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At a Glance

Millwood School is a college preparatory, independent co-ed day school serving students from junior kindergarten to twelfth grade. Located in Midlothian, VA, we provide a strong core curriculum that is enhanced by many special subjects and integrated with a variety of extracurricular activities. From arts to athletics, and clubs to community service, we seize every opportunity to provide consistent character education that prepares our students for lives of meaningful impact.
     A rare rainbow overlooks Millwood School's campus -
  one of many features that makes our school so unique.


The outcomes our students experience each year are a testimony to the vision of our leadership and founding stakeholders. Millwood was founded by Dr. Louise Bagwell-Robinson. Recognizing the need for a comprehensive independent school in the Midlothian area, she dreamed of a nurturing environment with academic rigor and strong character education. Thanks to the support of trustees, faculty, parents, and members of the community, this dream became an inspiring reality in 1989. Despite modest facilities, parents saw the exceptional educational experience that Millwood’s faculty were committed to providing and soon classes overflowed.
The entire school community celebrated when — just nine years after opening — Millwood moved to its current site: a wooded, 79-acre campus adjacent to the beautiful Woodlake neighborhood of Chesterfield County, VA. As Millwood School continues to grow, we are excited to add more academic buildings and athletic fields to enhance the learning environment for our students as well as welcome our second Head of School in July 2017, Mr. Christopher Ryan.
Millwood School is an independent, co-ed day school that focuses intentionally on college prep and character education.
 Graduates walk the line in lieu of their fellow students.


  • Individualized instruction
  • Consistent communication between teachers and parents
  • Fine arts, PE, technology, and world languages in every grade
  • “The Big Ten” Code of Conduct
  • Location: Midlothian, VA
  • Founded: 1989, by Dr. Louise Bagwell-Robinson
  • Current Head of School:  Mr. Christopher Ryan
  • Grades served: Junior Kindergarten - 12th Grade
  • Faculty with advanced degrees: 58%
  • Average faculty tenure: 10 years
  • Diversity: 24%
  • Countries represented (students and faculty): 9
  • World languages spoken by faculty: 8
    Smiles all-around - you'll have a sense of warmth when
    our students greet you in the halls of Millwood School.
  • Annual average new student enrollment: 40-50
  • Students who participate in community service: 100%
  • Middle and upper school students who participate in athletics: over 80%
  • Yearly public speaking opportunities: 5-10 per student
  • Middle school students reading Shakespeare: 100%
  • Consecutive first place wins in the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10k Healthy School Challenge: 5
  • Lower, Middle, and Upper school students using iMacs, Chromebooks and iPads: 100%


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