Why should I choose Saint Bridget School for my child?
You are invited to tour our website and discover all that makes Saint Bridget School a wonderful and special place. If you are looking for engaged learning, a rich Christian-based faith environment, friendly children, and a committed parent community, SBS is the school for you! Our doors are open; you can start here and go anywhere! Please call us at 804-288-1994 for a personal tour.
Is financial aid available and how/when do I apply?
Yes, need-based tuition assistance is available from both the school and the Diocese of Richmond. You apply by March 1st for the upcoming school year. All applications for tuition assistance are made online at www.factsmgt.com. Just complete the application and submit the required documentation. Tuition Assistance decisions are generally communicated to families in early April. If you have more questions, please contact Ann Allen, the Finance Director. Tuition Assistance Brochure FACTS Grant & Aid Information
What are the school hours and do you have buses?
School hours are from 8:00 am – 2:50 pm except on Wednesdays when we dismiss early at 1:50 pm. Afterschool care is available until 6:00 pm. We do not have any busing.
Do you have to be Catholic to apply to St. Bridget School?
No, you do not. St. Bridget School provides a faith-based curriculum and community which both Catholic and non-Catholic families desire for their children. As a Parish school, we do have priority enrollment for admissions: siblings of already enrolled children are considered for admission first, then we admit parishioner families, non-parishioner Catholics are next, and then non-Catholics.
What grades do you have?
We start at Kindergarten and go through eighth grade. Your child must turn five by September 30 of the school year to enroll in Kindergarten. Our students graduate in eighth grade.
What are your students’ opportunities for high school?
About 50% of our students will matriculate to Saint Gertrude High School or Benedictine College Prep. The balance of our graduates will attend the area private schools, Governor’s schools and public high schools, both general diploma and specialty centers. The Class of 2014 was accepted to 16 area schools!
Do you have resources classes for a child that needs extra help and/or advanced classes for those who are above grade level?
Yes, we have three teachers on staff to assist children who learn differently. We offer enrichment activities in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Middle school students have the opportunity to graduate with high school credits in Algebra I, Geometry, World History I, Earth Science and Foreign Language (Spanish I, French I or Latin I).
Do you have Full-Day Kindergarten?
Yes! The hours for Kindergarten are 8:00 am – 2:50 pm except on Wednesdays when we dismiss at 1:45 pm.