Collegiate School will welcome on Monday Laura Tierney, founder of The Social Institute, who will speak to Middle and Upper School parents about ways to navigate the increasingly complicated social media landscape.
The entire Collegiate School 7th Grade this week took part in Community, Challenges and Leadership, a program that reinforces the School’s core values of community, respect, honor, excellence and love of learning.
The 9th annual International Emerging Leaders Conference (IELC) wrapped up this afternoon with the Cultural Fair, during which Collegiate School 3rd and 4th Graders experienced the sights and sounds of numerous countries around the globe.
At Collegiate School’s 9th Annual International Emerging Leaders Conference (IELC) this week, 41 international high school students and 13 Collegiate seniors teamed up to create solutions to real-world environmental issues facing their countries.
Throughout this week’s 9th Annual International Emerging Leaders Conference (IELC) hosted by Collegiate School, 41 high school students from nine countries, along with 13 Collegiate seniors, have been working together to create viable solutions to environmental problems affecting their respective countries.
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, a playwright whose works have been produced around the world, spoke with Collegiate Upper School students this morning as the 2019 Whitfield Speaker. The Whitfield Speaker Series, made possible by former Cougar parents Bryan and Maha Whitfield, has brought poets, singers, songwriters, journalists and novelists to campus to talk about their professions for 14 years.
Collegiate School will welcome 41 high school students and their teachers from nine countries as they arrive in Washington, D.C., this weekend for the start of the 9th Annual International Emerging Leaders Conference (IELC).
Writing serves as a more than just a creative outlet for Collegiate School junior Charlotte Harrison and senior Emma Williams. Charlotte, a poet, and Emma, a playwright, have both had their work produced and published recently to much acclaim.
Grover Jones Field was awash in green and gold this morning as Collegiate School’s entire student body — including Kindergartners holding hands with and sitting atop their senior buddies’ shoulders — processed class by class onto the field for Convocation, the School’s annual celebration to kick off the year.
In one of Collegiate School’s most beloved traditions, seniors in the Class of 2020 met their Class of 2032 Kindergarten buddies this morning for the first time on Grover Jones Field, beginning a lasting friendship.
Pledging to commit to one of Collegiate School’s core values, all Upper Schoolers this morning took part in an annual assembly during which they signed the Honor Code in front of their peers and advisors.
Collegiate School was abuzz early this morning as new Head of School Penny B. Evins greeted excited JK-12th Grade students across the Mooreland Road campus on their (and her) first day of school. A new year is beginning, and with it comes numerous opportunities to learn, grow and serve.
Over the past month, 20 high school students from 11 schools partnered with Richmond-area companies to understand their industries and conduct research to help them achieve specific goals. Today, the students presented those six businesses and organizations with their recommended strategies and ideas.
Collegiate School’s new Head of School Penny B. Evins greeted nearly 100 guests at a special breakfast this morning outside McFall Hall. The event is one of several occasions being held to introduce her to the Cougar community.
Twenty high school students from around the Richmond region began the second week of the 42nd Annual Cochrane Summer Economic Institute (CSEI), a community outreach program funded by the Powell Economic Education Foundation and administered by Collegiate School.
Penny B. Evins begins her tenure today as Collegiate School’s Head of School.
Since being selected and accepting the position more than a year ago, Mrs. Evins has devoted time to learning the School’s mission and the School’s philosophy, as articulated by founder Helen Baker: “....Above everything else, I would have you live for humanity’s sake. I would have you good citizens in the widest sense.”
Collegiate School students are participating in their second week of Trailblaze, a job shadowing program established last year to connect rising seniors with Richmond-area alums working in various professions.
Before heading out for the summer, Collegiate School faculty and staff gathered for a final All-School meeting, during which Chief Academic Officer Susan Droke presented awards, acknowledged retiring faculty members and thanked everyone for a successful school year.
The Collegiate School Class of 2027 celebrated its graduation from the Lower School this morning in front of a packed Seal Center full of family, friends and faculty. Displayed on the wall behind the students, the scoreboard read 20:27, period 4, 0 fouls.
Collegiate School’s Middle School Final Exercises took place this morning, and 140 Middle School students received their certificates on the lawn of Flippen Hall in front of family, friends and faculty. The Middle School Band and Strings, Collegiate Orchestra and Select Chorus performed as part of the program.
At Collegiate School’s annual Honors Assembly this afternoon, Upper School students were recognized before their fellow classmates, family and friends. The 10th-12th Grade students, selected by Upper School faculty, received honors and awards that reflect their level of commitment, character and excellence in their studies and extracurricular endeavors during the past year.
