Steward at a Glance

By the numbers and fast facts, this is Steward.

Founded in 1972, The Steward School is a private school in Richmond, Virginia that serves boys and girls in junior kindergarten through grade 12. With a college-preparatory curriculum, small classes, individual attention, extracurricular enterprises, and an in-school tutoring program, Steward is designed to help students reach their educational goals—all while harnessing their individual abilities through athletics, fine arts, community service, and interest clubs. Additionally, Steward offers after school care, English as a Second Language, summer camps, interdisciplinary projects, and innovative minimesters with internship and travel abroad opportunities, allowing for a personalized educational experience.

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Fast Facts

  • Number of Students: 670
  • Average Class Size: 13
  • Max Class Size: 15-17
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • 28% diversity with 6 countries represented
  • 37 acre campus with six academic buildings, two gyms, eight tennis courts, and four athletic fields
  • One of only six schools in the United States with an innovation lab
  • Interscholastic Athletics: Grades 6-12, 43 Teams in 12 Sports
  • School Year: August 26, 2019-June 1, 2020
  • School Day Hours:
  • Lower School: 8 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
  • Middle and Upper School: 8 a.m.-3:20 p.m.

Tuition and Affordability:

  • Tuition reduction of more than $2.5 million given each year
  • The average Variable Tuition rate for K-12 students is $13,500
  • Standard Tuition 2019-20:
    • Junior Kindergarten (half-day): $11,170
    • Junior Kindergarten (full-day): $16,380
    • Grades K-5: $23,180
    • Grades 6-8: $24,830
    • Grades 9-12: $26,200

Memberships and Accreditation:

  • Steward is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE).
  • Member of:
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
    • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
    • Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS)
    • Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE)
    • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
    • Independent School Management (ISM)
    • Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC)
    • National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
    • National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

Classes of 2015-2019 College Acceptances

Over the last five years, Steward's seniors have been accepted to impressive colleges and universities across the country.

Did You Know?

$5.5 mil.

The Class of 2019 earned $5,467,740 in merit scholarships.





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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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