Collegiate School

A co-ed, JK-12 community that inspires excellence in learning and life. We are preparing the next generation of creative thinkers and engaged citizens. Collegiate School is an independent, college preparatory school that teaches more than just skills. The Collegiate experience inspires our community to learn from each other new ways of thinking. Character is as important as creativity, integrity accompanies intellect, and service joins leadership. We are preparing the next generation of inquisitive thinkers, compas

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As the winter season continues, please make sure your contact information is up to date to stay informed for any campus closings and delays. In the chance there is inclement weather, you will receive a message from the School no later than 6 a.m. To ensure your contact information is up to date, log in to PawNet, click on your name in the upper right corner, then click “Profile” in the drop-down menu.


Happy New Year, Collegiate community! Gratitude fills our hearts as we reflect on the incredible moments of 2023. We are looking forward to a successful 2024!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 12/25/2023

Merry Christmas! Wishing our Collegiate community a safe and joyous holiday season.

Photos from Collegiate School's post 12/15/2023

Our Kindergartners performed songs and recited verses that depicted the Christmas story during the annual Kindergarten Chapel. Enjoy these sweet photos from the dress rehearsal!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 12/15/2023

Continuing the celebration of the holiday season, 3rd Graders presented a Concert of Carols for their families this afternoon. During this beloved tradition, students sang both carols and contemporary songs while acting out the story of Christmas.

Photos from Collegiate School's post 12/14/2023

As a part of the 3rd Grade economics unit, Entrepreneur Byron Glaser visited students to discuss the process of brainstorming, designing, creating, branding and selling a product. He is the founder of Zolo, an award-winning playsculpture system, and of Higashi-Glaser Design, a corporate and non-profit branding and graphic design firm. He shared his portfolio and discussed creating an identity through branding that reflects a company or product’s core values. We are so thankful to Byron for visiting our 3rd Graders to help prepare them for their Market Day!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 12/14/2023

To all who celebrate in the Collegiate community, we wish you a Happy Hanukkah! Since the beginning of December, students in all divisions have learned about the Jewish Festival of Lights through student presentations, books and traditional games!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 12/08/2023

Holiday carols filled the halls this afternoon as our Con Brio instrumental group spread joy across campus.

Photos from Collegiate School's post 12/07/2023

The past two nights, Collegiate 5th-12th Grade girls performed the traditional Pageant of the Nativity at All Saints Episcopal Church. Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Pageant possible, and special thanks to our Seniors. Enjoy these photos from the dress rehearsals.

Photos from Collegiate School's post 12/05/2023

Yesterday, our 5th-12th Grade boys immersed themselves in the spirit of the season at our annual Lessons and Carols service. The 5th Grade boys served as choristers and were joined by Middle and Upper School readers.

Photos from Collegiate School's post 12/04/2023

It was an incredible afternoon as over 100 alumnae reunited on campus for lunch before heading to All Saints Church to get a preview of Pageant at the dress rehearsal. Our annual Pageant performances are tomorrow, Dec. 5 and Wednesday Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Watch the livestream here:

Photos from Collegiate School's post 12/02/2023

In our Senior Capstone: Ethics & the Engaged Citizen, students spend the semester studying moral philosophy and its modern applications to prepare for the Virginia High School Ethics Bowl, their culminating activity and assessment. Last month, students competed amongst themselves and the winning group will be participating in the bowl today. The rest of the capstone students will be working to support the tournament as it is being hosted at Collegiate. Good luck to everyone!


Please join us in congratulating 14 Seniors who were recognized for academic excellence and will be inducted into the Collegiate chapter of Cum Laude.

Hannah Bonbright
Ben Brackett
Connor Chang
Tyler Crawford
Braden Felts
Giles Ferrell
Ruby Goff
Liam Harbour
Abby Mayr
Alice Oakey
Eva Siminiceanu
George Simonton
Walker Smith
Brandon Thomason

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/29/2023

Holiday spirit was in the air at Brunch 2023! 5th Grade girls started the show with their sweet singing of 12 Days of Christmas. As a gift to the Seniors, Junior girls performed a skit and revealed their top-secret theme - The Lorax! Congratulations and thanks to all those who made Brunch such a success!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/29/2023

At last week’s Feast of Juul, Senior boys and faculty bonded over a festive dinner, light-hearted roasts and laughter. This special night shared between the Class of 2024 and faculty will long be remembered. Thank you to everyone who made the evening possible. FEAST!!!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/23/2023

Wishing everyone a joyful and safe Thanksgiving from Collegiate! Reflecting on the abundance of gratitude this year, we are thankful for health, cherished family moments, and the gift of friendship and community.

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/21/2023

Today, students from all divisions came together in chapel and assemblies to reflect on the spirit of thankfulness. Inspired by the season, some of our students turned gratitude into action by writing holiday letters for the Military Card Project and generously donating Thanksgiving food to All Nations Food Pantry.

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/20/2023

The annual faculty and staff cooking class was a delicious success! Learning from our amazing chefs, faculty and staff mastered a baked brie appetizer, stuffed quail and a clementine and almond cake. Learning fun, new skills and bonding with one another outside the classroom is what makes this wellness program a cherished tradition!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/16/2023

Join us tonight at The Honors Dance Showcase at 7 p.m. in the Upper School Dance Studio. Witness the magic of original student-choreographed works and stick around for a post-show discussion with our talented choreographers. We hope you will join us for a fantastic evening!

Doors open at 6:40 p.m. Admission is free but there is limited seating.

