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    Christchurch School ::: Christchurch, Virginia ::: Northeast U.S.

    Christchurch School

    • Located along the Rappahannock River which acts as a living classroom where students learn about geography, ecology, history, culture and environmental stewardship
    • 212 students; 28% international; average class size 13 students; student/faculty ratio 6:1
    • Coeducational boarding school; religious affiliation - Episcopal
    • Campus is located 1 hour from Richmond, Virginia and 2 hours from Washington, D.C.
    • ESL program




    Four seasons, moderate snow in winter

    Student Body

    212 students (grades 9-12): 28% international

    Average Class Size

    13 students


    35 faculty, 70% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    College Placement

    100% university placements include Cornell University, Lehigh University, The College of William and Mary, Wake Forest University, University of Virginia among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: All Honors courses prepare students for the AP exam

    Honors: Biology, Calculus I & II, Chemistry, Chinese III & IV, Computer Science, English 9, 10, 11, 12, History Seminar, Intergrated Science 9, 10, 11, Modern World History, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Spanish Seminar: Food & Culture, Spanish Seminar: History & Society, US History & Government

    Marking System

    Christchurch School utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59. Quarter grade system (grades reports are issued twice each semester)

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    History - 4 credits
    Mathematics - 3 credits
    Science - 3 credits
    Foreign Language - 2 credits
    Visual & Performing Arts - 1 credit
    Theology - 1 credit
    Health/Physical Education - 1 credit
    Electives - 3 credits

    Foreign Language: Chinese, Spanish

    SAT Score:  Average SAT Score = 1629



    Christchurch School is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools


    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Strength & Fitness, Swimming, Volleyball, Robotics (considered a sport at CCS)


    Studio Arts, Choir, Music, Theater, Visual Arts

    Extracurricular Activities

    Opportunities include: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Blue & Orange Team, Inclusivity Council, International Student Liaisons, Judicial Council, Prefects, Seahorse Society, Student Activity Council, Sustainability Council


    5 academic buildings, 3 athletic fields, chapel, 3 dormitories, 2 gymnasiums, multi-purpose facility, recreational pier, sailing pavilion, 6 tennis courts


    ESL courses: English Language, English Literature, English Writing and Composition