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Welcome from Director of Admissions, Gretchen Ridgely


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 Healthy School information on our website here. Following these important protocols, we have been blessed to be in school with all of our students, full-time, since August 24th. We don't take a day for granted and we are grateful for the amazing team of faculty and families working together to keep us "Learning Together - Comet Strong!" 

For the 21-22 academic year, we hosted a Virtual Open House in October via Zoom which can be accessed here. I encourage you to take time to watch it, as it provides a comprehensive overview of our school, our classical program and you get to hear first-hand from our teachers who share valuable information about what your student will be learning at different ages and stages of their growth at St. Benedict.

As you begin your research into our school, please complete our inquiry form so we can connect with you. This is a very active Admissions season, and I encourage you to plan now for a wonderful 21-22 academic year. To that end, 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

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