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Collegiate School
School Name:
Collegiate School
Street Address:
103 North Mooreland Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Head of School:
Mrs. Penny Evins
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
JK-4 LS, 5-8 MS, 9-12 US
Enrollment Size:
Social Media:
Admissions Contact:
Mr. John Wilson
Admissions Email:
1/15/2020 1:48:00 PM Nondenominational School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

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The mission of Collegiate School is to create a diverse and inclusive community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional and physical development of each student.

Collegiate School is a community with a continuing commitment to the following shared values.  These values guide our philosophy, educational program, and daily interaction:

Honor: Personal integrity and devotion to the truth which make one trustworthy, forthright, responsible, and fair.
Love of Learning: A creative spirit that promotes intellectual and personal growth through exploration, inquiry, and openness to change.
Excellence: A sustained commitment to meeting high standards of character, achievement and personal accountability.
Respect: Fundamental regard for the dignity and worth of each individual regardless of differences.
Community: A commitment to responsive and compassionate citizenship and service on campus, in the local community, and in the broader world.
School Fast Facts:
Collegiate School
Founded 1915
103 North Mooreland Road
Richmond, Virginia 23229
(804) 740-7077

Head of School Penny B. Evins
Vice President, Finance & Administration
  Phyllis Palmiero
Vice President, Development
Kristen O. Williams
Chief Academic Officer
    Susan Droke
Head of Upper School Patrick Loach
Head of Middle School Tung T. Trinh.
Head of Lower School Debbie Miller
Director of Admission
Brent Miller

Director of Lower School Admission

Director of Middle School/Upper School Admission

John Wilson

Anne Bruce Ahearn

Director of Athletics
    Karen Doxey
Chief Information Officer
    Jamie Britto
Director of Communications

   Stacy H. Adams

Total Students 1,667
Lower School (JK-4) 580
Middle School (5-8) 528
Upper School (9-12) 559
Active Alumni 6,729

FACULTY 2017-2018
Total Faculty 218
Faculty holding advanced degrees 156
Fifteen Windows and Macintosh computer labs, 6 portable laptop labs (on carts), and laptops for all full-time faculty. Campus-wide wired and wireless network provides high-speed access to the Internet. Electronic mail for faculty, staff and students in grades 9-12. Access to the campus file servers, Internet-based subscription services, library resources and age-appropriate Internet access for all students. Approximately 600 computers for classroom and lab use in Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. Most classrooms are equipped with data/video projection systems and interactive SmartBoards®.


  • Mooreland Campus: The Lower School is located on River Road (which intersects with Mooreland Road) and features classrooms in Luck, Reynolds and Nunnally Halls, the Watt Library and Technology Center, Estes Multipurpose Building, Centennial Hall cafeteria, Weinstein Music and Art Wing and West Gym. The Middle and Upper Schools are located on Mooreland Road, and they feature the  Sharp Academic Commons (library, classrooms, boardroom, cafe/student center, Makerspace),  Science Buildings with 12 science labs, the Reed-Gumenick Library, the Hershey Center for the Arts with a 720-seat theater, art, music and drama studios and photography dark room. Athletic facilities include the  Seal Athletic Center with dance studios, a weight-training room, 14,560-square-foot multi-purpose room that is used for PE classes, indoor soccer and basketball and volleyball, as well as Jacobs Gym for basketball and volleyball games. Additional facilities include a six-lane running track with synthetic turf field, natural grass practice fields, and four playground areas athletic fields.
  • Robins Campus is seven minutes west of our Mooreland Road Campus, with 12 playing fields for athletic practices and games on 180 acres. Facilities include a synthetic turf field; softball field with dugouts; Sam Newell Field for baseball with a "green monster," concession stand, picnic pavilion, press tower and seating for 200; the Williams•Bollettieri Tennis Center with 13 courts and tennis house; the Saunders Athletics Building, equipped with the state-of-the-art Kathy Watkinson Ivins '73 Sports Performance Center and an indoor turf space for warm-ups. The McDonald Soccer Complex includes a soccer field that will be named for Coach Charlie Blair upon his retirement.
  • Collegiate swim team members practice and participate in meets at SwimRVA, an organization that is based at the Collegiate Aquatics Center in northern Chesterfield County. Collegiate has naming rights to the facility, which is operated by the nonprofit SwimRVA.



    • Cougar Quest, located on the ground floor of Luck Hall, is an after-school program operating year round. It is available until 6 p.m. for students in Grades JK-4. Middle School Quest is our afternoon program for Grades 5-6, and Activity Quest offers enrichment classes for Grades JK-6.
    • Summer Quest is Collegiate's summer camp and summer enrichment program, open to children throughout the Richmond community of all ages. We host more than 175 camps, which begin in mid-June and last through early August.


    • The International Emerging Leaders Conference
      is held every October. We host high school students and teachers from 10-12 countries for 10 days of cross-cultural connections and collaborative learning with our students to foster solutions for global environmental issues.
    • The Institute for Responsible Citizenship brings together eight vital areas (known as pillars) of school life under one umbrella to ensure that each grade level builds on the foundation of the previous one, supporting students’ JK-12th Grade growth. The Institute provides a cohesive curriculum in these areas by fully immersing these pillars into the academic program.
      The eight pillars of Responsible Citizenship are: Global Engagement, Inclusion, Economic Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Ethics, Civic Engagement, Service Learning.
    • The Capstone Program at Collegiate School brings to life students’ classroom learning in a real-world context. The program is guided by our School’s commitment to Responsible Citizenship, which empowers engaged, contributing citizens by nurturing students’ compassion, creativity and purpose. The Capstone program is offered in the final year of each division of the School — 4th Grade (Envision Collegiate), 8th Grade (Envision Richmond) and 12th Grade (Envision Your World) — and creates opportunity and challenge for our students that helps prepare them for the future.

    AP Exams Taken (as of May 2018):  Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics 1, Environmental Science, English Language, English Literature, Latin, Spanish Language, French Language, US Government, Chinese Language, Computer Science Principles, US History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics.

    Average SAT Score on a 1600 Scale (2014-17) 1254
    Average ACT Score on a 36-point Scale (2014-17) 28
    Students receiving National Merit Recognition (2014-17) 57

    Class of 2012 National Merit
    # Semifinalists       3
    # Achievement Semifinalists    1
    # Commended       14


    Budgeted Income 2018-2019 $48,300,000
    Endowment (as of June 30, 2018) $63,800,000
    Financial Assistance Budget 2018-2019 $4,100,000

    Collegiate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Secondary School Admissions Test Board (SSATB), and the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB).
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