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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1911

Student Body

Total Students282 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Benedictine College Preparatory Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
Advanced CoursesAP 2D Art, AP 3D Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus (AB), AP Calculus (BC), AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English Language, Ap English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Military Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 29 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,800
Tuition NotesSeveral financial aid packages and scholarships are available.
% on Financial Aid
56%
Admissions DirectorGreg Lilly

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
DivingFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
RugbySoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Battle of the Brains, Emmaus Group, Key Club, Latin Club, Model General Assembly, Model Judiciary, National Honor Society, RAMPS, Rifle Team, Spanish Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama, Pipe and Drum, Visual Arts

School Notes

  • 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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