Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School

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Blessed Sacrament- Huguenot Catholic School(BSH)
2501 Academy Road

Coordinates 37°33′29″N 77°53′5″W / 37.55806°N 77.88472°W / 37.55806; -77.88472Coordinates: 37°33′29″N 77°53′5″W / 37.55806°N 77.88472°W / 37.55806; -77.88472
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Christianity
Denomination Roman Catholic
Founded 1959
Head of school Paula Ledbetter
Grades Pre-kindergarten12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 287[1] (2016)
Hours in school day 7
Campus type Outdoor
Color(s) Blue and Grey         
Athletics conference Virginia Colonial Conference
Sports Football, Cross-Country, Cheer-leading, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Wrestling, Golf, Strength and Conditioning
Mascot Knight
Team name Knights
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Admissions Director Christina Dowdy
Athletic Director James Poore
Head Football Coach Sean Pickett

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot is a private, Roman Catholic pre-K through 12th grade school in Powhatan, Virginia. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond.


Huguenot Academy was founded in Powhatan, Virginia, in 1959 as a segregation academy.[3] It was originally housed in the basement of a local bank, but expanded when local business leaders donated land and resources. By 1970, enrollment in grades kindergarten through twelve approached 500. Huguenot Academy was known as a reputable academic institution well into the late 1980s, with enrollment approaching 750 at its peak. But the 1990s brought difficulties for the school. The Powhatan County public school system grew more healthy and Huguenot Academy found it difficult to retain students and teachers.[3]

Small local Catholic school Blessed Sacrament High School, struggling with space issues on rented land, purchased Huguenot Academy in 1998, blending the already-built facilities and infrastructure of Huguenot Academy with the financial resources of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.[3]

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School enrolls approximately 300 students each year. In the 2015-16 school year, 7 of 258 students in grades 10-12 were black.[1]

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b "Provate School Universe Survey". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  2. ^ "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved November 2, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Wasson, Wynne W. (August 9, 1998). "Disparate Pasts - Equal Future - Blessed Sacrament, Huguenot Academy Merger Promises Gains for Schools, Students". Richmond Times-Dispatch. pp. B1. Retrieved November 2, 2011.

External links

  • School Website
  • Knights Athletics School Athletic Website
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