First House Day!! ❤️💚💙🧡 Our 4 Houses buddied up with their prayer partners, learned about their House Saints, played some ice breakers and our 8th graders competed in a Catholic Trivia Battle for House Points!! Whew!
Saint Benedict Catholic School
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N Allen Avenue
W Broad Street
S Cherry Street
Robin Hood Road
St Christophers Road
Providing an exceptional, Catholic, classical education for students in grades JK-8th. Find out what Since 1919, St. Sister Edward
Galloway, O.S.B. St.
Saint Benedict Catholic School is the only Catholic, classical parochial school located in Richmond. Benedict has been serving generations of families from its same corner in Richmond's historic Museum District neighborhood. The school has a distinguished history with deep roots in the Benedictine Order. Graduates tell us how proud they are of their education at Saint Benedict,
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Operating as usual
Attention Cookie 🍪-Loving Comets! Cookie Friday tomorrow on our House Day! Remember to bring $1 for a fresh baked cookie from our awesome PTO parents (and be sure to wear your House Shirt!!)
The 23-24 Admissions Season is now open! Find out what makes RVA’s oldest parochial school so special at our FALL OPEN HOUSE! Wednesday, October 19th at 6pm. Register to attend on our website. Link in bio.
Thank you to our 7th and 8th grade parents for joining us this morning for this month’s Coffee ☕️ with Mr. Cruess! We hope you found this morning’s session on high school 🏫 and graduation 👨🎓 planning very helpful! We work hard to prepare our students 💫 well, and we are here to get our parents ready for the exciting transition to high school!! 😊
Science in Mr. Clary’s middle school class is always engaging! Here, our 8th graders were “nature journaling” using their microscopes.
Our 23-24 admissions season 💫 officially opens tomorrow, so our application is now LIVE on our website! Apply early. Open House is Wed. Oct 19th . 💫 Register at our website! &classical
Picture 📸 Day was great!! 👍 Thank you ! Our Comets’ 💫 smiles are the best and we’re grateful for all of our Comet moms ❤️who helped to make sure we were ready for the camera!! 🙌
SMILE 😃 Comets 💫!! REMINDER! Picture Day is Tomorrow (Thursday) ! 📸 All students should wear school uniforms and middle school wears dress uniform! (Thank you SBCS Class of ‘23 for this great Kindergarten Picture Day Flashback! ❤️🙌😊)
We ❤️ the many ways our Comets 💫 joyfully serve at School Mass each and every week 🙏♥️🙏 🤟🏼 🙏
Mrs. Herrity’s 5th grade class welcomed some exciting guest speakers! Well done on your biography presentations 🙌 5th grade!!
RVA’s oldest parochial school 🏫 will begin accepting applications for the 22-23 academic year beginning this Saturday, Oct. 1st! Apply online and apply early! 💫
Thanks be to God! 🙏❤️🙏After 2 years since Covid, we’re back in the choir loft for school Mass ! Well done 8th grade! We ❤️ hearing our children’s beautiful voices at Mass, leading the congregation!! Thank you to Mr. Joel Kumro, Choirmaster and Organist for his faithful leadership in song! 🎶 🙏🎶♥️ 😇
We ❤️ our big buddies from and who are spending the day with us on their ! A wonderful Benedictine tradition in action! ❤️
Wow! What an 👏 AWESOME 👏 weekend our Comet 💫 Community had at this year’s 🇩🇪!! THANK YOU ❤️to all of our 💫 many parent and student volunteers for helping to make the 17th Annual St. Benedict Oktoberfest event a great success for Catholic education!! You gave generously of your time and sold tickets, checked id’s, entertained kiddos, rolled thousands of sauerkraut balls, grilled an endless stream of wursts, poured keg after keg of beer and bottle after bottle of wine, and baked hundreds upon hundreds of pretzels (and much more!) all with a smile 😊 on your face and a servant’s heart ❤️! We have THE BEST school family !! Thank you to for making this event possible!! We look forward to next year’s festival Sept 15-17, 2023!!
Our St. Benedict community is SO EXCITED 😆 for this weekend’s ! Are your steinholding 💪 muscles ready to compete?? 🥨 🎶
We ❤️ good books 📚 ! Thank you Mrs. Clark, our wonderful librarian (and Comet Alumna 💫) for keeping our library stocked with great adventures!
The week has finally arrived!! It’s 🎉 and our Comet Community of amazing parent volunteers is ready to help serve up one of RVA’s favorite ‘fests that supports Catholic education! The festival kicks off this Friday at 4pm and runs through Sunday at 6pm! Get your dirndls and lederhosen ready for an Oompah-jamming great time, 🥨 🍺 🍷 🎶 ❤️ 🇩🇪! Volunteers still needed! Visit www.stbenedictoktoberfest.com to sign up and have fun at this great community event!!
Ms. Cartaya’s 4th grade art students are learning about the earliest known drawing.. a cave drawing of a red bison 🦬 (circa 14,800 BC) and then creating their own.
St. Gregory House is celebrating their Saint’s Feast Day today! “Where love exists it works great things.”
🧪 Science! 🥼 Students in Mr. Clary’s 7th Grade Physical Science Class were determining the density of certain coins in yesterday’s lab. 🔬
Proud of our carline buddies who help our new little friends get to class in the morning 😊. Way to go, Comets 💫! 💫
Happy Feast Day, St. Augustine House! That’s right! Our red shirt members of St. Augustine House get to show their House pride today in honor of St. Augustine’s Feast Day ❤️❤️❤️which was yesterday! “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.”
