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Richmond District and Curriculum

Richmond schools follow high state standards enriching the classrooms in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Economics, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Computer Technology, Health/Physical education, and elective offerings. Academic progression builds yearly and fundamentals are compounded by increasingly in-depth topics. Students are assessed yearly through Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in core subject areas.

We currently cover the following Richmond-area school district: Richmond Public Schools.

Schools in Richmond include:

George W. Carver Elementary School is located at 1110 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220. George W. Carver Elementary School covers kindergarten through fifth grade. Contact George W. Carver Elementary School at (804) 780-6247. The mission of Carver Elementary Schools is to “provide a challenging and appropriate education in a safe and nurturing environment that allows students to make positive contributions to society today and tomorrow.” One of their core principles is that school exists for the benefit of the students. They also believe that students can “learn at higher levels if there is collaboration to plan a challenging curriculum based on the needs of students. Day-to-day actions will reflect that everyone values accountability, excellence, high expectations, and student success and self-worth.” This school gets its name from the famous early black scientist, George Washington Carver. The original name was the Moore Street School, because as you might expect, the sixteen-classroom, two storey brick building was constructed on Moore Street in the 1860s. Another expansion was completed in 1908. When the school moved locations in 1951, to 1110 West Leigh Street, the name was changed when the students moved into the new building, comprised of twenty classrooms, a cafeteria, a library, and an auditorium. The latest expansion was constructed in 1992, made up of sixteen classrooms. Today, George Washington Carver Elementary School is 500 students strong, with students ranging from PK through grade 5 and Exceptional Education. It is the hope of the staff that Carver School, which has served the educational needs of boys and girls for over one hundred years, will continue to do so for many more years to come.

Albert Hill Middle School is located at 3400 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23221. Albert Hill Middle School covers sixth grade through eighth grade. Contact Albert Hill Middle School at (804) 780-6107.  The vision of Albert Hill Middle Schools is that “the students, parents, and community partners, will strive to nurture the joy of learning, enhance responsible citizenship, reinforce positive individual development, and facilitate cultural change in a global society.” The mission of Albert H. Hill Middle School is to “provide high quality educational experiences for students during their transitional years. Furthermore, to establish a warm and friendly environment that promotes high self-esteem.” The school would also like to pursue “increased parental and community involvement, a record of expenditures aligned with school goals, and effective daytoday operational techniques.” The building at Patterson Avenue and Roseneath Road first opened its doors in 1926, designed and overseen by the architect Charles M. Robinson,  to house the old Richmond Normal School. The Normal School, a school with grades K-7, that leveraged fledgling teachers, was closed in 1933 in the Depression. The school was then reestablished as Albert H. Hill Elementary School, and was named after the former Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools for the years 1919-1933. Albert Hill attended the then-named Richmond College and graduated from there in 1887 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He later earned his Masters of Arts degree in 1914 at Columbia University. Albert Hill had a long history, rife with many different activities, he was a “summer school school instructor at the University of Virginia, a member of the Richmond City Library Board, and a member of the Court of Honor of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the state board of education from 1923 to 1927, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Kappa fraternity and the Richmond Rotary Club.”

Open High School is located at 600 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220. Open High School covers ninth grade through twelfth grade. Contact Open High School at (804) 780-4661. The staff at this school like to say that “what it is as a school is a reflection of the outcomes expected from students.”  A few years back, a group of concerned teachers formed with the goal of explicating what the most valued mannerisms and attitudes they expected of all members of the community.  These explications were designed enhance the school’s mission statement and outline the perfect Open High School staff member and student archetypes. Among America’s best high schools were two Richmond City schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. Richmond Community and Open high schools received silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the ranking conducted by School Evaluation Services, a K-12 data research and analysis business operated by Standard & Poor’s. According to them, “more than 18,500 schools located in 40 states were analyzed according to how well students performed on state tests, how well each school’s disadvantaged students performed and whether the school was successful in providing college-level coursework.” Additionally, the mission of Open High School, “the school without walls”, is to develop “responsible, creative, independent, college and career ready students who value intellectual inquiry, compassion, and social responsibility in a global society by leading students to pursue challenging academic goals, participate in shared decision-making, and form partnerships with the community.”

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Richmond District Curriculum

At the middle school level, students learn to identify both general concepts and key ideas in the reading material and demonstrate their reading comprehension through written and oral summaries of the reading. Students are also expected to be able to research and write reports on different topics from a variety of perspectives. In high school, students are provided with more challenging literature and are expected to be able to analyze the reading in terms of voice and relate it to their own lives and the world around them.

