Collegiate School (Richmond, Virginia)

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Collegiate School
Collegiate green seal 150.JPG
Parat. Ditat. Durat.
Address
103 North Mooreland Road
Richmond, Virginia, 23229
Information
Established 1915
Head of school Stephen D. Hickman
Faculty 191
Grades K–12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 1,600
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)          Green & Gold
Song "Hail Collegiate"
Mascot The Collegiate Cougar
Rivals St. Christopher's School, St. Catherine's School
Accreditation Southern Association of Independent Schools, Virginia Association of Independent Schools
Newspaper The Match
Yearbook The Torch
Endowment $55,941,000 (as of March 31, 2014)
Tuition $20,110-$23,610
Website

Collegiate School is a preparatory school for boys and girls located in Richmond, Virginia. The student body of Collegiate comprises about 1,600 total students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The Lower School and Upper School are coeducational and the Middle School is coordinated with boys and girls in separate classes.

History[edit]

Collegiate was founded in 1915, By Helen Baker as the Collegiate School for Girls, a college preparatory school located in downtown Richmond. In addition to this campus in town, Collegiate opened the Collegiate Country Day School, off Mooreland and River Roads, in 1953. Collegiate's Town School and the Country Day School merged on Mooreland Road in 1960. Today Collegiate still remains on the Mooreland Road campus and has purchased over 155 acres (0.63 km2) in Goochland County. Collegiate had already developed 60 of these acres for athletic purposes.

Faculty[edit]

2013-2014

Total Faculty - 192

Faculty holding advanced degrees - 140

Enrollment[edit]

2013-2014

Total Students - 1,600

Lower School (K-4) - 580
Middle School (5-8) - 493
Upper School (9-12) - 527

Active Alumni - 5,643

Campus[edit]

103 North Mooreland Road Richmond, Virginia 23229

'Upper, Middle, and Lower Schools' - classrooms and computer labs for appropriate grade levels. Lower - K-4, Middle - 5-8, Upper - 9-12.

Hershey Center for the Arts - includes the 620-seat Oates Theater, as well as art, music, and drama studios, a photography darkroom, and soundproof music studios.

Two Libraries - one is for Lower School students (Mary Morris Watt Library) and the other is shared by Upper and Middle School students (Reed-Gumenick Library).

North and South Science Buildings with ten science labs for grades 5-12.

Seal Athletic Center with dance studio, indoor gym space, and weight-training room, as well as a training room.

Student Activities Center for journalism, tutoring, and personal counseling.

Jacobs and West Gymnasiums for interscholastic sports, play area.

Two Athletic Fields on Mooreland Road Campus, one of which is a synthetic turf stadium (Grover Jones Field and Jim Hickey Track).

Robins Campus Ten minutes from main campus, with twelve playing fields including one synthetic field, a 5K cross-country course, and a new state of the art softball-baseball complex and athletics building. A new tennis facility, containing thirteen courts, including a championship court and a tennis house (Williams-Bollettieri Tennis Center).

Athletics[edit]

Collegiate fields a total of 79 teams on “cub”, junior varsity, and varsity levels in 24 sports. Participation in athletics may begin in the 7th grade. “Cub” teams are designated only for 7th and 8th graders. At this level there are no “cuts” and all team members are given a chance to play in each game.[1] Varsity girl teams compete in the League of Independent Schools (LIS) conference. Varsity boy teams compete in the Virginia Preparatory League (VPL) conference. Qualified varsity teams compete for state championships overseen by the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA).[2] Collegiate’s teams have a long-standing rivalry with St. Catherine's School, Richmond, Virginia and St. Christopher's School, Richmond.

Fall offerings for boys are cross country (2 teams), football (4 teams), and soccer (4 teams); for girls, they are cross country (2 teams), field hockey (6 teams), tennis (2 teams), and volleyball (6 teams). In the Winter, boys are offered basketball (8 teams), swimming and diving (2 teams), indoor soccer (1 team), indoor track (2 teams), and wrestling (2 teams), while girls are offered basketball (8 teams), swimming and diving (2 teams), and indoor track (2 teams). Spring offerings for boys are baseball (4 teams), golf (2 teams), lacrosse (4 teams), tennis (2 teams), and track (2 teams); for girls, they are lacrosse (6 teams), soccer (3 teams), softball (2 teams), and track (2 teams).[1]

All members of competitive teams at Collegiate must sign a Training Rules agreement, which prohibits the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in any form, the possession or consumption of drugs (other than those prescribed by the athlete’s physician for the athlete’s use), and the possession or use of tobacco in any form. Training Rules are in effect beginning the first day of practice/try-outs of each athletic season through the end of the season, including all intervening breaks and holidays during the season.[3]

Nineteen ’11 Collegiate Cougars are now competing in soccer, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, football, basketball, and field hockey for their colleges and universities, including Richmond, Pennsylvania, High Point, Wofford, Villanova, Rhodes, William & Mary, Delaware, Columbia, Georgetown, Virginia, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Harvard, Franklin & Marshall, Christopher Newport, Tufts, Catawba, and Vermont.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.collegiate-va.org/podium/default.aspx?t=37709&rc=0
  2. ^ https://www.collegiate-va.org/podium/default.aspx?t=21909&rc=1
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.collegiate-va.org/podium/default.aspx?t=21915&rc=0
  5. ^ 'Low key' billionaire eyes Steelers | TribLIVE
  6. ^ Eric Cantor: The 'Young Gun' In The Debt Standoff : NPR
  7. ^ [2][dead link]

Coordinates: 37°34′41.8″N 77°35′13.6″W / 37.578278°N 77.587111°W / 37.578278; -77.587111