Quick Facts About St. Christopher's

History: In 1911, the Reverend Dr. Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne founded the Chamberlayne School for Boys in the 3300 block of Grove Avenue. In 1914, the school moved to its present location, and in 1920 changed its name to St. Christopher’s School after its purchase by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Learn More >>>

Mission Statement: St. Christopher’s School knows, loves, and celebrates boys, promotes their pursuit of excellence, and prepares them for lives of honor and integrity, service, and leadership.

Profile: St. Christopher’s School, the largest all-boys school in Virginia and one of the largest and oldest boys’ schools in the Mid-Atlantic region. Serving over 1,000 boys in grades JK-12 in Richmond, Virginia, the School seeks to prepare a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world. A rigorous academic program, small classes, dedicated and nurturing teachers who are experts in how boys learn, a vibrant program in athletics and the arts, and a commitment to leadership and personal responsibility are hallmarks of a St. Christopher’s education. Our Episcopal foundation is at the center of what we do, and we care most about developing young men who possess honor and integrity.

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  • Student Body

    Enrollment: 1,002
    • Upper School, grades 9-12, 376
    • Middle School, grades 6-8, 243
    • Lower School, grades JK-5, 383
    • 278 families have girls who attended St. Catherine’s
    • 53 ZIP Codes where school families live
    Average Class Size: 17
    Students of color: 16%
    Performing Arts Groups: 21
    • 36% of the Class of 2022 sang or played an instrument in the Upper School
    Athletic Teams: 49
  • College Admissions by the Numbers

    AP Scholars
    • The Advanced Placement program recognizes students as AP Scholars when they earn scores of 3 or higher on at least three AP exams. In the past three classes, 56% of those taking an AP exam earned AP Scholar designation, three times the national average of 20%.
    College Athletics
    • More than 20% of St. Christopher’s graduates have gone on to play a sport in college over the past ten years.
    Lexus Winners
    • St. Christopher’s had 19 scholar-athletes selected as weekly winners in the Lexus Pursuit of Perfection over the past four years, more than any other school in central Virginia.
    Scholar Athletes
    • A St. Christopher’s student was selected as the recipient of the 2020 male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award presented by Sports Backers and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. St. Christopher’s has produced more male winners of the award over its 30-year history than any other school in central Virginia.
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  • Faculty and Staff

    • 196 full-time and part-time
    • 15 alumni faculty and staff
    • 67% with advanced degrees
    • 14 Average number of years teaching experience at StC
    • 5:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • Campus

    • 43+ acre, single-site campus
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  • Financials

    • Tuition and Fees: Click here >>>
    • Need-based Financial Aid Budget: St. Christopher’s awarded just over $3.7 million in grants for the 2022-23 school year.
    • Students Receiving Need-based Financial Aid: 24%
    • St. Christopher's Financial Model: Learn more >>>
  • Alumni Worldwide

    • 6,405 +