Richmond schools adhere to at 21st Century curriculum that offers opportunities to create global learners in areas such as advanced foreign language classes, applied technology, business, healthcare, and industrial education. All elementary students are provided the opportunity to learn foreign languages as well as fine arts and music. Richmond offers excellent educational options from early childhood through high school with special programs in military, gifted, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Governor’s School programs.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Richmond Educational News

  • Virginia State Fair Art Show - Richmond-area students were awarded 21 recognitions at the recent State Fair Art Show. Of these 21 awards, 6 were First Place Honors and 1 was Best In Show. Students competed in a range of artistic categories against students from all over Virginia.
  • Richmond Technical Center Students Win Awards - Students from the Richmond Technical Center competed at the Virginia State Fair in the skills portion. They brought home several awards in the auto body repair competition, team competition, and painting skills.
  • Richmond City Opens Two New Schools - A new year started with two new school facilities in Richmond as children started the semester with ribbon cutting ceremonies at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary and Broad Rock Elementary. This represents over two years of hard work as ground was broken in 2011 at both lots.

Richmond Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

About Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is the fourth most populous city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as the capital. It is located on the James River, south of Washington DC; Richmond is relatively large, covering an area of 162km2, and housing a population of 223,170. Richmond’s economy is primarily driven by law, finance, and government, with federal, state, and local governmental agencies, as well as notable legal and banking firms, located in the downtown area. The city is home to both the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, one of 13 United States courts of appeals, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, one of 12 Federal Reserve Banks. Dominion Energy and WestRock, Fortune 500 companies, are headquartered in the city, with others in the metropolitan area.

As of the census of 2000, there were 197,790 people, 84,549 households, and 43,627 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,292.6 people per square mile (1,271.3/km²). There were 92,282 housing units at an average density of 1,536.2 per square mile (593.1/km²). In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 21.8% under the age of 18, 13.1% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a publicly funded, privately equipped education focused organization designed with the best interests of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia in mind. Its purpose is “to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all.” During the height of the Great Depression, in 1936, Virginia’s political and business leaders opened the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, courageously showing their absolute faith and trust in the future, as well as their belief in the value of art. The headquarters building was designed by Peebles and Ferguson, Architects of Norfolk, was styled after the English Renaissance era. The style seemed to intentionally hint at the cutting edge mission given to the emergent organization: the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was to become the state’s new namesake and state-of-the-art museum dedicated to fine arts, as well as the crowning jewel of a new educational network that would bring the best of world art, past and present, to every citizen of Virginia. For more information, please visit their website located here.


The Maymont Foundation is committed to “creating experiences that delight, educate and inspire.” According to their website: “the story of Maymount began in 1893, when a wealthy Richmond couple, James and Sallie Dooley, completed their elaborate Gilded Age estate on a site high above the James River. Upon their deaths and according to their wishes, Maymont—including its architectural complex, the 100-acre landscape, and a collection of exquisite furnishings—was left to the people of Richmond. From Mrs. Dooley’s death in 1925 until 1975, the property was owned and operated by the City of Richmond. It became clear through the years, however, that the City could not maintain or restore the estate to its fullest potential. Therefore, in 1975, the Maymont Foundation assumed the role of manager, promoter and developer of Maymont under terms of an agreement and contract with the property owner, the City of Richmond. The organization accomplished incredible feats by the end of that first year – raised over $1 million, developed a long-term master plan, renovated buildings, cleaned gardens and more—under a watchful public eye and with a tiny staff.” For more information, please visit their website here.

Interesting Facts

  • Patrick Henry’s famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech was made in Richmond’s St. John’s Church.
  • In 1992 the University of Richmond hosted the first ever “town hall” style presidential debate between H. Ross Perot, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
  • Union Passenger Railway, the first successful electric street railway, was formed in Richmond.
  • Monument Avenue is the only street in the nation to be designated a National Historic Landmark.

Chalk Talk: Talking at Dinner

Schedules get busy and it can be difficult to meet as a family at the dinner table. But try, as this can be an important time to reconnect with your children, develop conversation skills, and share a meal. Try to set ground rules that would help such as not using phones or other electronic devices at the table, eating at a set time, and turning off TV's or videos while your are eating. Maintain expectations for good behavior and etiquette at the table as these can be important social skills in the future at school and work.