St. Catherine's School

6001 Grove Avenue,
Richmond, VA, 23226-0232
     Tel: (804)288-2804
Grades: PK - 12
St. Catherine's, a Church School in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, offers girls in junior kindergarten through twelfth grade a rigorous college preparatory education through a community of teachers and staff committed to fostering the development of the mind, body and spirit.
The ultimate aim of the school is to prepare girls of diverse perspectives for leadership and service in a global community.
St. Catherine's will be sought by talented girls and their families because of its caring, engaged students and faculty who set high academic standards, delight in learning and find joy in service to others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1890

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 24%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 227 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 62%
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 23%
Admissions Director Jennifer Cullinan
Admissions Associate Adrienne Taylor

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Christopher's School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Bridget School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Christopher's School (0.4 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RichmondHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award St Bridget School
      (Roman Catholic)
    6011 York Rd
    RichmondVA23226
    (804)288-1994
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.1 mi | 460 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • RichmondSt. Christopher's School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    711 Saint Christophers Road
    RichmondVA23226
    (804)282-3185
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    0.4 mi | 951 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • RichmondWesthampton Day Care Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    6100 Patterson Avenue
    RichmondVA23226
    (804)282-7459
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    0.6 mi | 24 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • RichmondShaarei Torah Of Richmond
    All-girls  | Alternative School  (Jewish)
    6300 Patterson Avenue
    RichmondVA23226
    (804)288-8672
    All-girls  | Alternative School  (Jewish)
    0.8 mi | 17 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • RichmondBon Secours Family Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    1403 Maple Avenue
    RichmondVA23226
    (804)285-0444
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.9 mi | 14 students | Gr. KG                      

School Reviews

Recommended
1 month ago
Our daughter has been a Lower School student at St. Catherine''s for 3 years, and we could not be happier. The school''s focus on educating girls, the high caliber of the teachers and staff, and the warm, welcoming community have all made our experience at St. Catherine''s a wonderful one. When we moved to Richmond 3 years ago, we looked at many different options - both public and private - and we''re thrilled with our choice. Our friends with older daughters at St. Catherine''s say great things about the Middle and Upper School experiences as well, so we look forward to many more years at the school.
- Posted by Parent
Recommended
1 month ago
This is without a question the best investment we have made in our daughters'' future. They love learning and each year seem to be more engrossed and interested in their studies. We have been particularly impressed with the Math and Science program. Lower School girls learn to love these subjects at a young age and by the time they are in Upper School they are doing research in a cutting edge Science facility. Their exposure to music, art, athletics and community service gives them the advantage of discovering new things about themselves and becoming confident, well-rounded citizens.
- Posted by Parent
Recommended
1 month ago
My daughter started at St. Catherines with Junior Kindergarten and is now in First Grade. My husband and I have been nothing less then thrilled with her development and progress. The teachers have all taken the time to learn the specific interests of their students and incorporated the specific interests within the lesson plans. I''ll admit I was doubting the ability of learning two foreign languages starting in Kindergarten but my daughter is so motivated and interested. She comes home and teaches us! Having a son, I can see first hand how boys and girls learn differently. St. Catherines puts so much thought and research into creating an environment for girls to be their individual best. Currently my daughter is very interested in math and science so the rapidly expanding STEAM initiative and new Science Building is particularly exciting.
- Posted by Parent

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Homeschool or Private School?
Homeschool or Private School?
What do you do when you are dissatisfied with your local public schools? Homeschool your children? Send them to private school? Let's look at your options.
Religious Schools: An Overview
Your religion matters to you. You want your child to attend a school which will combine academics and religious education. Here is an overview of what is available together with some links to denominational web sites.
7 Ways to Improve Your Math Scores
Add things up and you'll quickly find the answer- math is crucial both in academics and the real world. By following these strategies and following personal training programs, students can uncover their weaknesses and conquer math.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Richmond, VA is $11,253 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Richmond, VA is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).
Related School Videos

View more school videos