St. Catherine's will be sought by talented girls and their families because of its caring, engaged students and faculty who set high academic standards, delight in learning and find joy in service to others.
St. Catherine's, a Church School in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, offers girls in junior kindergarten through twelfth grade a rigorous college preparatory education through a community of teachers and staff committed to fostering the development of the mind, body and spirit. The ultimate aim of the school is to prepare girls of diverse perspectives for leadership and service in a global community.
To fulfill our mission and pursue our vision, we take these values as core:
Pursuing academic excellence:
We cultivate intellectual habits in which we take joy in learning through energetic inquiry, analytical and creative thinking, and continual striving to reach new levels.
We teach individuals to live with integrity, responsibility, confidence, compassion and respect for themselves and others.
Nurturing spiritual growth:
We enable each person to deepen her faith through worship, reflection, humility and the recognition of God in every human being.
We recognize the unique gifts and potential of each person and help each to recognize the strength that comes from differences.
We build up community within and beyond the school through teaching social responsibility, inclusiveness and leadership to prepare each person to serve others and contribute to healing the world.
Adopted by the Board of Governors May 12, 2006
St. Catherine’s School is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment. We actively engage students, families, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our school community respects the differences in ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Consistent with the School’s mission, St. Catherine’s fosters in our students, and expects from all others, respect for the dignity and wholeness of every person.
— Adopted by the Board of Governors May 11, 2012