Why Benedictine

Benedictine College Preparatory provides the best opportunity for young men in the Richmond area to receive a strong, Catholic-grounded high school education.

The school is well-regarded for its strong academics (including a 100% college acceptance rate and a student-teacher ratio of nine-to-one) and its outstanding athletic programs (with two state championships over the past year). But it is the school’s embrace of Catholic values and the marbling of our faith’s tenets into Cadets’ day-to-day activities that separate Benedictine from the rest of the local school options, both public and private.


At Benedictine, students begin each and every class session with a prayer. All Cadets attend a Student Mass each week and attend annual retreats with their classmates. A large contingent from the school traveled to Washington to help welcome Pope Francis last summer. Front and center in the students’ lives is a code of honor, which is followed by student and faculty alike. Meanwhile, students enjoy many social events with peers from their sister school, Saint Gertrude.

In all, Benedictine College Prep is unrivaled in how it puts its students on a path to become successful men, strong in their faith.