Miller School of Albemarle

1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 | High School, 8-12, PG, Co-ed | Founded in 1878


Miller School of Albemarle (MSA) is full of rich history. Founded in 1878, it was one of the first coeducational boarding and day schools in the nation. Currently, Miller School of Albemarle is a college preparatory school for grades 8 through 12. MSA is located on 1,600 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The historic campus is 12 miles west of Charlottesville, Virginia. The curriculum at MSA is rigorous, but is also individualized to fit each student’s needs. Students are challenged to be problem solvers by developing analytical skills. MSA prepares students for college by offering Advanced Placement and honors classes. MSA features nine signature programs in a wide variety such as Land Management, Cycling, Service, and Humanities among more.


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(Clubs Vary Year to Year)

Strength and Conditioning

Swimming for Fitness

Engineering Team

Ultimate Frisbee

  • Baseball 
  • Endurance Team
  • Disc Golf
  • Golf
  • Girls/Boys Soccer
  • Softball
  • Girls/Boys Tennis
  • Girls/Boys Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian 
  • Volleyball
College matriculation
  • Babson College
  • Bates College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Case Western Reserve
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Clemson University
  • College of William and Mary
  • College of Wooster
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Dickinson College
  • Duke University
  • Elon University
  • Emory University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Indiana University
  • James Madison University
  • Longwood University
  • Lynchburg College
  • New York University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Radford University
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Sewanee: University of the South
  • Smith College
  • Syracuse University
  • Tulane University
  • Transylvania University
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • University of California - San Diego
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Saint Andrews
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington University - St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
Facts & Statistics
1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
8-12, PG
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6 (2019)
Vietnamese students
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Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (20 miles)
Charlottesville is home to historical sites like Monticello, museums, art galleries, and fun ways to experience nature like fishing, hiking, and biking. The historical Downtown Mall is a popular destination with over 120 shops and 30 restaurants.
Student Activities
Signature Programs

Applied Engineering Program: Designed to inspire and promote curiosity in this diverse field while exposing students to various disciplines from traditional engineering fields (such as Civil and Mechanical) to more modern engineering fields (such as Biomedical, Environmental, and Chemical).

Student Success Center (SSC): Provides a supervised study space where students can complete homework with on-site coaching on organization and study skills. It facilitates academic support and oversees students pursuing internships, mentorships, independent studies, and distance-learning. In accord with MSA’s mission, the Student Success Center (SSC) has a formal system to ensure that all students are provided the resources, advising, and support to maximize their potential—both inside and outside the classroom.

Sustainable Agriculture: Both an academic study of farming and agriculture as well as a hands-on, experimental learning experience. 

Design/Build: Students learn how to use tools, how to think about structures, and how to build things that last. Their projects include many building and design solutions that benefit the entire Miller School of Albemarle community as well as traditional woodworking projects. 

Cycling: Our internationally acclaimed cycling program has produced remarkable outcomes for a decade. From winning multiple national championships in all disciplines of the sport to garnering numerous professional contracts, the Endurance Team is widely recognized as the world’s premier school-based junior development cycling program.

Land Management: Imagine a 1,600-acre classroom where every tree, plant, trail, lake, and stream is a lesson plan, homework assignment, and independent project. This classroom is where one of MSA's most innovative courses is taught.

Humanities Program: Seeks to offer an engaging space for highly motivated students during their time at the Miller School of Albemarle. Additionally, it exists to encourage students to pursue excellence in the Humanities by providing an organizational structure and incentive to make the most of their academic and co-curricular opportunities here.

Winter Week of Wisdom and Wonder (WWOWW): Students have a chance to learn Systems Thinking from the Head of School, hot sauce making from the Director of Admissions, or boat building from the Math Department Chair. MSA's signature program created a decade ago to provide students and teachers an opportunity to learn topics outside the regular curriculum. 

Service: Service to the community through partnerships with local non-profits is a core value of the Miller School of Albemarle, where volunteerism is substantive and focused on long-term engagement rather than a simple accumulation of hours. This is accomplished through bi-weekly service days in which every MSA student participates, with many students maintaining sustained partnerships with local non-profit organizations and engaging in service activities that benefit a wide range of Albemarle County residents.