membership to our beautiful fitness center.
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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.