Burgundy students engage in active learning at both our 25-acre Alexandria campus and our 500-acre campus in West Virginia, known as Cooper’s Cove. We offer summer programs on both the Alexandria campus (Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp) and the West Virginia campus (Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies).
The wooded Alexandria campus includes fields, a pond, a barn with farm animals and space to rove and explore. Classrooms reflect our belief that students learn best in a welcoming and friendly environment. Buildings are designed so that natural light pours in; and each classroom opens directly to the outdoors. Our spacious campus offers places for students at every grade level to play and explore. Teachers also take advantage of a variety of campus spaces for instruction and hands-on science lessons. Our campus provides a unique setting and learning environment for children in our metropolitan area. See a virtual tour of our Alexandria campus.
West Virginia Campus
The Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies at Cooper’s Cove, is a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary near Capon Bridge, West Virginia, 2 1/2 hours from Alexandria. Beginning in First Grade, students and parents visit this beautiful remote valley for several days in the fall and spring for academic immersion in natural science studies. Home to diverse wildlife, Cooper’s Cove includes field, thicket, forest, stream and pond. It extends to a ridge that provides a panoramic view of an Appalachian valley. The main building has an industrial kitchen, bathrooms and large rooms for gathering. Other facilities include two screened dorms and small cabins as well as a timber-framed barn. The remote setting and the deliberate avoidance of modern distractions provide students with a direct experience of nature that supports their growth as scientists, individuals, and responsible stewards of the planet. Burgundy’s West Virginia campus is the site of academic Cove trips for students during the school year and the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies, an overnight camp during the summer months.