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Benedictine College Preparatory
School Name:
Benedictine College Preparatory
Street Address:
12829 River Road
Richmond, VA 23238
Mr. Jesse Grapes
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Boys Only
Grade Levels:
9 thru 12
Enrollment Size:
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Admissions Contact:
Mr. Greg J. Lilly
7/17/2019 9:14:00 AM Religious Denomination School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

We will form Cadets as Christian men of conscience, discipline and achievement.

Since 1911, Benedictine College Preparatory has prepared four generations of Richmond's young men for success in college and life by caring for the spirit, along with the mind.

We aggressively seek to prepare each student for the future by helping them reach their academic potential, develop leadership skills, and cultivate their faith.

Benedictine is a college preparatory school, which is committed to developing skills in leadership, discipline, teamwork, and acceptance of responsibility. Our JROTC program nurtures esprit de corps, camaraderie, loyalty to our school and fellow Cadets.

Benedictine is a Catholic school, which provides a structure to study the basic tenets of our faith. This religious-based education forms our Cadets into Christian men of conscience, virtue, and discipline. Benedictine welcomes students from other faiths with their differing beliefs adding to the overall spirituality of the school.

School Fast Facts:

BCP is a Catholic military day school for boys grades 9-12. The school's enrollment is 275 at the start of the 2014-15 school year. The student/teacher ratio is approximately 9 to 1 and the average class size is 15 students.


The school was founded in 1911 by the Benedictine Monks from Belmont Abbey in North Carolina and is presently owned by the Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond. The school formed the first Corps of cadets in the Richmond area.

BCP is accredited by VAIS and is a member of the National Catholic Education Association, the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States, and the Virginia Society for Technology in Education.

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