North Cross School

North Cross at a Glance

  • 1944 founded in Salem, VA
  • 1961 merged with the Eaton School and the Wellington School to become North Cross School, in Roanoke, VA
  • 494 students
  • 60 Faculty (58 FT and 2 PT)
  • 45% faculty with advanced degrees
  • 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 14 average class size
  • 272 boys/222 girls
  • 21.5% students of color
  • 28 international students
  • 24% students receiving financial assistance
  • 77 campus acres
  • 9 buildings
  • 4 world languages taught K-12
  • Thousands of cummulative hours devoted annually to community service
  • 44 DeHart Project speeches to be delivered this year
  • 1 Honor Code
  • 32 interscholastic sports teams, 6-12
  • 100% college matriculation
  • Accreditation
  • North Cross is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
  • Memberships
    • North Cross is a member of National Association for College Admission Counseling, and Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling, The Cum Laude Society and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Philosophy & Objectives

  • North Cross School endeavors to be among the finest independent schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In pursuit of that goal, we will:
  • Compose a diverse student body, one that is able to make full use of the school’s academic, athletic, and artistic offerings;
  • Assemble from across the region, the nation, and internationally—a talented, committed, well-compensated faculty, whose members are excellent in their respective subject areas and eager to be involved in the lives of their students beyond the classroom.
  • Develop a Board of Trustees, together with a governance structure, that embraces its stewardship role, is generous in providing its diverse resources to the school’s benefit, and is representative—in composition and experience—of the larger NCS community.
  • Offer a comprehensive, rigorous academic program, enhanced and complemented through broad offerings in the fine and performing arts, interscholastic athletics, and community service; and,
    Ensure its facilities and financial resources fully support the goals of the program and the individuals responsible for it.

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