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School Profile

Finding Every Boy
School Profile
St. Christopher’s School, founded in 1911, is a college preparatory school for boys (junior kindergarten through 12th grade) located in Richmond, Virginia. The School’s mission is to prepare a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.

St. Christopher’s currently enrolls 967 boys in JK-12 from 52 zip codes in the Richmond metropolitan region. Lower School (JK-5) has 412 boys, Middle School (6-8) has 244 and Upper School (9-12) enrolls 311. The 162 full- and part-time members of the faculty have an average tenure of 13 years and 61 percent have advanced degrees, including 6 with doctorates. The average class size is 15.4.

Coordination
Coordination with St. Catherine’s School for girls offers many opportunities for interaction at all levels including coed classes in the upper school.

College Acceptances
Virtually 100 percent of St. Christopher’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities, often at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Colleges attended by St. Christopher's graduates Classes of 2009-2013: Matriculation List.


National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship Programs
St. Christopher’s boasts one of the best National Merit and Achievement Program records in the region with 31 semifinalists in the past decade. The class of 2013 produced 2 Semifinalists and 6 Commended Students in the National Merit and National Achievement Programs. Approximately 20% of St. Christopher’s graduating classes are recognized annually by either the National Merit or the National Achievement Competition. In the past 10 years, St. Christopher’s has had more male National Merit semifinalists than all Richmond area independent schools combined.

Academic Facilities
The campus is broken into 3 distinct divisions - Lower, Middle, and Upper School -- with wifi in each classroom.  Our Middle and Upper School students benefit from a 1:1 laptop program. Each division also has the benefit of a computerized library with a staff librarian suited to the boys in that division.

Athletic Facilities
The athletic facilities have been renovated and expanded to reflect the increasing breadth of the program in both the number of teams and sports offered.  There are also programs that support our emphasis on health and wellness. Recent renovations include new courts in tennis complex and a new turf field.  The state-of-the-art athletic and fitness center includes a wrestling arena, an extensive weight and fitness center, basketball courts, a climbing wall and locker rooms as well as a field house that includes a competition size track, four basketball courts and five tennis courts. The indoor swimming pool on the St. Catherine’s campus is used by the coed swim team.

Arts Facilities
Fine and performing arts facilities include two auditoriums with stages as well as a chapel for plays, concerts and recitals. In addition, an acoustically perfect rehearsal hall, music practice rooms, a small dance studio, woodworking shops, and two large art studios are available for student use. Upper School students have access to a professional quality theatre as well as fine arts, photography, and dance studios on the St. Catherine’s campus.

After School Care
Year-round after-school care is offered to St. Catherine’s and St. Christopher’s students in grades JK-8. The licensed program is available until 6:00 p.m. including school holidays in several time plans. Approximately 345 boys and girls use the program annually.