Private Schools Guide 2010 

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With all of the great schools in the area, it's important to find the one that's the best fit for your child. In addition to his or her academic needs and a school's ability to meet them, it's also good to consider the following factors when selecting a school for your child:

- Location/commute
- Learning environment
- School philosophy
- Area(s) of special emphasis
- Size/composition of student body
- Tuition/financial assistance programs

Many of today's independent schools can offer your child a wealth of learning opportunities. From small student/teacher ratios and specialized programs, to religious instruction and same-sex classrooms, these academic centers are as unique and promising as the children who attend them.

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Featured School:

John G. Wood School
8716 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 270-6566 ext. 134
http://www.boysandgirlshome.org
adunkum@boysandgirlshome.org

 

 

Type: Alt.Ed
Est: 1974
Accreditations: VAISEF, VDOE
Grades: 6 - 12th

Dress Code: Yes
Tuition: $145 per day
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 8:1

The John G. Wood School provides special education services that promote the academic, social and emotional success of youth Grades: 6 - 12. Services include alternative education, GED, and Vocational Education training.

Private School Directory:

Academy of Academic Excellence
2545 Gayton Centre Drive
Richmond, VA 23238
(804) 740-6500
www.academy-of-excellence.com
dean@academy-of-excellence.com
Est. 1997
Accreditations: SACS-CASI
Grades: Pre K - 5th
Tuition: $10,250
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 8:1

The Academy believes all children are gifted and talented and we develop within each child an awareness of these strengthens. Curriculum is customed to each child's appropriate level of difficulty.

All Saints Catholic School
3418 Noble Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 329-7524
www.allsaintsric.com
princesoistman@yahoo.com
Est. 1982
Accreditations: SACS-CASI
Grades: Pre K - 8th
Tuition: $4950
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 11:1

Creates a supportive, caring, and nurturing atmosphere, which challenges and enables each student through personal involvement with staff, students, administration and parents.

Amelia Academy
8741 North Five Forks Road
P.O. Box 106
Amelia, VA 23002
(804) 561-2270
AmeliaAcademy.com
contactus@ameliaacademy.com
Est. 1964
Accreditations: VISA
Grades: Pre K - 12th
Tuition: $2,808 - 5,110
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 9:1

Bus transportation provided into surrounding counties; Friendly, family-like Christian atmosphere; Strong communication with parents and students; Hands-on help for students wishing to attend college; Great athletic opportunities.

Banner Christian School
1501 S. Providence Road
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 276-5200
www.bannerchristian.org
office@bannerchristian.org
Est. 2002
Accreditations: ACSI
Grades: K4-12th
Tuition: $6,325 - $7,400
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Banner students average in the top 20% in the United States on standardized test scores. Over the past four years, five Banner students have been recognized as National Merit Scholar participants with one of these students qualifying as a Finalist.

Benedictine High School
304 N. Sheppard St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 342-1300
www.benedictinehighschool.org
glilly@bhsrva.org


Est. 1911
Accreditations:
VAIS, NAIS
Grades: 9-12th
Tuition: $14,500
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 9:1

As Virginia's only Catholic, military college preparatory school, Benedictine forms Christian men of conscience, discipline, and achievement, while providing a rigorous, comprehensive, faith-based education.

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School
2501 Academy Road
Powhatan, VA 23139
(804) 598-4211
www.bshknights.org
admissions@bshknights.org
Est. 1998
Grades: PS -12th
Tuition: $1,280-10,725
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 16:1

Our school welcomes families of all faiths and is dedicated to educating the whole child; spiritually, academically, socially and physically. Recognizing each child's uniqueness, the school understands the importance of small class size, which allows the faculty to nurture and develop each student's full God-given potential. Our mission is to graduate students who are goal-oriented, socially and morally responsible, and equipped with the skills to be successful in higher education and in life.

