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Christchurch School

Call: 804-758-2306
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Christchurch School

At a glance

Location Christchurch, VA
USA
Tuition $44,700
Grades 9-12 Students Receiving Aid 48%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $1,493,200
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $2,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 74%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 221

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 26*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 15
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Northern Virginia
Richmond VA Area
Washington DC Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Student Body Coed
Established 1921
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 125
Head of School John E. Byers
Endowment $2,000,000

History

Founded in 1921, Christchurch School is a co-educational boarding and day, college-preparatory school, for grades 9-12, located in the tidewater region of Virginia. The School is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, and is one of six church schools, founded by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 39
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 80%
Faculty with doctorate 5
Faculty with masters 27
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Computer Graphics
Discrete Math
English
English as a Second Language
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Genetics
Geometry
Government/Civics
Health
History
Linear Algebra
Marine Biology
Music
Pre-calculus
Religion
Science
Spanish
Statistics
Study Skills
Trigonometry
World History
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Chinese Language & Culture
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Psychology
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
US Government & Politics
US History
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 221
Boys 171
Girls 50
% Boys/Girls 77%/23%
Boarding Students 133
Day Students 88
International
China
Germany
Guatemala
Korea
Mexico
Netherlands
Other (Bahamas)
Spain
Taiwan
United States
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kansas
Maryland
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Majority of students come from Southeast
% of Students of Color 14%
% of International Students 22%

Admission

E-mail admission@christchurchschool.org
Web Address www.christchurchschool.org
Director of Admission Lawrence J. Jensen
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Jan
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 31
Financial Aid Awarded $1,493,200
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 48%
Acceptance Rate 74%
Total Applicants 228
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 46%
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (PSAT/SAT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $19,100
Boarding Student Tuition $44,700
International Student Tuition $44,700

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations College of William and Mary
Drexel University
Dartmouth College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hofstra University
James Madison University
Randolph-Macon University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Tulane University
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Mary Washington
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
University of Richmond
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
other (Sailing)
soccer
swimming
tennis
volleyball
Recreational Sports
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
Honor Council
National Honor Society
Peer Tutoring
Recycling Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Reviews

  • Apr 30, 2013
    Current Parent/Guardian/Year Graduated: 2016

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Christchurch School: I decided to write a review because I know how difficult it can be to narrow down the choices. It is imperative when choosing a Boarding School to find one that is the right fit for your child. We feel so fortunate to have found this wonderful school with a beautiful campus and amazing views of the Rappahanock River. More importantly, we felt "at home" the minute we stepped foot on campus. Our son is finishing up his Freshman year and we are thrilled with the growth and insight he has gained during the past year. I have been very impressed with the positive leadership and teaching style. Christchurch teaches kids to think outside the box. The athletic coaching and leadership is exceptional at Christchurch. Their track record in sports speaks for itself. If you are looking for a school where everyone knows your child personally then Christchurch is a great choice. The use of the Rappahanock River as a tool for learning is an added bonus. Environmental responsibility is taught and lived particularly duing the Immersion Trip experiences. I have been particulalry enjoyed the un-pretentious atmosphere. Everyone including the other parents are very friendly. We look forward to three more years at this wonderful school!

  • Mar 8, 2014
    Current Parent/Guardian/Year Graduated: 2016

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Christchurch School: Christchurch has been a wonderful experience in every way. Our son was enrolled in the local private school and was just sort of "coasting." Christchurch has broadened his thinking and maturity so much already. I have found the teachers and faculty to be very energetic, positive and supportive. Instead of picking on the negatives, they choose to focus on what your child is doing well and give lots of positive re enforcement. The athletics program is fantastic and a new locker room addition has just bee completed. Starting last year, they have female boarders.Our son is returning as a Sophmore this year. The campus located on the Rappahanock River is an added bonus

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Contact Info

Phone 804-758-2306
Address 49 Seahorse Ln - Christchurch, VA 23031 USA
Website www.christchurchschool.org 
Email admission@christchurchschool.org 
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