Saint Gertrude High School

3215 Stuart Avenue
Richmond VA 23221
Phone #: 804.358.9114
Fax #: 804.355.5682


Saint Gertrude High School is an independent Catholic, college-preparatory, day school for young women grades 9-12.


1922 by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia


Saint Gertrude High School is located in the heart of the Museum District where students make use of the community resources such as the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Museum of Virginia.


Renata Rafferty, Head of School
Peggy Boon, Dean of Academics
Nancy Carrig, Dean of Students

Academic Program:

Saint Gertrude High School educates young women in a college-preparatory program.

Faculty  & Staff Members:

Total: 54
Faculty: 31
Staff: 23


Saint Gertrude High School fields 16 varsity and junior varsity teams. Eleven varsity sports include Field Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Indoor Track, Swimming, Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, and  Track & Field. A certified athletic trainer is also a member of the staff. Saint Gertrude High School proudly introduced swimming and golf to young women’s competition in the Richmond independent schools.


African American: 6 %
Asian: 2 %
Hispanic: 2 %
International: 1%
Middle Eastern: 2 %
Native American:  <1 %

67 % of students are Catholic
41 zip codes
Teacher/Student Ratio 1:9
Average Class Size 16

Receiving Financial Aid 31%
College Bound Graduates 100%

Advanced Placement Classes                                                                     

Class of ’15 students enrolled:  54%                                      
Class of ’16 students enrolled: 38%

National Merit Commended Scholars                                                               

AP Scholars with Distinction:  10      
AP Scholars with Honor:  5               
AP Scholars:  1


Virginia Association of Independent Schools
AdvancED (formerly Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)


National Association of Independent Schools
National Catholic Education Association
Council of the Advancement and Support of Education
The National Coalition of Girls' Schools
National Association for College Admission Counselors
The Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling

Saint Gertrude High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory day school for girls grades 9-12