The Steward School

11600 Gayton Rd
Richmond, VA 23238-0232
Tel: (804)740-3394
Grades: PK-12 | 583 students
Founded in 1972, The Steward School serves boys and girls in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Steward offers a college-preparatory curriculum designed to help students of varying abilities reach their educational goals.
Small classes, individual attention, extracurricular opportunities, and an in-school tutoring program support students at all grade levels.
Instruction is geared to a child's learning style.
Students in all divisions are involved in athletics, fine arts, community service, outdoor trips, and interest clubs.
Extended care, English as a Second Language, summer sessions, interdisciplinary projects, and innovative minimesters with internships are offered.
The mission of The Steward School is to provide a high-quality college preparatory program that encourages students of varied talents and abilities to develop their unique strengths in academics, athletics and the arts, while instilling the values of responsible citizenship.
The Steward School seeks and celebrates the individual talents of every student and is committed to offering its students an educational experience in an intimate and nurturing, yet challenging, environment.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students 583 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Steward School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hallmark Youthcare Richmond (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rudlin Torah Academy-Richmond Hebrew Day School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pump Road KinderCare (1.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Richmond
    Grades: K-8 | 98 students
    1 miles
    3809 Patterson Ave
    Richmond, VA 23221
  • Henrico
    Pump Road KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.4 miles
    1001 Pump Rd.
    Henrico, VA 23238
  • Henrico
    Grades: PK-5 | 40 students
    1.6 miles
    2545 Gayton Center Rd
    Henrico, VA 23233
  • Henrico
    Chesterbrook Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 80 students
    1.8 miles
    2920 Pump Road
    Henrico, VA 23233
  • Henrico
    Grades: 5 | 2 students
    1.8 miles
    12484 Church Road
    Henrico, VA 23233

School Reviews

Our son started at The Steward School last year (6th grade) and it has completely changed his life. He had a wonderful experience at Tuckahoe Elementary but our experience at The Steward School has changed his academic outlook and trajectory. Every teacher and administrator is fully committed to make sure that each student is comfortable, thriving and engaged. He has been challenged academically and pushed to learn new things in new and different ways. He is as comfortable and confident as ever both personally and academically. We honestly believe that our son will be more prepared for life, more interested, thoughtful and aware of all that life has to offer because of The Steward School. Our only regret is that we didn't get him exposed the The Steward experience earlier in life.
- Posted by Parent, 07/17/15
My husband and I never thought we would send our kids to private school. We were both raised in public schools, now living in Henrico County . . . but the large classroom environment, the rigid (and sometimes illogical) curriculum, and the inability of even the best teachers to fully meet our daughter's needs in our public schools led us to Steward. Our daughter (and then, later, our son) has thrived at Steward due to its small class sizes, its focus on meeting each child exactly where they are, and its appreciation of them for exactly who they are. Most importantly, we value Steward's focus on high standards of character, in addition to excellence in academics. Our children could become "educated" at any number of schools; but at Steward, our personal values of integrity, compassion and care for others are reinforced every day. We are so grateful to have found this community.
- Posted by Parent, 07/17/15
We have had the honor to be a part of the Steward School community for 6 years now. We have three children at the school. All three of our children excel at Steward for different reasons. Each of them are met with academic challenges that stimulate them in their strong subjects and nurture growth in their weaker areas. All three participate in athletics at school and are learning valuable life lessons as a part of a team and on the athletic fields/courts. The faculty and staff are excellent and the school's leadership is amazingly strong. We are very involved at school and have had the opportunity to be a part of all areas of campus and school life. We feel so fortunate to offer this experience to our children and make connections within this wonderful community. We highly recommend The Steward School.
- Posted by Parent, 07/17/15
I have two boys at the Steward School. One is about to enter high school and the other will graduate this year. The "loving push", as I call it, that the faculty, administrators, and coaches have given them has taken my children beyond my expectations and their own. The teachers and facilities are second-to-none, and there are challenges and opportunities to meet the students where they are and take them where they never thought they could go. The culture of integrity, kindness and respect is ever-present along the way.
- Posted by Parent, 06/09/15
My children have had a fantastic year at The Steward School. The smaller class size allows for personal interaction with the teachers and peers, and plenty of sports opportunities and playing time. We love it!
- Posted by Parent, 05/30/15
Truly, The Steward School is a mission-driven community of students, parents, faculty and staff completely committed to helping all students explore their passions and prepare for life! My daughter's success here is a beautiful example that started in Kindergarten and continues into 9th grade next year. Not only has she been nurtured along the way, but challenged academically in the classroom, on the soccer and lacrosse playing fields and in the Bryan Innovation Lab where innovation rules! This year, she won a national science award, but it was the faculty of Steward that supported her in this effort. She will be a "lifer!" (attended K-12)
- Posted by Parent, 05/30/15
I am so glad that I have enrolled my daughter at The Steward School! The facilities are beyond comparison, the staff and faculty are amazing, and the programs they offer are wonderful! My daughter loves coming to school each day and is learning content in so many different and innovative ways. Our family is so happy to be part of the Steward community!
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/15

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