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Academy of Academic Excellence

2545 Gayton Centre Road, 23233

Contact Rita Busch, 740-6500

www.academy-of-excellence.com

Est. 1998

Religious affiliation: None

Coed. Grades: K - 3

E. Carlton Wilton School of International Studies.

Special academic emphasis: Busch's philosophy is that intelligence is not what you know, it's what you do when you don't know. Her curriculum is based on developing strategies so children can become lifelong learners. An integrated language specialist who approaches reading as a process while cultivating a love of literature, Busch holds writing workshops and heavily emphasizes phonics. Students learn to use the Internet by exploring top educational Web sites. This year the Academy offers an immersion into Spanish daily. The school uses the community including a bank that holds accounts for the students, a Monday dress-up, eat-out day, and a Friday visit to a Chinese restaurant. Enrollment: 28

Student - teacher ratio: 8 to 1

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ Financial aid: no

Family discount: no

Tuition: $7,000

Accreditation: SACS



All Saints Catholic School

3418 Noble Ave., 23222

Contact: Ken Soistman, 329-7524

Est. 1982

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Coed. Grades: Preschool-8th grade

Special academic emphasis: The school follows the Catholic Diocese religion curriculum, which includes religion class and church attendance throughout the year. Students wear uniforms.

Enrollment: 225

Average class size: 25

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: only financial aid

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Preschool — $3,360; K-8 Catholic students — $2,760; non-Catholic students — $3,120.

Accreditation: VCEA



Benedictine High School

304 N. Sheppard St., 23221

Contact: Dr. Rickey A. Kolb, 342-1300

www.BenedictineHighSchool.org

Est. 1911

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Boys. Grades: 9-12

Special academic emphasis: Students participate in college preparatory and Army Jr. ROTC programs. All students are involved in the army military program (requires uniform) and participate in a daily military drill. 15 percent of the graduates attend military colleges.

Enrollment: 270

Average class size: 16

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: $9,500

Accreditation: VAIS, SACS



Blessed Sacrament/ Huguenot

2501 Academy Road, Powhatan, 23139

Contact: Catherine Brown, 598-4211

Est. 1997 (Blessed Sacrament and Huguenot Academy combined programs)

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Coed. Grades: Preschool-12th grade

Special academic emphasis: The school offers a comprehensive Catholic college preparatory program in a private, coed environment. 100 % of students receive college acceptances. Students wear uniforms.

Enrollment: 500

Average class size: 18-20

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: $2,650-$6,475

Accreditation: SACS



Charterhouse School

3900 W. Broad St., 23220

Contact: Principal Ed Dawson, 254-9678

Est. 1978

Religious affiliation: none

Grades: 6-12

Special academic emphasis: Charterhouse is a special education school serving "at risk" youth. Students are referred through public agencies or social services departments; the school also accepts referrals from teachers, family members or counselors. Classes are held in a one-room schoolhouse with a low student/teacher ratio.

Enrollment: 44

Average class size: 10

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ Financial aid: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: $18,000

Accreditation: SACS, VASEF



Collegiate School

103 North Mooreland Road, 23229

Contact: Amanda Surgner, 741-9722

www.collegiate-va.org

Est. 1915

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: K-12

Special academic emphasis: Collegiate offers a comprehensive college preparatory program with emphasis on technology, the arts, and service. An entirely new facility plus Upper and Middle school science building were recently completed. Campus is 55 acres plus a Goochland campus with athletic fields.

Enrollment: 1,500

Average class size: 15

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: K — $10,170 (half day), $11,070 (full day); 1-4 — $11,070; 5-8 — $12,375; 9-12— $13,325

Accreditation: VAIS, SACS



Commonwealth Christian School

6255 Warwick Road, 23224

Contact: Bruce Secrest, 276-6300

Est. 1985

Religious affiliation: Baptist

Coed. Grades: K(4 yr. Old)-12

Special academic emphasis: Commonwealth Christian follows the Bob Jones University Press curriculum and ABEKA curriculum (Pensacola Christian College), which are Bible- and phonics-based. Students attend Bible classes and chapel services. Students can participate in competitive sports during high school.

Enrollment: 300

Average class size: 16-20

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes, but only for enrolled students

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: K4 — $3,330; 1-8 $3,445; 9-12 — $3,590

Accreditation: AACS, member of Virginia Commonwealth Conference (Athletics)



Ephesus Junior Academy

3700 Midlothian Turnpike, 23234

Contact: 233-4582

Est. 1954

Religious affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist

Grades: K-8

Special academic emphasis: The school's mission statement is as follows: "The Ephesus school strives to develop in each child an appreciation for learning; developing the head, hands, as well as the heart; teaching each child the principles of God's word to equip them for service in this world so that spiritual maturity may be achieved." The emphasis is on the spirit of excellence, principal Alberta says.

