Collegiate School (Richmond, Virginia)

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Collegiate School
Collegiate green seal 150.JPG
103 North Mooreland Road
Richmond, Virginia 23229
United States
Coordinates 37°34′41.8″N 77°35′13.6″W / 37.578278°N 77.587111°W / 37.578278; -77.587111Coordinates: 37°34′41.8″N 77°35′13.6″W / 37.578278°N 77.587111°W / 37.578278; -77.587111
Type Private, preparatory
Motto Parat. Ditat. Durat.
Established 1915; 103 years ago (1915)
Head of school Stephen D. Hickman
Faculty 196
Grades JK–12
Gender Co-educational
Enrollment 1,600
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Song Hail Collegiate
Mascot The Collegiate Cougar
Accreditations Southern Association of Independent Schools, Virginia Association of Independent Schools
Publication The Flame (Creative Arts)
Newspaper The Match
Yearbook The Torch
Endowment $59,112,000 (as of March 31, 2015)
Tuition $20,110-$23,610

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 Junior 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.


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.



Total Faculty - 196

Faculty holding advanced degrees - 140



Total Students - 1,643

Lower School (JK-4) - 594
Middle School (5-8) - 524
Upper School (9-12) - 525

Active Alumni - 5,916


103 North Mooreland Road Richmond, Virginia 23229

'Upper, Middle, and Lower Schools' - classrooms and computer labs for appropriate grade levels. Lower - JK-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.

Three Libraries - one is for Lower School students (Mary Morris Watt Library), one is for Middle School students (Reed-Gumenick Library), and one is for Upper School students (Saunders Family 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.

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, Over 4 miles of mountain biking trails, 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).


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 sports 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]

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