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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.

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.

What we share here is a mere sampling of some of the myriad exceptional stories of how Cadets have gone on to thrive.  Whether it is in their faith, in business, in the medical field, in law, in athletics or in family life, these men serve as examples of how Benedictine can be the catalyst to a successful life.


From Cadet to Raider

When you are a critical component of a team that put forth a devastating performance in winning the NCAA's national crown, and when you've been balancing the severe demands of that role with those of the classroom, and when you're one of the most recognized figures on campus, what do you do when you get a bit of time off from that grind


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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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