Enrollment: 62

Average class size: 18

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: program available on premises for children ages preschool through 12 years old

Scholarships/ Financial aid: some scholarships available for church members

Family discount: yes

Tuition: $2,245 for members; $2,500 for non-members (charges include application and registration fees)

Accreditation: North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists



Faith Baptist Christian Academy

10124 Royerton Drive, 23228

Contact: Susanne Crain, 266-4271

www.lifewaylink.com/8042664271

Est. 1983

Coed. Grades: Pre-kindergarten (age 4)-6th grade

Special academic emphasis: The school follows the ABEKA curriculum, which is Bible- and phonics-based. All students wear uniforms and attend a Bible class and chapel twice a month. Expect accelerated and structured learning in a traditional classroom.

Enrollment: 125

Average class size: 15

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: no

Family discount: yes

Tuition: PreK (age 4) — $2,900; K (age 5) — $2,750; 1-6 — $2,300

Accreditation: AACS



Faith Life Academy

420 Oronoco Ave., 23222

Contact: Kendra Scott, 321-1333

www.webmastwer@acsi.org.

Est. 1991

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational Christian

Coed. Grades: K-6

Special academic emphasis: All learning objectives are focused on building a strong Christian character in each student, regardless of his or her race or socio-economic background. Students attend chapel every morning and wear uniforms.

Enrollment: 30

Average class size: 12

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ Financial aid: no

Family discount: no

Tuition: $1,500

Accreditation: in process of gaining accreditation from ACSI



Good Shepherd Episcopal School

4207 Forest Hill Ave., 23225

Contact: Dr. Brenda C. Rahn, interim head of school, 231-1452

www.gses.org

Est. 1971

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Coed. Grades: Preschool (age 3 and up)-8th grade

Special academic emphasis: Students learn Spanish beginning in preschool. Students participate in computer labs and classes. There is a special emphasis on fine arts - music, art and drama - as well as lab sciences. All students attend a weekly chapel service.

Enrollment: 145

Average class size: 16-20

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Preschool — $2,750; K $4,195 (half-day)- 4,995 (full-day program); 1-5 — $4,995; 6-8 — $5,195

Accreditation: VAIS



Grove Avenue Baptist Christian School

8701 Ridge Road, 23229

Contact: Lee Austin, 741-2860

www.groveave.com/school

Est. 1978

Religious affiliation: Baptist

Coed. Grades: Pre-kindergarten (starting at age 3)-12th grade

Special academic emphasis: School curriculum runs 1 to 11/2 years ahead of public school curriculum. The curriculum is Christian-based and students attend Bible classes and a weekly chapel service. Students follow a dress code they call "wardrobe;" they do not wear one particular uniform but have a limited choice.

Enrollment: 250

Average class size: 14-15

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: no

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes, offer in house scholarships, but must meet certain requirements

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Parishioner: Pre-K and K— $960 - $1,960; 1-5 — $1,770 - $3,070; 6-8 — $1,820-$3,170; 9-12 — $ 1,870 - $3,250. Non-Parishioner: Pre-K and K — $1,200 - $2,450; 1-5 — $2,190 - $3,810; 6-8 — $2,220 - $3,870; 9-12 — $2,290 - $3,840

Accreditation: In the middle of a 2-year accreditation process with ACSI



Hanover Academy

115 Frances Road, Ashland, 23005

Contact: Principal Rebecca Thomas, 798-8413

www.hanoveracademy.org

Est. 1959

Religious affiliation: Nondenominational Christian

Coed. Grades: Preschool-8th grade

Special academic emphasis: Students begin learning Spanish in pre-kindergarten. Tutoring is offered to all students on Friday afternoons. The school offers small classes and a preschool program that is designed to be academically challenging (not day care). Music classes and computer classes — which are taught in a state-of-the-art computer lab — begin in preschool.

Enrollment: 135

Average class size: 15 (preschool and pre-K), no more than 10 (K-8)

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Preschool and Pre-K — $115 a week (full time), $105, part time; K-5 — $4,750; 6-8 — $4,875. Payment plans are available.

