St Catherines School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1890
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students818 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade St Catherines School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers117 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
62%
Number of AP Courses21 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
23%
Admissions DirectorJennifer Cullinan
Admissions AssociateAdrienne Taylor

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Richmond
    St Gertrude High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 247 students
    2.6 miles
    3215 Stuart Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23221
    (804)358-9114
    2.6 9-12
    247
  • Richmond
    Grades: PK-8 | 212 students
    2.7 miles
    3100 Grove Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23221
    (804)254-8850
    2.7 PK-8
    212
  • Richmond
    Grades: PK-8 | 180 students
    4.4 miles
    3418 Noble Ave
    Richmond, VA 23222
    (804)329-7524
    4.4 PK-8
    180
  • Richmond
    Grades: PK-12 | 168 students
    8.8 miles
    4000 Creighton Road
    Richmond, VA 23223
    (804)644-5550
    8.8 PK-12
    168
  • Richmond
    Grades: 5-8 | 71 students
    3.6 miles
    500 N Allen Ave
    Richmond, VA 23220
    (804)228-2436
    3.6 5-8
    71

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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.
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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.
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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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