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St. Christopher's School
School Name:
St. Christopher's School
Street Address:
711 St. Christopher's Road
Richmond, VA 23226
Mr. Mason Lecky
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Boys Only
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Admissions Contact:
Mr. Hamill Jones
Admissions Email:
8/6/2019 1:53:00 PM Religious Denomination School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

School Mission

St. Christopher’s School prepares a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world. Through a rigorous academic program and a supportive community experience, the School fosters personal integrity and honor, the achievement of each boy’s full potential, love of learning, spiritual growth, respect for others, leadership, and civic responsibility. St. Christopher’s strives for excellence and seeks to make an enduring difference in the lives of its boys.

We Know Boys

St. Christopher's is a committed global leader in understanding, engaging, and teaching boys effectively. We help boys develop the character, wisdom, and life skills required to succeed in college and to make a positive impact as leaders in a rapidly changing world.

Our faculty is passionate about teaching here--not in spite of boys' unique characteristics--but because of them.

Our special partnership with St. Catherine's School combines the benefits of a focused, single-sex education with the best elements of a coed experience.

Our curriculum helps us discover what is unique in every boy. We build on their strengths, help them gain confidence, and allow them to discover and express themselves, while instilling values that will guide them throughout their lives.

Educating the Whole Boy 

Honor, leadership and community service play a significant role in educating children. These concepts cannot be phrases we pay lip service to in admissions gatherings, but must have an active and intentional place within the curriculum of a school. At St. Christopher's, we call this “Educating the Whole Boy.”

The concept of “educating the whole boy” sets us apart from other independent schools for boys. Participation in our non-traditional curriculum is not elective, but woven into the fabric of every boy’s experience. Each faculty member is committed to bringing out the best in every boy regardless of whether the pursuit is academic, artistic or spiritual. It is our belief that men of character do not develop in a vacuum but rather in a nurturing and challenging environment, which we readily provide.

St. Christopher's welcomes qualified students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

School Fast Facts:
School Profile
St. Christopher’s currently enrolls 971 boys in JK-12 from 59 zip codes in the Richmond metropolitan region. Lower School (JK-5) has 341 boys, Middle School (6-8) has 248 and Upper School (9-12) enrolls 382. The 181 full- and part-time members of the faculty have an average tenure of 12 years and 58 percent have advanced degrees, including doctorates. The average class size is 12.

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.

Academic Facilities
The campus is broken into 3 distinct divisions - Lower, Middle, and Upper School- each having been renovated in recent years. In addition to our campus-wide network, there is Internet access in each classroom. Our Middle and Upper School students benefit from a 1:1 laptop program. Each division also has the benefit of a computerized library with a staff librarian suited to the boys in that division.

Athletic Facilities
The athletic facilities have been renovated and expanded to reflect the increasing breadth of the program in both the number of teams and sports offered. There are also programs that support our emphasis on health and wellness. Recent renovations include new courts in tennis complex and a new turf field. The state-of-the-art athletic and fitness center includes a wrestling arena, an extensive weight and fitness center, basketball courts, a climbing wall and locker rooms as well as a field house that includes a competition size track, four basketball courts and five tennis courts. The indoor swimming pool on the St. Catherine’s campus is used by the coed swim team.

Arts Facilities
Fine and performing arts facilities include two auditoriums with stages as well as a chapel for plays, concerts and recitals. In addition, an acoustically perfect rehearsal hall, music practice rooms, a small dance studio, woodworking shops, and two large art studios are available for student use. Upper School students have access to a professional quality theatre as well as fine arts, photography, and dance studios on the St. Catherine’s campus

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