We are not all the same, and we like it that way

St. Catherine’s School brings together families, faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive community within and beyond the School by teaching the importance of individual and social responsibility. We recognize each person's unique gifts and potential and the strength that comes from our differences.

Providing an Inclusive Educational Environment

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 expects respect for the dignity and wholeness of every person.

St. Catherine’s looks to our Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and their visions and priorities:

  • Healing across differences and including all, particularly in the face of the sin of racism that infects our souls as a nation and as a Church, and with regard to the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons in every aspect and on all levels of diocesan life.
  • Sharing the faith of Jesus with youth and others in such ways that they will hear a message of hope in a difficult and challenging world and so that we all will take part in God's work of transforming the world.
  • Honoring and caring for God's creation, particularly in this era when changes in weather patterns threaten vulnerable human communities as well as vulnerable non-human species.
Our girl-centered education includes an active partnership with our brother school, St. Christopher’s School, to continue building our inclusive community.

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Tish Canady

    Tish Canady 

    Director of Access, Equity, and Belonging
  • Photo of Gabriela Faundez Mullins

    Gabriela Faundez Mullins 

    Teacher, Upper School History
  • Photo of Gina Friend

    Gina Friend 

    Assistant Head of Lower School, Lower School AEB Coordinator
  • Photo of Abigail Whorley

    Abigail Whorley 

    Religion Department Chair; MS Dean of Students; Teacher, MS Religion
Located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, St. Catherine’s School is a private, all-girls pre-K, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school. We provide a well-rounded educational experience for girls from communities across Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico and all of central Virginia. St.Catherine’s all-girls educational experience is rooted in more than a century of history and tradition. From our revolutionary past to our dynamic present, St. Catherine’s has always focused on preparing students for a boundless future.