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2020 Robson Merit Scholarship Winner Announced

Ana Reveles Leon will receive four years of full Upper School tuition with the Robson Merit Scholarship.



Opening the Door to Discovery

Visiting Innovator Molly Bloom podcasts her way through childhood’s most vexing questions.



Art Teacher Lynn Zinder Wins 2020 Cramer Award

Seven faculty and staff members and coaches were honored at the 2020 Board, Faculty, and Staff Dinner.



Martin Luther King Jr. Day—Steward-Style

A recap of the day's events.



Fifth-Grade Spanish Students Celebrate Día de Los Reyes

Lower/Middle School Spanish teacher José Reyes writes about taking Steward's fifth-grade Spanish classes on a trip to Mexico Restaurant to celebrate Día de Los Reyes.


What's in a Cup O'Noodles?

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Coordinator, Tiffany Goodman, explores how we can find common ground among everyday experiences and how that can impact our big-picture perspective.


Girls Tennis Wins State Championship

Girls tennis caps off a successful season for all athletic teams with a state-tournament win.


Junior Efton Reid Ranked by ESPN as a Top 20 Recruit Nationwide

Reid discusses basketball, life, and juggling calls from DI coaches.



The show flies off the page and onto the stage on Oct. 24.


1619: Remembering the Landing of the First Africans in English North America

Steward hosted a pop-up exhibit to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia.

Convocation 2019


Convocation 2019

The Steward community joined together on August 29 to formally begin the new school year with a message of resilience.



One Taste at a Time

A short video detailing the many ways Steward is on the front lines of food innovation.

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A Record-Breaking Season for Steward Athletics

The 2018-19 athletic season saw numerous victories including first place finishes at the state and conference levels.

Graduation Ceremonies 2019


Steward Honors Graduates During End-of-Year Ceremonies

Steward celebrated the accomplishments of all students for the 2018-19 school year.



2019-20 Theatre Season Brings Classic Novels to the Stage

Production schedule includes two musicals

Top Workplaces


Steward Receives Special Honors at Top Workplace Awards

School is granted “Best Managers” award

College Declaration Day 2019


Celebrating Our Seniors' College Plans

Steward seniors celebrate College Declaration Day

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“I Am Because We Are": Curtis Lee Visits as Year's Last Visiting Innovator

Local community advocate speaks to The Steward School about bridging divides before leaving them with a roadmap for innovation



A Story of Acceptance and Self-Discovery

Musical Retelling of “The Ugly Duckling” Includes Students of All Ages

Feed More


Upper School Hosts Third Entrepreneurship Forum

Students presented cause-related products to an expert panel

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Announcing the Winner of the 2019 Debbie Robson Merit Scholarship

Bella Topich will receive four years of full tuition to the Upper School. Hear from past winners and meet her in this video.

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Feed More CEO Visits Steward

Students discussed empathy and food insecurity, today and in the future

2019 Cramer Award


Margaret Maclin Receives 2019 Cramer Award

Seven faculty and staff members and coaches were honored at the 2019 Board, Faculty, and Staff Dinner.

Winter Play


Winter Play Opens Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Play Director Craig Smith Says the Show “Breaks Theatre Norms”

Fine Arts Hall of Fame


Steward Celebrates Launch of Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Seven distinguished alumni and retired faculty honored

Clean Business Award


Two Steward Juniors Selected as Richmond Forum Scholars

Only five area students were selected for this highly competitive honor

Clean Business Award


Fall Musical Showcases High School Edition of Chicago

The longest-running American musical in Broadway history is coming to the Lora M. Robins Theatre Oct. 18-20

Clean Business Award


New Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Emphasizes Community and Commitment

Richmond native Kara Bacile brings knowledge of Division I college coaching to her new position

Clean Business Award


Steward and UNICEF Give Hope to Children in Need

The Steward community donated funds to UNICEF in honor of International Day of Peace

Clean Business Award


Steward Receives 2018 Clean Business Award

The school was honored by the Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee for its commitment to beautification and sustainability

Class of 2018


Steward Celebrates End-of-Year Achievements

Steward honors the accomplishments of all students for the 2017-18 school year

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Capital One Partners with Entrepreneurship Students

Students helped plan an influencer event, bringing teens into Capital One Cafe

state tennis team 2018


Steward Tennis Wins State Title

The Spartans earned their first-ever VISAA Division II state championship title in boys tennis!

