Steward at a Glance

By the numbers and fast facts, this is Steward.

Founded in 1972, The Steward School serves boys and girls in junior kindergarten through grade 12. With a college-preparatory curriculum, small classes, individual attention, extracurricular enterprises, and an in-school tutoring program, Steward is designed to help students reach their educational goals—all while harnessing their individual abilities through athletics, fine arts, community service, and interest clubs. Additionally, Steward offers after school care, English as a Second Language, summer camps, interdisciplinary projects, and innovative minimesters with internship and travel abroad opportunities, allowing for a personalized educational experience.

Fast Facts

  • Number of Students: 600
  • Target Class Size: 17
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • 25% diversity with 10 countries represented
  • 37 acre campus with six academic buildings, two gyms, eight tennis courts, and four athletic fields
  • One of only six schools in the United States with an innovation lab
  • Interscholastic Athletics: Grades 6-12, 37 Teams in 12 Sports
  • School Year: August 29, 2016-June 6, 2017
  • School Day Hours:
    • Lower School: 8 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
    • Middle and Upper School: 8 a.m.-3:20 p.m.

Tuition and Affordability:

  • $1.5 million given in financial aid each year
  • Tuition 2016-17:
    • Junior Kindergarten (half-day): $10,140
    • Junior Kindergarten (full-day): $14,880
    • Grades K-5: $21,060
    • Grades 6-8: $22,540
    • Grades 9-12: $23,740


  • Steward is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE).
  • Member of:
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
    • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
    • Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE)
    • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
    • Independent School Management (ISM)
    • Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC)
    • National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
    • National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

Class of 2016 College Acceptances

The 55 members of the Class of 2016 will attend 34 different colleges and universities (noted in bold), and the list of schools where they were accepted is most impressive.

The University of Alabama
American University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Averett University
Bluefield College
Boston University
Bridgewater College
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Santa Barbara
Campbell University
The Catholic University of America
College of Charleston
Christopher Newport University
University of Cincinnati
Clemson University
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emory & Henry College
ESADE: Barcelona
Furman University
George Mason University
The George Washington University
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hampden-Sydney College

University of Hartford
High Point University
Hollins University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
James Madison University
Kalamazoo College
University of Kentucky
Liberty University
Longwood University
University of Louisville
Loyola University Maryland
Lynchburg College
Macalester College
University of Mary Washington
Marymount University
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Miami University
Michigan State University
University of Mississippi
Morehouse College
New York University (Tisch School of the Arts)
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
North Carolina State University
Northern Illinois University
Old Dominion University

Pace University, New York City
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pittsburgh
Providence College
Purdue University (College of Engineering)
Radford University
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Richmond
Roanoke College
Salisbury University
University of South Carolina
Southern Methodist University
Stony Brook University
State University of New York
Syracuse University
Temple University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
The Ohio State University
University of Vermont
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
University of Virginia
Wake Forest University
Walters State Community College
Washington College
West Virginia University
College of William and Mary
Wofford College

Did You Know?

$4.6 mil.

The Class of 2016 earned more than $4,600,000 in merit scholarship aid.


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

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

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

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

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

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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.


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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.


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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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