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This past Thursday the Benedictine Choir was able to participate in the Vespers at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, in downtown Richmond. The Vespers are one of the six prayers sung by priests throughout the day. The Vespers are sung during the evening hours. This prayer focuses on scripture and music.
This past Wednesday, the two top Benedictine administrators were "slimed" as the fundraising goal of $100,000 for the Frank Parater Middle Class Scholarship was met. Mr. Grapes, the school's headmaster, and Mr. Bussman, the school's associate headmaster, had icky, green slime poured on their heads as a result hitting the mark for the second annual Day of Giving.
The students capped off a perfect Parater Day by crushing the teachers in the Tug of War event Wednesday afternoon. Since the students lost in the Bacon Beast Challenge, the students considered their victory sweet revenge. It was a dog fight between some of the best student-athletes and the strongest administration and staff on payroll.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
Norvell V. Coots is an embodiment of the characteristics of his alma mater. A member of the Class of '76, his compassion is evident in the success of his medical career. His discipline helped push him to the lofty ranks of our military. His strength of faith resulted in his being recognized by none other than the Pope.
His experience with sacrifice was evident early in his life. Coots recalled that his father, who had been born and raised in Richmond, retired from his Oklahoma-based medical practice and moved the family back here so that his son could attend Benedictine.