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School Profile

  • Good Shepherd is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS),  the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA).
  • The school currently enrolls 100 children in Kindergarten through Grade Eight in a co-educational, family-like atmosphere. Our preschool serves more than 40 students throughout each week.
  • Ideal setting at the corner of the James River and the Forest Hill Park for place-based, outdoor education.
  • Parents and teachers as partners and allies.
  • Average class size is 10
  • Student:teacher ratio of 10:1
  • Testing is diagnostic and low-pressure.
  • Community service is integrated into school life.
  • Families reside within 40-mile radius, in the City of Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover Counties.
  • Nearly 30 full- and part-time faculty and staff members carry out instructional, operational and administrative responsibilities. All faculty/staff hold a bachelor’s degree; 45% have earned a master’s degree.
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