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)

Class of 2019 College Acceptances

The 46 members of the Class of 2019 will attend 29 different colleges and universities (noted in bold), and the list of schools where they were accepted is most impressive.

American University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Averett University
Bethany College
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Bridgewater College
Campbell University
The Catholic University of America
College of Charleston
Christopher Newport University
Clemson University
East Carolina University
Elon University
Emerson College
ESIC University, Spain
Ferrum College
Furman University
George Mason University
Hampden-Sydney College
Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
High Point University
Hofstra University
Hollins University
James Madison University
Lehigh University
Liberty University
Longwood University
Louisiana State University
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) 
Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount University
Miami University, Oxford
Montclair State University
Muhlenberg College
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
The Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Pace University, New York City
Pennsylvania State University
Radford University
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Rider University
Roanoke College
Saint Joseph’s University
Salisbury University
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Shenandoah University
Stevenson University
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
Tulane University
The University of Alabama
The University of Arizona
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Delaware 
University of Denver

University of Georgia
University of Hartford
University of Kentucky
University of Lynchburg
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of Richmond
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
Virginia State University
Virginia Wesleyan University
Western Connecticut State University
College of William & Mary
Wofford College

*Colleges our graduates are attending are bolded.

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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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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