About The Steward School

Fuel the mind. Stir the imagination. Unleash the possibilities.

Preparing students for college and for life.

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare our students for college and for life in a community defined by robust academics, inspiration, engagement, and care.                                                                                                                                                      

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Our History

Steward was founded in 1972 as a smaller alternative to the larger private schools in the area. Our size is purposeful. We are large enough to provide the resources for students to explore their interests and curiosities across academics, the arts, and athletics, and small enough to give them the personalized attention they need in order to pursue these interests.

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From class sizes to accreditation information, here you’ll find fast facts about The Steward School.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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The Campus

The Steward School has grown from humble beginnings in a church basement to a 37-acre campus in western Henrico County. Explore the campus and find out how to get here.

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Greetings from the Head of School

"The Steward School is unlike any other, and I am full of optimism for our future. We will continue building on our strengths: a personalized environment, an array of academic experiences, and exceptional fine arts and athletic programs. Capitalizing on our use of technology, new areas of study, and the opportunities afforded by the Bryan Innovation Lab, we will be known equally for research, innovation, and design. This is an engaged community full of pride and spirit, offering the best small school experience in Richmond. I hope you will join our community."

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Our Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors work together to ensure a strong future for the entire Steward community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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Steward Voices

Considering the possibility of a new school for your child can be an overwhelming task. Here are what the experts—Steward community members—have to say.

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Employment Opportunities

People who work at Steward have a passion for learning and a commitment to our mission. Review the available positions to see if you’re a perfect fit for the Steward community.

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Check out our faculty's thought leadership content series, More Than School, or read about examples of innovative, cross-curricular education in Classroom Happenings. You'll also find news articles and press releases in our online newsroom.

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Explore the faculty and staff directory or arrange a visit to find out if The Steward School is right for you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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The Steward School Mission

Our mission at The Steward School is to prepare our students for college and for life in a community defined by robust academics, inspiration, engagement, and care. We invite you to learn why so many families have chosen to become part of our community.


Explore Campus      Learn from the Experts

Experience "The Steward Way"

The Steward School is committed to the kind of education that recognizes individuality and fosters potential through a differentiated approach. If you value small class sizes, close connections with faculty and fellow students, and a challenging yet supportive academic environment with broad opportunities, then Steward may be the right school for you.


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An Education as Unique as Your Child

We are proud to offer a comprehensive curriculum to students in junior kindergarten through twelfth grade. Discover the incredible opportunities we provide for each learner.


Lower School     Middle School     Upper School

Explore the World of the Arts

Whether setting the stage, striking a chord, creating a masterpiece, or simply exploring individual talents and interests, exposure to the arts develops important life skills necessary for students to succeed in academic areas and everyday life experiences. By providing our students with multiple creative outlets, we seek to nurture talents, build confidence, and help students discover passions.


Visual Arts     Music     Theatre

One School. One Team.

Participation, skill building, and sportsmanship are the cornerstones of The Steward School’s athletic program. At all levels, our coaching program is dedicated to giving students the training and experience necessary to develop a lifelong appreciation of physical activity, skill development, and, above all, teamwork.


Athletic Calendar     Sports Programs

A New Way of Learning

The Bryan Innovation Lab is a 21st-century, problem-solving environment. Through experiential learning in this cutting-edge facility, students are able to grapple with real world issues, challenging their critical thinking and resourcefulness.


Explore the Lab

Beyond the Classroom

The Steward School is a place of learning for the greater Richmond community through various campus programs. Whether you're interested in attending our annual gala, signing your child up for one of our summer camps, or learning more about LEAP, we welcome you to the Steward community.


Special Events     Summer Experience

It's for Steward Students!

Your gift helps ensure that each student recieves the best educational experieance at Steward. Learn more about the Steward50 campaign, annual giving, and other ways to support Steward.


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