A great education is more than acquiring knowledge. We are in the business of preparing girls for lives of purpose. Our shared values shape our teaching and learning in and out of the classroom.
St. Catherine's School
A Church School in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
"What we keep we lose; only what we give remains our own."
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.
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.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.
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.