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Testing their Mettle: Cadets take National Latin/Spanish Exam

This past Monday, Cadets involved in Latin and Spanish classes took the National Latin Exam and the National Spanish Exam. The test was administered during the study hall period in the cafeteria. The National Latin Exam, taken by students in Latin 1-5, is a test of a student's knowledge of Latin and the Roman world, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions. The exam focuses on the student's ability to read and understand Latin. Cadets were given 40 minutes to complete the examination.

The Fourth Quarter is Ours: Students Eager to Begin the Homestretch of the School Year

Cadets at Benedictine College Preparatory have finished the third marking period and are ready to begin the fourth. The students will face another grueling 10-week marking period, as the previous third quarter was a 10-week grind. "The third quarter was very long," said sophomore Matthew Sylvia. "My grades were good, but it took lots of hard work and determination to get through it."

Rugby Faces Tough Defeat: Too little, too late against Newport News

The Benedictine Rugby team suffered a tough defeat in its second game of the season. The Cadets faced off against Newport News and lost by a score of 35-19. The game started with Newport News jumping straight out of the gate with a fury and intensity that the Cadets just couldn't match.

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 General

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.

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