Christchurch School

Tel: (804)758-2306
Grades: 9-12 | 210 students
GREAT JOURNEYS BEGIN AT THE RIVER! Our 125-acre boarding school campus is located on the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay, and we take full advantage of all the river and bay offer for RECREATION, RESEARCH, MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND STEWARDSHIP. Students flourish in our friendly, attentive 24/7 community and benefit from our superb academics, learning skills program, residential and life skills programs, hands-on and differentiated instruction, supervised evening study, daily extra help with teachers, and the thrill of winning teams including rowing and sailing.
Our excellent college counseling program is highly individualized and 100% of our graduates are accepted to four-year colleges and universities.
Our core values - kindness, curiosity, acceptance, integrity, respect and self-confidence are at the heart of all we do.
Christchurch was established in 1921 by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and we count two Pulitzer Prize winners among our graduates.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1921

Student Body

Total Students 210 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Christchurch School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses English 11 Honors, English 12 Honors, Honors Calculus AB, Honors College Biology, Honors College Environmental Science, Honors History Seminar, Honors Integrated Science III: Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Honors Modern World History, Honors Spanish V, Honors United States History and Government,
Average SAT score 1563
Average ACT score 21
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Casual, neat; collared shirt, khaki style pants/shorts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $43,900
Tuition Notes $18,700 day boys/girls; $43,900 boarding boys
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $27,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lawrence J. Jensen
Admissions Associate Robin Schroeder


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CrewField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Adventure Trips, Chess Club, Drama, Living Campus, National Honor Society, River Immersion, Student Ambassadors, Student Community Council, Sustainability Club, Yearbook Chess Club, Drama, Living Campus, Yearbook, Adventure Trips,
National Honor Society,
River Immersion,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Community Council,
Sustainability Club,

School Notes

  • In the small, welcoming atmosphere, students feel comfortable enough to develop both existing and new strengths. Our waterfront location offer unique, one-of-a-kind opportunities.The school offers strong Honors level courses and the Learning Skills Program, daily extra-help, and supervised evening study offer a safety net that is second-to-none. Parents are well and consistently informed. The superb faculty is attentive and very hands-on.
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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,277 for elementary schools and $15,846 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).