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Foxcroft School Names New Leader


Foxcroft_School_in_Middleburg_VA_103357Mary Louise Leipheimer, who is retiring after 25 years at Foxcroft School will be succeeded by Catherine Smylie McGehee . McGehee, whose appointment is effective July 1, 2014, currently serves as the Director of the Upper School at St. Catherine’s School, in Richmond, Va.

Founded in 1914 by Ms. Charlotte Haxall Noland, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. The school is located on 500 acres in Middleburg, Virginia (Loudoun County) .  It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. large_photo138159_1556308

Foxcroft is, by design, a small, residential school. The 2013-14 student body is 72 percent boarding students with a total of 165 girls from 21 states, Washington D.C., and nine foreign countries. Fourteen percent are U.S. students of color, 20 percent are international students, and about 33 percent receive financial aid. The 36 members of the Class of 2013 were offered 139 acceptances by 100 colleges and universities in England, France, Scotland, and the United States, including Barnard, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Purdue, UCLA, Virginia Tech, Wofford, and the state universities of Delaware, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Virginia.

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