Educational Institutions

Christchurch School Foundation

  • Christchurch, VA
  • www.christchurchschool.org

Mission Statement

Great journeys begin at the river. Knowing that each student comes to us with unique and infinite value, Christchurch, as an Episcopal school, inspires and guides each student's journey toward self-confidence, purpose, and identity. To help students succeed in that journey, we provide a sound college preparatory education in a caring, structured community. Part of that education includes stewardship of our river and awareness of the broader natural environment so that our students learn to look beyond themselves to their place in the world around them.

Service Areas

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Virginia

Our students typically come from as many as twenty United States and twelve countries. Currently, we have fourteen states and ten countries represented on our campus. We also serve the regional counties surrounding Middlesex County, including Lancaster, Northumberland, Essex, Richmond, Mathews and Gloucester.

ruling year

1979

Principal Officer since 2013

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Mr. G. Andrew Nea

Keywords

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Also Known As

Christchurch School

EIN

51-0236362

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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1. Introduction of boarding program for young women, making the school fully coeducational for the first time in its ninety-two year history. 2. Continued roll-out of our innovative "Great Journeys" curriculum, a skills-based, integrated curriculum that uses the Chesapeake Bay region and Rappahannock River as living classrooms. 3. Completion of Skills document which outlines exit skills for students throughout the four grade levels 9-12. 4. Third year of all-school "Immersion Trips," grade-specific student programs led by professional outdoor and environmental educators that allow students to explore the human condition and environmental realities in "real world" situations. 5. LEED-Certified Puller Science Center won Virginia Independent Schools Green School Award for Boarding Schools for second consecutive year.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Our students typically come from as many as twenty United States and twelve countries. Currently, we have fourteen states and ten countries represented on our campus. We also serve the regional counties surrounding Middlesex County, including Lancaster, Northumberland, Essex, Richmond, Mathews and Gloucester.

Funding Needs

Needs: 1. Scholarship support, particularly for young women with qualifying need, in order to grow the co-ed program to full potential ($500,000). 2. Bricks and mortar capital giving to support renovation of student residence halls and renovation and expansion of athletic facilties ($8,215,460). 3. Endowment support for general sustainability needs ($500,000). 4. Expert/ consultant support for developing a Communications Office at the school ($30,000).

Accreditations

Virginia Association of Independent Schools

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Financials

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CHRISTCHURCH SCHOOL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Christchurch School Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. G. Andrew Nea

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The administrative team at Christchurch School embarked several years ago on an innovative, expanded learning curriculum for the school. Delivering a college preparatory education in the same way as all other schools, in the same way as we had for most of the 20th century, did not seem to us to be enough. With the full support and encouragement of our Boards, and some expert outside guidance, we formed the "Great Journeys Design Team," a group of professionals on our staff who, over a period of several years and a great deal of research, invented a new curriculum. The curriculum values skills for lifelong learning over memorization of content. Every subject area teacher works with the same "essential questions" and "points of conflict" to try to get students centered around key themes. We use the River and the Bay to explore everything from mathematics to biology to industry and regional cultures and languages. Our faculty use a guideline called "Authentic Intellectual Work," developed at the University of Iowa to make learning rigorous and related to the real world, and to ensure that skills for college and for life are being delivered."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Thomas M. Lawler

Deloitte & Touche

Term: July 2014 - Sept 2017

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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