"Our Collegiate School facilities provide an exceptional learning environment that support and inspire our students. From outdoor spaces and gardens to common areas and work rooms, our campus feels cared for and nurtured by families and friends of Collegiate."

Jennifer Robertson Wilkins '92  

Senior Director, Capital Giving

Capital Giving: Familiar Places, Innovative Spaces

As you well know, the Collegiate School campus has changed greatly over the last ten years. We have added much needed new space, creating the type of learning environment that best supports our young people. The results have been amazing. Now it is the time to revitalize and re-purpose several of our most prominent buildings and outdoor spaces. These well-used and beloved areas have capably served our student body, but are in need of significant improvements to meet future needs. An investment in these iconic spaces will be transforming.


You’re invited to leave a lasting legacy at Collegiate School.

This Valentine’s Day, honor or remember a loved one or celebrate your own experience at Collegiate by sponsoring a seat in Oates Theater. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of everyday life at Collegiate for many years to come. We hope you will consider becoming a part of the exciting journey ahead.

Oates Theater

Start Date:  December 21, 2017
Proposed scheduled completion:  August 2018

After 25 years of countless performances, the Oates Theater is undergoing a beautiful renovation and expansion. Maintaining the footprint of the theater, the interior will be dramatically redesigned to better accommodate our Middle and Upper School students and faculty who use this facility on a daily basis. A contemporary scalloped bowl design will be incorporated to increase seating capacity from 565 seats to more than 700 seats and improve sight lines, and an impressive balcony will be added. The space will be updated with the latest technology in lighting and audio, including a new fly system to allow for safe, professional rigging of curtains, lights and scenery.
To continue our ongoing support and commitment to the community, Oates Theater will be available for select public events, making it the premier mid-size theater in Central Virginia. It will also be one of the top five theater venues in Richmond, alongside the renowned Altria Theater and Carpenter Center.
Our performing arts programs show no signs of slowing down and new initiatives continue to benefit from a venue like Oates Theater. By improving on our existing facility, we show our dedication in providing the very best resources to our students, faculty and community. Once completed, Oates Theater will be a modern, technologically advanced performance space made for the spotlight.

McFall Hall

Originally named Memorial Hall upon completion in 1961, the school cafeteria was once the location for school plays, Brunch and other special events. In 15 months it was expanded from 9,500 square feet to 15,500 square feet with expansions to the south (patio), west (Mooreland Rd.) and north (school service area). It now offers four serving areas plus an extensive salad and sandwich bar.

This project was fully funded by donations from many Collegiate's generous and loyal donors.

Saunders Family Library