Accreditation: VAIS



Heritage Christian Academy

Elementary school: 10500 Newby's Bridge Road, 23832

Middle/High school: 10700 Academy Drive, 23113

Contact: Elementary Principal Joette Lehberger, 796-4960

Middle/High school Principal Joette Lehberger, 745-2387

www.hop.org

Est. 1990 (high school established in 1996)

Religious affiliation: nondenominational

Coed. Grades: Preschool (starting at age 3)-12th grade

Special academic emphasis: Heritage Christian Academy's high school offers a college preparatory program that includes French, Latin, and high-level math and sciences. There is a full sports program that offers both junior varsity and varsity sports in high school. The elementary school focuses on strong academics and building character and relationships, and has a program for academically gifted students. Bible classes are offered each day, and students wear uniforms and attend chapel once a week. For an extra charge, students who are tested can join a two-year learning challenge program called the Discovery Program (designed by the National Institute of Learning Disabilities). It is a corrective learning distinctive program that helps students retrain their brains to correct their deficiencies.

Enrollment: 250

Average class size: 20

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: elementary school students only

Scholarships/ Financial aid: no

Family discount: yes

Tuition: K - 6— $3,491; 7-12 — $3,580 plus school fees (House of Prayer members receive a discount)

Accreditation: ICAA, Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship



Kingdom Preparatory Academy

6851 S. Laburnum Ave., 23231

Contact: Principal Edwin Goodall, 222-8446

Est. 1992

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational Christian

Coed. Grades: K-8

Special academic emphasis: Kingdom follows the ABEKA curriculum. While the school emphasizes religion, it also focuses on high performance in academics. Academics for each grade are about 1 1/2 years ahead of public schools. Students wear uniforms.

Enrollment: 145

Average class size: 1-15

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes, through Children First

Family discount: yes

Tuition: $2,500

Accreditation: ICAA, State Certification



Landmark Christian School

4000 Creighton Road, 23223

Contact: Principal Ken Crain, 644-5550

Est. 1968

Religious affiliation: Baptist

Coed. Grades: Preschool (starting at age 4)-12th grade

Special academic emphasis: Landmark Christian School offers a college preparatory program. Students attend Bible classes and chapel services.

Enrollment: 320

Average class size: 25

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: no

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ Financial aid: no

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Preschool — $2,550; K — $2,200; 1-6 — $2,200; 7-8 — $2,300; 9-12 — $2,450

Accreditation: Contact principal for accreditation information.



Liberty Christian School

8094 Liberty Circle, Mechanicsville, 23111

Contact: Principal Margaret Greer, 746-3062

www.libertychristianschool.org

Est. 1962

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational Christian

Coed. Grades: Preschool-5th grade

Special academic emphasis: The school emphasizes fine arts as well as academics and aims to incorporate both the arts and sciences. Students attend Bible classes and a weekly chapel service.

Enrollment: 200

Average class size: 20

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: no

Family discount: yes

Tuition: $3,500

Accreditation: ACSI



Luther Memorial School

1301 Robin Hood Road, 23227

Contact: Dottie Berlin, 321-6420

Est. 1856

Religious affiliation: Lutheran

Coed. Grades: Preschool (starting at age 3)-8th grade

Special academic emphasis: Luther Memorial focuses on academic excellence in a nurturing Christian environment. Students attend chapel weekly.

Enrollment: 225

Average class size: 18

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Preschool — $250 (monthly); K — $3,100 (half day), $5,900 (full day with extended care); 1-8 — $4,450

Accreditation: NLSA



Millwood School

15100 Millwood School Lane, Midlothian, 23112

Contact: Betsy Latham, 639-3200

http://www.millwoodschool.com

Est. 1989

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: K-8

Special academic emphasis: Millwood provides an individualized education in a small classroom setting; it recognizes that each student learns differently and at different speeds. The curriculum is tailored to match their needs. The middle school is a member of the Middle Years International Baccalaureate Program (a nationally accredited standardized middle school program).

Enrollment: 316

Average class size: 12

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: no

Extended day program: yes

Financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: K-1 — $7,050; 2-8 — $7,300

Accreditation: VAIS



Orchard House

3421 Hawthorne Ave., 23222

Contact: Nancy Davies, 228-2436

Est. 1998

Religious affiliation: none

Girls. Grades: 5-8

Special academic emphasis: Orchard House promotes a strong sense of community along with a rigorous, interdisciplinary program of academics. Areas of study include literary and visual arts; drama, dance and music; math, science and technology; and specific training in organization and study skills. There is also a strong focus on leadership, with each girl participating in community service and the development of positive social skills. There is a physical education program as well as after-school athletic teams to promote physical well being. The Orchard House community is committed to diversity, and the program is designed to build community, strengthen personal excellence and develop well-rounded girls who are engaged and active learners. Teaching methods known to be most effective for adolescent girls are used.

