My daughter is in her second year at St. Catherines and is flourishing. We looked at the 3 private schools and we are so glad we selected St. Catherines. We were and still are very impressed with the administration and how present themselves on a daily basis. Our daughter has made many friends and
... Read more so have my husband and I. I continued to be impressed with the diversity of the students and staff. My second child will be attending next year and we can't wait to watch her grow into a well rounded, self confident member of society. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/02/13
I am sorry but St. Catherines was not for me. The girls there were disrespectful and completely mean. I of course was not the perfect blonde with a family that made over 1 million dollars a year, so I was not that popular. The teachers were even crazy and quite insane. My sister even had an incident
... Read more where her friend got pushed into a locker by some of the popular girls, and she was the one that got in trouble, not the popular girls because their parents had payed enough money for her to get ahead in life and not get in trouble. I am sorry but this is true, St. Catherines is a school for girls that just lets girls get ahead in life with money and popularity rather than actually intelligence. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/18/13
St. Catherine's was the best decision my parents ever made for me. After being on the waiting list for six years, I was extremely resistant to the idea of leaving public school, so they told me if I didn't like it after a year I could leave. After one day at STC there was no turning back! I loved every
... Read more moment of my four years there and wish I had been able to attend for 13 years. My writing abilities were praised, my math abilities were helped, and my biology teacher made up a song to teach us the human body. I received an invaluable education, had access to passionate teachers and college counselors, played new sports, pursued my love of dance, and made some of the best friends I could ever ask for. STC staff told my class we had the biggest 5-year reunion in over 10 years. St. Catherine's and its traditions will always have a special place in my heart. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/13/13
We chose St. Catherine's for our daughter after concern over the large class sizes in the Chesterfield Cty. school she attended. It was absolutely the right decision for our daughter and the school is everything we hoped it would be. They are equally focused on a building important academic foundations
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Posted by a parent on 03/31/13
Love the philosphy of St. Catherine's. Extremely nurturing environment focussed on academic excellence. Wonderful school community. Great opportnutiy for girls of any ethnicity and religion. Impressive technology and well rounded curriculum.
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Posted by a parent on 01/24/11
We had been considering St. Catherines for my daughter for a few years, but the lack of diversity was making us a bit hesitant. I'm so glad we decided to give it a shot. We are of middle eastern descent, and have been amazed at how well she has fit in. She has been welcomed with open arms. The academics
... Read more are outstanding, the teachers are nurturing and attentive. Cutting edge technology available to parents and students. She has made more friends than we can keep track of. We pick up a thoroughly happy child from school every day and we couldnt be happier. We made a great choice and would advise prospective parents not to let the lack of diversity hold them back. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/27/10
St. Catherine's is a truly wonderful place! I started as a new 5th grader two years ago. I was amazed how friendly everyone was as they welcomed me to the St. Catherine's community. I feel I am now a smart, confident girl with my supportive teachers and peers to keep me balanced. I recommend it for every
... Read more girl who wants to have fun while creating a very bright future. It might just be the best choice my family has ever made. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/18/10
St. Catherines has been the best decision we've made for our daughter. The JK program is amazing and Pam Oken-Wright is the reason why. I have no complaints about the school, teachers or facilities.
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Posted by a parent on 02/20/10
I hated going to St. Cathrines for the 2 years I went there for High School. I finally switched over to St. Gertrude which was so much better. Also St. Gertrude's class sizes are a lot smaller then St. Cathrines.
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Posted by a student on 10/28/09
I am a former student who did not fit some of the stereotypes mentioned. I entered in ninth grade, stood out a bit socio-economically, and I was awkward in some ways (as are many teenage girls). However, I thrived at St. Catherine's and was never afraid to give my opinion. I was part of student leadership
... Read more and went up against parents, other student leaders, and teachers more than once. Although sometimes controversial, my opinions were valued and encouraged. I think the comment posted on Jan. 13 makes a great point about it being a tough place to thrive if you get caught up in certain aspects of the school. However, my family's attitude was also to take advantage of a great education, and it was a wonderful experience. What is the Eleanor Roosevelt quote? 'No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.' Read less
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Richmond schools — St. Catherine's School is located at 6001 Grove Ave, Richmond VA 23226. 6001 Grove Ave is in the 23226 ZIP code in Richmond, VA St. Catherine's School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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