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Browne Academy Receives Purple Star School Designation

Browne Academy was founded in 1941 and sits on 11 acres in the Fairfax County part of Alexandria, VA.

Alexandria VA –  Browne Academy has received the Virginia Purple Star Designation, which is awarded by the Virginia Department of Education to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military.

John Bonhom, Browne’s director of admission and enrollment management, serves as the point of contact for the school’s military families. He works closely with the school’s counselor and division heads to support military children with concerns about transitioning to a new school, apprehension during a parent’s deployment, as well as other related military life/student life questions.

The school’s Student Ambassadors serve on the transition team for military families, assisting with open house tours and helping prospective students during their shadow days in class. Browne’s Parents Association offers volunteer and social opportunities for military families to become easily involved with the school and community.

To further support its military families, Browne Academy also participates in the Child Care Aware® of America Fee Assistance Program. Through Child Care Aware, military families may qualify for fee assistance for Browne’s preschool.                                                             –

About Browne Academy
Browne Academy is a diverse independent day school committed to developing the whole child through extraordinary teaching, exceptional academic programs, and a nurturing community. We empower students to be critical thinkers, inspired innovators, engaged peers, and ethical leaders prepared with the confidence to thrive in a dynamic world. Visit us virtually at or schedule a tour of our campus by emailing [email protected] or calling 703-960-3000, ext.1001.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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