Benedictine College Preparatory

  • Benedictine was founded in 1911, under the name of Benedictine College, by a group of Benedictine monks from Belmont Abbey in North Carolina.
  • The name Benedictine is synonymous with Catholic values, academic excellence, leadership, and service.
  • As a Catholic school, we believe in exemplifying and conveying the basic tenets and values of the Faith.
  • They should guide our conduct in everyday life. As an academic preparatory school, our curriculum and standards are established to prepare our graduates for study at a quality four-year institution of higher learning.
  • As a school for young men, we nurture esprit de corps, camaraderie, and loyalty to our school and each other.
  • We want our young men to grow intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • To that end we expect our students to participate in a broad range of available curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • As a military school, we are committed to developing skills in leadership, discipline teamwork, and responsibility.
  • We also imbue in our cadets the unique set of traditions that link each generation of cadets.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Association of Military Colleges and Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1911

Student Body

Total Students 268 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 24%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Military Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
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