St. Bridget School’s Diocesan Consensus curriculum is based on both state and national standards, including the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the National Directory for Catechesis. St. Bridget is dually accredited by both the Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACSCASI).
Through the Diocese of Richmond, St. Bridget School ensures the highest standards in safety and education. All St. Bridget teachers and staff receive state – and diocesan-approved background and fingerprint checks. All teachers are required to hold or be pursuing licensure by the State Department of Education. Further, all teachers of Religion must be certified through the Diocesan program Handing on the Faith, which includes 10 hours of Catholic faith-based continuing education every year. All diocesan teachers also participate in VIRTUS, a child protection program focused on providing a safe environment for children within the church community. Rigorous Internet safety, health, and crisis management regulations are also in place.
St. Bridget School is committed to challenging students on a spiritual level, nurturing their full potential as students and stewards of God. All St. Bridget School students are guided through daily prayer and liturgical experiences, as well as through service and outreach opportunities. The Assessment of Catholic Religious Education (ACRE) evaluation is administered each year to students in grades 5 and 8, to assess their religious knowledge, beliefs, and practices.