St. Christopher's School, Richmond

St. Christopher's School, Richmond

St. Christopher's School is an independent, private, Episcopal diocesan day school for boys located in Richmond, Virginia.

St. Christopher's was founded in 1911 by Dr. Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne as the Chamberlayne School, but the name was later changed to St. Christopher's School to reflect its affiliation with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

Today, the school enrolls over 900 boys from junior kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Approximately 70 people are in each grade. With an annual tuition of roughly $20,000, it is among the most expensive day schools in the South. It has produced National Merit Scholars members each year.Fact|date=May 2008 The school's official colors are red and gray and its athletic teams, the "Saints", compete in the Virginia Preparatory League. They have frequently won the Prep League's Director's Cup, an award which is presented annually to the institution with the best all-around athletic teams. The school has recently expanded athletic facilities, which cost over $30 million and features a 5,000 square foot weight room, a renovated gymnasium, an indoor practice facility, and the third largest athletic facility in the state (after Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia).Fact|date=May 2008 The Lower (Elementary) School is held in McVey Hall. The Middle School is Wilton Hall. The Upper (High) School is called Chamberlayne Hall. Student publications include the school yearbook, the "Raps and Taps", the school paper, "The Pine Needle", and the school literary magazine, "The Hieroglyphic". Many of the arts including music, photography, ceramics, painting are taught at St. Catherine's, the sister school. The Ampersand program is a joint theatre production group between both St. Christopher's and St. Catherine's.

St. Christopher's sister school, St. Catherine's School, is located just blocks away, and high school students take classes at both institutions.

Notable alumni

* Tom Wolfe, American novelist
* Robert Pratt, NFL player
* Bob Blanton, Olympic weightlifter
* G. Manoli Loupassi, Virginia House of Delegates
* Don Mancini, American Filmmaker, Producer, Director
* Dean H. King, American novelist
* Mason Bates, American composer
* Henry Hager, politics.
* M.Weldon Copley, Journalist.


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