Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Good Shepherd Episcopal School Accredited?

Yes, we are accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Virginia Council for Private Education.

What are school hours?

School hours are 8:15 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. and extend their afternoon through 5:30 p.m. as part of our extended day program.

What do students wear to school?

GIRLS must wear nice blouses, collared shirts, or sweaters. They may wear skirts, shorts, or dresses. Girls may also wear jeans or pants: no holes, no frays, no ragged items. Girls may NOT wear tight-fitting or athletic leggings, spaghetti straps or strapless garments of any kind. Girls may wear sweaters or cardigans over their blouses, collared shirts, or dresses.

BOYS must wear collared shirts (button down Oxford/Polo shirt with collar) that are sized correctly. They may wear shorts, pants or jeans in good condition-- no holes, no frays, no ragged hems. Boys may wear sweaters. Boys’ shirts may be untucked, and belts are not necessary.

Wednesdays: for Chapel, all students should wear a Good Shepherd school uniform (collared logo shirts, plaid skirts/jumpers, pants). Pants must be khaki or navy blue. Jackets must be removed for chapel. Good Shepherd sweaters are available for colder months.

Friday: All students may wear jeans and t-shirts or casual clothes. T-shirts must not bear offensive or inappropriate messages. All jeans, pants, etc. must be in good repair with no holes, no frays, no ragged hems. Athletic wear, including hoodies and athletic leggings, may only be worn during P.E. No hats are allowed.

What is your average class size?

We try to keep all classes under 15 students.

What enrichment classes do students have each week and how frequently are they offered?

Good Shepherd students have studio art, physical education and Computer Science enrichment classes twice a week during the academic year. Students also attend Makerspace, Instructional Support and Library enrichment classes weekly.

What high schools have Good Shepherd Episcopal School graduates attended?

Good Shepherd graduates attend a wide variety of public and private high schools including Maggie Walker Governor's School, CodeRVA Regional High School, Trinity Episcopal, Open High, Collegiate, Steward School, St. Gertrude’s, James River High School and Community High School.

Will 8th graders be Eligible for Exam Exemption this year?

Students holding an A average at the time of end of year exams my elect to waive final exams except for Algebra and Spanish.