St. Catherine's, a Church School in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, offers girls in junior kindergarten through twelfth grade a rigorous college preparatory education through a community of teachers and staff committed to fostering the development of the mind, body and spirit.
The ultimate aim of the school is to prepare girls of diverse perspectives for leadership and service in a global community.
St. Catherine's will be sought by talented girls and their families because of its caring, engaged students and faculty who set high academic standards, delight in learning and find joy in service to others.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Top Ranked VA School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 824 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
St. Catherines School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Summer School Offered
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Total Sports Offered
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
What sports does St. Catherines School offer?
St. Catherines School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. St. Catherines School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for most sports offered.
What is St. Catherines School's ranking?
St. Catherines School 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 St. Catherines School?
The application deadline for St. Catherines School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
Our daughter has been a Lower School student at St. Catherine's for 3 years, and we could not be happier. The school's focus on educating girls, the high caliber of the teachers and staff, and the warm, welcoming community have all made our experience at St. Catherine's a wonderful one. When we moved to Richmond 3 years ago, we looked at many different options - both public and private - and we''re thrilled with our choice. Our friends with older daughters at St. Catherine's say great things about the Middle and Upper School experiences as well, so we look forward to many more years at the school.
This is without a question the best investment we have made in our daughters'' future. They love learning and each year seem to be more engrossed and interested in their studies. We have been particularly impressed with the Math and Science program. Lower School girls learn to love these subjects at a young age and by the time they are in Upper School they are doing research in a cutting edge Science facility. Their exposure to music, art, athletics and community service gives them the advantage of discovering new things about themselves and becoming confident, well-rounded citizens.
My daughter started at St. Catherines with Junior Kindergarten and is now in First Grade. My husband and I have been nothing less then thrilled with her development and progress. The teachers have all taken the time to learn the specific interests of their students and incorporated the specific interests within the lesson plans. I''ll admit I was doubting the ability of learning two foreign languages starting in Kindergarten but my daughter is so motivated and interested. She comes home and teaches us! Having a son, I can see first hand how boys and girls learn differently. St. Catherines puts so much thought and research into creating an environment for girls to be their individual best. Currently my daughter is very interested in math and science so the rapidly expanding STEAM initiative and new Science Building is particularly exciting.
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