"At my old school, the teacher would lecture for 52 minutes about a subject, and we just listened. They were getting us ready for tests, and there wasn't any room for curiosity or questions. At Christchurch, the teachers encourage you to be curious, to ask questions, and to share your opinions."
   
Margaret '18


"Christchurch is an experiential learning environment, not just sitting in a classroom hearing a lecture. My son learned outside on a boat, on trips - he discovered a way to learn that was right for him."  
Xandy Owen, Parent

Academic Overview

CHRISTCHURCH SCHOOL IS RECOGNIZED FOR RIGOROUS ACADEMICS AND A WELL-ROUNDED COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM. 100% OF CHRISTCHURCH STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED TO FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES, WITH THE MAJORITY ATTENDING UNIVERSITIES ON U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT'S TOP 150 LIST.

A WIDE RANGE OF STUDENTS FIND THEIR NICHE at Christchurch, from self-motivated learners who excel in the most rigorous honors courses to those who benefit from extra guidance and structure. Christchurch understands that every student doesn't share the same educational goals or arrive on campus with the same level of preparedness. Teachers meet students where they are and help them advance with a one-on-one approach that engages students in their own learning. 

OF COURSE, THERE ARE TESTS. But rather than simply memorizing answers, learning at Christchurch is focused on understanding deeper concepts and developing the critical thinking skills that will serve students long after test scores have been forgotten. Christchurch students are equipped with the skills they need to master any subject they choose to study at the college level. Those same skills prepare Christchurch graduates for any career they choose to pursue, even those not yet imagined. 

AT CHRISTCHURCH SCHOOL, education doesn't mean teaching standard content. Education means building independent, successful individuals. 

CHRISTCHURCH is not a school that makes you. It's a life-shaping experience that helps you define your own future and your own path to success.
To fulfill our mission, values, and aspirations, Christchurch School offers a place-based academic curriculum as well as artistic, athletic, experiential, and community life co-curricula. These curricula allow students to identify and develop their strengths as well as key college-preparatory and life skills as they grown in self-confidence, purpose, and identity. 

Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031
804.758.2306