St. Benedict Catholic School

3100 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221-0232
Tel: (804)254-8850
Grades: PK-8 | 209 students
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St. Benedict Catholic School on the corner of Grove and Belmont, is located in the historic Museum District of Richmond, Virginia.
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St. Benedict Catholic School on the corner of Grove and Belmont, is located in the historic Museum District of Richmond, Virginia.
At Saint Benedict Catholic School, our mission is to guide our students toward full communion in the Body of Christ.
Faithful to the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, we participate as an extension of the family and provide a welcoming, Christ-centered community that nurtures our children in achieving their God-given potential.
Through challenging academics and Catholic formation, we help our students approach learning with joy and virtue, integrating faith and reason, and cherishing the pursuit of wisdom and Truth.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1919

Student Body

Total Students 209 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
59%
Average Class Size 20 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director Stacey Nelson-Munro

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Softball, VolleyballBasketballField Hockey,
FootballLacrosse,
SoftballVolleyball,

School Notes

  • 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 Arts. 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. Pre-kindergarten through 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.  Additional extra-curricular 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.
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