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The future of Richmond Catholic secondary school education just became a lot brighter. Today, after many months of collaborative strategic planning, we are proud to announce: The Benedictine Schools of Richmond.

This newly-formed entity will unify these two pillars of Richmond’s Catholic community — Saint Gertrude High School and Benedictine College Preparatory — on the same campus. Both schools will retain their names and operate distinct, single-sex educational programs. Of equal importance, this formalization places both schools in strong positions for growth and program development.

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The future of Richmond Catholic secondary school education just became a lot brighter. Today, after many months of collaborative strategic planning, we are proud to announce: The Benedictine Schools of Richmond. 

This newly-formed entity will unify these two pillars of Richmond’s Catholic community — Saint Gertrude High School and Benedictine College Preparatory — on the same campus. Both schools will retain their names and operate distinct, single-sex educational programs. Of equal importance, this formalization places both schools in strong positions for growth and program development.

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Congratulations. You have destroyed Saint Gertrude’s.

My daughter is an alumni and I think this is a great opportunity Good luck and God bless

How will the Mechanicsville / Ashland / northside girls get all the way out there? What a terrible commute.

Technically this makes them no longer single sex schools, which was why I sent my daughter to SGHS back in the day

Could not be more excited! Onward and upward Gators💚🐊

I want to be excited. I understand growth and development however I don’t really like learning of a big move like this on social media when we have claimed to be a tight family type school. Moving to goochland will adversely impact Hanover county prospects for recruiting. Tough sell to drive your kid(s) 40 minutes and pay a ton of money when you sit on top of good schools out here. Even though I love Saint Gertrude and the education I received admittedly I am saddened by this announcement. I learned such an appreciation for the city we call home solely because of the location Of where I attended school. 😔 I certainly hope both schools thrive.

I’m excited for the change! Having a daughter and sons who will all be in high school at the same time, goochland and city were not practical. This also could allow the schools to explore occasional coed classes like they used to have (drivers ed or a particular AP class with not enough people from one school to make it worth having now could be offered) while still preserving single sex education for core classes. Lots of opportunities with this move

This has go to hurt attendance for girls coming from already the rural areas.... one of the main reasons I like st Gertrude’s was because of growing up in the East end of Varina and already having a rural upbringing allowed me to get familiar with the city of Richmond and a city in general.... what about those girls.... as I know in my class their were at least 6 of of us from Varina who making the ride to school every day through the city was hard enough some days but worth it but goochland is a whole different story. It was hard enough running track out there during the week for practices. Y’all are about to limit yourselves again to a population and once again going to be a non diverse community. Just so you can be closer to the boys, which I’ve heard from Benedictine alumni and they aren’t happy about this either. This was also not an appropriate time to share this news after last week affairs and having already pissed off alumni.

Congratulations SGHS! I know the decision had so many factors to consider and was probably a tough one to make. As much as I love the Stuart Ave location, times have changed, and I would rather there be SGHS at a different location for future generations than no SGHS at all. Smart move and I do hope people can focus on the big picture.

Well put Sue, but not everyone walk to BHS/SGHS. The north-south city buses on Belmont Ave where filled with our classmates. How many kids do think ride the bus to school now? BHS used use Byrd Park for football and baseball practice , and moved to Church Rd. SGHS final developed fields on Scott Rd eight miles from the school. Ever other public and private school in the RVA area has on site facilities. I was opposed to BHS moving to River Road; and I was wrong. They have a beautiful campus with a phenomenal gym nearing completion. I am glad that the door is open for SGHS to move to River Road. We grew up in a different era and the world moves on. I hope the supporters of both schools will open their minds, hearts and wallets to help BCP and SGHS thrive in their new environment.

This sucks

So excited for this opportunity for SGHS. The tranquility of the property and being located next door to BCP will allow the traditions to continue with much more ease, as well families with both young ladies and young men will be blessed to ha ve this level of education without the worry of how to get them to separate locations.

Great for the future of the school!!

