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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Maggie Walker Governor's School

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    Public School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    9-12,

    141 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says MLWGS is a wonderful place, and I could not have made a better decision than to come here. The teachers are so talented and engaging, and they make learning truly enjoyable. Contrary to popular....

    Read 141 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 746,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  2. #13 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    St. Christopher's School

    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    25 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I have been so impressed with the administration, faculty and staff of St. Chris over these past two years through the very difficult Covid era. When the school shut down in March of 2020, as the...Sure, there were bumps along the way. But I appreciated the school's drive to bring as much normalcy to their students as possible. In fall of 2020, while many other schools were still trying to....

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 938,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  3. #15 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Collegiate School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    51 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Great academics, amazing and understanding teachers, fun sports and awesome traditions! The lockers have no locks and you can leave your phone, bookbag, etc anywhere and no one will touch it because....

    Read 51 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,672,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  4. #19 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    The Steward School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    51 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We have had an overwhelming positive experience with our two children at the Steward School. While the school has many wonderful attributes, these stand out:- Encouraging and friendly teacher and faculty- A dynamic and engaging curriculum - A supportive, "safe space" for young children - A diverse and welcoming community of families- A more personalized, individual-child focused approach- A gorgeous campus - And happy, enriched students to show for it!.

    Read 51 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 700,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  5. #26 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    St. Catherine's School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    134 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We applied to St. Catherine’s for our two elementary-school aged daughters during the 2020-2021 COVID school year. Despite an all-virtual admission process due to COVID, the robustness of the....

    Read 134 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 948,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  6. #38 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Trinity Episcopal School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    8-12,

    119 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Trinity has been the best experience of my life. I have taken classes in ceramics and theatre set building, along with my regular course selections that range from honors, to AP and IB classes. ....

    Read 119 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 508,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  7. #43 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Veritas School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    26 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Veritas School is academically rigorous, which prepares students for college. They stick to the Classical Christian method very well. Students read so many great books and are taught how to write and....

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 617,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  8. #38 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Open High School

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    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    72 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, Open high is a great school that offers college level classes in order to prepare you for college. The teachers are very well educated in their area of studies and are very understanding to....

    Read 72 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 193,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  9. #40 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Richmond Community High School

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    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    170 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Richmond Community High literally felt like the school was built just for me. The school lives up to is reputation for being a college preparatory school. The school is the perfect size for those....

    Read 170 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 227,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  10. #63 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Saint Gertrude High School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    9-12,

    49 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience was great! I loved the all girl aspect. Saint Gertrude helped me learn so much, and has really prepped me for college. The school makes sure to focus on the students growing as adults....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 173,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  11. #65 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Benedictine College Preparatory

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    9-12,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Benedictine was the best decision I ever made. The curriculum is comprehensive that includes four years of faith-forming Theology courses, the teachers expect nothing more than 100% from...The Corps of Cadets taught me more about responsibility than any other school could, in which I give credit for my success in college and beyond. Upon graduation, I understood the importance of...Send your son to BCP. You will not regret it!.

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 243,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  12. #68 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Richmond Academy

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    35 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says When I was a kid going to a Christian school was a dream! and I did go to Richmond Academy so sending my child there was an easy decision. We love the teachers and staff. The school is beautiful,....

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 125,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  13. #85 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Grove Christian School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    15 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I attended Grove Christian School for three years and it was amazing. I transferred in my Sophomore year because my previous public school was not preparing me to reach my fullest potential. Looking....

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 184,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  14. #91 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Richmond Christian School

    Private School,

    CHESTERFIELD, VA,

    K-12,

    36 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I am very happy with the education my children receive at RCS. Both are gifted learners and are challenged by their teachers daily. Additionally, both participate in athletics where they receive....

    Read 36 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 281,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  15. #102 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Banner Christian School

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    Private School,

    NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA,

    K-12,

    41 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Banner is a wonderful school full of fantastic people! The teachers are genuine people who care about you learning, and the students are friendly. Our class had about 20 students, and we all got to...Some drawbacks are that the courses do have room to improve. Banner has some great literature and math classes (which is good because those are core subjects). However, some teachers might rush....

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 208,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  16. #587 Best Public Elementary Schools in Virginia.

    Mary Munford Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    PK, K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 504,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  17. Guardian Christian Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHESTERFIELD, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 340,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  18. New Bridge Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SANDSTON, VA,

    K-12,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says The teachers were great and loving, but some students were difficult to deal with. They have been slowly improving since I graduated.

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 115,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  19. Franklin Military Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    6-12,

    78 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I like franklin because it’s a small school and everyone gets to know one another, in a way everyone is the popular kid. You also get to have a little family there and everyone has a hand out for one....

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 363,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  20. William Fox Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    PK, K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Students: 438,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  21. John B. Cary Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    PK, K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Students: 275,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  22. Church Hill Academy

    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    9-12,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Church Hill academy is the perfect place to send your child! It's classroom size are 6-10 people a class and the teachers are so great. The teachers look out for the students well-being there. Church....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Students: 39,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  23. Thomas Jefferson High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    181 Niche users give it an average review of 3.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I had the opportunity to attend one of the best schools in Richmond. I graduated with honors. The staff were very personal with us. We could go in and talk about anything we were going thorough. The....

    Read 181 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Students: 811,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  24. Linwood Holton Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    PK, K-5,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says linwood was a great school from a students prospective , the the teachers were great , there is many examples of differences as well . they have great programs for students (garden , minds in motion....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Students: 576,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  25. Albert Hill Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    6-8,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 3.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My older daughter loves Albert Hill. She has great teachers and is learning a ton. My younger daughter is excited to attend next school year!.

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Students: 519,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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