Built on 67 years of quality Catholic education
Since 1952, Saint Bridget Catholic School has built a solid tradition of excellence. The school was recognized in 2007 by the Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. In 2008, the school received further accolades from the diocesan accrediting body, SACS-CASI, by earning the top designation of exemplary status. The school’s many accomplishments are closely tied to the hard work of a caring and talented faculty and staff, a supportive parish and pastor, dedicated parents and an engaged student body.
Cognia (formerly AdvanceED) Accreditation – Exemplary Status
Saint Bridget School is Cognia accredited and the Diocese of Richmond is Cognia accredited as a school system.
Cognia is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K through grade 12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, Cognia is far from a typical accrediting agency. Their goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, their commitment is to help schools improve.
Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm, and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, Cognia serves as a trusted partner to 34,000 schools and school systems–employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students–across the United States and 70 other nations.
Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
“The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve at very high levels. The Program sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals.”– U. S. Department of Education website
Saint Bridget School continues to grow
In 2015, Saint Bridget School purchased the timeworn Westhampton Baptist Church building and converted it into Saint Bridget Middle School.The program would start in the 2016-2017 school year after extensive renovation expected to cost $4.5 million. The restored church building would house nine classrooms, a science lab and a collaborative work room.
“The location is very conducive. The building is conducive to our needs, and there is an element of restoring a building and bringing it back to life that is a historic landmark in Richmond,” principal George Sadler said.