Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why should I choose Blessed Sacrament Huguenot for my child?

Your child deserves a complete education.  Blessed Sacrament Huguenot is the only co-ed Catholic School in the Richmond area that offers preschool through twelfth grade to children of all faiths.  Our staff and administration are dedicated to the whole child—creating an atmosphere of academic, spiritual, physical, and social growth. Everything we do here at BSH is designed to graduate students who are goal-oriented, socially and morally responsible, and equipped with the skills to be successful in higher education and in life.

Is Blessed Sacrament Huguenot accredited?

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot is AdvancED accredited and the Diocese of Richmond is AdvancED accredited as a 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.

 

Is financial aid available and how/when do I apply?

Families with children in grades Kindergarten through twelfth are invited to apply for financial aid.  The deadline for returning BSH families typically falls around March 1st for the next school year.  Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed or considered.  New families and business owners have until June of that year to apply.  Financial aid is awarded based on financial need and is not guaranteed for every family that applies.  Applicants can apply online at www.factstuitionaid.com.

 

What are the school hours?

Our school hours are from 8:10 am to 2:45 pm.

 

Do you provide transportation?

Yes!  We provide bus transportation for students in grades Kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Our buses have stops in Goochland, Midlothian, the West End, and Chesterfield.  Bus transportation fees are $2,000 per family for the year.

 

Do you have to be Catholic to apply to BSH?

No.  While Blessed Sacrament Huguenot celebrates its Catholic tradition, our school welcomes students of all faiths.  Our primary commitment is the education and celebration of each student the way that God made them.  By fostering an environment of mutual respect and understanding, we are preparing our students to continually deepen their understanding of the world at large.

 

What academic opportunities do you provide your students?

With an average class size of 13, we are able to provide our students with enrichment opportunities to provide them with the foundation necessary to complete an advanced studies track.  From an early age, our students attend resource classes in Technology, Art, Music, Library, and Physical Education. 

 

In our Middle School, honors courses are offered in English and Mathematics in addition to our elective courses in Spanish, Latin, Geography, Model UN, Music, Reading Round Table, and We the People.  In our High School, students can choose from a variety of honors and AP courses.  With AP course offerings in Art, English, History, Mathematics, and Science, our students are well prepared in continuing their education at the collegiate level.

 

Are your teachers licensed?

Yes!  All of our teachers are licensed through the state of Virginia.

 

What curriculum do you use?

We follow the curriculum that was written by the Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Richmond.  For more information on our curriculum standards and guidelines, please visit http://www.richmonddiocese.org/catholiceducation/faculty-school-boards.

 

Where do your students attend college?

At BSH, 100% of our graduates are accepted to a four-year college or university. Our college counselor works with each student and his/her family to navigate the college search and application process.

 

Our students have attended: Allegheny College, Bridgewater College, Christopher Newport University, Coastal Carolina University, Drexel University, East Carolina University, Elon University, Hampden-Sydney College, Indiana University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, Kansas State University, Liberty University, Longwood University, North Carolina State University, Old Dominion University, the Pennsylvania State University, the United States Naval Academy, the University of Mary Washington, the University of Mississippi, the University of South Carolina, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Military Institute, and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

 

Do you have a full day Kindergarten program?

Yes!  Our Kindergarten program is Monday through Friday from 8:10 am to 2:45 pm.  Our Mighty Knights Extended Day Program is also available for students in Kindergarten.

 

Do you offer morning and afternoon care?

Yes!  Our Mighty Knights Extended Day Program is available from 7:00-8:00 am for morning care and from 2:45-6:00 pm for afternoon care for students in the Early Childhood and Primary School.

 

What athletic programs do you offer?

At Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, we feel that each student deserves the opportunity to be a member of a team.  With over 15 Varsity and Junior Varsity teams, our athletics program is an extension of our school’s mission and values as it benefits the whole person.  Character building traits acquired through active participation in our athletics program serve the students on the field, in the classroom, and in life.  Student athletes build confidence in their abilities as they learn the importance of teamwork, commitment, a strong work ethic, and respect for others.

 

Our Division IV program includes: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball.

Student Organizations

We offer a variety of extracurricular activities that range from leadership opportunities, community service, to the fine arts.  We encourage our students from a young age to participate in a variety of student organizations as a way of exploring and experiencing enriching opportunities that utilize the gifts and talents of every student so that they may grow as a lifelong learner.
 

Our Lower School extracurricular offerings include: Basketball, Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Spelling Bee, and Volleyball.
 

Our Middle School extracurricular offerings include: Drama Club, Forensics, Geography Bee, Girl Scouts, Latin Club, National Junior Honor Society, Science Club, Spanish Club, Spelling Bee, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Peer Ministry and Virginia Junior Classical League.


 
Our High School extracurricular offerings include: Drama Club,

Forensics, Latin Club, National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society,

National Spanish Honor Society, Scholastic Bowl / Battle of the Brains,

Science Club, Spanish Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government

and Peer Ministry.


There is something for everyone at BSH and we look forward to your involvement!

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