Office of Catholic Education: Schools


New Teacher Orientations:

8/11/2014 - Tidewater Region
8/12/2014 - Richmond Region
8/13/2014 - Southwest Region 

8/18/2014 - First Day of School


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All of our schools are accredited by the AdvancEd and the Virginia Catholic Education Association. In fact, we were the first Catholic diocese to be designated a Catholic school system by AdvancEd as a result of our schools’ high standards and commitment to continuous improvement.

Most importantly, our Catholic schools provide an atmosphere in which students are nurtured in faith, based on Gospel values, and where morality, integrity and habits of service to others are engendered.



Important facts about the Diocese of Richmond Catholic Schools

  • Christ-centered curriculum
  • Exceptional scores on nationally-normed standardized tests, including SATs
  • Nearly perfect graduation and college attendance rates
  • $22 Million in scholarships awarded to the 428 graduates of Catholic high schools in 2013
  • 12 Blue Ribbon schools of Excellence designations
  • Needs-based Diocesan scholarships totaling over $2 million awarded to current students for the 2013-2014 school year  


While our schools are uniquely Catholic, they welcome children of all faiths.