Why Saint Gertrude?

Empowering Girls to Change the World

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.

We are different and it’s our difference that makes us special. All that’s unique about us – our values, our traditions, our diversity, our unity of sisterhood, and so much more – form a powerful combination of advantages that help our students grow, thrive, and lead. 

Research continues to validate and quantify the advantages of single-sex education for girls over traditional co-educational settings. In spaces created specifically for them, girls can explore, nurture, and showcase their emerging talents and intellect, as well as their individuality. Our graduates leave with the tools and confidence they need to be successful in college and beyond…no matter where life takes them. 

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  • All-Girl Environment

    Girls’ school grads are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attend coed schools. Finding her voice, collaborating on projects, and excelling in academics will prepare her for life.
  • Our Catholic Faith

    Saint Gertrude prides itself on fostering an environment in which young women can mature in their faith with support from our community. Nurturing each student’s sense of self while encouraging her to learn and grow spiritually are central to the Saint Gertrude experience.
  • Building Leaders

    Our student life leadership program is designed to create a holistic learning experience for all of our students through activities and organizations that build leadership, personal accountability, confidence, and a recognition of the responsibilities of citizenship in our community and in the greater world. The leadership program focuses on increasing leadership opportunities through athletic promotion, stewardship, wellness, diversity, and special events.
  • Individualized Approach

    At Saint Gertrude, your daughter won’t get lost in the crowd. Our small size means that your daughter will receive the personalized attention she deserves. Whether in the classroom, preparing for college, singing on the stage, or practicing on the field, your daughter will receive the one-on-one attention she needs to excel in every area of life.
  • Our Athletic Success

    Saint Gertrude’s athletic program strives to teach students physical and mental skills, self-discipline, and sportsmanship, while motivating athletes to strive for excellence. With a commitment to excellence and a recent basketball state championship, Gator athletics are set for future success across all of its 18 teams.
  • Our Unique Location

    We joined Benedictine College Prep in Goochland where a new, state-of-the-art academic facility was built for Saint Gertrude. Our new location has impressive views of the James River and is less than 500 feet from our brother school.

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