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  • The Steward School

    At a glance
    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, summer camps, interdisciplinary projects, and innovative minimesters with internship and travel abroad opportunities, allowing for a personalized educational experience.

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  • School Year

    August 29, 2022 - June 1, 2023
  • 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 is $15,012.
    • A tuition reduction of more than $2.9 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 2022-23
      • Junior Kindergarten (full-day): $18,160
      • Grades K-5: $25,700
      • Grades 6-8: $27,670
      • Grades 9-12: $29,200
  • 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

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

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

    Best Private K-12 Schools in America
    '18, '21

    Best Private High Schools in America
    '18, '20

    Most Diverse Private High Schools in America
    '19, '21
  • 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 2022

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


    The University of Alabama
    American Musical & Dramatic Academy
    American University
    The American University of Paris
    Appalachian State University
    Arizona State University
    Auburn University
    Belmont University
    Bridgewater College
    Bucknell University
    The Catholic University of America
    Champlain College
    Christopher Newport University (3)
    Clemson University
    Cleveland State University
    Coastal Carolina University
    College of Charleston
    Columbia College (Chicago)
    CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College
    CUNY Hunter College
    Denison University
    DePaul University
    Dickinson College
    Drexel University
    East Carolina University
    Eastern Mennonite University
    Eckerd College
    EICAR, Paris
    Elon University
    Emory & Henry College
    Ferrum College
    Flagler College
    Florida Gulf Coast University
    Fordham University
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Furman University
    George Mason University
    The George Washington University
    Hampden-Sydney College
    Hampton University
    High Point University
    Hollins University
    Indiana University
    Ithaca College
    James Madison University (10)
    Juniata College
    Kenyon College
    Lehigh University
    Liberty University
    Lipscomb University
    Longwood University
    Louisiana State University
    Loyola University Maryland
    Marymount University
    Mercer University
    Miami University (Oxford)
    Morehouse College
    New River Community College
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University
    Nova Southeastern University
    The Ohio State University
    Old Dominion University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Queen Mary University of London
    Queens University of Charlotte
    Radford University
    Randolph College
    Randolph-Macon College
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Rider University
    Roanoke College
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Rollins College
    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    Saint Francis University
    Saint Joseph's University
    Seton Hall University
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    Shenandoah University
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    Stevenson University
    SUNY at Binghamton
    SUNY at Fredonia
    Sweet Briar College
    Temple University (2)
    Texas Christian University
    Towson University
    Union College
    University of Alabama in Huntsville
    University of Arizona
    University of California (Berkeley)
    University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (San Diego)
    University of Central Florida
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Delaware
    University of Georgia
    University of Greenwich (England)
    University of Kentucky
    University of Mary Washington (4)
    University of Maryland (Baltimore County)
    University of Maryland (College Park)
    University of Miami
    University of Mississippi
    University of Nebraska
    University of New England
    University of North Carolina at Asheville
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Richmond
    University of Rochester
    University of South Carolina
    University of South Florida
    University of St Andrews (Scotland)
    The University of Tampa
    The University of Tennessee (4)
    University of Utah
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia (3)
    Vanderbilt University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Military Institute
    Virginia Tech (4)
    Virginia Wesleyan University
    Wagner College
    Warren Wilson College
    West Virginia University 
    The College of William & Mary (7)
    Wingate University
    Wofford College
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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