Our Brother School

St. Catherine's and St. Christopher's have long records of success in single-sex education. We're experts, respectively, in teaching girls and boys in distinct environments that allow each to flourish best. We were definitely ahead of our time given that 21st-century research on brain development and gender differences has confirmed the value of single-sex education. 

Classroom education in our Lower and Middle Schools is single sex, allowing girls and boys to learn in the environment most appropriate for them at these ages. Girls and boys in these grades are brought together in a spirit of fun for fellowship, service projects and the arts. Extended Day, our coed after-school program, begins at junior kindergarten and continues through grade 8.

While we believe that single-sex education is the ideal learning environment for Lower and Middle School students, we also know that ultimately women and men will live and work together for the rest of their lives. Both of our schools collaborate in a program designed to bring boys and girls together at points in their intellectual, physical and emotional development when it is to their advantage.


The Coordinate Program

An Empowering Coordination in our Upper Schools

In Upper School, we fully integrate our academic curricula. At the same time, our distinct schools provide separate leadership opportunities and sustain the supportive advisor relationships that students have developed in their respective schools. We offer Upper School students a wide array of classes and teachers, enabling them to discover their individual paths.

Shared Values and Resources

Our schools share the richness of our distinct traditions and a commitment to the most thorough and relevant age 3 to grade 12 education a student or parent could hope to find. We share core values of honor, leadership, respect for individuals, and spirituality. Together and separately, we have a strong sense of community. Each school deeply values attention to the individual student through a support network of teachers, advisors, and coaches who provide opportunities for growth, a safe place to make mistakes, and wise guidance throughout a child's school experience. We have intentionally designed our campus and facilities in a complementary fashion that serves students and unites families with children at both schools.

Making All the Difference in the World

Virtually 100 percent of our students go on to attend four-year colleges and universities, often at some of the nation's most prestigious institutions. The achievements of our students are widely acknowledged as they move on to higher education, adult lives and diverse careers and make important contributions to the community, nation and world.

Flexible After-School Care

Our coordinated after-school program called "Extended Day" serves girls and boys in junior kindergarten through grade eight. Held year-round at St. Christopher's School, there are various schedule options to meet the needs of your family. Click here for more information about After-School Care and Programs.  

For more information on the Extended Day program, visit the St. Christopher's website or call 804.282.3185, ext. 382.

Coordinate Program

Our Coordinate Program
Grades 9-12

  • Diverse perspectives as intellectual peers
  • 98% of Upper School students in coed classes
  • More than 350 combined classes, including 23 AP subjects
  • Access to joint expert faculty and staff at both campuses
  • Facilities that rival colleges and universities
  • Shared programs in theater, music, dance and the visual arts
  • Shared indoor and outdoor track, indoor pool, tennis and climbing facilities
  • Joint Halsey Waterman Outdoor Educational Program
  • Many opportunities for leadership at each respective school
  • Coed extracurricular activities, social events and dances

St. Christopher's

Learn more about St. Christopher's School by visiting the school's website.
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.