WELCOME TO SULLINS
Sullins Academy is a coeducational independent day school with approximately 165 students in preschool through eighth grade. The school sits on a 32 acre campus in a residential area.
Sullins was founded in 1966 by Rev. Charles E. Bledsoe and a group of visionary parents. From day one, our philosophy has been to develop the minds and character of our students, and we have done just that for 50 years.
Each student is unique and will learn in different ways. We challenge our students to push themselves, but we do so in an environment that is supportive, nurturing, and encouraging. We provide an environment where each child is known and can be met where they are. Sullins expects a lot from our students, and they deliver - everything we do here is to motivate our students to realize their potential.
Students at Sullins flourish. They are communicators. They are creative and critical thinkers. They are of strong character and have giving hearts. They are confident leaders. At the end of their eighth grade year, our graduates leave Sullins well equipped with the tools to learn, grow, and thrive in high school and beyond.
AT A GLANCE
22218 Sullins Academy Drive
Bristol, Virginia 24201
Head of School
Mr. Roy Vermillion
Academic Support Coordinator
Mrs. Susan Ruble
Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Campus: 32 acres
Operating Expenses: $1.6 MM
Sullins Fund: $250,000
Religious Affiliation: None
59% boys, 41% girls
Average Class Size: 11
Average Student/Faculty Ratio:
Lower School: 12-1
Middle School: 10-1
Students Receiving Financial Support: 21%
28 Faculty and Staff
7 Administrative Staff
Average Teaching Experience:
Average Tenure at Sullins:
Advanced Degrees: 52% of faculty
Arrival and Dismissal
Students may arrive in Early Room beginning at 7:30am before classrooms open at 8:00am. The tardy bell rings at 8:15am. Dismissal is at 3:00pm
After School Program
Sullins offers an after school program, SOAR, from 3:15 - 5:30pm.
Students wear a classic dress uniform on Mondays for the school wide assembly. The dress code on Tuesdays through Friday is more relaxed with a wider range of choices. Visit the dress code listed under Parent Resources and Sullins' Lands' End uniform site.
School Code: 9000-3301-0
Snacks and Lunch
Primary and Lower School students may pack a morning and/or afternoon snack.
Snack time will be determined by each individual teacher.
Lunch is divided into two lunch periods. Students may pack their lunch, or hot lunches are available to be pre-ordered each month.