Enrollment: 78

Average class size: 16-18

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: in process

Scholarships/Financial aid: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: $6,250 plus $375 activity fee, $225 technology fee

Accreditation: none



Our Lady of Lourdes School

8200 Woodman Road, 23228

Contact: Principal Lucy Reilley, 262-1770

Est. 1968

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Coed. Grades: Preschool-8th grade

Special academic emphasis: Our Lady of Lourdes follows a block schedule (extended length for each class). Students wear uniforms and attend religion classes. The school holds chapel twice a month.

Enrollment: 430

Average class size: 25

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: no

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: for parishioners only

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Parishioner — $2,908; non-parishioner — $3,710

Accreditation: Virginia Council for Private Education, VCEA



Richmond Academy of Seventh-day Adventists

3809 Patterson Ave., 23221

Contact: Principal Bill Friday 353-0036

Est. 1911

Religious affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist

Coed. Grades: K-12

Special academic emphasis: Community outreach is required for students in grades 11 and 12. High schoolers also take trips; in the past, students have visited St. Louis, New England, Atlanta, and France. The school offers a winter ski program for grades 7 - 12 and has a strong music program.

Enrollment: 107

Average class size: 15-20

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: limited

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: through individual churches and limited private sources

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Parishioner — $1,920 - $3,300 depending on grade; non-parishioner — $3,120 - 4,450 depending on grade

Accreditation: Virginia Council for Private Education Commission; North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists



Richmond Christian School

6511 Belmont Road, Chesterfield, 23832

Contact: Administrator Dr. Jerry Hubbard, 276-3193

www.richmondchristian.com

Est. 1951

Religious affiliation: Ministry of Clover Hill Baptist Church

Coed. Grades: K-12

Special academic emphasis: The school follows an advanced diploma program, the ABEKA curriculum and Bob Jones University Press Curriculum. It offers a standard education from a biblical perspective. Students attend Bible classes and chapel weekly.

Enrollment: 600

Average class size: 20

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Church member discount: yes

Tuition: K — $1,900 (half day), $3,100 (full day); 1-5 — $3,500; 6-8 — $3,800; 9-12 — $3,990

Accreditation: ACSI



Richmond Montessori School

499 N. Parham Road, 23229

Contact: Sandra Johnson 741-0040

http://www.richmondmontessori.org

Est. 1964

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: Preschool (starting at age 2 1/2)-8th grade

Special academic emphasis: Students who attend Richmond Montessori are educated in multi-level age groupings. The Montessori method of teaching began in 1907 and is used throughout the world. It produces motivated learners and goal-oriented children who learn through a hands-on curriculum.

Enrollment: 280

Average class size: varies

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: $5,500-$8,900; extended care (before and after school) $2800-$5400; summer hours available

Accreditation: AMS (American Montessori Society)



Rudlin Torah Academy

6801 Patterson Ave., 23226

Contact: Principal Rabbi Hal Klestzick, 288-7610

Est. 1966

Religious affiliation: Jewish

Coed. Grades: K-8

Special academic emphasis: Rudlin Torah provides both general and Judaic studies. The school also offers art, computer, drama, music and physical education programs.

Enrollment: 140

Average class size: 15

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: no

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: contact school for information

Accreditation: VAIS and member of National Society for Hebrew Day Schools



Shaarei Torah of Richmond (a continuation of Rudlin Torah Academy)

6300 Patterson Ave., 23226

Contact: Principal Rabbi Hal Klestzick, 288-8672

Girls. Grades: 9-12 (boarding and day)

Est. 1994

Religious affiliation: Jewish

Special academic emphasis: The school offers both general and Judaic studies with a special focus on Jewish philosophy. There are also art, computer, music and physical education programs.

Enrollment: 25

Average class size: 12

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: call for more information

Accreditation: Not yet accredited, Member of National Society for Hebrew Day Schools



Richmond Preparatory Christian Academy

301 W. Main St., 23220

Contact: Principal Dr. Mary Gordon-West, 344-0051

Coed. Grades K - 9

Est. 1983

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational Christian

Special academic emphasis: The school follows the ABEKA curriculum, which is Bible- and phonics-based. The goal is to educate children by reestablishing Christian principles in the academic process.