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/15/2023

Mrs. Roski’s 5th Graders crossed the bridge to pay a special visit to Kindergarteners. These moments allow our 5th Graders to foster their leadership skills all while making meaningful cross-divisional connections.

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/13/2023

Last week’s Upper School Fall Concert brought together the incredible talents of our band, chorus and strings musicians. It was a night of beautiful music!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/12/2023

Happy Diwali to everyone who celebrates! Our students have been learning about Diwali, one of the most important Hindu religious festivals, also known as the “Festival of Lights.” All three divisions listened to student presentations at assemblies. In the Lower School, a handful of classrooms were visited by parents and teachers who shared their family traditions. Students who celebrate shared slides of their family traditions with their classmates.


STATE CHAMPIONS! Girls Varsity Tennis beat Norfolk Academy in all 5 matches to claim the VISAA title!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/12/2023

On this Veterans Day, Collegiate salutes all those in our community and this nation who have served or are currently serving our country. This past week, students of all divisions reflected on and recognized veterans in special ways, particularly those who are members of their family and the Collegiate community.

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/10/2023

Yesterday, we were honored to have Navy Veteran and Team USA track and field member, Max Rohn visit Collegiate. From speaking to Kindergarteners about his injury and service dog to practicing with our track and field team, thank you for inspiring us, Max!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/09/2023

Collegiate celebrates twelve talented student-athletes signing National Letters of Intent or Commitment Documents to continue their careers as NCAA athletes. At yesterday’s ceremony, the coaches remarked on each athletes’ character and leadership skills, as well as athletic talents. Read the remarks by clicking here:

Go Cougars!

Heidi Albrecht, Lacrosse, University of Rhode Island
Kenley Campbell, Soccer, College of William & Mary
Randolph Campbell, Lacrosse, Providence College
Warner Lewis, Lacrosse, Virginia Military Institute
Elizabeth Mendoza, Tennis, Virginia Tech
Charlie Miller, Lacrosse, Bucknell University
Hartley Rahman, Baseball, James Madison University
Callie Jo Rogers, Field Hockey, University of Maryland
Will Slater, Baseball, Virginia Military Institute
Charlie Mayr, Swimming, Notre Dame
Nicholas Chambers, Baseball, University of Mary Washington
Presley Garst, Soccer, University of Mary Washington

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/08/2023

Putting their knowledge of forces and motions to the test, 8th Grade Science students competed in the 2nd annual pumpkin drop challenge! After designing a protective structure and parachute for their pumpkin, they dropped them from various heights around campus and collected data through graphing software to determine their effectiveness. After many trials and redesigns, they took their pumpkins to the big leagues — the ropes course!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/07/2023

Yesterday, renowned speaker and author Jessica Lahey visited with Collegiate faculty and staff, delivering a keynote address as well as a small group discussion. In the evening, we welcomed Collegiate and other local independent school parents to our campus to hear from Jessica. Everyone left Oates theater inspired and excited to start implementing her research and techniques. Thank you, Jessica!

Photos from Collegiate School's post 11/03/2023

Our Homecoming Pep Rally fired up our JK-12th Grade Cougars for tomorrow’s 1 p.m. varsity football game against St. Christopher’s. Hope to see all Cougar friends and family there!


LIS CHAMPIONS! Congratulations to Varsity Field Hockey for their 5-1 victory over Trinity to claim the LIS title!

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Our Story

Collegiate School is a JK-12th Grade independent, college preparatory school that teaches more than just skills. The Collegiate experience inspires our community to learn from each other new ways of thinking. Character is as important as creativity, integrity accompanies intellect, and service joins leadership. We are preparing the next generation of inquisitive thinkers, compassionate leaders and responsible citizens.

Global education is a significant component of the Collegiate experience, beginning in Lower School. Our annual International Emerging Leaders Conference is considered groundbreaking in educational circles, and we are believed to be the first school in the nation to develop and host a curriculum-based international conference during the formal school year. More than 40 high school students from around the world come to our campus for 10 days to explore environmental and global economic issues, and to work with industry leaders on creating solutions.

While preparing our students for success in college is a significant part of our mission, we intentionally focus on preparing them to succeed in life, in a global world where their critical thinking skills and creativity will help them make significant contributions.

Collegiate alums include: Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson; film producer Michael Gottwald ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"); fashion designer Sarah Hailes Easley (co-founder of a new line for Target); 2012 Olympic equestrian Nina Ligon; Murray L. Fisher (education entrepreneur); Janet Jarman (award-winning photojournalist) and numerous others who continue to impact the world in positive ways.

Collegiate School is a community with a continuing commitment to the following shared values. These values guide our philosophy, educational program, and daily interaction:

Honor: Personal integrity and devotion to the truth which make one trustworthy, forthright, responsible, and fair.

Love of Learning: A creative spirit that promotes intellectual and personal growth through exploration, inquiry, and openness to change.

Excellence: A sustained commitment to meeting high standards of character, achievement and personal accountability.

Respect: Fundamental regard for the dignity and worth of each individual regardless of differences.

Community: A commitment to responsive and compassionate citizenship and service on campus, in the local community, and in the broader world.

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We are delighted to introduce Jeffery W. Mancabelli as the next Head of School, effective July 1, 2024. Jeff comes to us...
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Enjoy these clips from the 57th annual Village Green Fair! Click to read the story.
This season we are so thankful for our students and the entire Collegiate community. Enjoy these reflections.
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