St. Gregory The Great School

Our Mission at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic School is to evangelize the Good News of Jesus Christ in order to transform lives, hearts, and minds through exemplary teaching and learning, worship, faith formation, and discipleship through service. As members of God's diverse family, we treasure the rich traditions of our Roman Catholic faith and welcome all to a spiritual home and to an enlightened, joyful, and vibrant life in Christ.
The philosophy of St. Gregory the Great School reflects the role of the school within the educational ministry of the Catholic Church.
We feel called to create an academically challenging environment that prepares our students to embrace their world through lives filled with faith, service, and leadership.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1964
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students664 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade St. Gregory The Great School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,709
Tuition Notes$6709 registered Catholics $9132 for non-registered Catholics or non-Catholics
Admissions DirectorMrs. Amy Driscoll
Endowment Size$1 million


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Forensics, Lego Club, Mad Science Club, Nature Club, Newspaper, Student Council Association, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Band, Elementary School Choir, Middle School Choir, Show Choir, Stagecraft

School Notes

  • By sending your child to St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, you are enriching your child's spiritual growth in Jesus Christ and assisting them in reaching their full academic potential. We offer challenging academics, including multiple high school credit courses in 8th grade.
  • We are introducing an SGGS house system this year! The house system in divided into 6 houses named after Saints. Faculty, staff, and each student in grades 5-8 are sorted into a house. The houses will provide school fellowship among upper grades, adult mentors to students, and promote friendly competition among houses to encourage positive behavior and good choices aligned with the values important to SGGS.
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  • Virginia Beach
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  • Virginia Beach
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    0.4 miles
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    Grades: PK-8 | 525 students
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    6.3 miles
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