For 17 years, English teacher and distance coach Weldon Bradshaw has paired his love for the written word with an abundant insight into the heart and spirit of Collegiate to help tell the School’s story. Enjoy his illuminating profiles, interviews and musings on what it means to be a Cougar, JK-12th Grade, and long after one’s tenure on campus.


List of 5 news stories.

  • Steve Hickman, Head of School, spoke this morning at Collegiate's graduation ceremony.

    Paying Forward the Gifts

    My core educational philosophy is simple: know every child well.
    The reason is…it works. It’s powerful.
    Those words, heartfelt and poignant, were Collegiate’s introduction (via a Reflections column, at least) to Steve Hickman.
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  • Unsung Senior Athletes, Spring 2019

    Welcome, friends! Please meet the latest class of Unsung Seniors, Collegiate athletes who represented their teams with distinction during the spring season but did so beneath the radar.
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  • On Thursday, Collegiate celebrated the retirements of eight colleagues including (from left) George Wickham, Charlie Blair, Allison Williams, Val Siff, Susan Fourness-Ewell, and Maria Benson

    Mission Accomplished

    What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

    He was right, you know.

    If the words of the legendary Greek general and statesman were not, how then would they have endured for thousands of years?
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  • Mikey Thompson '06 (left) has been the head men's lacrosse coach at Christopher Newport since 2016. The Captains are 51-23 during his tenure.

    Creating a Special Culture

    My college athletic eligibility expired years ago.
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  • Andrew Stanley, Collegiate's boys varsity lacrosse coach, earned his 200th career victory when the Cougars defeated Midlothian 16-11 on April 30.

    Paying It Forward

    For the two-plus decades that Andrew Stanley has been associated with the Collegiate boys lacrosse program, his focus has always been on transforming young athletes into responsible citizens while promoting the sport that has meant so much to him throughout his life.
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"Welcome to Reflections, a weekly column that offers a window into the life, the culture and the soul of Collegiate School. Since August 2001, we've profiled students, alumni, faculty, administrators and staff. We’ve described our beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities. We’ve delved into the school’s rich history and honored the icons who, often under challenging circumstances, set the tone and provided the spirit that shaped the Collegiate of today. We’ve covered guest speakers, interpreted events, offered editorial opinion, and commented on current affairs. And we’ve detailed the compelling personal journeys of many who call Collegiate home. As Reflections has evolved, one truth, one theme has remained constant: Collegiate is truly a family school, and there is much that we do well. What we do best, however, is take care of each other. Thanks so much for reading Reflections. Thanks for sharing the Collegiate experience." Weldon Bradshaw