Cape Henry Collegiate School

1320 Mill Dam Rd,
Virginia Beach, VA, 23454-0234
Tel: (757)481-2446
Grades: PK - 12 | 895 students
Cape Henry Collegiate School provides Prekindergarten through Grade Twelve coeducational, college preparatory education that fosters the growth of the individual.
This process takes place in a nurturing environment in which the individual’s self-esteem and self-confidence are enhanced through close contact with a caring and dedicated faculty. 

We believe that the educational process is a cooperative endeavor among a diverse body of students, parents and faculty who together embark on a continuous learning process.
Cape Henry Collegiate School encourages each student to develop talents and interests as an independent-minded person within the structure of the school community.

Students are encouraged to engage in purposeful education preparing them for responsibilities and challenges of the future.
In doing so, members of the Cape Henry student body will experience the discipline and excitement of academics, the pride of developing personal character and integrity in a learning environment governed by an Honor Code, the creative opportunities provided by the arts and extra-curricular activities, the rigor and pleasure of athletics, an awareness of and involvement with the community in which they live, and a respect for its diversity with the ultimate goal of placing responsible and educated citizens into our society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1924

Student Body

Total Students 895 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Cape Henry Collegiate School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,245
Tuition Notes Tuition rates vary by division. Please see: http://capehenrycollegiate.org/admissions/financial
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Admissions Director Brooke Hummel
Admissions Associate Angie Finley

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCrew,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

School Notes:

  • Located on a 30-acre campus in a residential area within five miles of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Henry Collegiate serves nearly 850 students representing the entire Hampton Roads community. Established in 1924 as the Everett School, today Cape Henry Collegiate is the oldest accredited Prekindergarten through Grade 12, college-preparatory, coeducational, independent, day school in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is recognized as an accredited school by the Virginia Board of Education. 

    The academically challenging curriculum is responsive to each child's needs and is supported by a strong honor code. There is a 10-to-1, student-to-teacher ratio, and the educational process is a cooperative endeavor among students, parents, and faculty. This process not only prepares the student for college study, but also supports self-esteem and a love of learning. The Lower School strives to develop self-esteem and to build a sense of responsibility toward others. It encourages independent thinking within a solid academic foundation. 

    The Middle and Upper Schools provide students with the skills, attitudes, and character development they need to succeed in competitive colleges and universities. Advanced Placement, and Honors classes are available in all disciplines in the Upper School. There is a dress code and community service requirement, all of which foster an environment necessary for the education and enrichment of the child as a social being.
  • Profile last updated: 08/29/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Virginia Beach Friends School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Family Day School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Great Neck Preschool (1.1 miles away)
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  • Virginia Beach Holy Family Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Roman Catholic)
    1279 N Great Neck Rd
    Virginia Beach , VA , 23454
    (757)481-1180
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  78  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Virginia Beach
    Great Neck KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2205 Poplar Point Road
    Virginia Beach , VA , 23454
    (757)481-6048
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.7  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Virginia Beach
    Broad Bay Manor School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1837 Old Donation Pkwy
    Virginia Beach , VA , 23454
    (757)495-4525
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.9  mi  |  180  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Virginia Beach
    Great Neck Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2225 Rosehall Drive
    Virginia Beach , VA , 23454
    (757)481-9217
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |  98  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Virginia Beach
    Virginia Beach Friends School
    (Friends)
    1537 Laskin Road
    Virginia Beach , VA , 23451
    (757)428-7534
    (Friends)
    1.9  mi  |  263  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 07, 2013 - I am the father of two Cape Henry Dolphins and this school has been a gift to my family. This is a welcoming place where students are known and pushed to achieve to their greatest potential. Cape Henry has a globally focused mindset and the Nexus Global Studies program is the leading program of its kind in the country. This school is an awesome place for your kids to grow up and a gem in the heart of Virginia Beach. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 13, 2013 - I have two children at Cape Henry and both eagerly go to school every day! They are excited to learn and come home zealous to share stories of their day! I am proud to be a Cape Henry parent and to be a part of this wonderful family. CHCS is a big school with so many opportunities, yet all faculty and staff know you and welcome you with a smile every day. All teachers and staff are passionate about what they do so I know that each day my children set foot on campus they are nurtured academically, socially, and emotionally. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 06, 2013 - I am a grandparent of a child at Cape Henry Collegiate and every time I walk into the school I feel so fortunate that my grandson is a part of such a safe, welcoming, and amazing community. He goes to school excited and comes home teaching all of us many new things! - Posted by Parent

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