Our School

Head of School Search

In the midst of carrying out its 2022 Strategic Plan, Creating Bridges, the School is preparing for a very exciting future. Collegiate School seeks a leader who will personify its innovative, forward-thinking perspective.

About Collegiate

Collegiate School is a co-educational, independent day school located within 20 minutes of downtown Richmond, Virginia, for students in Junior Kindergarten through 12th Grade. For more than 100 years, Collegiate has nurtured inquisitive thinkers, responsible citizens and compassionate leaders. Grounded in the values that have sustained it over the course of more than a century, Collegiate provides its nearly 1,700 students with an engaging academic environment dedicated to preparing them for a globally connected and changing world.

The essence of Collegiate School is the richness of relationships among students, faculty, coaches, parents, administrators and alumni in a dynamic learning community with high personal and academic expectations. This exceptional educational environment enables students to develop their potential for intellectual growth, leadership and service.



W. Hildebrandt “Brandt” Surgner P ’11 ’14 ’17 ’19
Board Vice Chair, Committee Co-Chair
Kenneth P. Ruscio P ’08,
Committee Co-Chair
Meera Pahuja ’97 P ’30 ’32 ’34
R. Gregory Williams ’69 P ’01 ’04
Morenike Kassim Miles P ’24 ’25
Mason Chapman ’84 P ’22
Ellen Bonbright ’86 P ’24 ’26
Carter M. Reid P ’16 ’18
Chair, Board Chair, Ex Officio Committee Member


Maria Cobb P ’28 ‘31, Staff
Neil Etheridge Staff
Frank Becker P ’19 ’22 ‘27, Lower School
Alice Innes ’05, Lower School
Mironda Starke P ‘23, Lower School
Stacy Dudley P ’28 ‘31, Middle School
Monica Melton P ’26 ‘28, Middle School
Amasa Monroe Middle School
Asher Rolfe P ’25 ‘28, Middle School
Beth Ann Bell P ’24 ‘28, Upper School
Will Dunlap P ‘30, Upper School
Annie Richards P ’32 ‘34, Upper School

Why Richmond

Collegiate School is nestled in a lovely suburban neighborhood west of Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond Metropolitan region is a vibrant and growing community with nearly 1.3 million people. Richmond offers the entertainment options of a much larger city with the accessibility, atmosphere and traffic of a smaller town. The region has been noted as a destination for food and culture and is on numerous lists as one of the nation’s best places to live. Richmond has been named one of the nation’s healthiest cities and one of the best running cities in the country according to Runner’s World. At the center of much of the active lifestyle in the region is the James River, with kayaking, canoeing and the only class IV rapids in an urban center in the country.

  • #7 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future for Economic Potential, Human Capital and Lifestyle – FDI Intelligence
  • Best Place To Live in America – Business Insider
  • One of “The South’s Best Food Cities 2020” – Southern Living
  • Top 10 Best Cities for Art Lovers in the U.S. – ApartmentGuide.com
  • Seven Fortune 500 headquarters
  • Three universities - Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond and Virginia Union University