MS Sustainability Award


Two Musicals Highlight the 2018-19 Robins Theatre Season

The season will kick off with the musical Chicago

MS Sustainability Award


Middle School Energy Experiment Wins Green Building Council Award

Project one of several energy-related initiatives in the Bryan Innovation Lab and Middle School.

top workplaces 2018


Steward Honored as Top Workplace

Steward named a Richmond Times-Dispatch Top Workplace for the third year in a row.

college declaration 2018


Celebrating Our Seniors' College Plans

52 Seniors Accepted into 94 Schools Across the Globe


2018 Robson Merit Scholarship Winners Announced

Alaina Jefferson and Lucia Fogler will receive four years of full Upper School tuition.


Upper School Students Compete in Second Entrepreneurship Forum

Sophomores Jack Ball, Jordan Neal, and Sachin Sanjay presented their innovative ideas to an expert panel and community audience.


Director of College Counseling Heather Jeter Receives 2018 Cramer Award

Seven faculty and staff members and coaches were honored at the 2018 Board, Faculty, and Staff Dinner.


Annual Parent Survey Posts Excellent Results

Nearly 100 percent of families pleased with Steward’s results


Visiting Innovator Kwame Alexander Inspires Students with Literature

Award-winning author Kwame Alexander visited The Steward School as part of its Visiting Innovator program.


New Girls Lacrosse Coach Has Eye on Championship

Yorktown native Bonnie Corrigan brings more than a decade of playing, coaching experience to Steward.


Winter Play Presents New Twist on Classic Shakespeare

Come see Steward's winter play, As You Like It, February 1-3 in the Lora M. Robins Theatre.


Athletic Hall of Fame Honors Three Outstanding Spartans

On Thursday, January 18, three members of the Steward community joined the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame at the third annual induction ceremony and reception.


Entrepreneurship Students Collaborate with Martin Agency

A team of six Upper School students won Martin’s creative challenge with their ideas for “Virginia is for Everyone."


Theatre Students Found Inaugural International Thespian Society

Led by theatre teacher Craig Smith, 15 Upper School theatre students comprise Steward’s first ITS.


Sharing Stories and Changing Lives

Visiting Innovators inspire community during “Grounds for Good” event.


Senior Jessica Jordan Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Three Steward seniors receive special honors as a result of their outstanding PSAT scores.


Fall Play Presents Compelling Coming-of-Age Story

Come see the first mainstage production of the year, “Look Homeward, Angel,” October 19-21 in the Lora M. Robins Theatre.


Steward Supports Clean Water in Sudan On Whirled Peace Day

The Steward community will help build a well in South Sudan in honor of International Day of Peace.


Steward Honors End-of-Year Achievements

Steward celebrates the accomplishments of all students for the 2016-17 school year, especially fifth-grade, eighth-grade, and senior students.


2017-18 Play Season Announced

The mainstage line up will include a historical drama, Shakespearean comedy, and tap dance musical.


Senior Athletes Commit to Collegiate Sports Programs

Three senior student-athletes signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level.


Grades 1-12 Unite to Perform Spring Musical Once on this Island

A young girl goes on a journey to discover her purpose in life in Steward’s spring musical Once on This Island.


Pushing the Boundaries of Art and Science with Leah Buechley

Visiting Innovator Leah Buechley shows Richmond community how to blend high tech with traditional craft.


2017 Robson Merit Scholarship Winners Announced

Nicole Odibo and Jack Morgan will receive four years of full Upper School tuition.


Lower School Students to Compete in Destination Imagination Global Finals

Ten students will participate in the Global Finals tournament at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in late May.


Lifelong Educator Robin Ricketts Wins Cramer Award

Seven faculty and staff members and coaches were honored at the 2017 Board, Faculty, and Staff Dinner.


Steward Welcomed into the TCIS Conference for Athletics

Highly regarded conference will allow Steward’s boys and girls to compete against the same schools for the first time.


Matters of the Heart

Two sisters are challenged in love in Steward’s modern production of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility.


Engaging Students through Innovation

A Perspective from Global Explorer Captain Barrington Irving


A “Fresh” Take on Food Innovation

Middle School club prepares a three-course meal using local ingredients in partnership with Hutch Bar & Eatery.


New Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach Comes from Family Legacy

Steward will be the fifth professional coaching position for Baltimore native Emily Finn.


Richmond Strikers Coach to Take Over Varsity Girls Soccer

Richmond native Patrick Tucker has coached soccer at Steward for six years.


Creative Coding: Steward Hosts Arts & Technology Hackathon

Students in grades 3-12 engaged in a project that combines art, technology, music, and entrepreneurship.


Setting Up For Math Success

Visiting Innovator Jo Boaler shares math education research, techniques with Richmond community.


Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarships Recognize Steward Athletics

The Spartan Club raised money to benefit Steward Athletics through an annual golf tournament, awarded senior athletes for dedication to athletics and academics.


