A leader in girls' education since 1890, St. Catherine's School offers an exceptional education for girls age 3 through grade 12. A Church School in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, St. Catherine's is an inclusive community open to all faith traditions.
Our School Family
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Our Three Divisions
311 in EL-Grade 4 275 in Grades 5-8 361 in Grades 9-12
102 New Students
21% students of color
20% Students of Color
Our Girls come from
53 ZIP codes
228 dedicated faculty & staff
113 advanced degrees and 11 doctorates
have children at St.Catherine’s and St. Christopher’s
Motto "What we keep we lose; only what we give remains our own."
Mission St. Catherine's School provides a rigorous education that prepares girls with diverse perspectives for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service in a global community.
Core Values 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 continually striving to reach new levels.
Developing character: 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.
Celebrating individuals: We recognize the unique gifts and potential of each person and help each to recognize the strength that comes from differences.
Building community: 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.
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.
To further ensure we uphold this focus, various leadership groups work collaboratively to weave mutual respect into every facet of school life across all divisions.