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Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School
School Name:
Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School
Street Address:
2124 N. 29th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Phone:
Fax:
804-447-5784
Head of School:
Mr. Mike Maruca
Founding Date:
2009
Religious Affiliation:
Episcopal
Accreditation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Gender:
Co-ed
Grade Levels:
4th - 8th
Enrollment Size:
112
Website:
Social Media:
 
Admissions Contact:
Admissions Email:
7/23/2019 1:07:00 PM
info@ajces.org Religious Denomination School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:
Brief History

Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School is now in its fourth year of operation.   We started with 25 students in September of 2009, operating out of a house owned by Peter Paul Development Center.  Our enrollment  grew to 35 students in the fall of 2010.  We added a new 6th grade class in the fall of 2011 and moved into a school building on North 29th St.  This year we have expanded enrollment to 61 students in 6th-8th grades.  

Mission

Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School is an independent, faith-based middle school for students of limited resources primarily from Richmond’s East End neighborhood.  All students receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend.  

Through a program focused on academic, social, and spiritual development, we help students set their sights on college and responsible citizenship.  Parent support and volunteers are integral to our success both as a School and a community of affection.  Helping to ensure that our students are on a path toward a full and decent life is our fundamental reason for being here.

Philosophy

Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School believes that education deepens life.  True education instills a sense of mystery and wonder and a love for God and our neighbor. Education is essentially liberating. It helps us discern the right path and to follow it.  This is freedom: having the strength of mind to love and serve.  God sustains us in this pursuit and the example of Jesus remains our highest standard.

Goal

The Anna Cooper Episcopal School works to prepare graduates who:

  • excel academically;
  • persevere in the face of challenges;
  • care for themselves and each other; and
  • become leaders in their homes and communities.

The School’s small classes, structured support, extended school days, and religious foundation provide academic, social, and spiritual instruction in a nurturing environment.    We challenge students to discover and develop the fullness of their individual gifts, a challenge we exhort them to meet through their own hard work.  We seek to prepare graduates who will contribute actively to the society they will inherit.  And while we honor individual achievement, we value most deeply those contributions which make the community stronger.

We also believe that the Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School is a community which equally benefits its students and those who provide the resources to make it possible.

Full-tuition Scholarship 

Every student who attends AJCES receives a full-tuition scholarship.  This scholarship, worth $13,000 per year, is available every year the student is enrolled.  Full-tuition scholarships cover all costs associated with educating students including teacher and staff salaries, textbooks and supplies, extra-curriculars, summer school and afterschool programs, athletics, meals, transportation, rent, etc.  

School Fast Facts:

Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School is an independent, faith-based middle school for students of limited resources primarily from Richmond’s East End neighborhood.  All students receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend.

Through a program focused on academic, social, and spiritual development, we help students set their sights on college and responsible citizenship.  Parents and volunteers are integral to our success both as a School and a community of affection.  Helping to ensure that our students are on a path toward a full and decent life is our fundamental reason for being here.

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