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St. Benedict School Photo #1 - St. Benedict Catholic School on the corner of Grove and Belmont, is located in the historic Museum District of Richmond, Virginia.
Our mission: Faithfully Catholic, we educate children in the Classical tradition.
Combining Catholic fidelity with the rigor of a classical curriculum, we seek to assist parents in their duty as the primary educators of their children, to cultivate the minds and souls of our students, and to provide an education that will help students to grow and bear the fruit of the Gospel message in their lives. Our great appreciation of art, music, and drama, in addition to the core subjects, provides a broad context in which children learn to think, read, compose, and communicate. We provide education for Jr.Kindergarten through the 8th grade.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 212 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Benedict School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1919

Student Body

Total Students
212 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
St. Benedict School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
59%
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
We have a schedule of tuition for Catholic and Non-Catholic families, $5840-$8425 with multi-child discounts available. Saint Benedict also offers need-based Tuition Assistance made possible by the school, parish, and diocese; however, all families pay s
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director
Lisa Yost

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

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 College Preparatory, St. Gertrude High School, Maggie Walker Governor's School, and other private schools or public school specialty centers.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 212 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Richmond, VA is $13,476 for elementary schools and $15,743 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Richmond, VA is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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