Burgundy Farm Country Day School

3700 Burgundy Rd, Alexandria, VA 22303

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Burgundy believes children learn best in an inclusive, creative, and nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach to education cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility for self, for others, and for the natural world.

At Burgundy, education is a cooperative enterprise in which a community of students, teachers and families works together to benefit the educational process.

Guided by the belief that we are inherently connected to all people and the world around us, we nurture in our students a joy of learning, an appreciation for human diversity, and, on a campus in which every classroom opens to the outdoors, a sense of stewardship for the environment.

Our philosophy is rooted in the concepts of progressive education, which honors the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of children, allowing growth to unfold at each child’s own pace. Through work, exploration, and play, we seek to educate the whole child, not just the intellect. We know from experience and cognitive science that children learn best not only by doing, but also by thinking about what they are doing. Our approach is to stimulate students’ questions and to set the stage for learning with materials, situations, and ideas from which the students can construct their own understanding.

Equipped with a strong academic foundation and a deep understanding of their responsibility to their local and global communities, Burgundy students successfully navigate and influence their world.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address3700 Burgundy Rd, Alexandria, VA 22303
Other LocationsHC 83, Box 38DD, Capon Bridge, WV 26711
Year Established1946
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$23,592-26,998; estimated extras $1000
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded51
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$746,115

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarQuarter
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading, Tutoring
Summer SessionRecreational. Tuition Day $330/weeks. 8 weeks
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Soccer
Interscholastic Boys' SportsLacrosse

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School22
Most Common Graduate DestinationsField 5, Georgetown Day 4, Edmund Burke 3, Bishop Ireton 3


Applications DueFebruary
Application Fee$75
New Students51
Percentage of Applicants Accepted58
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)40
Tests Used for AdmissionIQ


AdministratorJeff Sindler
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2006
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Duke Univ, MA, Middlebury College
Director(s) of AdmissionsLori Adams, Director of Admission

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment278
Day Students278
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)278
Student Body EthnicityWhite 65%, Latino 4%, African-American 16%, Asian 4%, Other 11%
Average Class Size15
Student-Faculty Ratio6:1
Teaching Faculty44
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)54
Male Teaching Faculty6
Female Teaching Faculty38
Faculty EthnicityWhite 73%, Latino 4%, African-American 11%, Asian 4%, Other 8%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage525
Buildings on Campus13
Facilities Value$9,500,000
Endowment Value$1,092,000
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