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Welcome from Director of Admissions, Gretchen Ridgely

August 25, 2020

Dear Future Comet Parents:

Welcome to Saint Benedict Catholic School - RVA's oldest parochial school -which turned 100 this past year! We look forward to sharing with you our wonderful community and talking with you about what makes a Saint Benedict Catholic School education so special.   

We are very blessed and grateful to be able to have our students back in the classroom, 5 days a week, with our wonderful and dedicated faculty.  Please check out our Re-Opening School information on our website here. It provides helpful information about how we are working hard to keep our community healthy, learning, and growing together! 

In order to help keep our school healthy, at this time we are unable to welcome visitors for onsite tours of our school.  For the 21-22 academic year, we will be hosting our first Virtual Open House on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6pm via Zoom. You can register here for that event. We also ask you to complete our inquiry form so we can communicate with you during our Admissions season.

As you begin your research, please know that I can be reached to set up some time to visit by phone or Zoom. As a mother of a graduate and a middle schooler - (both of whom have been here since Kindergarten) - I am well familiar with the admissions journey you are on, and I look forward to sharing with you our amazing little school that has been blessed to serve so many of Richmond's families since 1919!

God Bless!

Gretchen Ridgely
Director of Admissions & Development

Open House!