Free Union at a Glance


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


Children in preschool through fifth grade.


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.


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


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
2018-19 tuition: See Tuition under Admissions
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 2018-19

(See Annual Events under the Community Tab)