About Us

“We are so pleased with the education, the welcoming atmosphere, we feel our girls are flourishing in a positive faith based environment.”

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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.

Principal Dr. Averill

Dr Carey Averill


“On behalf of our entire Star of the Sea Family, which includes faculty, staff, students, parents, and our pastor, Fr. Steve we look forward to welcoming you to our STAR school by the big sea!”

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. 


Star of the Sea School has been a great place for our daughter to learn and grow in her faith. We feel blessed how welcoming our fellow families and staff have been. Star of the Sea School gives us the sense of community and belonging. We also enjoy not having to decide what to wear every day. The uniforms are a big win in our home.


The teachers nurture and teach our children by leading students through rigorous academics and help them master everyday skills that will ensure they succeed in the future. Sending our children to Star of the Sea was the best decision we ever made for our family.


There are so many reasons we call Star of the Sea home. For me, it is a strong foundation in top education, a hands on learning environment for all ages, a community built on the teachings of Jesus, which reflects in the students by how loving and respectful they are to their peers, teachers, and family. If you ask my daughter why she likes Star of the Sea, she will say “Because I get to learn!!!!”


Star of the Sea School has been a second home for our children. Our goal as parents, to prepare our children for the path of life, aligns with the values of the school. Not only do our children get an outstanding education that is paced with their needs, they are challenged to be independent, service oriented individuals. The teachers, staff, and families share in a common goal for the children and that makes Star of the Sea is an amazing place to be!


Clubs and Activities

Star of the Sea Catholic School recognizes that participation in support programs, such as co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, affects a student’s academic performance. Over 90% of our students participate in our excellent co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

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.