Anna Julia Cooper School is an independent, faith-based school providing full-tuition scholarships to 2nd – 8th grade students of limited economic resources primarily from Richmond’s East End. Through a program focused on the whole child, we help empower students and graduates to change the trajectory of their lives, setting their sights on success in high school, college, and serving their communities. We value all staff, parents and volunteers as integral to our success as a School and a ‘community of affection.’
Our vision is to provide students with the tools necessary to help ensure them the opportunity for a full and meaningful life. For many of our students, this will mean continuing on to college after high school graduation. For all of our students, it means developing the self-confidence, strength of character, academic skills and sense of hope needed to open the door to a promising future.
Shared beliefs and principles that guide our day-to-day activity and behavior.
A Comprehensive Education
We are committed to the academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of each student.
We foster a community of students, teachers, families, volunteers, alumni, and partners that is defined by mutual love and respect and where all are responsible and accountable.
We listen to and are guided by God and our faith community.
We recognize each student is unique. We work to unlock the potential in every student.
We strive to continually improve every aspect of the life and work of the School.