Steward Admissions

Welcome to your new home–the path to a rewarding future begins here.

We invite you to join the Steward community.

Susan Sanford and Foster Solomon
(Parents of Trey '22 and Jordan '26)

Considering the fact that we were applying late to Steward, the process could have been a difficult one. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Admissions Team was incredibly helpful–making a potentially stressful process a pleasure. I especially love how welcoming they were and how they made me feel that my boys were being treated as individuals, a feeling that translates throughout Steward once you get into the classroom.

Could Steward be right for you? The Steward School seeks to enroll diverse classes of bright, energetic, and engaged students who will be enriched by our expert faculty, beautiful campus, first-rate resources and opportunities, and a community focused on education.

The Steward School is committed to the kind of education that recognizes individuality and fosters potential through a differentiated approach. Because of our small class sizes and caring teachers, our students are provided with a high level of personal attention.

Visit our campus to get the best idea of what life is like at Steward. We encourage you to meet our exceptional faculty, interact with our students, and personally experience "The Steward Way."

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Think Steward is the right school for you? Fill out your online application today.

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Application Process

Ready to take the next step? Be sure to follow all the steps in the application process to ensure your application is complete.

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Tuition and Affordability

The Steward School offers Variable Tuition for students in JK-12, as well as merit-based grants for Upper School students. We believe a diversity of talents, abilities, and cultures among our student body offers a rich and well-rounded educational experience, and our merit grants and Variable Tuition program support this goal. We never stop working to make Steward as affordable as possible.


Merit Grants and Scholarship

Steward is a local and statewide leader in offering merit scholarships and grants for qualified Upper School students.


International Student Program

Our small classes, robust curriculum, and experienced teachers make Steward an ideal setting for the college-bound high school student whose native language is not English. We believe that having diverse cultures represented on our campus and in our classrooms enriches the education of the entire community.


Meet the Admissions Team

Steward’s admissions staff is here for you. Please let us answer your questions and work with you to plan a visit to Steward. We would be delighted to hear from you.


Spartans in Your Neighborhood

Families from all over Richmond are part of the Steward community. Click here to see how many Steward families are in your zip code.


Request Information

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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Visit Steward

We invite you to join us for an upcoming Admissions Program or to schedule a campus tour to see what a Steward education can mean for your child. We look forward to meeting your family!

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Admissions Blog

Explore our Admissions Blog, which includes articles, infographics, and videos that will help you explore Steward and your admissions process.


Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

Steward Voices

Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

Steward Voices

Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

Steward Voices

Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14


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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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Explore the World of the Arts

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.


Visual Arts     Music     Theatre

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.


Athletic Calendar     Sports Programs

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.


Special Events     Summer Experience

It's for Steward Students!

Your gift to the Annual Fund helps ensure that each student receives the best educational experience at Steward. With the Annual Giving Family of Funds, you can direct your giving and make an impact in the area that you find most meaningful.


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