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Notes for Prospective Students
St. Benedict Catholic School offers a classical education that
seeks to form the whole human person in a faith-filled environment.
The school, staffed by state certified teachers, offers a full,
traditional academic curriculum of language arts, mathematics,
history, religion, science, foreign language, technology, art,
music, and physical education.
An extensive library and media
center is also maintained.
The entire school attends Mass on a
weekly basis and the procedures and discipline in the school are
tied closely to the idea of virtue.
The curriculum is based
on over 2,000 years of educational experience that has produced the
greatest minds in Western Civilization.
Latin is taught to all
students, beginning in the 1st grade in order to help students
understand grammar and communicate effectively.
A prime location in
the Museum District of Richmond allows for close interaction with a
variety of local resources such as the Virginia Museum of Fine
In order to monitor the students' progress, standardized
tests are administered to all students each spring.
The results are
used to identify students' strengths and weaknesses and to assist
in instructional planning for each child.
fifth grade classrooms are self-contained while grades six, seven,
and eight are departmentalized.
St. Benedict also sponsors an
after-school care program for students.
This program provides a
full range of activities to meet the needs of our families and
functions on the school grounds.
activities such as band, sports, drama, chess, and music lessons
are also available.
Our graduates go on to Benedictine, St.
Gertrude, Maggie Walker Governor's School, and other private
schools or public school specialty centers.