Collegiate School

is a JK-12 coed independent day school founded in 1915.
103 North Mooreland Road

Richmond, Virginia 23229

804.740.7077

By the Numbers ...


Total Students

1,680


Lower School (JK-4)

590

Middle School (5-8)

544

Upper School (9-12)

546

Total Faculty

204

Student-Teacher Ratio

9:1

Faculty Holding Advanced Degrees

155

Number of global trips/programs available to students each year

10

Percentage of graduates who enroll in colleges/universities in a typical year

100

Average SAT Score on a 1600 scale (2014-17)

   1254

Average ACT Score on a 36-point scale (2014-17)

    28

Students Receiving National Merit Recognition (2014-17)

    57

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists in 2017
(most of any Virginia independent school)

    6

Total Number of Athletic Teams

    80

Total students with opportunities in the performing and visual arts

1,680

Innovative Programs

  • A challenging and relevant college preparatory curriculum based on the belief that academic excellence begins with knowing each student well
  • A JK-12 initiative focused on Responsible Citizenship, which provides a framework for Collegiate’s emphasis on global engagement, service learning, economic literacy, inclusion, ethics, civic engagement, sustainability and entrepreneurship.
  • A JK-12 integrative approach to purposefully connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math (STEAM) throughout the curriculum allowing students to engage in inquiry, collaboration and problem solving
  • Extensive JK-12 Global Education program including the hosting of an international design-thinking conference for high school students from our network of 12 partner schools around the world
  • Economics Education infused throughout the curriculum, with hands-on opportunities to bring lessons to life in a real-world context
  • JK-12 offerings in youth sports, sports performance and interscholastic athletics that are sequentially planned, age-appropriate and geared towards long-term development and lifetime enjoyment
  • Renowned college counseling program, with five full-time counselors steeped in knowledge about the college admission process
  • JK-12 programs in the performing and visual arts including theater, dance, instrumental and choral music, photography, woodworking, graphic design, sculpture, painting and printmaking

Caring and Committed Community

  • Diversity and inclusion programming incorporated into curriculum and school life JK-12
  • Numerous community partnerships and service opportunities with local public and private schools, civic groups and nonprofits, including a collaboration with the Children’s Museum of Richmond, through which we support early childhood education initiatives
  • Grant program for faculty that permits them to obtain funding for special projects, study opportunities and professional development excursions that enhance their work in the classroom (funded by our Parents’ Association)
  • Heartwarming school traditions that foster friendships between younger and older students, and invite students in every grade level to feel connected to and part of the Collegiate community
  • A vibrant program of after school care, tutoring and enrichment activities for students in JK-6th Grade, that serves as an extension of the unique Collegiate experience

Cougar Kudos

  • Award-winning faculty in Lower, Middle and Upper School who receive accolades for teaching innovation, program development, thought leadership and more.
  • Several teachers are published authors, poets and screenwriters, and our art faculty routinely host showings in the local art community. Our science teachers are well regarded among peers locally and nationally, and the leader of our mindfulness program regularly shares his expertise with others.
  • Our students are creative, lifelong learners in the classroom and beyond, and we celebrate their endeavors and achievements at school and in the broader community.

Learn more about our Cougars by reading the Cougar Kudos section on the lower half of this website's News page.

Facilities

Mooreland Campus

The main campus of Collegiate School is located on Mooreland Road and is the hub of the Lower School, Middle School and Upper School.
 
This campus is also home to the Hershey Center for the Arts, which includes the Oates Theater, and to the Sharp Academic Commons. These buildings are located near the Upper School campus.
 
Several athletics facilities are located on the Mooreland campus as well, including the Grover C. Jones Athletic Field, where football and lacrosse games often take place; the Jim Hickey Track used by our runners; Jacobs Gym, where junior varsity basketball and volleyball games are routine, and West Gym, where Cub sports practices and games take place. Another facility, the Seal Athletic Center, houses the School’s dance studio and weight training room, and is primarily used for varsity basketball games. Seal also serves as a space for large events, such as indoor pep rallies and the annual Richmond Area Independent Schools College Fair.
 
Robins Campus 

Collegiate’s Robins Campus is seven minutes west of our Mooreland Campus, and features 12 playing fields for athletic practices and games. They include:
  • Sam Newell Field for baseball, with a "green monster," concession stand, picnic pavilion, press tower and seating for 200
  • The Williams•Bollettieri Tennis Center, with 13 courts and tennis house
  • The Saunders Center, which houses the Kathy Watkinson Ivins '73 Sports Performance Center and an indoor turf space for warm-ups
  • The McDonald Soccer Complex, featuring a soccer field that will be named for Coach Charlie Blair upon his retirement
  • A synthetic turf field and a softball field with dugout.
 
Collegiate School Aquatics Center
Collegiate is a partner in this 50,000-square-foot facility located at Ukrop Park in Chesterfield County. Frequented by our swimmers for practices and events, the pool is also used by various community residents and for community programming under the moniker SwimRVA. The center features three pools: a 50-meter, eight-lane pool used during the 2008 Olympic trials in Omaha, NE; a 25-yard warm-up pool; and a therapy pool.

ACCREDITATION


Collegiate is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancED. In addition, the School also has the SAIS' Early Childhood Endorsement and the endorsement of the Global Education Benchmarking Group (GEBG). The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Secondary School Admissions Test Board (SSATB) and the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB).