Burgundy Farm Country Day School
3700 Burgundy Rd, Alexandria, VA 22303Contact School E-mail the School Visit School's Website
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.
|Grade Range||Day — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-8|
|Coed, Boys, or Girls||Coed|
|Full Address||3700 Burgundy Rd, Alexandria, VA 22303|
|Other Locations||HC 83, Box 38DD, Capon Bridge, WV 26711|
Tuition & Financial Aid
|Day Tuition||$23,592-26,998; estimated extras $1000|
|Need-Based Scholarships Awarded||51|
|Value of Need-Based Scholarships||$746,115|
Academics & Athletics
|Supplemental Instruction||Developmental Reading, Tutoring|
|Summer Session||Recreational. Tuition Day $330/weeks. 8 weeks|
|Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' Sports||Basketball, Cross-country, Soccer|
|Interscholastic Boys' Sports||Lacrosse|
|Graduate Reference Year||2012|
|Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School||22|
|Most Common Graduate Destinations||Field 5, Georgetown Day 4, Edmund Burke 3, Bishop Ireton 3|
|Percentage of Applicants Accepted||58|
|Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)||40|
|Tests Used for Admission||IQ|
|Administrator's Title||Head of School|
|In Office Since||2006|
|Administrator's Credentials||BA, Duke Univ, MA, Middlebury College|
|Director(s) of Admissions||Lori Adams, Director of Admission|
Enrollment & Faculty
|Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)||278|
|Student Body Ethnicity||White 65%, Latino 4%, African-American 16%, Asian 4%, Other 11%|
|Average Class Size||15|
|Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)||54|
|Male Teaching Faculty||6|
|Female Teaching Faculty||38|
|Faculty Ethnicity||White 73%, Latino 4%, African-American 11%, Asian 4%, Other 8%|
Campus & Endowment
|Buildings on Campus||13|