Cape Henry Collegiate

Located on a 30-acre campus in a residential area within five miles of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Henry Collegiate serves approximately 1,050 students representing the entire Hampton Roads community. Established in 1924 as the Everett School, today Cape Henry Collegiate is the oldest accredited Prekindergarten through Grade 12, college-preparatory, coeducational, independent, day school in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
It is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and Cognia, formerly AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is recognized as an accredited school by the Virginia Board of Education.
The academically challenging curriculum is responsive to each child's needs and is supported by a strong honor code.
There is a 10-to-1, student-to-teacher ratio, and the educational process is a cooperative endeavor among students, parents, and faculty.
This process not only prepares the student for college study, but also supports self-esteem and a love of learning.
The Lower School strives to develop self-esteem and to build a sense of responsibility toward others.
It encourages independent thinking within a solid academic foundation.The Middle School and Upper School provide students with the skills, attitudes, and character development they need to succeed in competitive colleges and universities.
Advanced Placement, and Honors classes are available in all disciplines in the Upper School.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,067 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / Jun. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cape Henry Collegiate ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
ex. ADHD, Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,067 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Cape Henry Collegiate Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / Jun. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition rates vary by division. Please see:
Summer Program Cost Notes
Vary by program
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Brooke Hummel
Admissions Associate
Angie Finley
Endowment Size
$23 million


Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cape Henry Collegiate cost?
Cape Henry Collegiate's tuition is approximately $20,000 for private students.
Does Cape Henry Collegiate offer a summer program?
Yes, Cape Henry Collegiate offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Cape Henry Collegiate offer?
Cape Henry Collegiate offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track and Wrestling. Cape Henry Collegiate is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for most sports offered.
What is Cape Henry Collegiate's ranking?
Cape Henry Collegiate ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Cape Henry Collegiate?
The application deadline for Cape Henry Collegiate is Mar. 1 / Jun. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Mar. 1 / Jun. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
My daughter's experience with Cape Henry Collegiate has been hugely positive and rewarding. The school environment and the helpful teaching and non-teaching staff have significantly contributed to my daughter's overall academic performance and always encouraged my daughter to participate in extracurricular activities. This school follows its core value of community, opportunity, scholarship, and integrity to carve a better future for its students. The teachers' support while challenging the students to achieve their best has been the best part of the school. The extensive list of alumni who have achieved great things in life inspires you to follow in their footsteps. Cape Henry has helped my daughter by developing my leadership skills, academics, and character. It has helped me form the best friendship by promoting group activities beyond my daughter`s studies. My daughter loves attending Cape Henry and I`m advising new students and parents to make the same choice I did.
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We are at CHC because of teachers/coaches like Lacrosse Coach Joe Thompson. He inspired my daughter in 7th-grade history class & my 10th-grade son who has never played the sport into joining his Lacrosse team. Coach Thompson motivates those around him. He is purposeful, educated, experienced, & an example of what sets CHC apart from other schools! He is a UVA FINAL FOUR player. Read Coach Thompson's experience below. It is because of teachers like him that my kids attend Cape Henry Collegiate and not Norfolk Academy. #dolphinproudCoach Thompson played at St. Mary's High in Annapolis before heading to UVA. He was team captain when the Cavaliers made the Final Four in 2005 receiving the team's Thomas C. Rixey award for spirit & inspiration. Thompson was a UVA assistant & was the head coach at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, Calif., & his alma mater before serving the past two seasons as an offensive coordinator at Maryland power Loyola Blakefield.
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We love Cape Henry Collegiate! Its a wonderful environment, nurturing and supportive. We love the small class sizes, the academic studies, and the teachers! Couldn't be happier!
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Cape Henry Collegiate is exceptional in academics, athletics, and in numerous other extracurricular activities available. Twenty-one AP course are offered as well as a Global Scholars Program for interested students. The faculty are superb and truly care about each student. My son loves CHC, and we are so appreciative of the tremendous education that he is receiving. I can't say enough positive words about the school-- it is worth every penny of the tuition!
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I have two children at Cape Henry and both eagerly go to school every day! They are excited to learn and come home zealous to share stories of their day! I am proud to be a Cape Henry parent and to be a part of this wonderful family. CHCS is a big school with so many opportunities, yet all faculty and staff know you and welcome you with a smile every day. All teachers and staff are passionate about what they do so I know that each day my children set foot on campus they are nurtured academically, socially, and emotionally.
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I am the father of two Cape Henry Dolphins and this school has been a gift to my family. This is a welcoming place where students are known and pushed to achieve to their greatest potential. Cape Henry has a globally focused mindset and the Nexus Global Studies program is the leading program of its kind in the country. This school is an awesome place for your kids to grow up and a gem in the heart of Virginia Beach.
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I am a grandparent of a child at Cape Henry Collegiate and every time I walk into the school I feel so fortunate that my grandson is a part of such a safe, welcoming, and amazing community. He goes to school excited and comes home teaching all of us many new things!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,067 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / Jun. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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