For 15 years, English teacher and cross country/track 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.

  • Ten members of Collegiate's Class of 1955 convened this past Thursday for a

    A Trip Down Memory Lane

    Long ago, they were classmates. Today, they are, in the truest sense, forever-friends. They’re Collegiate’s Class of 1955, a sprightly, charming and thoroughly entertaining group which has stayed in touch and enjoyed each other’s company since their graduation day 62 years ago.
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  • Blair Chewning, Beth Tracy, Kathryn Oden, and Susan Overton, Lower School teachers with a combined 124 years of dedicated service to Collegiate, were honored today in a retirement ceremony in the Sharp Academic Commons.

    Farewell, Friends. And Thank You!

    How do you replace 124 years of teaching excellence, compassionate care, inspiration, mentorship and an abiding love for children?
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  • Justice Prevails

    Evan Justice never says much. Not for attribution, anyway, and certainly not about himself. In the athletic arena, though, Justice says plenty. When he speaks, his words resonate. They guide. They encourage. They set the tone. And what he does speaks much more loudly than any words he could ever say.
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  • Collegiate senior Jordan Marcus, a Princeton commit, has returned to full-time action in lacrosse this spring after dealing with a series of leg injuries.

    Finding the Light

    When you fall down, you have choices. Stay down, complain and blame the fates. Or bounce back up, dust yourself off and move forward. Seems simple, doesn’t it? It did to Jordan Marcus.
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  • Peter Farrell '02 has served the 56th Legislative District in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2012.  He recently announced that he will not seek re-election.

    Serving With Joy and Honor

    When Peter Farrell first took his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates back in 2012, he viewed the opportunities and challenges before him with the refreshing energy and optimism that are so much part of his effervescent personality.
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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