More 1st week smiles (Part 2!) SO happy to be back with our friends and meet new ones too!
Our JK and K classes had a GREAT 1st lunch today ! Well done!!
Yum! Pizza Day !!
OH HAPPY DAYS! First week smiles (PART 1!)… 💫! We are so happy to have our Comets 💫 back!! ❤️
First day smiles ! Welcome back, Comets 💫! We have missed you! It’s going to be an AMAZING 🤩 year!! 💫 ❤️
It’s Day 1 of Teacher Work Week and we are getting everything ready for our 💫 Comets ❤️! Special thanks to our PTO for hosting a delish breakfast this morning to help fuel our day!!
It’s August and that means Back to School 🏫 prep is in full swing ! Thank you to our wonderful PTO volunteers for putting together supply kits today for the lucky parents who ordered them 😉!! 📚✏️ ❤️
We hope our Comets 💫 are having a wonderful summer 🌞!! There’s busy bees 🐝 in our garden AND inside your school getting things ready for the new school year! Where is your summer taking you?? ☀️
Hey Comet 💫 Families! Flynn O’Hara will be running their annual free shipping promo on their website from July 4-6! Families can take advantage of the promo on orders over $100 by entering code FREESHIP22 at checkout. Don’t delay! Get ready for an awesome start to the school year looking sharp in your SBCS uniforms!!
Let’s Go COMETS 💫!! RVA’s oldest parochial school, , welcomes new friends to apply now for limited spots remaining in JK, 2nd-4th, and 6th-8th grades for the upcoming 22-23 school year. Please inquire today before they fill up and let’s get ready for ❤️ FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS AUGUST 23rd!
Can’t believe it’s been over 2 weeks since our Field Day fun 🤩!! Teamwork makes the dream work and our Comets 💫 know it!! Special thanks to Deacon Armando for helping his team Ambrose House (red shirts) in the 💦 water ball toss!! 💦
Congratulations 🎉 to St. Benedict Class of 2022! We are so proud of you! 👏 Comets 💫, let your light shine bright in all you do!! ❤️❤️❤️
This morning we celebrated our Moving Up Ceremony, where our soon-to-be 8th grade graduates pass down their leadership responsibilities to the rising 8th grade class. Let them be the Light of Christ for our school! ❤️❤️❤️ 🤟🏼 ❤️
Popsicles on the playground and Yearbooks to sign!! How fun!! 🤩 Hard at work for our last week of school!! 😉
Mrs. Brunner's Care for Creation Club added a new feature to our school's butterfly 🦋garden this week.... a lovely statue of St. Francis of Assisi, just blessed by our Pastor, Father John David! Thank you, Father! ☀️
Mrs. Herrity's 5th Grade Class held their annual Greek Festival complete with costumes and fare last night! What a fun time!
OH how fun!! Ms. Carter's 1st Grade Class visited the Metro Richmond Zoo this week!!
BRAVO 👏 to our amazing Comet Drama Club for their spring performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”! Thank you to Mrs. Schneider for her wonderful direction and dedication to our drama 🎭 program! 🎭
Our 6th grade artists 👩🎨 were enjoying the beautiful weather and sketching en plein air on the grounds yesterday!
Mrs. Owens’ 5th Grade Music 🎶 class has fun learning a Mexican folk dance called “Los Machetes!”
Ms. Cartaya is teaching her art classes about iconography and they are making their own! What beautiful icons our Comets are creating and will be blessed by Father John David once they are complete! ❤️❤️ 🤟🏼
❤️❤️❤️’s and it’s Minds in Motion program!! We’ve been longtime partners in this wonderful, action-packed program that combines dance, music and educational content, and culminates in an amazing end of year performance for students from area schools. Thank you to our MIM friends and our 4th grade class for another amazing 🤩 Minds in Motion program year! Last week our MIM team had fun getting our lower school off their feet for fun and dance! 🕺
This morning celebrated its annual May Crowning in honor of Our Lady. Our Comets joined in the Mary Garden after Mass and brought beautiful flowers in veneration of our Blessed Mother and then processed through the neighborhood and back to school praying the Rosary and led by Father John David. 🌹
It’s TWINS TAG DAY here !! Having’ fun with our buds! 😊😊
On Friday, our awesome 7th grade class visited to learn about the engineering behind roller coasters 🎢 (and then got to ride some too)!😊
It might be GALA WEEK but that won’t stop our SBCS Chess Tournament!! Checkmate!!
Mrs. Herrity’s 5th graders had fun hiding and hunting Easter Eggs yesterday!
Ms. Howell’s 3rd graders visited the school garden to add their weekly compost to the bin. The children were amazed to see some decomposition of the fruits & veggies (they talked of the food chain - producers, consumers & decomposers). They also could hardly believe the softness of the rich dirt. One student commented, "it feels like cake!" We can’t wait to see the beautiful plants 🪴and flowers 💐 that spring from this wonderful soil!
Saint Benedict Catholic School: An exceptional Catholic, classical education for grades JK-8
Saint Benedict Catholic School is Richmond’s oldest parochial school, serving families since 1919. Throughout our rich history, Saint Benedict has brought together students from different cultures, backgrounds and neighborhoods, to learn – united as God's beautiful children.
At Saint Benedict, we strive to form the entire child:
Academically – We provide the only Catholic, classical curriculum in Richmond, which helps students understand the relationship between faith and reason – and how to think critically about the world around us in light of our Creator. This prepares them to be advanced learners in high school and college, where classically educated students score in the top 10-15 percent on college entrance exams.
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