Stuart and Greg’s ride

Stuart and Greg's ride

A journey of 100 miles begins with one…photograph. NBS parent, Greg, and NBS teacher, Stuart, are riding 100 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway in support of North Branch School. It’s not too late to show them some love by making a donation to the school for their efforts and enthusiasm. Just use the secure PayPal “donate” button on this site.

The graduating class of 2014

On June 3rd, we said goodbye to the largest graduating North Branch class in the school’s history. Sixteen students graduated – many of them had been at NBS for more than eight years. In keeping with North Branch tradition, they all received an engraved Jefferson Cup. We wish all of the graduating students good luck and health as they begin their journey into high school. I will have more videos from graduation (including the teacher thank you segment) in the coming week. Happy summer!



Last assembly of 2013-14 year

The last assembly of this school year was held on Friday. Many things were shared: the Juniors played several recorder pieces, the Junk Fashion elective showed off their outfits, Oscar’s recycled art talked about their creations and Chorus sang a song. There is also some spectacular student art displayed in the Big Room.

Robin Hood

The Seniors performed the play Robin Hood today. It was full of beautiful music and lots of lively sword-fighting. In a very popular twist, Jon had a cameo as Prince John’s guard and horse! Congratulations to the class on a very well-done play. I will post some videos soon.

The Donkey Prince

Primary One presented a charming play on Friday: The Donkey Prince. The play, based on a German fairy tale collected by the brothers Grimm, tells the story of a King and Queen who longed for a child. They visit a witch, who promises them a child in exchange for bags of gold. The King tries to trick the witch with bags of mixed lead and gold, and the witch takes her revenge by making the prince look like a donkey. He is to appear this way until someone loves him for who he is. He grows up at the castle, lonely in his donkey form, until a traveling lute player arrives. The Prince learns to play the lute, and goes out to travel the world. He arrives at another castle, where he falls in love with a Princess and is able to retake his human form.

Spring happenings at North Branch

Here are some pictures of events and presentations from April and May:

Band Fair 2014

We had perfect weather for Band Fair – thank you to all who came out to enjoy it! The musicians were wonderful – thank you so much for coming: Trees on Fire Acoustic, Jamie Dyer, The Delta Backburners, and Balcony Trio.

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BBFE – Best BandFair Ever – May 18, 1-6 PM, Cardinal Point Winery

Featuring… Trees on Fire Acoustic, Jamie Dyer, The Delta Backburners, Balcony Trio

With performances by...The Virginia Acrobatics Club & Moonlight Circus

Plus…Local food and wine, children’s activities, exhibits, cake walk, silent auction, wine raffle

Get your tickets in advance and save $$:  Adults: $10 advance/$12 gate, Child: $5/$7, Family: $30/$36

Many thanks to our tent sponsor:  California SideCar

Many thanks to our stage sponsor:  East Coast Utility Contractors, Ltd.

And to our other sponsors: Afton Self Storage, Becerra Lawncare, Blackhaw Enterprise, Blue Ridge Life, Creation Appreciation, Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie, The Living Earth School, MeadowBrooke Associates, Inc., Miracle Homes, Mountain Area Realty, Shenandoah Valley Office Equipment, Trager Brothers Coffee, UVA Community Credit Union, Valley Pediatric Group, Wild Wolf Brewing Company and Windridge Landscaping

Also sponsored in honor of:  Eli & Luca Bertoni, Oscar, Meme, Wells, & Posie Kattmann, Evelyn, Anna, Emily, & Robert Beers, Solomon Hess, & Emma Jane Howe.

Proceeds benefit North Branch’s Financial Assistance Fund and the Naomi Scherr Memorial Scholarship Fund


Give4GoodDay, Tuesday, May 6

On Tuesday, May 6, North Branch School is participating in the Give4Good Day, sponsored by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.  As one of the participating nonprofits, we are eligible for incentive gifts and matching gifts that will enhance your contribution.

The giving site is live on one day only, Tuesday, May 6, from 12:00 am – 11:59 pm:

Your contribution on this day will join with gifts from other friends of the school and from local philanthropists to support the students and teachers of North Branch School.  Your generosity is much needed and greatly appreciated.