“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts – these are the enduring qualities that our girls develop through sports.”
mens sana in corpore sano A healthy mind in a healthy body
Physical activity is critical to development and an exciting part of life at Foxcroft. Students may choose to play an interscholastic sport, to participate in a variety of non-competitive sports and P.E. classes, or to ride. Our outstanding Riding Program accommodates all levels of ability and a variety of disciplines and our Exceptional Proficiency Program enables girls to pursue special talents and passions beyond Foxcroft.
Michelle Munro Woodruff brings nearly 20 years of experience in independent school education to her new position as Athletic Director at Foxcroft School. A graduate of The College of William & Mary, she has additional Master’s of Education and licensure credits from Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College, respectively. Since 1999, Ms. Woodruff has taught and coached at Norfolk (VA) Collegiate School, where she chaired the Visual Arts Department and the Student Opportunities Committee. Previously, Ms. Woodruff served as Athletic Director and taught Studio Art, Latin, and Third Grade at Fredericksburg (VA) Academy.
Ms. Woodruff coached Norfolk Collegiate’s field hockey and lacrosse teams to the Virginia State Independent School’s Athletic Association Division II tournament this past year and earned two Coach of the Year awards in 2009. At Fredericksburg Academy, she coached field hockey and tennis. A former collegiate athlete, Ms. Woodruff is a competitive tennis player who captains a USTA 4.5-rated team that participated in the Virginia District Championships last summer.
Ruth Ann Allen brings more than 20 years’ experience to her role as Foxcroft’s Athletic Trainer/Athletics Assistant. She holds two degrees from Indiana University, a B.S. in physical education/health and an M.S. in athletic training.
Previous boarding school experience includes St. Mark’s School and Northfield Mount Hermon (both in Massachusetts), and Hawai'i Preparatory Academy. Other positions include teaching health at Cairo American College in Cairo, Egypt, and sports medicine at the collegiate level, Indiana University Aquatics. Field experience has included the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games athletic training staff in 1996 and traveling with USA Swimming medical staffs to numerous national and international events.
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.