Several weeks ago, Collegiate School 4th Grader Catherine Conner was interviewed by NBC12 about how she started a Kindness Club. Immediately, Gini Bonnell, a Richmond resident, contacted Lower School counselor Kelsey Felton and asked to meet the club members.
Charlie Blair, the Head of Collegiate’s Middle School, was honored this morning by faculty, staff and students at a special assembly in recognition of his upcoming retirement. For the occasion, Middle School faculty all donned Mr. Blair-wear — khaki pants, white shirt, blue blazer and wacky ties.
Sculptor, painter and printmaker Nastassja Swift began a four-week residency with Collegiate Lower Schoolers this week during which she will guide them through the process of creating a 3D sculpture that will be installed in the Watt Library.
Collegiate School today hosted the 32nd annual Meet in the Middle, a Special Olympics event for Henrico County middle school students organized by Collegiate 10th Graders. Nearly 300 visiting students competed in multiple sporting events on Grover Jones Field.
This time last year, Collegiate School alum Dr. Charles Marsh Cuttino ‘86 approached the Upper School science department with a proposition: Would students like the opportunity to send an experiment into space via a rocket? The answer was an enthusiastic yes!
Following Senior Speeches, acknowledgements and performances at the Collegiate Upper School Assembly this morning, Head of School Steve Hickman, who will retire at the end of the school year, received a gift from the entire student body.
Beginning in Centennial Hall, Collegiate School 3rd Graders escorted parents and friends throughout the Lower School this morning to showcase the Colonial Living Museum, the annual culmination of the grade-level social studies curriculum.
Fourteen Collegiate School seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society this morning during Upper School Assembly in Oates Theater. They were joined by the 13 students inducted last fall, and on Sunday evening, all of the inductees and their families enjoyed a special dinner in their honor.
The final Cougar Enterprises Market Day for the school year took place this morning outside Reed-Gumenick Library, where Collegiate Middle School entrepreneurs sold their handmade wares to fellow students.
Collegiate School’s annual 4th Grade presentation of An American Mosaic took place this morning in the Estes Multipurpose Room. The event highlights the students’ yearlong study of U.S. history and the famous Americans who helped shape the country.
As the second phase of Envision Richmond, Collegiate School’s Capstone program for 8th Graders, students this week continued their connection with the Richmond-area nonprofit organizations they learned about last fall.
Collegiate School today welcomed United Nations Communications Officer Felipe Queipo to speak to three senior Capstone classes about how the intergovernmental organization assists the 193 nations who belong to it.
In honor of nutrition month, Collegiate School invited Joel Salatin, a farmer whose family owns and runs Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, to campus today to speak to Middle and Upper School students.
Collegiate School seniors enjoyed an informal breakfast this morning with their Upper School teachers in Sharp Academic Commons to celebrate their achievements so far and to remember to finish the year strong.
Collegiate’s Upper School FIRST Robotics Team, TORCH 5804, held an Open House this morning to introduce the Collegiate community to its members and to view progress on the team’s creation for this season’s FIRST Robotics competition.
As part of an Upper School retreat day, Collegiate 11th Graders met with 15 college deans and directors of admission from across the country today for the annual workshop that offers a roadmap to navigating the college search and application process.
Balancing creative — and sometimes massive — hats on their heads, Collegiate School 2nd Graders marched this morning in an exciting States Fair parade, before performing songs and dances and displaying artwork in Oates Theater to celebrate the "Fifty Nifty" United States.
Collegiate School's 12 guest students from China ended their weeklong visit to campus today by participating in design thinking presentations with Collegiate seniors who are enrolled in the International Emerging Leaders - Asia Capstone class.
Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. This year, 10 Collegiate School students earned gold, silver and honorable mention honors in the art category.
Collegiate Middle School teacher Kate Cunningham’s 5th Grade girls advisory took a proverbial trip around the world today when a special guest shared her experiences with education, literature and equal rights.
Due to icy campus conditions as well as inclement weather conditions, Collegiate School will be closed today (Monday, Jan.14) instead of operating on a late arrival. Cougar Quest and all of the Quest after school programs are also closed. Please stay safe and warm.
Collegiate School’s 2019 winter play, ENiGMA VARiATiONS and OTHER CRiSES, will feature a collection of contemporary scenes and one-acts. Performances will be held in Oates Theater on Friday, Jan. 11, and Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
A group of recent Collegiate School graduates took time today to share their experiences with 11th and 12th Graders about the college application process and what they’ve learned since beginning their matriculation.
Wearing their green and gold Cougar colors, Collegiate School’s entire student body — including Kindergartners atop their senior buddies’ shoulders — marched into the Seal Athletic Center this morning for the School’s annual school-year celebration.