School Profile and Accreditation

Saint Gregory the Great Catholic School is AdvancED accredited, and the Diocese of Richmond is AdvancED accredited as the school system. AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Their goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, their commitment is to help schools improve.
Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, AdvancED serves as a trusted partner to 34,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.

The basic curriculum consists of classes in religion, mathematics, language arts, reading, science, social studies, as well as semi-weekly classes in physical education. Each class also participates in weekly art, computer, library, and music classes. Spanish is offered once weekly in grades kindergarten through grade five, three times weekly in grades six and seven, and five days a week to grade eight students. Eighth graders who qualify are able to take Geometry, Algebra 1, and Spanish 1 for high school credit. Further information regarding the curriculum is posted on the Diocese of Richmond website.

Testing Program
Students in grades 2-8 are tested in math and reading each trimester using the Performance Series Scantron Test.
ACRE Test for religion – grades 5 and 8
Orleans Hanna for math placement – grades 5 and 6

Learning Resource (JK)
Pathways to Learning (1-3)
Title I – reading and math
HS Algebra I (7-8) and
Geometry (8)
HS Spanish I (8)
STREAM activities (PK-8)
Accelerated Reading (1-5)
Honors Math (4-5)
HS Earth Science (8) 

Grades JK 4 year-old through 8th
Total: 577 (Girls: 306 Boys: 271)
Catholic: 93% Non-Catholic: 7%

Principal: Mr. Joe Branco
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Robyn Dahl
44 Full-Time Teachers/ 2 Part-Time Teachers
9 Classroom Aides

Before and After School Care
A before and after school child care program entitled Before/Beyond the Bell is offered to parents at an additional fee billed monthly or on an as-needed (drop-in) basis.  Students are provided with homework assistance, a nutritious snack, and supervised recess.

Altar Servers
Service Club
Homework Club
Student Council

After School Clubs/Classes
TR DAnce
Hispanic Club
Art Club
Mad Science
Girls on the Run
Physics Club
Chess Team
Forensics Club
Nature Club
Character and Etiquette

Basketball – (3-8)
Cheering – (3-8) for the basketball season
Girls Field Hockey – (2 – 8)
Soccer – (JK-8)
Track and Field – (5-8)
Cross Country – (5-8)
Golf – (6-8) 
Girls Volleyball – (6 – 8) 
Swim (6-8)
For further information regarding athletics, please refer to the Saint Gregory the Great Parish/School Athletics Handbook.

Our cafeteria offers a variety of lunch selections throughout the month.
Students may purchase lunch on a daily basis.
There is a peanut-free table for those students who have allergies.