Christchurch School is the place for students who aren't challenged by or satisfied with a one-size-fits-all education, and families who believe that learning should mean more than just taking a test. Christchurch provides a challenging, yet nurturing environment in which students are encouraged to explore their current interests and their future potential. Christchurch helps students clarify what they want and where they want to go, and then helps them develop the skills and formulate the plan that will get them there.
A 125-acre waterfront campus on the Rappahannock River in the Chesapeake Bay watershed allows the school to offer an educational experience and a lifestyle found at no other school in the U.S.
Christchurch is recognized for rigorous academics and a well-rounded college prep program. 100% of CCS students are accepted to four-year colleges, with the majority attending universities on U.S. News and World Report's Top 150 List.
Christchurch inspires and guides each student's unique journey to self-confidence, purpose, and identity. Within a caring, structured community, students discover their infinite value and develop the skills to become compassionate, successful, and engaged global citizens.
Analytical and Creative Thinking
Digital and Quantitative Literacy
Local to Global Perspective
Teamwork, Leadership, and Citizenship
Adaptibility, Initiative, and Risk-Taking
Integrity, Spirituality, and Responsibility
Habits of Mind - curiosity, conscientiousness, creativity, independence and self-efficacy, resilience and persistence
Located on the scenic Rappahannock River an hour east of Richmond, Virginia, Christchurch School is an Episcopal boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12
Boys and Girls, grades 9-12
Average Class Size - 13
Student/Teacher Ratio - 6:1
Faculty with Advanced Degrees - 73%
Learning Skills Program
English as a Second Language
Christchurch School is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
Afternoon Activities: Performing Arts, Art, River & Outdoor, eTeam, Robotics, Soccer, Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Sailing (JV, Varsity and Learn-to-Sail)
Christchurch School was established in 1921 by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia as "the only country school for boys on Virginia's salt water." Now one of six schools in the Diocese (St. Margaret's, St. Christopher's, St. Catherine's, St. Stephens & St. Agnes, Stuart Hall) the school has both boarding and day programs for boys and girls in grades 9-12. Graduates include two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and a Nobel Laureate. In the 1980s, Christchurch added what was and still is, their flagship Learning Skills Program. In 2008, the Great Journeys curriculum was put in place. It features hands-on learning, an interdisciplinary and place-based emphasis, and the development of modern and flexible skills.