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Discover the Difference in Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools across the Diocese of Richmond provide a faith-based education to more than 9,000 Junior Kindergarten – 12th Grade students in Tidewater, Central and Southwest Virginia. 
Students from diverse socioeconomic and religious backgrounds come together to learn, serve, lead and succeed. Caring, certified teachers challenge and support students with an engaging and nationally accredited curriculum.

Caring Teachers

  • Challenge, support & engage students 
  • Collaborative & hands-on learning
  • Build a foundation of self-discipline, empathy & respect

Nurturing Community

  • Catholic values & welcoming of all faiths
  • Model compassion & service to others
  • Partner with parents in faith formation & moral development

Intellectual Discovery

  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Foster servant-leadership
  • Prepare for success in college & tomorrow’s world of opportunity

The Impact, Meaning, Value, Importance of Catholic Education

Discover the Difference a Catholic education can make in your child’s life.

Catholic Schools Win National Award

Charlottesville Catholic School, Charlottesville, Virginia and St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, Virginia Beach, Virginia among 40 private schools in the country to be named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence for 2023.

On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 313 public schools and 40 private schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023. This is the third recognition for Charlottesville Catholic School who received the award in 2005 and 2014 and the second recognition for St. Gregory the Great Catholic School who received the award in 2007.

Click to read the full Press Release from the U.S. Department of Education.

Congratulations to the administration, staff, faculty, students, and families at both schools!

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