Blue Ridge School
273 Mayo Drive
St. George, VA 22935
(434) 985-2811
www.blueridgeschool.com
admissions@blueridgeschool.com
Est. 1909
Accreditations:
SACS, VAIS, NAIS, TABS
Grades: 9-12th
Tuition: $37,500
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 5:1

Teaching Boys to Reach: Blue Ridge helps students reach their potential by featuring a unique, boy-specific curriculum, 100% college acceptance, family-like environment, strong sports, a dedicated learning center, and extensive outdoor activities program.

Bright Horizons at Short Pump
120 Towne Center West Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 360-4765
www.brighthorizons.com/shortpump
shortpump@brighthorizons.com
Est. 2009
Grades: 6 weeks to 5 years (after school 6-12 years)
Tuition: Call Center
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: Infants 1:4; Toddlers 1:5; Twos 1:6; PreS 1:10; School Age 1:13

Bright Horizons offers an exceptional developmentally appropriate, school-readiness curriculum, complemented by age-appropriate multiple outdoor playgrounds as well as an indoor ""Short Pump Towne Center"" dramatic play space. We offer full-time and limited part-time care and early education (M/W/F or T/Th), as well as after-school transportation.

Brook Road Academy
8000 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 553-3315
BrookRoadAcademy.com
Est.: 2000
Accreditations: VVAISEF, COA
Grades: 7-12th
Tuition: $12,500
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Brook Road Academy is a college-prep school with a difference: our small size (fewer than 50 students in grades 7 through 12) allows our teachers to build stronger relationships with students.

Central Montessori School
323 N. 20th St.
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 447-7493
www.centralmontessori.org
centralmontessorischool@comcast.net
Est: 2007
Accreditations: AMS
Ages: 16 mo.-9 years
Tuition: Contact School
Student to Teacher Ratio: 5:1 in toddler program, 11:1 for primary.

100% Montessori, 100% of the Time. Only urban school offering 16-36 month toddler, extended educational day, twelve month program. Fully integrated dailym English/Spanish Dual language,music, art, science and drama.

Charterhouse School
3900 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 254-9678
www.charterhouseschool.org
bfolmar@umfs.org
Est: 1979
Accreditations: VAISEF
Grades: 6th-12th
Tuition: $135-$180 per day
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 8:1, 10:2

A small private special education school serving students in the Richmond area and through out Virginia. Our curriculum is aligned with the Va SOL's and we offer Computer Tech, Health/PE, Art, Music, Culinary arts and Cosmetology for electives.

Collegiate School
103 N. Mooreland Road
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 740-7077
www.collegiate-va.org
admission@collegiate-va.org
Est.:1915
Accreditations: VAIS, SACS
Grades: K-12th Dress Code: Yes
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 15:1

School mission: To create a community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional, and physical development of each student.

Elk Hill - Varina School
8151 Warriner Road
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 305-2187
www.elkhill.org
wpuryear@elkhill.org
Est: 1999
Accreditations: VAISEF
Ages: 6-12 years
Tuition: $150 per day
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Vocational/Career and Technical Training; GED Preperation; Group and Individual Counseling, Special Education Services; Experiential Education; Reading Intervention; League Sports.

Elk Hill Farm - Alfred L. Blake School
P.O. Box 99
Goochland, VA 23063
(804) 457-4866
www.elkhill.org
wpuryear@elkhill.org
Est: 1978
Accreditations: VAISEF, VCPE
Ages: 6-12 years
Tuition: $150 per day
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Employability Skills Training - Carpentry, Landscaping, Custodial, Food Service; SOL-based instruction; GED Prep Program; Group/Individual Counseling; Experiential Education Weeks; Reading Intervention Program; Special Education Services; Physical Fitness Program

Elk Hill Farm - The Harambee School
1975 Elk Hill Road
Goochland, VA 23063
804 457-4866
www.elkhill.org
lperkins@elkhill.org
Est: 1970
Accreditations: VAISEF
Grades: 6-12th
Tuition: $135 / $150 per day
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Day and Residential Students; Vocational/Career and Technical Training; GED Preperation; Group and Individual Counseling, Special Education Services; Experiential Education; Reading Intervention; League Sports.

