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Education

K–12

Warren County Public Schools
www.wcps.k12.va.us

The Warren County Public School System has eight accredited schools and serves approximately 5,400 students in grades pre-K through 12. Per-pupil expenditure is $9,570, and the system’s student-to-teacher ratio is approximately 20:1.

The school system’s basic curriculum at all levels is aligned with the Virginia Department of Education’s Standards of Learning. In addition to the core curriculum, elementary students receive weekly music and physical education instruction taught by certified teachers. Art instruction is also part of the standard curriculum for students in K-5. Middle school students have opportunities to explore such subjects as visual and performing arts, computer software applications, and technology education.

At the secondary level, approximately 177 required and elective courses are available. Career and technical education courses enable students to acquire industry certification in a chosen field. Students enrolled in the Early College Scholars Program are dually enrolled at Lord Fairfax Community College and can receive up to 15 college credits while they attend high school.

The school system serves diverse populations by offering special education programs, gifted education, alternative education, English as a second language, SOL remediation, and classes for at-risk 4-year-olds. In addition to the wide range of academic opportunities, the school system has multiple ways in which students can participate in cocurricular and extracurricular activities.

Mountain Laurel Montessori School
www.mountainlaurelmontessori.org

Founded in 1989, Mountain Laurel is the only school in the region providing Montessori education from birth through 9th grade. Its mission is to provide ideal learning environments for each stage of a child’s development. The main campus in Front Royal is home to infant, preschool and elementary programs through sixth grade. A separate campus on a 23-acre farm is home to the 7th- to 9th-grade students. Mountain Laurel Montessori School fosters the whole child, fully prepared to meet the challenges of a college preparatory program. It is committed to an education that guides children to become joyful, life-long scholars, and engaged, compassionate citizens of a diverse world community.

Mountain Vista Governor’s School
www.mvgshome.org

Mountain Vista Governor’s School is one of 18 regional academic-year governor’s schools in Virginia, serving 125 students in six school systems, including Culpeper, Fauquier, Frederick, Rappahannock, Warren, and Winchester. Mountain Vista is designed for gifted students entering 11th or 12th grade who have the abilities and desire to accept a challenging program of studies that emphasizes science and mathematics.

Randolph-Macon Academy
www.rma.edu

Founded in 1892, Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) is America’s oldest co-ed boarding and day school with Air Force JROTC for students in grades 9-12. R-MA Middle School, for students in grades 6-8, has a separate campus uniform, but is close enough to the Upper School that advanced students are able to take Upper School courses and participate in varsity sports.

R-MA helps students achieve their academic potential through small classes, tutorial sessions with teachers, mentoring groups, and supervised study halls. Advanced-placement and college courses are available, along with 20 varsity sports, forensics, band, chorus, and drama. Graduating classes have a 100 percent college acceptance rate, and average over $6.6 million in college scholarship offers each year. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Front Royal Christian School
www.frontroyalchristianschool.com

Front Royal Christian School offers a unique educational experience to Warren and surrounding counties. Committed to meeting the needs of all students, including gifted and special needs children, we provide an excellent classically based Pre K-12th grade education, including a nursery and toddler program.

Not only does FRCS allow students to excel academically, but its dedication to the formation of the whole person creates an environment that fosters the virtues of service and respect for authority. Through distinctive community outreach and inclusion programs, students learn to respect the dignity of each individual.

Higher Education

Christendom College
www.christendom.edu

Christendom College is a four-year Roman Catholic liberal arts college offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The main goal at Christendom is to provide a truly Catholic education. A required 84-hour core curriculum includes three years of study in theology and philosophy; two years of study in English language and literature, classical or modern language, and history; and one year in political science, economics and mathematics and natural sciences.

Lord Fairfax Community College
www.lfcc.edu

Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is a comprehensive, nonresidential, two-year public institution of higher education with four locations – the Fauquier, Vint Hill, Middletown campuses and the Luray-Page County Center – and outreach sites throughout the college’s service region. LFCC offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to workforce preparation programs for employees and employers.

The college provides area residents with quality services and educational training at an affordable rate and prepares students for immediate entry into the workforce or for further education at four-year institutions. Classes are offered on-site, on-line or in a hybrid format of both.

The college serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. For more information, call (800) 906-5322 or visit lfcc.edu.

Warren County Public Schools
210 N. Commerce Ave.
(540) 635-2171
www.wcps.k12.va.us

A.S. Rhodes Elementary School
224 W. Strasburg Rd.
(540) 635-4556

E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School
40 Crescent St.
(540) 635-4188

Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School
290 Westminster Dr.
(540) 622-8090

Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School
1015 Stonewall Dr.
(540) 635-3125

Ressie Jeffries Elementary School
320 East Criser Rd.
(540) 636-6824

Warren County Middle School
240 Luray Ave.
(540) 635-2194

Skyline High School
151 Skyline Vista Dr.
(540) 631-0366

Warren County High School
155 Westminster Dr.
(540) 635-4144

Administration

Receptionist/General Information
(540) 635-2171 ext. 34221

Greg Drescher
Superintendent
(540) 635-2171 ext. 34236
gdrescher@wcps.k12.va.us

Melody Sheppard
Assistant Superintendent for Administration
(540) 635-2171, ext. 34237

George “Buck” Smith
Director of Personnel
(540) 635-2171, ext. 34240
bsmith@wcps.k12.va.us

Robert Ballentine
Director of Finance
(540) 635-2171, ext.34258
rballentine@wcps.k12.va.us

Warren County School Board

Arnold Williams
North River District
(540) 635-4915

Donna L. McEathron
South River District
(540) 636-2437

Dough Rosen
Shenandoah District
(540) 635-7535

Cathy Bower, Chairman
Fork District
(540) 636-6943

James S. Wells
Happy Creek District
(540) 635-6223

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