Free Union at a Glance

Purpose

To nurture in each child a love of learning in a community that respects childhood.

Serving

Children in preschool through fifth grade.

Location

The campus is located in historic Free Union, Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and fifteen minutes northwest of downtown Charlottesville (home of the University of Virginia). The school is approximately 90 minutes from Richmond and two hours from Washington, DC.

Address

4220 Free Union Road, PO Box 250, Free Union, VA 22940

Facts

Founded: 1984
Grades: Preschool - Fifth
Enrollment: 87 students
Faculty and staff: 16 Full-time
5 Part-time
Average class size: 11 students
Student:teacher ratio: 7:1 in PS, K, and Grade 1
9:1 in Grades 2 -5
School day: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Preschool
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Pre-K - 5
Campus: Six acres; five buildings
2017-18 tuition:
Preschool (2 mornings/wk, 8:30-12:30) $3,640
Preschool (3 mornings/wk, 8:30-12:30) $5,460
Preschool (5 mornings/wk, 8:30-12:30) $9,100
Preschool afternoons 12:30-3:00)

1 day per week, $600/yr
For more afternoons, multiply by number of days.
Drop-in afternoons: $20/afternoon, billed monthly

Preeschool full day 8:30-3:00 $12,100
Kindergarten (full day, 8:30-3:00) $14,350
Grades 1 - 5 (8:30-3:00 PM) $14,750
Extended Day PS - 5th
   Morning care (7:45-8:15)
   Afterschool #1 (3:00-4:30)
   Afterschool #2 (3:00-5:30)

$2.50/day prepaid; $4/day w/vouchers; $/day drop-in
$6/daypreaid; $8/day w/vouchers; $12/day drop-in
$12/day prepaid; $15/day w/vouchers; $20/day drop-in

Financial aid: 30% of students receive need-based tuition assistance
Graduates attend: The Field School
Henley Middle School
St. Anne’s-Belfield School
Tandem Friends School
The Village School
Walker Upper Elementary School

Community Events 2016-17

Back-to-School Open House Potluck    Aug 28
Halloween Parade Oct 31
Barnes & Noble Day Nov 13
Thanksgiving Performance Nov 22
Artisan Crafts Fair, 10 AM - 4 PM Dec. 3-4
Parent Teach Day Dec 9
Holiday Songs Dec 16
Big Bang Science Symposium TBD
Valentine Buddy Lunch Feb 14
Fine Arts Fair and Performances Feb 24
Grandparents & Friends Day Mar 24
Spring Auction Mar 18
Spring Campus Clean-Up Apr 22
May Day Celebration May 1
Spring Fair May 7
Field & Camp Day May 19
Graduation Jun 6

Memberships:

Independent School Management (Consortium Member)
Progressive Education Network