Enrollment: 175

Average class size: 12

On-site food service: in development

On-site tutoring: reading specialist

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ Financial aid: call for information

Family discount: call for information

Tuition: $310 monthly

Accreditation: ACSI



St. Andrew's School

227 S. Cherry St., 23220

Contact: Principal Phyllis Adams, 648-4545

Est. 1894

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Coed. Grades: K-5

Special academic emphasis: Small classes are taught in a safe environment. An education at St. Andrew's helps students make an easy transition to public school. Oregon Hill children, for whom the school was founded, have initial access to spaces.

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ financial aid: free

Family discount: free

Tuition: Free. $45 supply fee/year

Accreditation: in development



St. Benedict School

3100 Grove Ave., 23221

Contact: Principal Ed Rossmoore 254-8850

Est. 1919

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Coed. Grades: K-8

Special academic emphasis: St. Benedict provides an accepting, open and stimulating atmosphere in which the potential of each child may be fully realized. Academic skills and concepts are stressed while children are taught to use their talents to serve others.

Enrollment: 230

School uniforms: yes

Average class size: 20 - 25

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Parishioner — $2,866 one child; $4526, two children; $5,499, three children; $7,444 four children; Non-parishioner — $4,064 per child

Accreditation: VCEA



St. Bridget's School

6011 York Road, 23226

Contact: Principal Anne T. Carroll, 288-1994

Est. 1952

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Coed. Grades: K-8

Special academic emphasis: St. Bridget's aims to uphold and instill the principles of a high quality Catholic education in a family-centered parish school environment. Students attend religion classes, which are a part of the curriculum, and wear uniforms.

Enrollment: 470

Average class size: 26

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Parishioner— one child $3,030; two children $5,735; three children $8,080; four children $10,015; five children $11,560. Non-parishioner— one child $5,310

Accreditation: VCEA



St. Catherine's School

6001 Grove Ave., 23226

Contact: Kathy Wallmeyer, 288-2804

www.st.catherines.org

Est. 1890

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Girls. Grades: Jr. Kindergarten-12th grade (day); 9-12 (boarding)

Special academic emphasis: Since its founding in 1890, St. Catherine's has been at the forefront of women's education as an Episcopal diocesan day and boarding school for girls. The school's knowledge of how girls learn best has helped generations of women achieve success in the liberal arts, math and science. St. Catherine's works to develop each girl intellectually, emotionally, physically and spiritually, and is committed to promoting the confidence and courage needed to assume leadership roles.

Enrollment: 796

Average class size: 6:1 student-faculty ratio

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes (held on campus of St. Christopher's School, three blocks away)

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes (approximately $1.2 million in financial aid is available)

Family discount: no

Tuition: Day: Jr.K-K — $10,140; 1-5 — $11,055; 6-8 — $12,070; 9-12 — $12,920; Boarding: $25,850

Accreditation: VAIS



St. Christopher's School

711 St. Christopher's Road, 23226

Contact: Ann D. Booker, 282-3185, 387

www.stchristophers.com

Est. 1911

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Boys. Grades: Jr.K-12th grade

Special academic emphasis: The school's all male college prep program involves a coordinate program with St. Catherine's during the upper school years. There is a diverse curriculum, music, athletics, computers and technology, and art. Students attend chapel three times per week.

Enrollment: 900

Average class size: 16

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: Tutoring can be arranged through the resource department.

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: Jr.K-K — $9,925; 1-2 — $10,825; 3-5 — $11,675; 6-8 — $12,325; 9-12 — $12,975

Accreditation Status: VAIS, SACS



St. Edward-Epiphany School

10701 W. Huguenot Road

Contact: Georgette Richards, 272-2881

Est. 1961

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Coed. Grades: Preschool-8th grade

Special academic emphasis: St. Edward-Epiphany is a Catholic school with a religious and academic emphasis. Students attend religion classes daily and wear uniforms.

Enrollment: 490

Average class size: 25

On-site food service: daily lunch provided

On-site tutoring: no

Extended day program: yes, bus service provided

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Parishioner $2,575; two children, $4,625; three children $6,225. Non-parishioner $4,500; two children $8,000; three children $9525.

Accreditation: VAIS



Saint Gertrude High School

3215 Stuart Ave., 23221

Contact: Margaret Shibley, 358-9114

www.saintgertrude.org

Est. 1922

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Girls. Grades: 9-12

Special academic emphasis: The school's college preparatory program uses computers in every classroom and a fully networked library. There is a four-year theology program. St. Gertrude stresses service to the community and offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities and sports. It is the only all-girls Catholic high school in Virginia. Students wear uniforms.