Good Shepherd Episcopal School
4207 Forest Hill Ave.
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 231-1452
www.gses.org
info@gses.org
Est: 1971
Accreditations: NAES, VAIS, NAES
Grades: PK-8
Tuition: $4,425.00-$8,275.00
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 10:1

We embrace the strengths of every student, taking an individualized approach to education. We teach core subjects by creating an individualized learning plan for success for each and every student. Our students consistently achieve higher than national average test scores and go on to attend the high school of their choice.

Hanover Academy
115 Frances Road
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 798-8413
hanoveracademy.org
adminofc@hanoveracademy.org
Est: 1950
Accreditations: VAIS
Grades: Pre-K -8th
Tuition: $4450.00
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio:10:1 preschool 20:1 other

Our students benefit from small classes, individual instruction, daily physical education classes, and our enriching art, music, drama and Spanish language programs.

Luther Memorial School
1301 Robin Hood Rd
Richmond VA 23227
804 321-6420
www.luthermemorial.com
admissions@luthermemorial.com
Est: 1856
Accreditations: Virginia Council for Private Education
Grades: Pre-K - 8th
Tuition: Call School
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 10:1

Our students benefit from small classes, individual instruction, daily physical education classes, and our enriching art, music, drama and Spanish language programs.

Iqra Academy of Virginia
6900 Carnation St.
P.O. Box 13103
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 330-4888
www.iqrava.org
admin@iqrava.org
Est: 1998
Accreditations: In process
Grades: Pre-K -5th
Tuition: $4,050
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Iqra's goal is to provide an excellent academic program, activities, and services to the children in our community to promote scholastic, personal, spiritual, and social skills.

Kenston Forest School
75 Ridge Road
Blackstone, VA 23824
(434) 292-7218
www.kenston.org
admissions@kenston.org
Est: 1966
Accreditation: SACS, VISA
Grades: PreK3 - 12th
Tuition: $1,300 - $6,000
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 14:1 varies by grade level

 

Luther Memorial School
1301 Robin Hood Road
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 321-6420
www.luthermemorial.com
admissions@luthermemorial.com
Est: 1856
Accreditations: National Lutheran Schools Association and the Virginia Council for Private Education
Grades: Pre-K - 8th
Tuition: $3,300 - 6,800
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 10:1

Luther Memorial School, Richmond's oldest private school, provides a strong developmental and academic foundation for children in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. We foster academic excellence, Christian faith and values in a safe, loving, grace-centered family atmosphere.

Millwood School
15100 Millwood School Lane
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 639-3200
www.millwoodschool.org
Est: 1989
Accreditations: VAIS
Grades: JK-11th

Tuition: JK: $9,225; K-8: $10,225; Upper School: $11,775
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Millwood School is an independent, college preparatory school offering Junior Kindergarten through 10th grade in a nurturing environment. We are known for small classes and individual attention, a challenging and diverse curriculum, exceptional faculty, and a value structure that promotes honesty, integrity, and respect for others.

Montessori Center for the Child
122 N. Courthouse Road
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 794-8661
www.mcftc.org
mail@mcftc.org
Est: 2003
Accreditations: VDSS, VISA
Grades: PK-6th
Tuition: $4,000-$7,000
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 10:1 Omega Private Academy
7061 Commons Plaza
Chesterfield, VA 23832
(804) 778-7868
www.chesterfield.omegalearningcenter.com
chesterfield@omegalearningcenter.com
Est: 2009
Accreditations: SACS
Grades: K-12th
Tuition: $7,250
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 6:1 Orchard House School
500 N. Allen Ave.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 228-2436
www.orchardhouse.org
info@orchardhouse.org
Est: 1998
Accreditations: VAIS
Grades: 5-8th
Tuition: $14,800
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Orchard House is an intentionally designed, research-based learning community whose mission is to inspire and to educate middle school girls and to serve as a resource for others.

