St. Anne's-Belfield School

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St. Anne's-Belfield School
2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States
Coordinates 38°2′33.2″N 78°30′55.2″W / 38.042556°N 78.515333°W / 38.042556; -78.515333Coordinates: 38°2′33.2″N 78°30′55.2″W / 38.042556°N 78.515333°W / 38.042556; -78.515333
Type Private, boarding
Motto Body. Mind. Heart. Soul.
Established 1910
Head of School David S. Lourie
Faculty 116
Grades Pre-K - 12
Enrollment 910
Average class size 13
Student to teacher ratio 8:1
Campus City, 49 acres (200,000 m2)
4 buildings

Cross Country, Swimming, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Football, Tennis, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Squash, Baseball, Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Golf, Diving

colors =           Maroon and White
Average SAT scores (2011) 1890

St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational, independent boarding and day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

The school is located on 49 acres (200,000 m2)[1] in Charlottesville, Virginia, US, near the campus of the University of Virginia.


The goal of its founders was to provide for their daughters the academic opportunities offered to their sons by the University of Virginia. In 1910 the Reverend Henry B. Lee, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, persuaded his vestry to purchase the institute. Reopened as St. Anne's School, it became part of the Episcopal diocese system and continued at its downtown location until 1939, when it was moved to the present upper and middle school campus. In 1985 the school became independent of the diocese.

Like St. Anne's, the coeducational elementary school's origins were downtown, where in 1911 Miss Nancy Gordon opened a primary school known first as Miss Nancy's and then as Stonefield. After her death, it was merged with University Country Day School (the Bellair School) and renamed The Belfield School in 1957.

In 1975, after a five-year trial period, St. Anne's and Belfield officially merged. The school has an honor system ( “A student is not to lie, cheat or steal.”) and weekly chapel services. Service to the local community promotes the same awareness for social and global issues, as did rolling bandages for the war effort in the 1940s.

Accreditation and affiliations[edit]


  • The Virginia Association of Independent Schools


  • The Association of Boarding Schools
  • The Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • The Educational Records Bureau
  • The National Association of College Admission Counselors
  • The National Association of Independent Schools
  • The Secondary School Admission Test Board


St. Anne's-Belfield School is a college preparatory school located on two campuses totaling 49 acres (200,000 m2) of land. The Greenway Rise Campus, located on Ivy Road, is home to the Upper School (grades 9th to 12th), as well as the Administrative, Arts, and Alumni/Development buildings. These buildings, located on the Upper School campus, include the James F. Scott Center For Arts & Science, Randolph Hall & Annex and the Lee-DuVal Hall. The Belfield Campus is home to the Lower School (pre-kindergarten to fourth grade), Middle School (grades 5th to 8th), the Conway Convocation Center, the Tarring Gym, and the athletic fields. St. Anne's-Belfield has six buildings housing its 97 classrooms (including three computer labs and eight science labs), two libraries, and three gymnasiums on two campuses which total 49 acres (200,000 m2). Recent additions include a 105,000-square-foot (9,800 m2) Learning Village, a Squash Court Complex, and a state-of-the-art turf athletic field.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ St. Anne's - Belfield School : About STAB
  2. ^ "Chris Long Biography". VirginiaSports. University of Virginia. 2007-07-19. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Anne-Marie Slaughter '76 Speaks to Upper School". The Upper School Weekly Digest. St. Anne's-Belfield School. March 22, 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 

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