Our School

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

1,643


Lower School (JK-4)

594


Middle School (5-8)

524


Upper School (9-12)

525

Total Faculty

196

Average class size

15:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees

140

Number of global trips/programs available to students each year

16

Percentage of graduates who enroll in colleges and universities in a typical year:

100

Average SAT Score on a 1600 scale 2011-15:

1262

Students receiving National Merit Recognition 2012-15:

72

Total number of athletic teams:

80

Total number of students with opportunities in the performing and visual arts:

1,643

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 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 four 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 in 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

Cougar Kudos

  • Lower School art teacher Holly Smith received the 2015 Innovation in Education Award from the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
  • Lower School Mandarin languagae teacher Xin-yi Fergusson is one of three 2015 U.S. fellows for the Asian Society, a Chinese language organization. Her teaching techniques are being filmed for viewing by teachers all over the U.S.
  • Upper School science teacher Stewart Williamson is a recent recipient of a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science.
  • Upper School ethics and journalism teacher Rhiannon Boyd was selected as a national 2014 Teacher of the Future.
  • Several teachers are published authors and poets, including Upper School teachers Allen Chamberlain, Mil Norman-Risch and Brian Ross and Middle School teacher Mike Ferry.

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; and
  • 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).