Our Lady of Lourdes School
8250 Woodman Road
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 262-1770
www.OLLschoolric.com
pevans@ollschoolric.com
Est: 1963
Accreditations: SACS, VCEA
Grades: Pre-K - 8th
Tuition: $5,000
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 20:1

In addition to academic instruction, students at Our Lady of Lourdes School participate in music, art, physical education, computer technology, library, and Spanish language instruction.

Providence Montessori Christian School
1900 Chamberlayne Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 643-0434
www.pmcsrichmond.org
info@pmcsrichmond.org
Est: 2011
Grades: Pre-K - 3rd
Tuition: $4,500-$6,000
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 10:1

Providence Montessori Christian School, dedicated to the development of the whole child, is committed to academic excellence and is founded on traditional Christian values, so students may engage the world with courage and confidence.

Richmond Montessori School
499 N. Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23238
(804) 741-0040
www.richmont.org
ahumphreys@richmont.org
Est: 1965
Accreditations: AMS, VAIS
Grades: Pre-K - 8th
Tuition: $7,890 - $11,980
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 11:1

Richmond's only AMS accredited Montessori school, with 45 years experience, inspiring academic excellence and nuturing human potential. There's only one - Richmond Montessori School!

Richmond Waldorf School
1000 Westover Hills Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 377-8024
www.richmondwaldorf.com
admissions@richmondwaldorf.com

Est: 1996
Accreditations: AWSNA
Grades: Pre-K - 8th
Tuition: $3,975-$9,700
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: K 8:1 Grades 1-8th 16:1 Rudlin Torah Academy
12285 Patterson Ave.
Richmond, VA 23238
(804) 784-9050
www.rudlin.org
mrshardy@rudlin.com
Est: 1966
Accreditations: VAIS
Grades: K-12th
Tuition: K-8; $6,900-$8,800 , 9-12; $10,650-$11,900
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 12:1

RTA, the Richmond Community's Jewish Day School, prides itself on an enriched academic program in both General and Jewish studies, and its emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills, all conducted in a warm and nurturing environment.

Sabot at Stony Point
3400 Stony Point Road
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 272-1341
www.sabotatstonypoint.org
admissions@sabotatstonypoint.org
Est: 1966
Accreditations: SACS, CASI, VISA
Grades: PS-8th
Tuition: $5,040-$10,870
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Sabot at Stony Point offers a purposeful, intellectually rigorous curriculum that reflects our active commitment to educational best practices. Our program cultivates imagination, a spirit of inquiry and a life-long love of learning.

St. Benedict Catholic School
3100 Grove Ave
Richmond VA 23221
804 254-8850
www.saintbenedictschool.org
principal@saintbenedictschool.org
Est: 1919
Accreditations: SACS, VCEA
Grades: K-8th
Tuition: $4,450-$6,424
After School: Yes Student to Teacher Ratio: 12:1 Saint Gertrude High School
3215 Stuart Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 358-9114
www.saintgertrude.org
mwilliams@saintgertrude.org
Est: 1922
Accreditations: VISA, SACS
Grades: 9 - 12th
Tuition: $12,100
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Providing a strong, college-preparatory education that respects and embraces diversity. Building on our tradition of academic excellence, we offer young women the opportunities for leadership, community service, athletics, and the arts in a faith-based environment.

Salem Christian School
1701 Cardwell Road
Crozier, VA 23039
(804) 784-4174
www.salemchristianschool.com
susan.washburn@salemchristianschool.com
Est: 1996
Grades: PK3-12th
Tuition: $1,305-$4,550
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Salem Christian School is committed to a high quality Christian education for all students, PK3-12 grade. Our graduates are excelling in college. SCS desires to admit all students, regardless of financial need.

Southside Baptist Christian School
5515 Bryce Lane
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 745-8699
www.SBCScares.com
supshaw@southsidecares.com
Est: 1999
Accreditations: ACTS
Grades: PK-12th
Tuition: $5,2000-$6,900
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Our is to offer a rigorous, relevant academic curriculum based on a biblical world view, thus training young men and women of character who will not only know how to make a living, but how to live.

Spiritos School for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Delay
400 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, VA 23114
(804) 897-7440
www.spiritosschool.com
janet@spiritosschool.com
Est: 2002
Accreditations: DOE Licensed Private Day School
Ages: 2 to 12 years
Tuition: Call for Information
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 1:1

Spiritos School gives each of its students a chance to shine via a one to one teacher to student ratio using the new principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Sensory Integration. We specialize in early intervention for children on the autism spectrum.

St. Catherine's School
6001 Grove Ave.
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-2804
www.st.catherines.org
admissions@st.catherines.org
Est: 1890
Accreditations: VAIS
Grades: JK-12th
Tuition: $15,400-$20,340
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 16:1 St. Edward-Epiphany Catholic School
10701 W. Huguenot Road
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 272-2881
www.seeschool.com
jkremzir@seeschool.com
Est: 1961
Accreditations: VAIS,VCEA,SACS
Grades: PS-8th
Tuition: Parish: $4,150/ Non-parish: $7,280
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 24:1 St. Mary's Catholic School
9501 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238
(804) 740-1048
www.saintmary.org
albisese@saintmary.org
Est: 1964
Accreditations: SACS, VCEA
Grades: PS-8th
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 20:1 The Faison School for Autism
1701 Byrd Ave.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 612-1947
www.thefaisonschool.org
kmatthews@thefaisonschool.org
Est: 1999
Grades: PreK - Post Secondary
Tuition: Contact School
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 1:1 The Goddard Schools
9 Richmond Area Locations
www.goddardschool.com
Ages: Infant - 6
Tuition: Contact School

Whether gently holding infants, encouraging toddlers to share, or providing preschoolers with enriching activities, The Goddard SchoolAr supports the healthy development of children from six weeks to six years.

The New Community School
4211 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 266-2494
www.tncs.org
info@tncs.org
Est: 1974
Accreditations: VAIS
Grades: 6-12th
Tuition: $23,900-$25,100
After School: No
Average class size: 2.4 (Language Fundamentals) 6.7 (academic classes) The Steward School
11600 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238
(804) 740-3394
www.stewardschool.org
admission@stewardschool.org
Est: 1972
Accreditations: VAIS
Grades: JK-12th
Tuition: $8,000 (half-day JK) - $19,000
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: 8:1 Trinity Episcopal School
3850 Pittaway Drive
Richmond, VA 23832
(804) 272-5864
www.trinityes.org
judyrocawich@trinityes.org
Est: 1972
Accreditations: VAIS
Grades: 8-12th
Tuition: $17,720
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 9:1

A co-educational college preparatory school, Trinity became the first school in Richmond in 1994 authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Since its founding, Trinity has encouraged students to "Discover their Paths" and achieve
life-long goals.

Veritas School
6627-B Jahnke Road
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 272-9517
www.veritasschool.com
grammarschool@veritasschool.com
Est: 2000
Grades: K-12th
Tuition: $7,300-$8,300
After School: No
Student to Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Veritas was founded for the purpose of assisting parents in providing their children an academically rigorous classical and Christian education — an education that would cultivate wisdom, virtue, and eloquence in the heart and mind of students and would prepare them to engage the world with purpose and confidence.

West End Montessori School
9307 Quioccasin Road
Henrico, VA 23229
(804) 523-7536
www.westendmontessori.com
admissions@westendmontessori.com
Est: 1997
Grades: Toddler (18 months)- 6th
Tuition: Contact School
After School: Yes
Student to Teacher Ratio: Toddler: 5:1 Primary and Elementary: 14:1

A community oriented classic Montessori program. American Montessori Society Full Member School. Before care and Aftercare are available and provide consistent Montessori philosophy and methodology throughout the day.

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