Enrollment: 295

Average class size: 16

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: $7,600

Accreditation: VAIS, SACS



St. Mary's Catholic School

9501 Gayton Road

Contact: Principal Judith Regec, 740-1048

Est. 1965

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Coed. Grades: Preschool-8th grade

Special academic emphasis: The school offers a challenging academic program that focuses on religious values. Students wear uniforms and attend religion classes daily and mass monthly.

Enrollment: 450

Average class size: 25

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Parishioner - $2,975; two children $4,715. Non-parishioner - $4,585; two children $7,700.

Accreditation: VCEA



St. Michael's Episcopal School

8706 Quaker Lane, Bon Air, VA 23235

Contact: Betty Isaacs, 272-3514

Est. 1957

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Coed. Grades: K-8

Special academic emphasis: St. Michael's Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values. There is a strong phonics program in the lower grades and a liberal arts curriculum through middle school. A fine arts as well as athletic program is offered to all students.

Enrollment: 368

Average class size: 21

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: no

Extended day program: no

Financial aid: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: K - $5,000; 1-5 - $5,200; 6-8 - $5,400

Accreditation: NAIS, VAIS, NAES



St. Patrick's School

2600 E. Grace St., 23223

Contact: Judith S. Brown, 648-3621

Est. 1866

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Coed. Grades: K-8

Special academic emphasis: At St. Patrick's, students will find a strong academic program in a Christian environment. The school tries to build community leaders through academics, Christ and family. Families are encouraged to involve themselves in the school, which is located on Church Hill. Students wear uniforms, attend mass once a month and plan their own prayer services.

Enrollment: 130

Average class size: 20

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Catholic $2,760; Non-Catholic $3,120

Accreditation: VCEA



Seven Hills School

3602 Hawthorne Ave.

Contact: David Dorsey, Head of School, 321-7727

www.7hillsschool.org

Est. 2001

Religious affiliation: none. Non-military.

Male. Grades: 6-8

Special academic emphasis: Seven Hills School offers an engaging and challenging curriculum with methods that reflect best practices in educating middle school boys, including an active, hands-on, experience-based approach to learning; high academic standards; an integrated, interdisciplinary program; and responsiveness to students'differing learning styles and strengths. Seven Hills values diversity, fosters leadership, encourages integrity, responsibility, empathy, respect and personal courage, and supports boys in their journey from childhood to young adulthood as they discover their emerging intellectual interests, abilities and talents.

Enrollment: 30 (planned to grow to 90 in 3 years)

Average class size: 15 maximum

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/Financial aid: yes, limited

Family discount: no

Tuition: $6,850

Accreditation: In process, contact head of school of information



Spring Meadow Waldorf School of Richmond

1010 W. Laburnum Ave., 23227

Contact: Carolyn Prescott, 262-7588

Est. 1996

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: Multiple-aged kindergarten (ages 3 and 1/2 through 6) and 1st, 2nd, 3rd grades; school plans to grow by one grade per year until it serves K-8

Enrollment: 90

Special academic emphasis: SMWS has arts integrated into its academic curriculum. These arts include watercolors, drawing, wax-sculpting, puppetry, craft, poetry, song and movement.

Average class size: 16-20

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: no

Extended day program: yes, until 3 p.m.

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes, but most is assigned by May

Family discount: yes, 10 % for each additional child

Tuition: $1,830-$3,050 for kindergarten (3-, 4- and 5-day program available); $4,450 for grades 1, 2, 3 plus fees. Option of paying yearly or monthly.

Accreditation: Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)



The Steward School

11600 Gayton Road, 23233

Contact: Scott Moncure, 740-3394

www.stewardschool.com

Est. 1972

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: K-12

Special academic emphasis: Steward offers a college preparatory program where students interact in small classes. Advanced placement courses and English as a Second Language are offered. There is a code of responsibility in addition to an honor code. The Center for Advancement of Learning provides tutors who help students who want to excel or who might need extra support.

Enrollment: 470

Average class size: 15

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: K-3 — $10,200; 4-6 — $10,400; 7 — $10,800; 8-9 — $11,300; 10 — $11,600; 11-12— $12,300.

Accreditation: VAIS, NAIS



Stony Point School

3400 Stony Point Road, 23235

Contact: Head of School Betty Wolfrey, 272-1341

www.thestonypointschool.com

Est. 1966

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: Preschool-8th grade

Special academic emphasis: Students are taught in small classes and receive individualized instruction. The campus is surrounded by 28 acres of wildlife.

