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  • The Steward School

    At a glance
    The Steward School is a co-ed JK–12 private school for families in the Richmond, Virginia, area who are seeking a meaningful experience and an education that is focused on the world ahead. The school celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022. 

    Steward students are engaged on an individual level by a robust, innovative curriculum that challenges as much as it inspires. Here, students are given the care and respect they need to be critical thinkers who will help shape the future.

    Steward features a college-preparatory curriculum, small classes, individual attention, extracurricular enterprises, an in-school tutoring program, athletics, fine arts, community service, and interest clubs. Additionally, Steward offers after-school care, summer camps, diploma endorsements in Entrepreneurship and Leadership, interdisciplinary projects, and innovative minimesters with internship and travel abroad opportunities, allowing for a personalized educational experience.

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  • School Year

    August 28, 2023 - May 30, 2024
  • 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

    • The average Variable Tuition rate for students schoolwide in 2022-23 was $15,012.
    • A tuition reduction of more than $2.8 million is given each year.
    • Merit awards are available for new Upper School students.
    • The Debbie Robson Merit Scholarship provides four years of full Upper School tuition to one rising ninth grader who is new to Steward each year.
    • Standard Tuition 2024-25
      • Junior Kindergarten (full-day): $19,275
      • Grades K-5: $27,260
      • Grades 6-8: $29,660
      • Grades 9-12: $31,280
  • Awards and Recognition

    Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Top Workplaces
    '16, '17, '18, '19, '20, '21, '22, '23

    Virginia Living
    Top Schools
    '13, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19, '20, '22, '23, '24

    Richmond Magazine
    The Best in Education
    '13, '14, '15 (no longer awarded)

    Style Weekly
    Family Favorites
    '14, '15, '20

    Best Private K-12 Schools
    '18, '19, '20, '21, '22, '23, '24*
    *Ranked #1 in 2024

    Best Private High Schools
    '18, '19, '20, '21, '22, '23, '24*
    *Ranked #1 in 2024

    Most Diverse Private High Schools
    '19, '20, '21, '22, '23, '24

    Best Private High Schools for Athletes
    '19, '20, '21, '22, '23, '24

    Best Private High Schools for STEM
    '18, '19, '20, '21, '22, '23, '24

  • 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).

    Founded in 1973, VAIS is the leader in advancing and advocating for independent school education in Virginia. The VAIS accreditation program is one of a select few recognized at the international level through the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA). VAIS also is recognized and approved by the Virginia Board of Education through the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE).

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  • College Acceptances for the Class of 2023

    Steward's seniors are accepted to impressive colleges and universities across the country.


    Allegheny College
    American University
    Appalachian State University
    Auburn University
    Baylor University
    Belmont University
    Boston University (2)
    Bridgewater College
    Bucknell University
    Butler University
    Campbell University
    Christopher Newport University (6)
    Clemson University
    Coastal Carolina University
    College of Charleston
    Dickinson College
    Drexel University
    Duquesne University
    East Carolina University
    Eastern Kentucky University
    Eastern Mennonite University
    Eckerd College
    Elon University (3)
    Emory University
    Flagler College
    Florida Atlantic University
    Florida State University
    Fordham University
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Franklin University Switzerland
    Furman University
    George Mason University
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Gettysburg College
    Goucher College
    Guilford College
    Hampden-Sydney College (5)
    Hawai'i Pacific University
    High Point University
    Howard University
    Indiana University (Bloomington)
    James Madison University (4)
    Kenyon College
    Lehigh University
    Liberty University
    Longwood University
    Louisiana State University
    Loyola University Maryland
    Mary Baldwin University
    Mercer University
    Messiah University
    Miami University (Oxford)
    Morehead State University
    New York University
    Norfolk State University
    North Carolina A & T State University
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University
    Old Dominion University
    Penn State University (University Park)
    Purdue University
    Radford University
    Randolph-Macon College (2)
    Roanoke College
    Saint Leo University
    Santa Fe College
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    Shaw University
    Shenandoah University
    Spelman College
    St. John's University
    Stony Brook University
    Suffolk University
    Swarthmore College
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The College of William & Mary (4)
    The College of Wooster
    The University of Alabama
    The University of Tampa
    The University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
    University of Arizona
    University of California (Davis)
    University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (San Diego)
    University of Central Florida
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Florida
    University of Kentucky
    University of Lynchburg
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Maryland (College Park)
    University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
    University of Massachusetts (Boston)
    University of Miami
    University of Mississippi
    University of New Hampshire
    University of North Carolina at Asheville
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    University of North Florida
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Rhode Island
    University of Richmond
    University of South Carolina
    University of South Florida
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia (4)
    University of Washington (Seattle)
    Villanova University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia State University
    Virginia Tech (7)
    Wake Forest University
    Washington College
    West Virginia University (3)
    Western Kentucky University
    Wheaton College (Illinois)
    Wofford College

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