Stone Bridge High School is a public secondary school in the city of Ashburn, Virginia, which is located in the county of Loudoun in the state of Virginia. Stone Bridge High School covers the north-western half of Ashburn, which includes Ashburn Farm, Goose Creek Village, and Belmont Greene, as well as the surrounding areas. Stone Bridge High School is no longer the primary high school for the majority of the Belmont Country Club population. Because of overpopulation, they have been transferred to the new Riverside High School in Lansdowne. Stone Bridge High School was voted the fourth best high school in Virginia and the finest high school in Loudoun County by Newsweek in 2014.
Stone Bridge High School first opened its doors in 2000, with students are primarily drawn from Broad Run High School and Loudoun County High School. This high school began the same year as two other Northern Virginia high schools: Forest Park Senior High School in Prince William County and Westfield High School in Fairfax County. During its first year of operation, all three schools competed against each other in a variety of sports.
The school has a total capacity of around 1,600 students. It gets its name from the stone Broad Run Bridge, which was built a few miles away and is still standing today.
Approximately 1,200 students from 9th through 11th grade attended during the initial year; seniors remained at Broad Run or Loudoun County. Because of overpopulation at Harper Park Middle School, which served as a feeder middle academic for Stone Bridge during the 2000–2001 school year, nearly 500 eighth students were accommodated at the facility during that period.
When Heritage High School opened in Leesburg in 2002, the majority of Stone Bridge’s Leesburg students transferred there. A small number of additional kids from Broad Run were transferred to Stone Bridge, resulting in a decrease in enrollment to approximately 1,400 pupils for the 2002–2003 school year.
However, by the 2004–2005 academic year, the student population had grown to approximately 1,900 students, which was the highest number of pupils ever enrolled at a Loudoun County high school at the time. In 2005, the establishment of Briar Woods High School and Freedom High School assisted in the alleviation of overcrowding, but the total number of pupils enrolled remained above 1,600.
In 2010, the number of students enrolled increased to 1,800. A portion of the Stone Bridge Leesburg student population was transferred to Tuscarora High School in order to alleviate congestion as a result of the relocation.