Christchurch School - Review #4

Christchurch School

About the Author:

College Enrolled Salisbury University
Home Town, State (Country) Vienna, MD
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School I was a dorm supervisor and a Prefect my senior year. Being on the Honor Council was an honor. Varsity Sports like soccer and baseball were my passion. I enjoyed the boating but never competed in varsity. At CCS boating is a big draw. I was a membe of various clubs.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
A unique location overlooking the Rappahannock River in a rural area of Middlesex County of Virginia. A full waterfront with a varsity sailing and rowing team make CCS special.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I learned so much at CCS. The religious study have made me the man I've grown to become. Morals learned at CCS help me daily. I came as a pudgy child and graduated ready for college. My grades rose from attending CCS, as did my knowledge. The most important lessons were those of social interaction. These skills have helped me through life. CCS is an excellent place to learn how to be a man. A good Christian environment guarantees success in life skills.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Enjoy your experience. Take lots of pictures. I wish I'd taken more. Keep in touch with your classmates. A GREAT source to network
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I enjoyed CCS. A great education and well-rounded experiences prepare you for college. What an advantage at the next level. Time management and social interaction skills learned there still help me daily.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Go visit CCS. The location and people will convice you to stay. The best boating high school experience in the area. The food was world class and I expect that legacy continues today. Chef Cameron has passed but his kitchen lives on. I enjoyed the athletic programs. The woodworking shop is a highlight.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Christchurch School had various types of classes and activities to enhance the prep school experience. As a religious school obviously religion studies were featured. Chapel was held twice a week. The teachers lived on campus as CCS was in such a rural setting. You got to know your teachers and their families as everyone lived in the same campus community.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Athletics were required at CCS. Three seasons of sports were featured. CCS competed against Blue Ridge School, Woodbury Forest, St Christopher's, Benedictine Academy , and competed favorably in their sports leagues.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
A great multi faceted education. Excellent teaching and small classes Episcopalian religious studies and Chapel twice a week made for a Christian education but in a liberal setting. Music and Theatre were featured at the club level. Wood working was very popular and featured excellent opportunity to join a hands on class experience.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Christchurch had numerous activities off campus. Bus trips to concerts and shows occurred often by sign up lists. Social interaction with St Margarets gave CCS a chance to interact with a female boarding school. Only 30 miles away, St Margarets was a weekly experience to date and meet female friends.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm Life was pretty much a fun experience . An adult advisor overlooked a prefect and a dorm supervisor. These students kept order and rule enforcement. An Honor Council of your peers decided any tough issues of campus life.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The Best food in the industry. Joe Cameron was a world class chef in my era. The best rolls and bread I've ever eaten. Beautiful yellow egg rolls with real butter.....mmmm. The legacy continues at CCS. I guarantee no one complains about the food. Wonderful.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
CCS is in a rural area near Urbanna VA. Not alot to do beyond the movies and a couple stores. Bus trips to Norfolk and Richmond helped a lot. Concert trips were very popular as we're other off campus trips.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The brotherhood of boarding school life. Thank god for St Margarets girls. Country living is a beautiful experience everyone should try. Urbanna is the oyster capital of VA. An annual festival honors the bivalve. It's a delicacy along with clams and blue crabs.

Daily Schedule:

7:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 AMClasses
9:00 AMClasses
10:00 AMClasses
11:00 AMClasses
12:00 AMLunch
1:00 PMAthletics practice or game
5:30 PM Chapel
6:30 PMDinner
7:30 PMStudy hall
10:00 AMChapel
12:00 AMLunch
2:00 AMAthletics
4:00 AMFree time
6:00 PMDinner
7:00 PMStudy
10:00 PMLights out

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description
  • Christchurch School Alumni #1
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Radford University
    Our focus is revolved around the health of the Chesapeake Bay especially the Rappahannock River. We have a Cans for Oyster drive where we plant oyster seeds in the mouth of the river to clean. . .
  • Christchurch School Alumni #2
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars   8/2/2017
    Wesley Theological Seminary
    I attended Christchurch School (CCS) from 1973 - 1976. I was one of the first African American students to attend and the seventh black to graduate from the school. I graduated with the distinct honor. . .
  • Christchurch School Alumni #3
    Class of 1988
    5 Stars   6/5/2017
    Ohio Wesleyan University
    Christchurch helps all of their students truly find out "who they are" and what their strengths are. As a college and life preparatory environment, Christchurch succeeds in every way preparing their family of students to. . .
  • Christchurch School Alumni #4
    Class of 1980
    5 Stars   11/25/2017
    Salisbury University
    A unique location overlooking the Rappahannock River in a rural area of Middlesex County of Virginia. A full waterfront with a varsity sailing and rowing team make CCS special. . .
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