Fauquier County Public Schools


Wonderful schools serve the children of Brookside. These public schools and a number of top-rated private schools add to community cohesiveness and enhance residents’ quality of life.


C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School

Opened in 1990, C. Hunter Ritchie is a public school serving kindergarten through grade five. The school is located on Route 600 near the village of New Baltimore.

Teachers and staff at C. Hunter Ritchie have a genuine interest in each child as an individual, with an instructional program that guides students to become successful, independent readers and writers, mathematicians who reason and compute accurately, historians who know and understand the past and how it shapes the future, and scientists who use investigation and inquiry to learn about the world. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum, and student progress is continually assessed to inform instruction.


Greenville Elementary School

Built in 2007, Greenville Elementary provides the best possible support to help each child learn and grow by actively engaging in a quality education. Families in the community collaborate with teachers and staff in an effort to support and enable their children to succeed. The culture at Greenville is focused on student learning with a commitment to high expectations and collaboration.

The school boasts a welcoming environment that encourages creativity, and specialists for students with a diverse range of needs, including programs for gifted and special needs students.


Auburn Middle School

Auburn Middle School was built in the fall of 2004 and is in walking distance to many Brookside homes.

With a strong faculty of teachers that cater to the needs of individual students, Auburn provides students in grades 6-8 with well-rounded excellence in education. Auburn boasts an award-winning music program as well as a long list of after school programs. These programs are led by dedicated teachers with expertise in athletics and academics. Students pursue their passions in fields like environmental and civic studies, foreign language, the arts and sciences and leadership.

Teachers focus on preparing middle school students for a vigorous high school experience, and do so through the use of technology and supporting progress in all areas of study.


Kettle Run High School

Kettle Run High School opened in the fall of 2008 and is minutes down the road from Brookside.

Kettle Run has competitive sports teams that include competition cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball, basketball, swimming, winter track, track & field, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis. These teams have won regional and state championships in cheerleading, soccer and football.

Many Kettle Run students continue their educations at Virginia colleges and universities such as Virginia Tech, George Mason University, James Madison University, Christopher Newport University, and University of Virginia. Most remaining graduates attend prestigious out-of-state institutions. Some students stay local and attend Lord Fairfax Community College and Northern Virginia Community College.

Kettle Run students reap the maximum benefits from a well-rounded education so that they may make a positive impact in today’s world.