School: Independent, faith-based full-tuition scholarship school serving students from limited financial resources in Richmond’s East End
Founded: 2009 – The Founding Board voted to name the School after Anna Julia Cooper on June 8th, 2009. Coincidentally, three days later the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp in her honor.
Grades Served: K-8th
Student Enrollment: 178
Structure: Single-gender classes with approximately 14 boys & 14 girls in grades 6, 7, & 8, 9 boys & 9 girls in grades 3-5, and 6 boys & 6 girls in grades K-2.
Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1 with class sizes no larger than 18
School Day: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Tuition: All students receive a full-tuition scholarship of approximately $17,000/year
Academic Focus: Heavy emphasis on reading, writing, and math. Other subjects include science, geography & history.
Community of Affection: Environment where students, families, faculty/staff, and volunteers feel cared for, welcomed, safe, nurtured, and challenged, and where all can make a contribution.
Admissions: Students are accepted based on the following important criteria:
Athletics: Historically, students in grades 6-8 are have been offered the opportunity to participate in the following sports:
Football, Basketball, Soccer, Pep Squad, Cheerleading, Swimming, Tennis, Squash
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided free of charge*
Summer Program: Four-week mandatory program takes place during the month of July
Colors – Green & Blue
Motto – Faith, Knowledge, Pride
Mascot – Lions
Graduate Placement and Support: Provided to eighth grade students and graduates along with their families to help facilitate the high school selection process as well as provide on-going support as they navigate high school and continue on a path to college and career.
Funding: Annual operating budget of $3.5 million is raised by private contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and churches.
Volunteers: The gifts of time, energy, and care are provided by an ever-growing number of volunteer supporters, without whom we would not be who or where we are today.
Anna Julia Cooper School
2100 North 29th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
(804) 447-5784 (fax)