Exploring the Power of Fear in The Crucible

Steward’s fall play prompts students to reflect on right and wrong in a historical context.


Livia McCoy Receives VAIS Distinguished Service Award

Steward’s Upper School Dean of Student Support honored for achievements during more than 30 years as an educator.


New Varsity Girls Basketball Coach to Emphasize Fundamentals

New Jersey native Robyn D’Onofrio will coach during Steward’s first year in new conference.


Senior Summer Owens Qualifies for Lexus of Richmond Pursuit of Perfection Scholarship

Summer will be featured live on-air Wednesday, October 12


Steward's "Kardboard Kingdom" Engages All Ages at MakerFest

Richmond community members built a medieval kingdom from cardboard at regional maker event.


Steward Honors Henrico First Responders on Whirled Peace Day

Henrico County police, fire captains speak to students in honor of International Day of Peace.


Lee Kallman ’91 Honored With 2016 Alumni Achievement Award

At Convocation 2016, Lee Kallman ’91 was honored for his leadership in the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.


Shawn Morrison Serves as New Director of Development

Mr. Morrison comes to Steward with 18 years of development experience.


New Field Hockey Coach Strives to Enhance Program

Richmond native Samantha Collins will coach during Steward’s first year in new conference.


Steward Lower Schoolers Featured In National Music Video

“Grateful American™ Kids Rock” launched on July 4.


Steward Celebrates End-Of-Year Accomplishments

Steward honors achievements of all students for 2015-16 school year, especially fifth-grade, eighth-grade, and senior students.


5 Senior Athletes Sign with College Sports Programs

Senior baseball, basketball, and cross country athletes sign with collegiate athletic programs.


Varsity Golf Team Wins State Championship

Senior Captain Owen Carter has best overall score in tournament.


Steward Honored by Local Publications

The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly, and Virginia Living recognized Steward this school year.


Chickens in Residence

State Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore visits campus for celebration of food innovation.


2016-17 Play Season Announced

Shows represent student interests, reflect curricular studies.


BK Stancil Signs with Averett

Senior second baseman will play baseball at Averett University.


The Business of Empowerment

Ben & Jerry’s Sean Greenwood explains the company’s socially-driven values to inspire students.


Robson Merit Scholarship Winners Announced

Matthew Cantor and Sonali Sanjay will receive four years of full Upper School tuition as 2016 recipients.


Keep on Hacking

Steward hosts first Hackathon to foster creativity through computer programming.


Steward Art Display Combines Creatures, Colors

Art students showcase animal-themed paintings at Richmond Animal Care and Control.


Making Sure the Grass is Greener

Athletic turf and field manager adopts new techniques to maintain high-quality facilities.


Steward Veteran Catesby Jones Wins Cramer Award

Seven faculty and staff members and coaches were honored at the 2016 Board, Faculty, and Staff Dinner.


Creating an Environmental Impact

Director of Institute For Figuring Margaret Wertheim combines science and art to educate community.


New Varsity Lacrosse Coach Aims for Success Through Camaraderie

Baltimore native Jim Tyler will bring long-term lacrosse experience to the program.


Athletic Hall of Fame Honors Five Outstanding Contributors to Steward’s Program

Five members of the Steward community joined the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame at the second annual induction ceremony and reception.


Laura Akesson Receives 2015 VAST RISE Award

Upper School science teacher received the award for physics


Taking a Hands-On Approach

Biomedical Design students apply principles of innovation, engineering to prosthetic arm build


Kam Smith Signs with Northern Illinois

Senior shortstop will play baseball at Northern Illinois University


Scholars Named by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Program

Twenty Eight Steward Students and Alumni Earn Achievements


Learning Through Doing

Maker Movement Co-Founder Gary Stager Inspires Students with Ideas


National Honor Society Inducts Nine Steward Seniors

Academic dean, officers reflect on honorable characteristics


Fueling the Mind During Middle School Community Week

Middle School students gain real-world insight through service-oriented programming.


Senior Owen Carter Places 13th in IZOD AJGA Championship

Steward senior sets sights on playing at collegiate level.


Whirled Peace Day Provides Community Outreach through Art, Bikes

Muralist Ed Trask serves as guest speaker for the UCI Bike Race-themed event.


Steward Fourth Grader and Siblings Start Charity to Help Local Kids in Need

Drew Vantre and his siblings collect supplies and money to distribute to needy schools in Richmond.


Steward Alumnus Plays Major Role in 2015 UCI Road World Championships

Lee Kallman '91 is one of eight people who comprise the main staff for the event.


