Virginia private schools celebrate a milestone.
Richmond’s Collegiate School is the latest of Virginia’s private schools to join the ranks of the centennial club, wrapping up its year-long celebration Nov. 5 with an evening with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.
The school is the latest entry in a list of some of the Commonwealth’s most storied institutions. In the last five years, Richmond all-boys schools Benedictine College Preparatory (1911) and St. Christopher’s School (1911), all-girls Foxcroft School in Middleburg (1914) and co-ed St. Anne’s-Belfield in Charlottesville (1910) have each marked a century of education. Virginia is also home to the nation’s eighth oldest private school, Norfolk Academy—which, founded in 1728, is just three years shy of its 290th birthday.
Other members of the Centennial Club:
Blue Ridge School, 1909 St. George
Chatham Hall, 1894 Chatham
Episcopal High School, 1839 Alexandria
Fishburne Military Academy, 1879 Waynesboro
Fork Union Military Academy, 1898 Fork Union
Hargrave Military Academy, 1909 Chatham
Holy Cross Regional Catholic School, 1879 Lynchburg
The Madeira School, 1906 McLean
Massanutten Military Academy, 1899 Woodstock
The Miller School of Albemarle, 1878 Charlottesville
Oak Hill Academy, 1878 Mouth of Wilson
Peninsula Catholic School, 1903 Newport News
The Potomac School, 1904 McLean
Randolph-Macon Academy, 1892 Front Royal
St. Catherine’s School, 1890 Richmond
Stuart Hall School, 1844 Staunton
Virginia Episcopal School, 1916 Lynchburg
Woodberry Forest School, 1889 Woodberry Forest
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