Academics

Nurturing future leaders with a robust academic and student experience.

An education as unique as your child.

Stephen and Amy Clifton
(Parents of Jack '17, Harrison '20, and  Hunter '21)

 

The Steward School has celebrated, nurtured, and supported each of our three children. Each brings his or her own individual academic, athletic, and social interests, strengths, and challenges to campus. The faculty, staff, and administration have met us and them where they are and helped us all grow and shine.

The Steward School is committed to helping students do more than acquire basic facts and skills. Steward provides a child-centered environment, which is properly focused on every child as a learner. Our goal is to give students the means by which they can think, understand, and apply their knowledge in intellectual and practical problem solving.

We recognize the value of utilizing multiple approaches to learning; therefore, our teaching methods vary from traditional to innovative. As students come to understand and adapt their own learning styles, they develop the capabilities to become lifelong learners.

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.

Lower School

From an early age, Steward students begin to discover that the world is a fascinating place, and the Lower School provides that foundation.

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Middle School

From the time students enter Middle School as sixth graders, they begin to cultivate lifelong skills in communication, collaboration, and creativity.

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Upper School

The Upper School focuses on providing a personalized and robust program in a supportive learning environment.

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Center for the Advancement of Learning

The Center for the Advancement of Learning is a school-wide resource that enables students to explore their strengths, enhance areas of academic need, and challenge themselves to become lifelong learners.

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College Counseling

The college admissions process intensifies as our students move from ninth through twelfth grade, and the College Counseling Office staff helps each student find the best fit from among an often overwhelming number of options.

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Library and Technology

Technical proficiency is increasingly important today and will be essential in the near future. At Steward, technology education begins in junior kindergarten.

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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.

 

Lower School     Middle School     Upper School

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.

 

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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.

 

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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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