Community service, a natural extension of values developed through the spiritual life of the school, is an integral part in fulfilling our school mission to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Each division Chaplain develops an age-appropriate approach.

Goals include:
  • Learning about and empathizing with the needs of others in the community, nation and world;
  • Serving others;
  • Establishing fellowship and camaraderie;
  • Collaborating to build a better Richmond community;
  • Equipping our students to be the next generation of leaders for Richmond and beyond.

Community Involvement

List of 3 items.

  • Saturday Academy

    St. Christopher’s Saturday Academy, a program of weekend fellowship with third, fourth and fifth graders from public schools around the Richmond vicinity, runs through the school year. It includes one-on-one tutoring, academic enrichment, board games, athletics and lunch.

    More than a dozen Upper School students from St. Christopher’s and St. Catherine’s volunteer their time to take part in this program.

    For more information, please contact Director Christie Wilson at wilsonc@stcva.org or 804.282.3185 ext.2626.
  • City Saints

    Founded by St. Christopher’s in 2002, City Saints brings together boys from around the city of Richmond to the St. Christopher’s campus every July for targeted summer enrichment and academic opportunities. City Saints focuses on supporting some of the city’s most underserved youth through academic, emotional, and social enrichment in a classroom setting. City Saints students have the opportunity to learn about other cultures, swim, perform science experiments, play sports, write creative stories, engage in math and word games, and enjoy two weeks making friends and having fun! The program brings to the St. Christopher’s campus approximately 35 rising third through fifth-grade students from Richmond’s east end and south side. The participants are chosen by their school counselors, and the program is fully subsidized and staffed by current St. Christopher’s faculty and students. The parents of participating students report remarkable improvements in the achievement level, behavior, and enthusiasm toward school in their children following the program.

    For more informtion, please contact Director Peter Cross at crossp@stcva.org or 804.282.3185 ext.3617
  • University of Virginia Reading Program

    St. Christopher’s School, The Peter Paul Development Center, and University of Virginia's Curry School of Education graduate program share a unique partnership model. Their partnership supports struggling readers and trains future reading specialists in their craft. The three partner organizations join together every summer in July to support the literacy development of our youth in the Richmond community. The young students from Peter Paul Development Center continue to learn during the summer with individual intervention and remediation in a fun, nurturing environment. The graduate students are immersed in a supervised clinical setting to build expertise, confidence, and competence as reading specialists. This special partnership promotes literacy, fosters collegiality, builds relationships, and nurtures understanding for all involved.

    For more information, please contact Director Glorietta Jones at jonesg@stcva.org or 804.282.3185 ext.2648

Recent News

Lower School Service Learning

The new service-learning model will better prepare our boys to recognize real needs within the community and respond with creativity and compassion. Our service-learning model will more intentionally connect projects to each grade level’s curriculum. For example, the first graders will support an animal welfare group while second graders will work with the elderly residents of Little Sisters of the Poor. The goal is to increase the capacity for empathy while teaching the practice of reflection and laying a foundation for a lifelong commitment to service.
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