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.: 26%

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 Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Richmond
     St Bridget School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-8 | 460 students
    0.1 miles
    6011 York Rd
    Richmond, VA 23226
    (804)288-1994
    0.1KG-8
    460
  • Richmond
    St. Christopher's School
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Grades: NS-12 | 967 students
    0.4 miles
    711 Saint Christophers Road
    Richmond, VA 23226
    (804)282-3185
    0.4NS-12
    967
  • Richmond
    Westhampton Day Care Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: NS-K | 66 students
    0.6 miles
    6100 Patterson Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23226
    (804)282-7459
    0.6NS-K
    66
  • Richmond
    Shaarei Torah Of Richmond
    All-girls  | Alternative School (Jewish)
    Grades: 9-12 | 17 students
    0.8 miles
    6300 Patterson Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23226
    (804)288-8672
    0.89-12
    17
  • Richmond
    Bon Secours Family Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: KG | 14 students
    0.9 miles
    1403 Maple Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23226
    (804)285-0444
    0.9KG
    14

School Reviews

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, 10/28/14
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, 10/16/14
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, 10/16/14

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