Sharing the Festive Spirit On-Campus and Around Town

The Foxcroft community happily spread holiday cheer last weekend. Beginning with reflections on community service and a campus-wide decorating party Friday evening and continuing through Santa’s entrance at the end of the traditional Christmas Pageant on Sunday, it was impossible not to be in the spirit of the season!
Friday evening, students met in the library to hear several speakers reflect on the importance of giving back before a holly jolly sing-a-long, culminating with an enthusiastic rendition of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” that had almost all students on their feet in the library. The group then broke off to tend to their festive assignments, from decorating the tree in the library or their dorm lounges to baking cookies and writing messages of gratitude. Not to be outdone by the students’ holiday spirit, a merry band of faculty strolled from dorm to dorm, caroling all the way! Dorms also took “holiday card photos” in a competition organized by Head Prefect Emma L. ’24 as part of the yearly Battle of the Dorms activities — the results are very fun!

On Saturday during “Christmas in Middleburg,” students lived the School’s value of service by volunteering at local “Breakfast with Santa” events hosted by the Middleburg Community Charter School and Piedmont Child Care Center. In the parade, freshmen rode in the Foxcroft float — a magnificently decorated sleigh — singing carols and handing out candy along the parade route.

Foxcroft hosted the Middleburg community in Engelhard Gymnasium for the traditional Christmas Pageant on Sunday. The New Girls and our talented singers gave a beautiful performance that inspired the approximately 300 guests. Seeing the gym filled with parents, family members, alumnae, friends, and neighbors from the local community was wonderfully uplighting. From alumnae reminiscing about their roles in the pageant in days past to children awaiting the visit from Santa Claus, this tradition creates the merriest of memories.

The festivities continue through the end of the semester, with movie marathons and a trip to a holiday bazaar. This weekend, we will enjoy the annual Lessons & Carols and Holiday Banquet on Sunday evening and an Ugly Sweater Day next Tuesday. May the spirit of the season fill your heart with joy!
This website uses cookies to ensure the best experience for visitors to our website.
By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies.
See our Privacy Policy for additional information.

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.