St. Catherine's School

6001 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226

St. Catherine's, which was founded by Virginia Randolph Ellett to prepare girls for colleges requiring entrance exams, was acquired by the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia in 1920. The school discontinued its long-standing boarding division in 2006. In addition to traditional course selections, St. Catherine's offers special opportunities in art, drama and modern dance; day or evening electives in creative writing, critical thinking and ceramics; and X-Term, a yearlong experiential learning opportunity for upper school girls that offers courses focusing on academic enrichment, cultural experiences overseas and in the US, career exploration and individual community service projects. Mandarin Chinese is a four-year language offering. All graduates perform 25 hours of community service each year in grades 11 and 12. Through coordination with the nearby St. Christopher's School for boys, a substantial number of upper school classes and extracurriculars are coeducational.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Girls Grades PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsGirls
Full Address6001 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226
Year Established1890
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
AdministratorTerrie H. Scheckelhoff
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment930
Day Students930
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