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Happening Now at BCP

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Whether it’s highlights or news feeds from the big game, a photo shoot of one of our many social events or film of the Benedictine men on the march, we make sure the info is right at your fingertips. Plus, you can find out about the gamut of Benedictine activities taking place by checking out our school calendar.

Food Fight: CHICK-FIL-A vs TACO TUESDAY

Every Tuesday the hungry Cadets of Benedictines either have Chick-fil-a or tacos, but the Cadets and their teachers seem to love both the same overall.


Benedictine Brainiacs Back at it:  Benedictine's Battle of the Brains Team returns after two years

Last Monday, October 1, the Benedictine Cadets Battle of the Brains team made its first appearance since 2016. On that day, the Benedictine Battle of the Brains team took on Midlothian High School. Midlothian High School edged Benedictine, 250-225. Since the Battle of the Brains is a single elimination competition, the Cadets had both their first and last Battle of the Brains game of their season. The competition took place and was filmed at the CBS 6 Studio near Scotts Addition.


It All Adds Up

At Benedictine, we let our numbers speak for us.

In terms of our students’ academic success, the amount of attention we devote to our Cadets, the level of future opportunities and our dedication to the breadth and depth of our students’ intellectual capabilities, it’s hard to match the Benedictine experience.

26 States Where Benedictine grads are currently attending college

15.6 Students Average Class Size

13 AP Courses Offered

57% Students receive grants, scholarships & financial aid to attend BCP

$3,629,000 Total college scholarships & grants awarded to last year’s grads

9-to-1 Student-Teacher Ratio

75% Upperclassmen taking fine arts courses

100% Last year’s grads accepted into college

98% Last year’s grads enrolling in college

29% Minority Representation in student body

$57,600 Last year’s grads’ average college aid packet

A Path to Success

View the stories of how Benedictine helped place Richmond’s young men on a path to adulthood that culminated in their realizing achievement as mature, thoughtful and intelligent men of conscience and discipline.

“Benedictine has been a positive driver in teaching me leadership and teamwork, as well as preparing me academically for the rigors of an Ivy League education.”
- Jacob Gleberman, Benedictine ’15 and Cornell ’19 (and entrepreneur)

From Cadet to Olympian

The 2015 Benedictine yearbook’s “Senior Superlatives” section featured Townley Haas as “Most likely to go to the Olympics,” an honor bestowed upon him by his classmates. It took less than a year and a half for Haas to prove his friends right, as he qualified for the U.S. Olympic swim team and its journey to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Then he surpassed even their lofty prognostications, going on to earn a gold medal at the quadrennial Summer Games in the 4 X 200 relay.

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From Cadet to CEO

During his time at Benedictine, Joe Swedish (Class of '69) may not have given much of an overt indication that he was on his way to major accomplishments. But, hidden beneath an unassuming exterior, burned a passionate flame to make big things happen. That flame, as well as a well-rooted work ethic, carried Swedish through a career that culminated in his leading a Fortune 38 company today.

So, how would he advise current Cadets? “Experience all that Benedictine has to offer academically, religiously, socially and culturally…," states Swedish.

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From Cadet to Entrepreneur

Just as the business he grew has stayed in the family, so has his love for Benedictine been passed down through generations of the Carreras family. Jim Carreras graduated from our school in 1958 and spent some time on Wall Street before leveraging that business savvy into his own empire, based in Richmond.

Along the way, he’s led a full and fascinating life, one which now includes keeping an eye on a pair of grandsons who don the Cadet green these days.  “Benedictine was the start,” said Carreras.  “It was the first of a series of motivations for me.”

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