Good Shepherd Episcopal School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (804)231-1452
  • Nestled at the corner of the James River and Forest Hill Park, Good Shepherd Episcopal School serves the children and families of the City of Richmond and surrounding counties by offering a core K-8 curriculum enhanced by Spanish, technology, outdoor education, the arts, and comparative religion to children of all faiths.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1971

Student Body

Total Students97 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by GradeGood Shepherd Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,400
Tuition NotesK-5: $10,400 Middle School (Grades 6-8): $10,800
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorElizabeth Coleman


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Mountain Biking, SoccerBasketballMountain Biking,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Basketball, Chess Club, Cuong Nhu, JV and Varsity Soccer, Lego Robotics, Mountain Biking, Music Lessons Basketball, Chess Club, Cuong Nhu, Lego Robotics, Music Lessons, JV and Varsity Soccer,
Mountain Biking,

School Notes

  • The school is distinguished by its diversity, which it sees as a core strength, believing that the most essential 21st century skill is the ability to create viable, productive relationships with many different kinds of people from varying backgrounds.We are committed to providing an intellectually challenging environment for each student, while laying the groundwork to help students prepare for their future academic, moral, social, and physical endeavors.  
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  2/25/2017
My 7th grade child has THRIVED at Good Shepherd Episcopal School. We have been a part of the community since he was in kindergarten and could not have asked for a better education or more safe, nurturing, and familial environment. It's the most affordable fully-accredited (VAIS) school in Richmond. It offers all of the academics (including Spanish starting in kindergarten) as well as a diverse range of extra-curricular classes and activities. Perhaps most importantly, there is a maximum class size of fifteen. The average class size is ten, the ideal for maximizing individual attention. You would be remiss were you not to research and visit Good Shepherd while shopping for your elementary and/or middle school child's perfect school home.
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5  2/25/2017
GSES is a small school with so much to offer for the price. There is a tremendous amount of parental involvement and the staff (many of whom have children attending the school) go through great efforts in providing creative academic and artistic learning opportunities for the children. They are very encouraging and promote self confidence in children with a variety of challenges/differences.
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5  5/17/2016
I am a parent of two children at GSES and we have been very happy with the school - Grades 4 and Kindgergarten. All children at GSES receive a personalized/individualized education experience and this has been excellent for our kids. We enjoy the safe, family feel of the school and the different extracurricular & enrichment activities like sports, art and languages. The teachers are great and kids couldn't be happier! GSES is a wonderful school and community for our family.
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