For more than 100 years, families and organizations around Foxcroft School have come to value the intelligence, enthusiasm and care that its students bring to their community service endeavors in the Middleburg and Loudoun County communities. In turn, those experiences provide girls with opportunities for leadership, compassion, problem-solving and communication that cannot be taught in a classroom.
Volunteer opportunities include helping at a nearby therapeutic riding facility, working at the local food bank and animal shelter, and mentoring children at Banneker Elementary School each week. Students help package and distribute food and other supplies each week for the at-risk and homeless youth served by Mobile Hope Loudoun.
Combining learning and giving back, Foxcroft’s STEM classes employ the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) curriculum developed by Purdue University. One recent endeavor was a successful partnership with the Goose Creek Association at their Family Festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of its designation as a Scenic River.
Engineering class students designed interactive displays promoting the preservation and protection of Goose Creek, which runs through campus. They created stream monitoring games to test the water’s health and created buffers to catch run-off pollutants. In one exercise to test water quality, kids of all ages enjoyed scooping and categorizing bugs from the creek.
Established in 1914, this all-girls boarding and day high school prepares students for success in college and in life. The school is guided by its mission “to help every girl explore her unique voice and to develop the skills, confidence, and courage to share it with the world.”
“Foxcroft is an all-girls boarding and day school for grades 9-12 located in Middleburg, VA. Its outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including 18+ Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. The equestrian program is nationally recognized and its athletic teams have won numerous conference and state championships.”