Enrollment: 115

Average class size: 8-12

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: no

Family discount: yes

Tuition: $4,900- $7,200

Accreditation: VISA, SACS



Trinity Episcopal School

3850 Pittaway Drive, 23235

Contact: Emily H. McLeod, 272-5864

www.trinityes.org

Est. 1972

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Coed. Grades: 8-12

Special academic emphasis: Trinity provides students with a coed college preparatory program. While it offers Advanced Placement courses, it is the only independent school in Richmond that also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which provides students with an education that has a global focus. Both programs give students the opportunity for advanced standing in college.

Enrollment: 350

Average class size: 13

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ tuition assistance: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: 8-12— $11,750

Accreditation: VAIS, SACS



Victory Christian Academy

8491 Chamberlayne Road, 23227

Contact: Principal Lamar Banister, 262-8256

Est. 1985

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Coed. Grades: Pre-kindergarten-12th grade

Special academic emphasis: Victory Christian offers a college preparatory program that features a Biblical academic curriculum. Students attend chapel once a week as well as Bible class. The school offers vocational, advanced college preparatory, and general diplomas. Features include a computer lab program as well as sports and fine arts programs. There is a strong student-teacher ratio.

Enrollment: 220

Average class size: 20

On-site food service: partial

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: no

Family discount: yes

Tuition: Pre-K -6 — $3,000; 7-12 — $3,250; fees additional

Accreditation: ICAA, Virginia Council for Private Education.





Boarding Schools in Virginia

The following boarding schools are accredited by the VAIS:



Blue Ridge School

Boys. Grades 9-12

St. George, VA. 22935

(434) 985-2811

www.blueridgeschool.com



Chatham Hall

Girls. Grades 9-12

800 Chatham Hall Circle

Chatham Va. 24531-3085

(434) 432-2941

www.chathamhall.com



Christchurch School

Boys. Grades 8-12 (boarding)

Coed. Grades 8-12 (day)

Route 33

Christchurch, Va. 23031-9999

(804) 758-2306, 1-800-296-2306

www.christchurchschool.org



Episcopal High School

Coed. Grades 9-12

1200 N. Quaker Lane

Alexandria, Va. 22302

(703) 933-3000, 1-877-933-4EHS

www.episcopalhighschool.org



Fishburne Military School

Boys. Grades 8-12

225 S. Wayne Ave. P.O. Box 988

Waynesboro, Va. 22980-0722

(540) 946-7703, 1-800-946-7773

www.fishburne.org



Foxcroft School

Girls. Grades 9-12

P.O. Box 5555

Middleburg, Va. 20118

(540) 687-5555, 1-800-858-2364

www.foxcroft.org



Madeira School

Girls. Grades 9-12

8328 Georgetown Pike

McLean, Va. 22102

(703) 556-8200

www.madeira.org



The Miller School of Albemarle

Coed. Grades 6-12 (day and boarding)

1000 Samuel Miller Loop

Charlottesville, Va. 22903-9328

(434) 823-4805

www.millerschool.org



Oak Hill Academy

Coed. Grades 8-12

2635 Oak Hill Road

Mouth of Wilson, Va. 24363-3004

(276) 579-2619

www.oak-hill.net



St. Anne's-Belfield School

Coed. Grades Preschool-12

2132 Ivy Road

Charlottesville, Va. 22903

(434) 296-5106

www.stab.org



St. Margaret's School

Girls. Grades 8-12 (boarding and day)

P.O. Box 158

444 Water Lane

Tappahannock, Va. 22560

(804) 443-3357

www.sms.org



Stuart Hall

Girls. Grades 8-12 (boarding)

Coed. Grades 6-12 (day)

P.O. Box 210

Staunton, Va. 24402-0210

(540) 885-0356, 1-888-306-8926

www.stuart-hall.staunton.va.us



Virginia Episcopal School

Coed. Grades 9-12

400 V.E.S. Road

Lynchburg, Va. 24503

(434) 385-3607

www.ves.org



Woodberry Forest School

Boys. Grades 9-12

1 Walker Drive

Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

(540) 672-3900, 1-888-798-9471 for admissions information

www.woodberry.org



Schools Specializing in

Learning Difficulties:



Brook Road Academy

8000 Brook Road, 23227

Contact: Craig Hedley, 553-3226

www.stjosephsvilla.net

Established: 2000

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades 6 - 12

Special academic emphasis: Brook Road Academy offers a learning community geared toward the student who requires a flexible and open educational environment in order to flourish academically. As a non-traditional school, Brook Road Academy offers students the opportunity to explore areas of interest while completing a SOL-based curriculum. With a very low student to teacher ratio, each student has the opportunity and support needed to maximize their potential.

