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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 26, 2024 - May 29, 2025
  • School-Day Hours

    • Lower School: 8 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
    • Middle and Upper School: 8 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    • AfterSchool Care is available for Lower and Middle School students on most school days until 6 p.m. 
  • Tuition and Affordability

    • We never stop working to make Steward as affordable as possible. Learn about our tuition and affordability options.
    • The average Variable Tuition rate for students schoolwide in 2023-24 was $16,603.
    • 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, '24

    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 2024

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


    Appalachian State University
    Arizona State University
    Auburn University
    Bard College
    Baylor University
    Bishop’s University (Canada)
    Boston College
    Bridgewater College
    Brigham Young University
    Bryn Mawr College
    Bucknell University
    Catawba College
    Catholic University of America
    Champlain College
    Christopher Newport U. (2)
    Clemson University
    Coastal Carolina University
    College of Charleston
    College of William & Mary (2)
    Colorado College
    Colorado State University
    Cornell University
    Dalhousie University (Canada)
    East Carolina University
    Eastern Mennonite University
    Elon University (2)
    Emory & Henry College
    Emory University
    Eugene Lang College
    Florida State University
    Fordham University
    George Mason University
    George Washington University
    Goucher College
    Hampden-Sydney College (2)
    Hampton University
    Harvard University
    High Point University (2)
    Hollins University
    Howard University
    James Madison University (7)
    Kenyon College
    Lafayette College
    Lehigh University
    Longwood University (2)
    Marist College
    Mary Baldwin University
    Marymount University
    Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    McDaniel College
    McGill University (Canada)
    New York University
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University
    Oglethorpe University
    Old Dominion University
    Penn State University
    Purdue University
    Radford University
    Randolph College
    Randolph-Macon College (2)
    Roanoke College
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Rollins College
    Rutgers University
    Saint Francis University
    Savannah Coll. of Art & Design (SCAD)
    Seton Hall University
    Shenandoah University
    Sheridan College (Canada)
    Spelman College
    St. Mary’s College of Maryland
    Suffolk University
    Syracuse University (2)
    Temple University
    The Ohio State University
    United States Naval Academy
    The University of Alabama
    The University of Montana
    The University of Tennessee
    University of Arizona
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California Los Angeles
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Colorado Denver
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Hartford
    Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Kentucky
    University of Lynchburg
    University of Mary Washington
    Univ. of Maryland (Baltimore County)
    University of Maryland (College Park)
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    University of Mississippi
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Richmond
    University of South Carolina
    University of Southern California
    University of Toronto
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia (9)
    University of Wyoming
    Vassar College
    Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (1)
    VCUarts (2)
    Virginia Tech (4)
    Virginia Wesleyan University
    Wake Forest University
    Washington College
    West Virginia University
    Wilkes University
    Wofford College

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