Debbie Goldstone Horwitz '90 Honored With 2015 Alumni Achievement Award

At Convocation 2015, The Steward School Alumni Association presented its second annual Alumni Achievement Award to Debbie Goldstone Horwitz '90.


Lisa Dwelle Honored as a Finalist for Virginia CFO Award

Associate Head of School Lisa Dwelle was named a finalist for a 2015 Virginia CFO Award by Virginia Business magazine.


Steward Celebrates Accomplishments of Classes of 2022, 2019, and 2015

During the past week, The Steward School has celebrated the achievements of all students for the 2014-15 school year, especially the classes of 2022, 2019, and 2015.


Nic Enright Named Gatorade Virginia Baseball Player of the Year

Senior Nic Enright achieved a major milestone, as he was named the Gatorade Virginia Baseball Player of the Year.


Senior Ryan Doggett Signs with North Carolina A&T

Steward's baseball program reached another milestone on Friday, May 22, when the fifth member of the 2014 State Championship team committed to play for North Carolina A&T.


Lyn Lunsford Named Among Henrico’s Top Teachers

Lower School teacher Lyn Lunsford was named one of Henrico County’s top 20 teachers in Henrico Citizen.


Eighth-Grader Gracie Goodpasture Receives National Science Award

Eighth-grader Gracie Goodpasture was honored today by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) with the 2015 Angela Award.


Steward Named A 2015 Green Ribbon School

The Steward School is among the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.


Health Warrior Visits Steward

On April 15, the focus was on health, nutrition, and entrepreneurship at The Steward School.


Debbie Robson Merit Scholarship Recipients Announced

At the first annual Pancakes for a Purpose event on March 21, the two inaugural recipients of the Debbie Robson Merit Scholarship were announced.


Lower School Teachers Interned Under Award-Winning Educator

Lower School teachers served as interns at reading-and-writing expert Nancie Atwell's small school of 80 students and have been incorporating her ideas into Steward’s language arts curriculum ever since.


National Honor Society Chapter Taps 24 Members

The Steward School chapter of the National Honor Society tapped 23 new members and welcomed one transfer student from another chapter on Wednesday, February 25.


Longtime Teacher Bonnie Anderson Wins Cramer Award

At the annual Board, Faculty, and Staff Dinner on Monday, February 23, several special awards were presented to members of the Steward family.


Sarah Severn Shares Nike’s Sustainability Story

Sarah Severn, recently retired director of stakeholder mobilization at Nike, Inc., visited The Steward School on Wednesday, February 11.


Spartabots Robotics Team Competes in FIRST Tech Challenge

The “Spartabots” participated in the FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Regional Competition on Saturday, January 31.


Baseball Player Jay Charity Signs with Roanoke College

The Steward School’s baseball program reached another milestone on Friday, January 23, when senior player Jay Charity signed with Roanoke College.


Chaise Johnson Reaches 1,000 Career Points Milestone

Junior Chaise Johnson was honored by fellow students on Friday, January 16, for reaching the 1,000 career point milestone.


“Living the Legacy”—Steward’s Annual Day On

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Steward community put its best foot forward to make a difference in Richmond.


Athletic Hall of Fame Inaugurated

The Steward School’s athletic program took a giant leap forward—with a look backward—on January 15 when it inaugurated the Hall of Fame.


Happy Holidays from The Steward School!

We wish you the happiest of holidays with this year's special holiday greeting.


Steward's Hour of Code

During Computer Science Education Week, The Steward School joined the largest learning event in history—the Hour of Code. This worldwide event has involved more than 78 million students so far.


Special Olympics Global Messenger Inspires Students

Frank Stephens encouraged students to use their imaginations to think of ways to help those with intellectual disabilities.


Announcing Steward's New Head of School

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dan Frank as our next head of school!


Senior Nic Enright Signs with Division 1 Program

On November 12, senior Nic Enright signed the National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Virginia Tech.


Montana Educator Connects Gaming to Learning

On Wednesday, November 5, Visiting Innovator Paul Andersen shared his wisdom about learning through the lens of video games.


Visiting Innovator Blends Math, Science, and Art

Visiting Innovator Steve Tanimoto explores the combination of science, math, programming, and art with Steward faculty and staff.


Spirit Week Rocked

Steward School spirit was alive and well on the days leading up to SpartaFest and Homecoming!


Announcing the Ray Tate Student-Athlete Scholarship Winners

Zachary Beigel and Emily Parris named Ray Tate Student-Athlete Scholarship winners.

Steward in the Media

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The Colonnade

Looking to learn more about Steward? Explore The Colonnade, the school's magazine! Click here to view past issues and read the school's year in reviews.





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