Be connected.

If you're not from around here, you're probably wondering about "the rivah." For those of us who grew up near the Rappahannock River, it started as an inside joke about our accent. (We pronounce it "riv-ah" instead of river.) But then a funny thing happened. Over the years, it became part of the regional vocabulary. Don't believe us? Google it. In all seriousness, we love living on the banks of the Rappahannock. Not only do we get to see it from almost every room on campus, we get to enjoy it in so many ways.

At the beginning of the school year, each class participates in River Days - two or three days spent exploring different sections of the river and learning about its history and ecology. It's a great way to get to know your new home and your new classmates.

If the weather's nice, we like to spend our free time either by the river, reading, relaxing, maybe throwing a frisbee - or in it, kayaking, rowing, even swimming.