Mission and Core Values

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.

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 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.

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.

Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement
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.

6001 Grove Avenue | Richmond, Virginia 23226 | (p) 804.288.2804 |  (f) 804.285.8169
Experts in the way girls learn best, St. Catherine’s offers a rigorous liberal arts education, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish (JK- grade 12), JK- grade 12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and 23 AP classes and 33 honors classes. Call us today for a tour 804-288-2804.