Chamberlayne Achievement Program

Creating a Sense of Belonging for Every Boy

Our Chamberlayne Achievement Program (CAP) was created to ensure that students from all backgrounds are able to achieve to the utmost of their abilities. Through CAP, we seek to increase the enrollment and retention of students from underrepresented backgrounds who have demonstrated academic promise, leadership potential and unique talents or character traits.

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  • How does it work?

    Current and prospective boys who might benefit from the program will be invited and/or nominated. Boys may also be identified through the school's admission process or outreach efforts. Prospective students will be required to submit an application to the program along with a letter of recommendation.
  • Families also benefit through...

    • Parents of CAP participants receive special programming targeted to families. There is an orientation at the beginning of the year to educate parents and answer questions about St. Christopher’s.
    • Upper School parents are also invited to workshops and information sessions that provide important insight into the college application and selection process.
  • Who can participate?

    Students considered for the program may represent one of the following backgrounds:
    • Belongs to a household with demonstrated financial need
    • First generation student to independent school environment
    • Traditionally underrepresented at St. Christopher's School (e.g., Black, Asian, Latino, Immigrant)
    • Experienced unique personal or family challenges, hardships or other circumstances

Crystal Hendrick, Parent '22

CAP bridged the gap in support for a diverse group of boys who had unique needs at St. Chris. It provided a safe space for [my son] where he could discuss his needs, and the program would provide the appropriate resource."

Boys Who Participate in CAP:

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  • Participate in regular meetings to address academic, emotional or social concerns

  • Receive guidance, as needed, regarding academic performance and college prep

  • May receive nontuition support for books, tutoring, clothing, transportation, club or athletic fees, and school-related or sponsored trips

  • Engage in service projects in communities that participants represent

  • Can participate in summer workshops designed to mitigate the "summer slip," particularly in STEM-related courses

Apply to CAP

Prospective St. Christopher's families will receive information about the CAP application process when they complete their admissions application. Current St. Christopher's families should contact a CAP director to learn more about the program.  

Contact Us

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    Ed Cowell 

    Assistant Head of School for Community Engagement
    (804) 282-3185 x5216
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    Andy Taibl 

    Associate Director of Athletics, Co-Director of CAP, and Coach
    (804) 282-3185 x5333