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Mission Statement

Star of the Sea Catholic School is rooted in the rich traditions of our Catholic faith to provide a Christ-centered learning environment where students are dedicated to spiritual growth, academic distinction, and social responsibility.

2022 Best of Virginia Beach

Star of the Sea has been selected for the 2022 Best of Virginia Beach Award in the Catholic School category by the Virginia Beach Award Program.

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Middle States Association

A worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 130 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development, and advance student achievement. Hundreds of faith-based schools seek out MSA accreditation because MSA supports and recognizes the importance of having schools fulfill their missions under their specialized faith-based traditions and values.

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Meet the Principal

Principal Dr. Averill


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Star of the Sea School 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.

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Vision Statement

Star of the Sea Catholic School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, will continue to be a faith-based school of distinction using advancing technology to expand the academic and creative abilities of students in grades PreK-3 through 8th grade. By developing community partnerships and utilizing the natural resources of an oceanfront setting, Star of the Sea Catholic School will provide innovative opportunities beyond the classroom in order for students to reach their full learning potential and become innovative, critical thinkers in order to successfully compete on a global scale. 

Catholic Diocese of Richmond
Office of Catholic Schools
Core Values and Beliefs

The Catholic Schools
Of the Diocese of Richmond
Rooted in the richness of the Catholic tradition,
And addressing the challenge of the present,
Are enthusiastically creating a future
Based on the person
And teaching of Jesus Christ
Catholic schools proclaim their identity as formative communities where prayer and worship, justice and peace, reconciliation and evangelization, become lived experiences.
Catholic schools know themselves as integral to the mission of the church and as the responsibility of the entire church.
Catholic schools are positioned as the heart of the church’s life, and, as such, share in the responsibility of being church in the world.
Catholic schools nurture personal growth, scholarship, life-long learning, service, and responsible stewardship through a faith-centered way of life.
Catholic schools are committed,
As responsible stewards,
To collaborative planning
To remain the educational choice for the future.

Philosophy of Learning

Star of the Sea Catholic School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, provides students with a quality Catholic education that fosters lifelong learning and moral reflection, preparing students academically, spiritually, socially, and physically for successful scholastic achievement. Star of the Sea Catholic School develops a community of learners through academic rigor and differentiated instruction. Christian values are encouraged within the enriched curriculum and use of technology.