This is exciting and disappointing in the same emotion. This certainly is a great opportunity for the school and students to have significant growth potential, however, with that comes expenses. The current tuition (even with the sliding scale option) is already extreme and with the added expenses of a move, facility renovations, etc, I can’t imagine that it will improve. As a proud alumnus I would love to see my daughter follow my footsteps from a local Catholic primary school to SGHS, but the cost becomes very prohibitive. I hope my speculations are wrong. Regardless, exciting times to come. Congrats SGHS.

In life, change is a constant. I am sure that this will ensure a better future for SGHS. That being said, the old school will be missed. It is the home of many memories.

Sad day

Thrilled! Go O.S.B.! It’s the BEST!

Very happy with this exciting change coming to already great educational institutions!

Awesome decision. The future for both schools is very bright. The school is more than a physical building. It’s the young women who have shared and will share the educational experience that only Saint Gertrude can provide. Can’t wait to see the new facility. Go Gators!!!!!

If Benedictine could have managed to stay on Sheppard Street I wonder if we'd even be here.

So exciting!!!

I have mixed feelings - I can see the positive side but the girls not experiencing the school we attended makes me sad.

So excited about the news!!

I think there are facility repairs in the current building that are difficult to fix due to the age. But I’m sure that even newer facilities will house the charm of the current building as well as updated technology that will give our girls an advantage. With the bus, you can still make trips to the city. Good luck with your new adventure!

One of the main reasons I even attended SGHS was it's location in the city. I can't imagine the stress if my mom had to trek out to Goochland everyday when I was in school. How will you accommodate current students whose parents won't, or can't make the trip everyday? I feel like this will make the school much less diverse and more segmented by class, and with what happened just this week, I think this is a awful idea.

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I love seeing all their faces again ... and so happy! 💖

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Student Life at Saint Gertrude

Richmond is our Campus


Our classrooms include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the James River Park System, the Virginia Historical Society, houses of worship throughout the region, as well as top research and academic institutions, and museums in the Richmond-Washington, D.C. corridor.

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Performing Arts


The visual and performing arts program allows students to experience inspiration and the joy of creativity, demonstrate excellence, and infuse our lives with meaning.

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Global Learning


The international travel program has grown into the the Global Learning Program, offering students new ways to experience cultures in Europe and Haiti.

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Clubs and Organizations


We offer a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities to meet the needs of all students and to provide an opportunity to develop leadership skills and self confidence.

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Spiritual Life


A well-rounded education should reflect and reinforce the essential relationship between God, human-kind, and the universe – and is respectful of one’s individual faith.

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Freshmen Friends


Freshmen Friends is a peer support program set up for all incoming ninth graders that continues throughout the four years.

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Discover Leadership


We incorporate a skill-building program in which our students can discover the roles and styles of leadership that work for them, and learn to put these lessons to work in everything they take on.

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Athletics


Our athletic program boasts 12 sports and 21 teams. The primary campus houses a gymnasium, exercise and training rooms, and an onsite Bon Secours athletic trainer. Our state-of-the-art Outdoor Athletic Center is a 16-acre complex with a turf field, grass field, softball field, six tennis courts, field house, and walking path.

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The Saint Gertrude Advantage

ALL GIRL

Saint Gertrude is the only high school in the Richmond area where all classes are exclusively single gender. Statistics continue to show this as an educational advantage for our girls.

SMALL SCHOOL

With fewer than 300 students on our entire campus, each girl is guaranteed the personal attention she deserves. Our average class size is 15.

CATHOLIC + BENEDICTINE

well-rounded education should reflect and reinforce the essential relationship between God, human-kind and the universe — and is respectful of one’s individual faith.

RICHMOND

Because we are located in the heart of historic Richmond, both the size and location of our school allow our teachers to efficiently utilize Richmond as a living, learning laboratory.

At Saint Gertrude, we combine the best of academic tradition, educational innovation, spiritual formation and commitment to the service of others to create a high school experience unlike any other in the greater Richmond area.