Enrollment: 40

Class size: 7

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Scholarships/Financial aid: no

Family discounts: yes

Tuition: $8,600

Accreditation: Virginia Department of Education, VAISEF



Dooley School

8000 Brook Road, 23227

Contact: Hattie Porter, 553-3241

Est. 1970

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: K-12

Special academic emphasis: Dooley School at St. Joseph's Villa offers a strong psycho-educational model designed to help children with special and alternative education needs such as behavior disorders, emotional disturbances and learning disabilities. Through a team of teachers, case managers and treatment specialists, students receive the support they need to overcome barriers to learning, with the goal of returning the student to the least restrictive environment. Most students are referred to Dooley from the public schools. Some attend their home school and receive one-on-one services from Dooley staff, while others attend school on the St. Joseph's Villa campus.

Enrollment: 132

Average class size: 8-10

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: one-on-one

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ financial aid: no

Family discount: no

Tuition: $44/ day to $142/ day

Accreditation: Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities



Educational Development Center of the Geara Group Inc.

3001 Fifth Ave., 23222

Contact: Ann Hanford, 228-2600

Est. 1992

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: K-12

Special academic emphasis: The Educational Development Center is a private, special education school whose students have behavior problems, learning disabilities or emotional problems. Students are often referred to the school by the public schools they attend. The school offers individual and group counseling, and family counseling can be arranged. It specializes in its elementary school and vocational programs.

Enrollment:100

Average class size: 8-10

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ Financial aid: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: $18,000

Accreditation: Virginia State Department of Special Education



The John G. Wood School

8716 West Broad St., 23294

Contact: Principal Charles A. Shipp Sr., 270-6566, ext. 34

Est: 1974 (1856 Boys Home)

Religious Affiliation: none

Coed (Day program), Boys (Residential program) Grades: 6-12

Special academic emphasis: The John G. Wood School's students are emotionally disabled, learning disabled, or educable mentally retarded.

Enrollment: 40

Average class size: 6-7

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: yes

Scholarships/ Financial aid: no

Family discount: no

Extended day program: no

Tuition: $92 per day

Accreditation: Virginia Association of Independent Special Education Facilities



The New Community School

4211 Hermitage Road, 23227

Contact: Mrs. Gita Morris, 266-2494

www.tncs.org

Est. 1974

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: 6-12

Special academic emphasis: New Community offers a college preparatory program. The school serves students who have dyslexia but also average or above average intelligence. Students interact in small classes that have less than ten students.

Enrollment: 100

Average class size: Depends on class

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: no

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ financial aid: limited

Family discount: no

Tuition: Grades 6-8 — $16,100; 9 - 10 — $16,600; 11- 12 — $17,100

Accreditation Status: VAIS



Northstar Academy

8055 Shrader Road, 23233

Contact: Candace David, Meg Medina or Whitney Sears, 747-1003

Est. 1995

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: 1-12

Special academic emphasis: Northstar Academy is the only independent school in greater Richmond for children with a broad range of learning challenges in grades 1-12. The school provides an individualized academic program as well as support services such as reading resource, speech and language therapy, social development curriculum, and occupational therapy.

Enrollment: 100

Average class size: 10:1 student-faculty ratio

On-site food service: no

On-site tutoring: yes

Extended day program: yes

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: grades 1-4 $8,897; grades 5-8 $9,035; grades 9-12 $9,218

Accreditation: Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities



Riverside School

2110 McRae Road, Bon Air 23235

Contact: Director Patricia W. DeOrio, Principal Julie Wingfield 320-3465

Est. 1974

Religious affiliation: none

Coed. Grades: Though not classified by grade, students are the ages of first through eighth graders.

Enrollment: 50

Average class size: 7-11

On-site food service: yes

On-site tutoring: one-to-one language, fundamental tutoring. Students receive that for 45 minutes, 4 days a week.

Extended day program: no

Scholarships/ financial aid: yes

Family discount: no

Tuition: $13,850

Accreditation: members of Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities, and formal candidates for accreditation by The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE), teacher's training program.



Schools in main listing with

special learning programs:



The Steward School - The Center for Advancement of Learning



Heritage Christian Academy - Discovery Program (designed by the National Institute of Learning Disabilities)

















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