Collegiate School is a preparatory school for boys and girls located in the West End of Richmond. The student body of Collegiate is made up of about 1,500 total students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The Lower School and Upper School are coeducational and the Middle School is coordinated with boys and girls in separate classes.


Collegiate was founded in 1915 as the Collegiate School for Girls, a college preparatory school located in downtown Richmond. In addition to this campus in town, Collegiate opened the Collegiate Country Day School, off Mooreland and River Roads, in 1953. Collegiate's Town School and the Country Day School merged on Mooreland Road in 1960. Today Collegiate still remains on the Mooreland Road campus and has purchased over 155 acres in Goochland County. Collegiate had already developed 60 of these acres for athletic purposes.


  • Head of School: Keith A. Evans
  • Vice President, Development: Alex Smith
  • Vice President, Finance: Phyllis Palmiero
  • Associate Head of School: Lindy M. Williams
  • Head of Upper School: Jonathan G. Brougham
  • Assistant Head of Upper School: Patrick Loach
  • Head of Middle School: Charles L. Blair, Jr.
  • Assistant Head of Middle School: Dr. Fletcher Collins
  • Head of Lower School: Dr. Jill S. Hunter
  • Assistant Head of Lower School: Laura Fields
  • Academic Dean: David Colon
  • Director of Admission: Amanda L. Surgner
  • Co-Directors of Athletics: Karen S. Doxey; Charles L. McFall, Jr.



Total Faculty 186

Faculty holding advanced degrees 147


2008-2009 Total Students 1,554

Lower School (K-4)


Middle School (5-8)


Upper School (9-12)


Active Alumni



103 North Mooreland Road Richmond, Virginia 23229 804.740.7077

Upper, Middle, and Lower Schools- classrooms and computer labs for appropriate grade levels. Lower- K-4, Middle- 5-8, Upper- 9-12.

Hershey Center for the Arts- includes a 620-seat theater, art, music and drama studios and photography darkroom as well as soundproof music studios.

Two Libraries one for lower school students and the other is shared by Upper and Middle school students

Science buildings with 10 Science labs for grades 5-12

Seal Athletic Center with dance studio, indoor gym space, weight-training room as well as a training coach

Student Activities Center for journalism, tutoring and personal counseling

Jacobs and West Gymnasiums for interscholastic sports, play area

5 athletic fields and 8 tennis courts on Mooreland Road Campus including a synthetic turf stadium

Robins Campus 10 minutes from main campus, with 12 playing fields including one synthetic field, a 5K cross-country course, and a new state of the art softball-baseball complex.

Notable Alumni

  • Ann Cottrell Free ’34, Journalist and Author
  • Martha Hill Newell ’39, Playwright
  • Eugene W. Hickok ’68, Former Deputy Secretary of Education of the United States
  • Ray Easterling ‘68, After graduation from the University of Richmond, entered the NFL in the current day Falcons organization
  • Stanley Druckenmiller, ’71 investment manager
  • Steve Kelley ’77, Syndicated Cartoonist
  • Robert Wrenn ‘77, Professional golfer, PGA tour member
  • Eric Cantor ’81, U.S. Representative
  • Jake Spivey '81, United States Navy Captain, Iraq War Veteran (served two tours of duty), Served on U.S.S. Ponce as a Lieutenant
  • Dave Schools ’83, Widespread Panic Bassist
  • Mike Henry ’84, Television writer and voice actor, Family Guy
  • Scottie Thompson ’00, Actress, NCIS, Ugly Betty
  • Rob Ukrop Former MLS Soccer Player
  • Earl Collier JR. VP Genzyme Coorperation
  • Augustus Lewis Collier Former University Of Richmond Basketball Player, Founder Collier Companies of Richmond

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